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Using Science Driven Technologies for the Defense and Security ApplicationsFor the past three decades, Earth science remote sensing technologies have been providing enormous amounts of useful data and information in broadening our understanding of our home planet as a system. This research, as it has expanded our learning process, has also generated additional questions. This has further resulted in establishing new science requirements, which have culminated in defining and pushing the state-of-the-art technology needs. NASA s Earth science program has deployed 18 highly complex satellites, with a total of 80 sensors, so far and is in a process of defining and launching multiple observing systems in the next decade. Due to the heightened security alert of the nation, researchers and technologists are paying serious attention to the use of these science driven technologies for dual use. In other words, how such sophisticated observing and measuring systems can be used in detecting multiple types of security concerns with a substantial lead time so that the appropriate law enforcement agencies can take adequate steps to defuse any potential risky scenarios. This paper examines numerous NASA technologies such as laser/lidar systems, microwave and millimeter wave technologies, optical observing systems, high performance computational techniques for rapid analyses, and imaging products that can have a tremendous pay off for security applications.
Document ID
Document Type
Conference Paper
Habib, Shahid (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Zukor, Dorthy (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Ambrose, Stephen D. (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Subject Category
Earth Resources and Remote Sensing
Meeting Information
SPIE Defense and Security Symposium(Orlando, FL)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.