Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Aerospace Engineering Sciences
Jeffrey P. Thayer
Active remote sensing systems, such as lidar, allow for distant measurements of various media and objects. Lidar systems are in use around the world to measure a variety of atmospheric parameters but retrieval primarily relies on a single-scattering assumption which breaks down in optically dense media such as clouds or turbid water. In a multiple-scattering regime, light that is scattered many times carries information about the incident light and the scattering medium and lidar systems are designed to take advantage of the information contained in the returned signal.
Gisler, Andrew Washington, "Monte Carlo Simulations of Polarized Light Propagating Through Optically Dense Media with Applications for Lidar Systems" (2015). Aerospace Engineering Sciences Graduate Theses & Dissertations. 102.