V Stanley Scott

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V Stanley Scott

  • (AST, OPTICAL ENGINEERING)
  • 301.614.6280 | 301.614.6744
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 694
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Curriculum Vitae



    Research

    Instrument Development, Remote Sensing, Optics, Lidar, and Imaging

    Positions and Appointments

    1989 - present Electronics Engineer, NASA/ GSFC, Greenbelt, Maryland

    Education

    1991 - B.A. - Applied Physics, University of Maryland Baltimore County

    Awards

    AWARDS: Individual Performance, Special Act and QI Awards
    1993, 1994, 1996, 1996, 1997, 1998,
    1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
    1993 910 Peer Award
    1994 Certificate of Outstanding Achievement
    1996 Group Achievement Award; Micro Pulse Lidar Development Team
    1996 Special Act Group Achievement Award; Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter Development Team (MOLA-2)
    1997 Group Achievement Award; Mars Global Surveyor Payload Development Team
    1997 Group Achievement Award; Infrared Spectral Imaging Radiometer Team
    1998 910 Peer Award
    2000 GSFC Center of Excellence Award; Cloud Physics Lidar Development Team
    2000 NASA Silver Snoopy Space Flight Awareness Award
    2003 Group Achievement Award; GLAS Development Team
    2003 Group Achievement Award; CRYSTAL-FACE Science Team
    2004 Group Achievement Award; MLA Development Team

    Special Experience

    SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: 1989: Developed software for display of lidar data for the Cloud and Aerosol Lidar System (CLS) and the Visible and Infrared Lidar System (VIRL) while Co-Op student at GSFC.
    1990: Modified the Lidar Simulation Program to include lidar receiver/ transmitter near range overlap effects and developed machine language code for programming a multichannel scaler counting data system.
    1991: Proto-typed the first Micro Pulse Lidar (MPL) breadboard lidar system and designed the first photon counting data system to be used with the MPL systems.
    Participated in the FIRE91 experiment with CLS.
    1992: Lead system engineer in the development of the first field deployable MPL.
    Redesigned the VIRL Nd:YAG laser and incorporated a 2.1 um Optical Parametric Oscillator for deployment to the Tropical Ocean Global Atmosphere Coupled Ocean Atmosphere Response Experiment (TOGA/ COARE)
    1993: Co-Investigator for the MPL development with the Atmospheric Radiation Program (ARM)
    Participated in the TOGA/ COARE field experiment with the Visible and Infrared Lidar system on the NASA DC-8 and the Cloud and Aerosol Lidar System on the NASA ER-2
    Deployed the first MPL (MPL-01) to the ARM PROBE Site in Kavieng, Papua New Guinea, and later to the ARM SGP CART site for permanent installation.
    1994: Co-Investigator on a Directors Discretionary Fund (DDF) proposal to demonstrate water vapor profiling via differential absorption lidar (DIAL) with a 0.9 um OPO.
    Participated in the Monterey Bay Area Ship Tracking (MAST) experiment with CLS.
    Participated in the Smoke, Clouds and Radiation California (SCAR-C) experiment with CLS.
    1995: COTR for the procurement of two commercialized copies of the first field deployable MPL system
    Led an in depth study on Geiger Mode APD photon counter detector non-linear response verses incident light levels to determine safe operating levels and to quantify detector after-pulse response.
    Participated in the Smoke, Clouds, and Radiation Brazil (SCAR-B) experiment with CLS.
    Participated in the ARMCAS experiment with CLS.
    1996: P-I on DDF to develop a new technique for incoherent wind measurements and multiple scattering lidar measurements using a holographic circle-to-point converter.
    Mentor for NASA Academy Student
    Optical engineer responsible for the alignment, testing and validation of the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter instrument (MOLA-2) that launched in November 1996.
    Lead system engineer for the Infrared Spectral Imaging Radiometer (ISIR).
    COTR for the procurement of three commercialized copies of the MPL system
    Participated in the Subsonic Contrails and Clouds Effects Special Study (SUCCESS) with CLS.
    1997: Patent application submitted on the holographic circle-to-point converter.
    Payload manager for the ISIR-01 experiment on the space shuttle Discovery on STS-85 that launched in August 1997.
    COTR of an SBIR Phase-1 proposal for the development of a tunable single frequency laser.
    Participated in the Winter Cloud Experiment (WINCE) with the CLS lidar system.
    1998: COTR of an SBIR Phase-1 proposal for the development of a room temperature Thermal Infrared Hyper Spectral Imager.
    COTR of an SBIR Phase-2 proposal for the development of a tunable single frequency laser.
    Optical engineer led development of designing alignment techniques and methods of the engineering model Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) receiver.
    Participated in the FIRE-ACE experiment with the CLS lidar system.
    1999: P-I on a DDF proposal to increase the optical efficiency of the MPL.
    Co-I for the IIP development of the Compact IR/ VIS Radiometer (COVIR)
    Mentor for NASA Academy Student.
    Lead engineer for the GLAS Lidar Box Assembly which is comprised of eight separate 180 urad FOV channels that must coaligned to within 10 urad.
    Lead optical test and integration engineer for the GLAS receiver subassemblies including the Lidar Box Assembly, the Altimeter Tower Assembly, and the Etalon Assembly.
    Designed, implemented and qualified Holographic Circle to Point Converter wind lidar receiver.
    2000: Lead optical test and integration engineer for the GLAS Altimeter Receiver Aft Optics (Altimeter Tower) Assembly completed testing and successfully delivered the subassembly for integration to the GLAS instrument.
    Lead optical integration, testing, and validation engineer for the Cloud Physics Lidar (CPL) instrument development.
    Designed and tested SPCM fiber coupling for the MPL instruments to allow simple in field replacement of the detectors.
    Modified optical design of MPL instruments to improve detector nonlinearities thru the use of the after pulse mask.
    Laser Safety Officer for the 912 Cloud and Aerosol Laboratory and the 924 Optics Laboratory
    2001: Lead optical test and integration engineer for the GLAS Lidar Aft Optics (GLAS Lidar Box Assembly and the GLAS Etalon Assembly), the GLAS Fiber Splitter Assembly, and the GLAS Fiber Pickoff Box Assembly completed testing and successfully delivered subassemblies for integration to the GLAS instrument.
    Optical engineer responsible for integration, testing, and validation of the Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) that will profile the surface of the planet Mercury
    Received Patent Award No. US 6,313,908 B1: Apparatus and Method Using a Holographic Optical Element for Converting a Spectral Distribution to Image Points.
    Chemical Hygiene Representative and Safety Officer for Code 912.
    2002: Lead optical test and integration engineer for the engineering model development of the Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA).
    Optical integration and testing support of the bore site alignment of the GLAS instrument.
    Chemical Hygiene Representative and Safety Officer for Code 912.
    2003: Lead optical integration, testing, and validation engineer of the Mercury Laser Altimeter (MLA) completed testing and successfully delivered instrument to APL in integration to the MESSENGER spacecraft.
    2004: P-I on a DDF effort in the development of a wide swath field of view scanner less lidar receiver.

    Lead optical integration, testing, and validation engineer for the IIP development of a double edge wind lidar receiver box.

    Lead optical integration, testing, and validation engineer of the Lunar Orbiting Laser Altimeter (LOLA).

    2005: P-I on a DDF effort in the development of a wide swath field of view scanner less lidar receiver.

    Lead optical engineer for the Biomass Monitoring Mission Lidar (BioMM-L) ESSP proposal.

    Lead optical integration, testing, and validation engineer for LOLA.

    Lead optical integration, testing, and validation engineer for the IIP development of a double edge wind lidar receiver box.

    Publications

    1. Ramos-Izquierdo, L., V. S. Scott, S. Schmidt, J. Britt, W. Mamakos, R. Trunzo, J. Cavanaugh, R. Miller, 2004: Optical System Design and Integration of the Mercury Laser Altimeter, Applied Optics, Vol. 44 Issue 9 Page 1748 (March 2005).
    2. McGill, M., D. Hlavka, W. Hart, J. Spinhirne, S. Scott, Schmidt, B., 2002: The cloud physics lidar: Instrument description and initial measurements results, Appl. Opt. 41, 3725-3734.
    3. Campbell, J. R., D. L. Hlavka, E. J. Welton, C. J. Flynn, D. D. Turner, J. D. Spinhirne, V. S. Scott, and I. H. Hwang, 2002: Full-time, eye-safe cloud and aerosol lidar observation at Atmospheric Radiation Measurement Program sites: Instruments and data processing. J. Atmos. Ocea. Tech., 19 431-442.
    4. Welton, E. J., J. R. Campbell, J. D. Spinhirne, and V. S. Scott 2001: Global monitoring of clouds and aerosols using a network of micro-pulse lidar systems. In: Lidar Remote Sensing for Industry and Environmental Monitoring, U.N. Singh, T. Itabe, and N. Sugimoto, Eds., Proc. SPIE, 4153, 151-158.
    5. Lancaster, R. S., J.D. Spinhirne, K. Manizade, S.P. Palm, and V. S. Scott, 2001: The Compact Visible and Infrared Radiometer (COVIR) for Earth and climate monitoring. IEEE Aerospace 2001 Proc., Big Sky, Montana, doi: 10.1109/AERO.2001931479, 4, 1719-1727.
    6. Spinhirne, J. D., V. S. Scott, J. Cavanaugh, S. P. Palm, K Manizade, J. W. Hoffman, and R. C. Grush, 1998: Preliminary Spacecraft Results from the Uncooled Infrared Spectral Imaging Radiometer (ISIR) on Shuttle Mission STS-85, Proc. SPIE, 3379, 14-21.
    7. Clothiaux, E. E., G. G. Mace, T. P. Ackerman, J. D. Spinhirne, and V. S. Scott, 1998: Detection of Hydrometeor Returns in Micro Pulse Lidar Data, J. Appl. Meteor., 15, 1035-1042.
    8. McGill, M., M. Marzouk, V. S. Scott and J. D. Spinhirne, 1997: Holographic Circle-To-Point Converter with Particular Application for Lidar Work, Optical Engineering, 36, 2171-2175.
    9. Spinhirne, J. D., J. A. R. Rall and V. S. Scott, 1995: Compact Eye Safe Lidar Systems, Rev. Laser Eng., 23, 112-118.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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