NASA Logo

NTRS

NTRS - NASA Technical Reports Server

Back to Results
Laser Pulse Production for NASA's Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) LidarThe Lasers and Electro-Optics Branch at Goddard Space Flight Center has been tasked with building the Lasers for the Global Ecosystems Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Lidar Mission, to be installed on the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) on the International Space Station (ISS). GEDI will use three NASA-developed lasers, each coupled with a Beam Dithering Unit (BDU) to produce three sets of staggered footprints on the Earth's surface to accurately measure global biomass. We will report on the design, assembly progress, test results, and delivery process of this laser system.
Document ID
20160005237
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Stysley, Paul R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Coyle, D. Barry (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Clarke, Greg B. (American Univ. Washington, DC, United States)
Frese, Erich (ASRC Federal Space and Defense Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Blalock, Gordon (Genesis Engineering Solutions, Inc. Lanham, MD, United States)
Morey, Peter (Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. Lanham, MD, United States)
Kay, Richard B. (American Univ. Washington, DC, United States)
Poulios, Demetrios (American Univ. Washington, DC, United States)
Hersh, Michael (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
April 21, 2016
Publication Date
April 17, 2016
Subject Category
Lasers and Masers
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN31040
Meeting Information
SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing(Baltimore, MD)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG14FC86T
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG13CR48C
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNG12CR29C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
Laser Oscillator

Available Downloads

NameType 20160005237.pdf STI

Related Records

IDRelationTitle20160005285See AlsoLaser Pulse Production for NASA's Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) Lidar