SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS OF LIDAR INVERSION ALGORITHMS

Authors
  1. Bissonnette, L.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
The lidar inversion algorithms based on near-end and far-end boundary conditions are reviewed and the recently proposed algorithm featuring the calculation of the boundary value at some middle range is expressed in analytic form. A theoretical assessment of the stability of all three algorithms to uncertainties in the boundary value and assumed backscatter/extinction model is then carried out. It is confirmed that the far-end solution is the most stable in practical applications and that the middle-range algorithm is only a variant of the unstable near-end solution.
Date of publication
15 Oct 1985
Number of Pages
5
Reprinted from
Applied Optics, vol 25, no 13, 1986, p 2122-2125
DSTKIM No
86-03705
CANDIS No
98381
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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