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Active optical technology: recent developments and lessons learned
Author(s): George J. Komar

Paper Abstract

This paper provides an overview of the active optical technology developments supporting the Earth Science Division at NASA. It summarizes key results from a multiyear NASA investment program aimed at enabling new Earth science measurement capabilities, and a special program focused upon developing new techniques in the 1- and 2-micron wavelengths and improving reliability and longevity of future NASA active sensing instruments. Examples for Earth Science measurements such as atmospheric composition, altimetry, wind profiles, ozone levels, and vegetation change are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8159, Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XII, 815902 (13 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.897237
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George J. Komar, NASA (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8159:
Lidar Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring XII
Upendra N. Singh, Editor(s)

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