a combined linear/circular polarization system
the ground-truth for ESA - Aeolus aerosol retrieval
EVE is an innovative, mobile system which consists of a dual-laser/dual-telescope configuration. It enables the simultaneous emission of linearly and circularly polarized radiation at 355 nm and the detection of the elastically backscattered radiation with polarization sensitive channels, as well as the inelastic (Raman) backscattered radiation at 387 nm.
EVE aims to provide the ESA-Aeolus mission with a flexible, mobile reference ground-based lidar system capable of providing well-characterized fiducial reference measurements of aerosol optical properties.