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The challenge of active optical sensing from extreme orbits
Author(s): Gary D. Spiers
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Paper Abstract

A review of the history and current state of atmospheric sensing lidar from Earth orbit was conducted and it was found that space based earth remote sensing is still in its infancy with only one limited success extended duration autonomous mission to date. An analysis of the basic requirements for some candidate geo-stationary lidar concepts was completed and it was concluded that significant basic work is required in all areas of lidar development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 January 2005
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5659, Enabling Sensor and Platform Technologies for Spaceborne Remote Sensing, (11 January 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.579072
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Gary D. Spiers, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5659:
Enabling Sensor and Platform Technologies for Spaceborne Remote Sensing
George J. Komar; Jinxue Wang; Toshiyoshi Kimura, Editor(s)

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