Lidar (Light Detection And Ranging) for biodetection

H.S. Lee, C.R. Prasad and R.M. Serino,    Science & Engineering Services, Inc. (SESI), USA


Weapons of Mass Destruction may have serious consequences when unrealized exposure can cause significant loss of life and property. In response, early warning devices such as Lidar can enable contamination avoidance and early/rapid use of protective measures, preferably pre-exposure. In this chapter, we provide an overview of the value of early warning, describe the essential elements of Lidar, outline key aspects for successful use, look at the value of Lidar for biodetection as well as coincidental value in other areas, review some key challenges in meeting higher-level goals, and close ...

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