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Applications of real-world gas detection: Airborne Natural Gas Emission Lidar (ANGEL) system

[+] Author Affiliations
Darryl G. Murdock

ESRI, 8615 Westwood center Drive, Vienna, VA 22182

Steven V. Stearns

Space Systems Division, ITT, 800 Lee Road, Rochester, VA 14606

R. T. Lines

Physics Department, Brigham Young University-Idaho, 525 South Center Street, Rexburg, Idaho 83460

Dawn Lenz

Visual Information Solutions, ITT, 4990 Pearl East Circle, Boulder, CO 80301

David M. Brown

Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 311 Electrical Engineering East, University Park, PA 16802

C. R. Philbrick

Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 303 Electrical Engineering East, University Park, PA 16802

J. Appl. Remote Sens. 2(1), 023518 (May 7, 2008). doi:10.1117/1.2937078
History: Received January 14, 2008; Accepted May 5, 2008; May 7, 2008; Online May 07, 2008
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Abstract

An airborne DIfferential Absorption Lidar (DIAL) system was used to detect methane, propane, and light crude gas vapors during real-world collections. A series of overflights were conducted at two separate test locations (Kingsville/Corpus Christi, TX and Spencerport, NY). DIAL, digital orthophotography, and video data were collected, processed and analyzed at both sites. A new Hydrocarbon Detection Algorithm (HHDA) was developed to detect gasses other than methane. The HHDA shows promise for detecting multiple species in a local area with uniform surface reflectance or known variability.

© 2008 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

Topics

LIDAR

Citation

Darryl G. Murdock ; Steven V. Stearns ; R. T. Lines ; Dawn Lenz ; David M. Brown, et al.
"Applications of real-world gas detection: Airborne Natural Gas Emission Lidar (ANGEL) system", J. Appl. Remote Sens. 2(1), 023518 (May 7, 2008). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2937078


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