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Development of the airborne lidar surface topography simulator
Author(s): Anthony W. Yu; David J. Harding; Michael A. Krainak; James B. Abshire; Xiaoli Sun; John Cavanaugh; Susan Valett; Luis Ramos-Izquiedro; Tom Winkert; Michael Plants; Cynthia Kirchner; Brian Kamamia; William Hasselbrack; Timothy Filemyr
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Paper Abstract

In 2008 we began a three-year NASA Earth Science Technology Office (ESTO) funded Instrument Incubator Program (IIP) focused on technology development for the Lidar Surface Topography (LIST) mission. The LIST mission is one of the Earth Science Decadal Survey missions recommended to NASA by the National Research Council (NRC). Our IIP objective is to demonstrate the measurement approach and key technologies needed for a highly efficient swath mapping lidar to meet the goals of the LIST mission. To demonstrate the concept we are developing the Airborne LIST Simulator (A-LISTS) instrument. In this paper we summarize the A-LISTS instrument characteristics and the approaches we are using to advance lidar capabilities and reduce risks for LIST.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 October 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8286, International Symposium on Lidar and Radar Mapping 2011: Technologies and Applications, 828603 (24 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.912564
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Anthony W. Yu, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
David J. Harding, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michael A. Krainak, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James B. Abshire, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Xiaoli Sun, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John Cavanaugh, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Susan Valett, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Luis Ramos-Izquiedro, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Tom Winkert, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michael Plants, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Cynthia Kirchner, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Brian Kamamia, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
William Hasselbrack, Sigma Space Corp. (United States)
Timothy Filemyr, Bastion Technologies Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8286:
International Symposium on Lidar and Radar Mapping 2011: Technologies and Applications
Jonathan Li, Editor(s)

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