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12 November 1996 Lidar detection of biological aerosols
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This paper reports the results of a system analysis of the performance of a helicopter-based backscatter lidar system for long-range stand-off detection of clouds of biological warfare (BW) agents. With models we developed, we calculated the dispersion, transport, and detectability of a BW agent line-source (`crop-duster'-like) cloud as a function of elapsed time in an employment scenario. For a given BW attack, we calculated the time of first detection, determined the warning time, and from that, estimated the number of troops saved from exposure.
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Thomas R. Wehner, Phillip D. Stroud, and Waits L. May "Lidar detection of biological aerosols", Proc. SPIE 2833, Application of Lidar to Current Atmospheric Topics, (12 November 1996); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.258159
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