UAV-aided localization and quantification of methane using CLaDS

Michael G. Soskind, Nathan P. Li, Daniel P. Moore, Lars Wendt, Yifeng Chen, James McSpiritt, Mark Zondlo, Gerard Wysocki

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We present localization and quantitative concentration analysis of controlled methane releases using chirped laser dispersion spectroscopy (CLaDS) in conjunction with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in an open-path sensing configuration. The system was operational with gusts up to 10 m/s, at distances up to 40 meters, and without using jacks to mechanically stabilize of the instrument vehicle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberETu6D.3
JournalOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
StatePublished - 2021
EventOptics and Photonics for Sensing the Environment, E2 2021 - Part of OSA Optical Sensors and Sensing Congress 2021 - Virtual, Online, United States
Duration: Jul 19 2021Jul 23 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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