Mobile Lidar Air Quality Measurement

Aerosol calibration laboratory and field equipment

Aglite lidar

  • 10 kHz micropulsed Nd:YAG laser; simultaneously radiates
    at 355 (UV), 532 (visible) and 1064 nm (IR)
  • Azimuth and elevation scanning
  • Near real-time (1 Hz) viewing of range resolved aerosol
    intensity and particle size
  • Mobile, self-powered, remotely operable platform
  • Visible camera provides real-time safety monitoring
    and scene viewing
  • Eye-safe operation from 0.5 to 15 km

High-Energy, Fast Scanning (HEFS) Lidar

  • 20 Hz Nd:YAG, 1064 nm and 532 nm
  • Azimuth and elevation scanning

FTIR for mapping vapors and large particles

  • Azimuth and elevation scanning

Point Sensors

  • California Measurements 10-stage QCM Cascade Impactor
  • Grimm 1109 Optical Particle Counter (OPC)
  • TSI Aerodynamic Particle Sizer
  • 20 Airmetric MiniVol PM samplers
  • 12 MetOne OPCs
  • 3 Portable meteorology stations
  • Tethersonde

Aerosol Lab Equipment

  • TSI Vibrating Orifice Aerosol Generator
  • TSI Small-scale Powder Disperser
  • Microscopic analysis of oil plates and filters

Future Developments

  • Laser based gas sensing spectrometer systems