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Title: Low-SWAP Lidar Instrument for Arctic Ice Sheet Mass Balance Monitoring Final Report

Abstract

To meet the need to obtain statistically significant data in the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) in support of climate models, Voxtel is developing an nmanned-aircraft-system (UAS)-optimized lidar focal plane array (FPA) and lidar instrument design that integrates the most recent developments in optics, electronics, and computing. Bound by the size, weight, and power (SWAP) budget of low altitude/long endurance (LALE) small UAS (SUAS) platforms—a design tradeoff study was conducted. The class of SUAS considered typically: operates at altitudes between 150 meters and 2,000 meters; accommodates payloads weighing less than 5 kg; encompasses no more than 4,000 cm3 of space; and consumes no more than 50 watts of power. To address the SWAP constraints, a lowpower standalone strap-down (gimbal-less) lidar was developed based on single-photon-counting silicon avalanche photodiodes. To reduce SWAP, a lidar FPA design capable of simultaneous imaging and lidar was developed. The 532-nm-optimized FPA modular design was developed for easy integration, as a lidar payload, in any of a variety of SUAS platforms.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Voxtel, Inc., Beaverton, OR (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Voxtel, Inc., Beaverton, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1410436
Report Number(s):
DOE-VOXT-09577-1
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0009577
Type / Phase:
SBIR (Phase II)
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; 58 GEOSCIENCES

Citation Formats

Williams, George, and Barsic, David. Low-SWAP Lidar Instrument for Arctic Ice Sheet Mass Balance Monitoring Final Report. United States: N. p., 2017. Web.
Williams, George, & Barsic, David. Low-SWAP Lidar Instrument for Arctic Ice Sheet Mass Balance Monitoring Final Report. United States.
Williams, George, and Barsic, David. Tue . "Low-SWAP Lidar Instrument for Arctic Ice Sheet Mass Balance Monitoring Final Report". United States. doi:.
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abstractNote = {To meet the need to obtain statistically significant data in the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) in support of climate models, Voxtel is developing an nmanned-aircraft-system (UAS)-optimized lidar focal plane array (FPA) and lidar instrument design that integrates the most recent developments in optics, electronics, and computing. Bound by the size, weight, and power (SWAP) budget of low altitude/long endurance (LALE) small UAS (SUAS) platforms—a design tradeoff study was conducted. The class of SUAS considered typically: operates at altitudes between 150 meters and 2,000 meters; accommodates payloads weighing less than 5 kg; encompasses no more than 4,000 cm3 of space; and consumes no more than 50 watts of power. To address the SWAP constraints, a lowpower standalone strap-down (gimbal-less) lidar was developed based on single-photon-counting silicon avalanche photodiodes. To reduce SWAP, a lidar FPA design capable of simultaneous imaging and lidar was developed. The 532-nm-optimized FPA modular design was developed for easy integration, as a lidar payload, in any of a variety of SUAS platforms.},
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place = {United States},
year = {Tue Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Tue Nov 28 00:00:00 EST 2017}
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