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For more information about these technologies and services, please contact:


Dr. Gary Gimmestad, Ph.D., Team Lead

LIDAR and Active EO Systems


gary.gimmestad@gtri.gatech.edu
Phone: 404-407-6029
Fax: 404-407-9029
 

Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory
Georgia Tech Research Institute
925 Dalney St.

Atlanta, GA 30332-0834

For more information about these technologies and services, please contact:


Dr. Gary Gimmestad, Ph.D., Team Lead

LIDAR and Active EO Systems


gary.gimmestad@gtri.gatech.edu
Phone: 404-407-6029
Fax: 404-407-9029
 

Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory
Georgia Tech Research Institute
925 Dalney St.

Atlanta, GA 30332-0834

Lidar Research at EOSL

EOSL has a nationally known program in Lidar development and its application to remote sensing. GTRI has supported lidar research for over twenty years, and we continue to grow this area by reaching out to partners in industry and other universities.

 

20 Years of Lidar at GTRI

 

In 1987, GTRI researchers developed their first lidar - an unattended lidar system for cloud climatology studies.  We developed  the first 1.54 micron eye safe lidar for clouds and aerosols in 1989. This tradition of innovation continues today, with research like the RPOT and ALE lidar projects.

 

Glen Robinson Electro-Optics Chair

 

The expanded use of Lidar in transportation, remote sensing, education, and atmospheric characterization is possible through the Glen Robinson Electro-Optics Chair.

 

The chair was funded by Glen P. Robinson, Jr., an alumnus of Georgia Tech.  Robinson's choice of electro-optics as the subject area for this chair will enable Georgia Tech to establish leadership in technologies that have a broad range of applications, such as optics, electronics, materials sciences, solid-state physics and mechanics.

 

 This has been a wonderful mechanism to grow one of our key research areas.

 

(Above) A measurement session with the Astronomical Lidar for Extinction (ALE) built by GTRI for the University of New Mexico. Here, ALE points vertically and averages data over one miunute periods to produce a time-height diagram of the atmosphere. Dr. Gary Gimmestad, EOSL Lidar Group Lead, looks on.

 

(Left) Glen Robinson, a founder of Scientific Atlanta, Inc., where he served as president, chairman and CEO. In addition, Robinson is a Fellow in the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers and was elected to the Georgia Technology Hall of Fame in 1993.



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