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Laser transmitter design and performance for the slope imaging multi-polarization photon-counting lidar (SIMPL) instrument
Author(s): Anthony W. Yu; David J. Harding; Philip W. Dabney
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Paper Abstract

The Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting Lidar (SIMPL) is a polarimetric, two-color, multi-beam push broom laser altimeter developed through the NASA Earth Science Technology Office Instrument Incubator Program. It has flown successfully on multiple airborne platforms beginning in 2008.1 It was developed to demonstrate new altimetry capabilities that combine height measurements and information about surface composition and properties. In this talk we will discuss the laser transmitter design and performance and present recent science data collected over the Greenland ice sheet and arctic sea ice in support of the second NASA Ice Cloud and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2) mission to be launched in 2017.2

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9726, Solid State Lasers XXV: Technology and Devices, 97260J (16 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2213005
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Anthony W. Yu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David J. Harding, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Philip W. Dabney, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9726:
Solid State Lasers XXV: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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