Philip William Dabney
Philip Dabney develops remote sensing instrumentation and techniques, and conducts research in the areas of land surface processes and the physical properties of vegetation, snow, ice and water, utilizing advanced airborne and space-based multi/hyper-spectral passive imaging and laser altimeter systems. Related present and past activities include:
• Instrument Scientist for the Landsat-8, Landast-9, and Sustainable Land Imaging missions,
• ATLAS Calibration and Validation Scientist and Science Definition Team member for the 2nd Ice, Clouds and land Elevation Satellite (ICESat-2) mission,
• Co-Investigator and Instrument Systems Lead Engineer, NASA ESTO Instrument Incubator Program, "Push-Broom Laser Altimeter Demonstration for Space-Based Cryospheric Topographic and Surface Property Mapping”, developing the Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting Lidar (SIMPL), a pathfinder for the ICESat-2 mission,
• Co-Investigator and Instrument Systems Lead Engineer, NASA ESTO Instrument Incubator Program, "Multi-kilohertz Micro-Laser Altimeter”, a precursor to SIMPL and pathfinder for the ICESat-2 mission,
• Co-Investigator and Instrument Systems Lead Engineer, NASA Terrestrial Ecology Program’s “Advanced Solid-State Array Spectro-radiometer (ASAS)” for imaging hyperspectral BRDF measurements.