High Performance 4-Wavelength Aerosol Lidar
Orca designed and delivered a major portion of a very high performance aerosol lidar system. The system is installed in a new, dedicated Lidar laboratory at the Remote Sensing and Imaging Research Center, Chiba University, Chiba Japan. The prime contractor and our partner for this delivery was NEC, of Fuchu City, Japan.

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This lidar has many unique capabilities.

Some of the highlights include:
  • 4 simultaneous Wavelengths: 1064 nm, 750 nm, 532 nm, 355 nm
  • High Sensitivity: Large Power-Aperture Product
  • Full Hemispherical Scanning
  • Polarization Sensitive Detection On All Channels
  • Programmable Field of View.
  • Special Receiver Capabilitity for Multiple Scattering Measurements

Orca's responsiblities in this project included:

  • The Main Receiver Telescope, 80 cm Aperture
  • The 4-Channel Optical Receiver
  • The Hemispherical Scanner
  • The Controls for the Scanner
  • The Scanner Support Structure
  • Transmitter Output Steering Optics
We are especially proud that we successfully designed, fabricated, and delivered these multiple subsystems in less than 5 months.