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Laser Transmitter Design for the Geoscience Laser Altimeter SystemNASA is embarking on a new era of laser remote sensing instruments from space. This paper focuses specifically on the laser technology involved in one of the present NASA missions. The Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) scheduled to launch in 2001 is a laser altimeter and lidar for the Earth Observing System's (EOS) ICESat mission. The laser transmitter for this space-based remote sensing instrument is discussed in the context of the mission requirements.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Goddard Space Flight Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Afzal, R. S.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Yu, A. W.
(Hughes STX, Inc. Greenbelt, MD United States)
Mamakos, W.
(Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Lanham, MD United States)
Lukemire, A.
(Space Power Electronics, Inc. Crofton, MD United States)
Dallas, J. L.
(Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Lanham, MD United States)
Schroeder, B.
(Science Systems and Applications, Inc. Lanham, MD United States)
Green, J. W.
(Maryland Univ. College Park, MD United States)
Date Acquired
August 18, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1998
Publication Information
Publication: Nineteenth International Laser Radar Conference
Issue: Part 2
Subject Category
Lasers And Masers
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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