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Global Ozone Lidar Demonstrator (GOLD)
STATUS
Other (describe In Remarks Below)
AVAILABILITY
Currently planned for completion January 2009.
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Emerging Technologies
A compact ozone and aerosol lidar system is under development for conducting global atmospheric investigations from an Uninhabited Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and for enabling the development of a space-based ozone and aerosol lidar. The objective of this activity is to develop and test a UAV-based Global Ozone Lidar Demonstrator (GOLD) that will enable new global Earth system science investigations from UAV platforms and from space. GOLD will incorporate the most advanced technology to produce a compact, autonomously operating ozone and aerosol Differential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) system for a UAV platform. The GOLD system leverages the most advanced Nd:YAG and optical parametric oscillator laser technologies and advanced receiver optics, detectors, and electronics. The expected performance will enable high resolution measurements from high-altitude aircraft to the surface.
CONTACT
John Hair
NASA Langley Research Center
Mail Stop 401A
757-864-1406
Johnathan.W.Hair@nasa.gov
SPECIFICATIONS
DeveloperJohn Hair
Development SectorFed/State Gov
R&D ProgramYes
Years Till Available<3
Investment RequiredN/A
Projected ApplicationTo conduct global ozone measurements from UAV and high altitude aircraft. Enable the development and demonstration of technologies for space-based ozone and aerosol lidar.
Unit Cost$1-10M
Key RisksLasers and environmental control.
Ease of Useunattended
PlatformsAircraft
UAV
TRLTRL 4
REFERENCES
“Development of a UAV-based Global Ozone Lidar Demonstrator (GOLD)”, Edward Browell et al., NASA Science Technology Conference 2007, Adelphi, Maryland, 19-23 June 2007.
REMARKS
The GOLD instrument is currently funded under the NASA ESTO IIP program and is currently under development.
UPDATED ON
27 Oct 2009 16:19