Location: Agricultural Systems Research Unit
2012 Annual Report
This research project is to address Department of Defense concerns about air quality impacts both on and off their installations due to off-road military trafficking during training exercises. Tasks accomplished relate primarily to the design and development of CELiS (Compact Eye-safe Lidar System), which is to be used for fence-line monitoring of regulated particulate matter suspended in the atmosphere. This system, if fully realized will allow the military to determine if their off-road trafficking activities are negatively impacting air quality near the installation. The principle parameters for CELiS have been determined for fence-line monitoring activities. Off-the-shelf possible solutions have been evaluated and all were rejected for a variety of reasons. The basic design of CELiS has been completed. Currently, the Energy Dynamics Laboratory is in the process of procuring components to build a prototype for testing.