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60-m delay-stabilized microwave fiber optic link for the STS-99 Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM)
Author(s): Dennis N. Horwitz
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Paper Abstract

The STS-99 Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) employed radar interferometry to gather high resolution imagery used to generate the most detailed 3D map of the earth's surface ever produced. Such a map has a broad range of both military and commercial uses. This 11-day mission of the Space Shuttle Endeavour took place from February 11 to 22, 2000, and covered 80% of the earth's surface. The SRTM project gathered 12.3 Terabytes of imaging data, which is equivalent to more than 20,418 compact disks, and approximately equal to the entire contents of the Library of Congress.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2001
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4216, Optical Devices for Fiber Communication II, (2 February 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.414118
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Dennis N. Horwitz, RIFOCS Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4216:
Optical Devices for Fiber Communication II
Dilip K. Paul; Osman S. Gebizlioglu; Roger A. Greenwell; Dennis N. Horwitz; Michel J. F. Digonnet; Osman S. Gebizlioglu; Roger A. Greenwell; Dennis N. Horwitz; Dilip K. Paul, Editor(s)

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