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Laser production for NASA's Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) lidar
Author(s): Paul R. Stysley; D. Barry Coyle; Greg B. Clarke; Erich Frese; Gordon Blalock; Peter Morey; Richard B. Kay; Demetrios Poulios; Michael Hersh
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Paper Abstract

The Lasers and Electro-Optics Branch at Goddard Space Flight Center has been tasked with building the Lasers for the Global Ecosystems Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Lidar Mission, to be installed on the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) on the International Space Station (ISS)1. GEDI will use three NASA-developed lasers, each coupled with a Beam Dithering Unit (BDU) to produce three sets of staggered footprints on the Earth's surface to accurately measure global biomass. We will report on the design, assembly progress, test results, and delivery process of this laser system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9832, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXI, 983207 (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2239889
Show Author Affiliations
Paul R. Stysley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
D. Barry Coyle, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Greg B. Clarke, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Erich Frese, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Gordon Blalock, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Peter Morey, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Richard B. Kay, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Demetrios Poulios, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michael Hersh, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9832:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXI
Monte D. Turner; Gary W. Kamerman, Editor(s)

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