13 May 2016 Laser production for NASA's Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) lidar
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The 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)1. 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.
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Paul R. Stysley, Paul R. Stysley, D. Barry Coyle, D. Barry Coyle, Greg B. Clarke, Greg B. Clarke, Erich Frese, Erich Frese, Gordon Blalock, Gordon Blalock, Peter Morey, Peter Morey, Richard B. Kay, Richard B. Kay, Demetrios Poulios, Demetrios Poulios, Michael Hersh, Michael Hersh, "Laser production for NASA's Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) lidar", Proc. SPIE 9832, Laser Radar Technology and Applications XXI, 983207 (13 May 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2239889; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2239889


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