A compact LED lidar was constructed and fieldtested with the aim to observe the Mars' dust devils. To be able to fit it on the Mars rover, a specialized Cassegrain telescope was designed to be within a 10 cm-cube, with a field of view of 3mrad. The transmitter has 385 nm LED light source with 3 cm opening, 70mrad divergence, 0.75W (7.5nJ/10ns) pulse power, and 500 kHz repetition frequency. The configuration of the optical system is biaxial to easily configure the overlap between their optical axes.
|Journal||EPJ Web of Conferences|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 13 2018|
|Event||28th International Laser Radar Conference, ILRC 2017 - Bucharest, Romania|
Duration: Jun 25 2017 → Jun 30 2017
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)