Development of a pulsed backscatter-absorption gas-imaging system and its application to the visualization of natural gas leaks.

@article{Kulp1998DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a pulsed backscatter-absorption gas-imaging system and its application to the visualization of natural gas leaks.},
  author={Thomas J. Kulp and Peter E Powers and R. A. Kennedy and U B Goers},
  journal={Applied optics},
  year={1998},
  volume={37 18},
  pages={3912-22}
}
The design and evaluation of a backscatter-absorption gas-imaging sensor that operates in a pulsed mode is described. It is capable of video visualization of natural gas leaks. Its development was motivated by the need for a methane imaging system to operate at ranges and sensitivities useful to the natural gas industry. The imager employs pulsed laser illumination at a repetition rate of 30 Hz and an average power of ~150 mW to image gas at standoff ranges of as long as 100 m, using a… CONTINUE READING

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