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Instrument: LVIS : Laser Vegetation Imaging Sensor
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Associated Platforms
AIRCRAFT

Spectral/Frequency Information
Wavelength Keyword: Near Infrared
Spectral/Frequency Coverage/Range: 1064 nm

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Description
SYSTEM OVERVIEW

LVIS is a pulsed laser altimeter and measures range by timing a short
(<10 ns duration) pulse of laser light between the instrument and the
target surface. The entire time history of the outgoing and return laser
pulses is digitized using a single detector, digitizer and timing clock.
This configuration unambiguously describes the range to the surface as
well as the vertical distribution of surfaces within each laser
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Online Resources
https://lvis.gsfc.nasa.gov/

Instrument Logistics
Data Rate: 500 Hz rep-rate 300 Kbytes/s
Instrument Owner: Laser Remote Sensing Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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