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Remote Sensing

Video interview with Upendra Singh: Lasers for space applications

The 2-micron laser will play a key role in efforts by NASA and ESA for important lidar projects to measure carbon dioxide from space.
3 June 2010, SPIE Newsroom. DOI: 10.1117/2.3201006.0001

Upendra Singh, NASA Langley Research CenterSPIE Advancing the Laser video series

Upendra Singh is chief technologist of the Systems Engineering Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center. He is also principal investigator of NASA's Laser Risk Reduction program at Langley and is an international recognized expert in the field. He has chaired more than 25 international conferences in remote sensing and has authored or coauthored more than 250 publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings.

Singh was formerly chief scientist for Hughes STX Corporation at NASA/GSFC, where he designed and developed two state-of-the-art lidar systems--NASA's first mobile stratospheric Rayleigh/Raman ozone lidar system for monitoring ozone depletion and a mobile Aerosol and Temperature (AT) lidar system with three primary (1064, 532, and 351 nm) and one secondary (382 nm) wavelengths for stratospheric aerosol measurements.

He received NASA's Outstanding Leadership Medal in August 2001 for his work in remote sensing. He is a Fellow of SPIE, and has chaired more than 20 conferences on lidar remote sensing at SPIE symposia. He also serves on the SPIE Board of Directors.