Philip W Dabney

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Philip W Dabney

  • (AST, ELECTRO-OPTICAL SENSOR SYS)
  • 301.614.5858 | 301.614.6744
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 694
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Curriculum Vitae



    Research

    Instrument Science, Remote Sensing

    Positions and Appointments

    AST, Electronics Engineer
    Laser Remote Sensing Branch /924
    Laboratory for Terrestrial Physics
    Instrumentation Concept & Development, Mission Planning and Management, Laser & Passive Radiometry, Calibration and Characterization of Active and Passive Remote Sensing Systems, Laser Applications, Computer Applications, Data System Development, Radiative detectors, Design of High-speed/Low-noise Analog and Digital Electronics.
    1987 - 1988 Co-op Student Engineer,
    NASA/GSFC
    1985 - 1987 Physics & Electronics Lab
    Instructor/Teaching Assistant

    Education

    1995 - M.S. Electro-Physics,
    University of Maryland
    1988 - B.S. Electrical Engineering,
    University of Maryland
    1988 - B.A. Physics,
    Columbia Union College

    Awards

    August 2004 Performance Award
    July 2004 Time off Award
    May 2003 Group Achievement Award
    April 2003 Career Promotion
    September 2002 Quality Increase
    May 2002 Performance Award
    July 2001 Quality Increase
    July 2000 Performance Award
    December 1999 Quality Increase
    June 1999 Performance Award
    December 1997 Performance Award
    September 1997 Quality Increase
    December 1996 Quality Increase
    December 1995 Performance Award
    September 1994 Career Promotion
    May 1994 Group Achievement Award
    April 1994 Quality Increase
    April 1993 Certificate of Recognition
    August 1992 Special Act or Service Award
    January 1992 Career Promotion
    July 1991 Special Act Award
    May 1991 Certificate of Recognition
    April 1991 Special Act or Service Award
    August 1990 Special Act or Service Award
    October 1990 Certificate of Outstanding Performance
    1990 Certificate of Recognition
    ACADEMIC AWARDS:
    1985-1988 Academic Scholarship
    1988 Departmental Distinction in Physics

    PATENTS:
    2004 Dabney, P.W., M.R. Tierney and J.E. Kalshoven. "Synchronization of Video Recording and Laser Pulses including Background Light Suppression," US Patent # 6,744,470 awarded June 1, 2004.

    Publications

    1.a BOOKS, BOOK CHAPTERS, ANTHOLOGY REPRINTS

    1995 Dabney, P.W., "THE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF A THEORETICALLY LIMITED SIGNAL-TO-NOISE CCD BASED IMAGING SPECTRORADIOMETER", University of Maryland College Park, 1995 Masters Thesis.

    1.b REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

    1997 Russell, C.A., J.R. Irons, and P.W. Dabney. 1997. Bidirectional reflectance of selected BOREAS sites from multiangle airborne data. JGR 102 (D24): 29,505 - 29,516.

    1993 Kalshoven, J.E. Jr. , and P.W. Dabney, March 1993, Remote Sensing of the Earth's Surface with an Airborne Polarized Laser, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 30:438-446

    1993 Hall, D.K. , P.W.Dabney, J. L. Foster, and J.R. Irons, Airborne Bi-directional Radiance of Snow Covered Surfaces in Montana, USA Annals of Glaciology , 17:35-40

    1.c PAPERS IN PRESS
    None.
    1.d SUBMITTED PAPERS
    none.

    1.e PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

    2004 Gervin, J.C., H.J. Wood, J. Esper, C.R. McClain, F.G. Hall, E.M. Middleton, W.W. Gregg, A. Mannino, R.G. Knox, P.W. Dabney, K.F. Huemmrich, and M. Roberto. "A Geo Hyperspectral Mission for continental-scale Carbon Cycle Observations," ASPRS Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, May 23-28, 2004, Proceedings (on CD) of the 2004 Amer. Soc. Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Annual Conference, May 23 - 28, 2004, Denver, CO., Paper 64, 10 pp.
    2004 Powell, W., P.W.Dabney, E. Hicks, J. McGarry, P. Murray, and M. Pinchinat "Reconfigurable Computing As an Enabling Technology for Single-Photon-Counting Laser Altimetry " Proc. 2004 IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2004, Big Sky, MT: pgs(TBD).

    2002 Powell, W., P.W.Dabney, E. Hicks, and M. Pinchinat "Application of Reconfigurable Computing Technology to Multi-kilohertz Micro-Laser Altimeter (MMLA) Data Processing" Proc. 2002 Military and Aerospace Applications of Programmable Devices and Technologies International Conference (MAPLD 2002), JHU, Laurel, MD, 10-13 September, 2002: pgs(TBD).

    2001 Degnan,J., J.McGarry, P.Dabney, T.Zagwodzki,"Design and Performance of an Airborne Multi-kilohertz Photon-Counting Microlaser Altimeter", Int. Arch. Of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Vol. XXXIV-3/W4, Annapolis, MD, 22-24 Oct. 2001.

    2001 "Design and performance of an airborne multi-kilohertz, photon-counting microlaser altimeter operating from aircraft cruise altitudes under day or night conditions", J. Degnan, J. McGarry, T. Zagwodzki, P. Dabney, J. Geiger, R. Chabot, C. Steggerda, J. Marzouk, and A. Chu, Proc. SPIE Vol 4546, Laser Radar: Ranging and Atmospheric Lidar Techniques III, pp. 1-10, 17-18 September 2001, Toulouse, France.

    1999 Dabney, P. W., M. R. Tierney, J. R. Irons, W. M. Kovalick, M. C. Bur, and C. A. Russell, 1996, "Inter-comparison of Sensor Calibration Techniques for the Advanced Solid-state Array Spectroradiometer (ASAS) as a Performance Validation Tool", SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3750:442-452. SPIE July 18-20, 1999 Denver, Earth Observing systems IV (Vol 3750)

    1998 Degnan,J., J.McGarry, P.Dabney, T.Zagwodzki, M.Tierney, and M.Weatherly, "DESIGN AND TEST OF A BREADBOARD INTERPLANETARY LASER TRANSPONDER", Proc. 11th International Workshop on laser Ranging, pp. 716-728, Deggendorf, Germany, Sept. 21-25.

    1997 Markham, B.L., P. W. Dabney, J. S. Schafer, F. M. Wood, Jr., and J. L. Barker. "Monitoring Large Aperture Spherical Integrating Sources with a Portable Radiometer during Satellite Instrument Calibration" NEWRAD'97 paper for the conference proceedings issue of Metrologia

    1996 Russell, C.A., J.R. Irons, and P.W. Dabney. 1996. Estimating hemispherical reflectance and selected biophysical parameters for boreal forest canopies using spectral bidirectional reflectance data acquired by ASAS. IGARSS'96, 20 - 24 May, 1996, Lincoln, NE: 1417-1419.

    1996 Dabney, P. W., M. R. Tierney, J. R. Irons, W. M. Kovalick, M. C. Bur, and C. A. Russell, 1996, Calibration methods and results for the Advanced Solid-state Array Spectroradiometer (ASAS), SPIE Proceedings Multispectral Imaging for Terrestrial Applications Vol. 2818:184-193.

    1996 Tierney, M.R., P.W. Dabney, "Design, Flight Test, and Analysis of an in-Flight Calibration Reference for the Advanced Solid-State Array Spectroradiometer(ASAS)", The Environmental Research Institute of Michigans (ERIM)Second International Airborne Conference, ?.

    1995 Russell, C.A., J.R. Irons, P.W.Dabney, 1995, Bidirectional reflectance of BOREAS sites using Advanced Solid-state Array Spectroradiometer data, Spring Meeting, supplement to EOS, Transactions, American Geophys Union, p. S125, May 1995

    1994 Dabney, P.W., J.R. Irons, J.W. Travis, M.S. Kasten,S. Bhardwaj. Impact of Recent Enhancements and Upgrades of the Advanced Solid-State Array Spectroradiometer (ASAS). 1994. Proc. 14th Annual International Geoscience & Remote Sens. Symp. 3:1649-1651.

    1992 Irons,J.R., P.W. Dabney, B.W. Messon, W. M. Kovalick, D.W. Graham, and D.S. Hahn. May 1992. A Data Base of ASAS Digital Imagery. Proc. 12th Annual International Geoscience & Remote Sens. Symp.,IGARSS'92, Houston, TX, 26-29 May, 1992: 517-519.

    1990 Irons,J.R., P.W. Dabney, J. Paddon, R.R. Irish, and C.A. Russell. 1990. Advanced Solid-State Array Spectroradiometer (ASAS) Support of 1989 Field Experiments. SPIE Vo. 1298 - Imaging Spectroscopy of the Terrestrial Environment. Orlando, FL: pp. 2-10.

    1990 Kalshoven, J.E. Jr., and P.W. Dabney, Airborne Laser Polarimetry Measurements During the Forest Ecosystems Dynamics Experiment. IGARSS '90. Washington, D.C. Lib. of Cong. # 89-82170, 897-899.

    1989 Elman, G.C., P.W. Dabney, and J.E. Kalshoven, Jr. April 1989. Real-Time Data Acquisition System for the NASA Airborne Laser Polarimeter Sensor (ALPS). IEEE Inst. and Meas Tech. Conf., Washington, D.C., April 25-27, 1989.

    1988 Kalshoven, J.E. Jr., and P.W. Dabney. April 4-8, 1988. An Airborne Laser Polarimeter System (ALPS) for Terrestrial Physics Research. Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometry and Data Processing for Remote Sensing, 924:33-35, SPIE Conference, Orlando, FL.

    1.f PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS

    1998 M. Leroy, J. Martonchik, F. Prata, P. Dabney, D. Diner, P. North, "BRDF RETRIEVAL FROM REMOTELY SENSED DATA - Simultaneous multiangle observations", International Forum on Bidirectional-Reflectance (IFB), San Francisco, CA, Dec. 1998.

    1.g MAJOR TECHNICAL MEMORANDA

    1999 Dabney, P.W. and D.Deering, Report of Remotely Sensed Land Surface Properties Workshop, March 12, 1999

    1997 Report on the NASA LBA-Ecology Light Aircraft Remote Sensing Instrumentation Workshop, University of Maryland, October 6-7, 1997

    1993 Dabney, P.W., S. Bhardwaj. "Versatile, Large Pointing Angle, Aircraft Sensor Platform," NASA Tech. Briefs, (?).

    1993 Dabney, P.W., M.R. Tierney and J.E. Kalshoven. "Synchronizing Light Pulses with Video Cameras," NASA Tech. Briefs,.

    1991 Dabney, P.W. and J. Kalshoven. February 1991. "Airborne Laser Polarization Sensor", NASA Tech. Briefs., p. 34-36.

    1991 Dabney, P.W. and J. Kalshoven. July 1991. "Video Recording of Images in Laser Remote Sensing," NASA Tech. Briefs, vol. 25.

    Talks, Presentations and Posters

    2004 Gervin, J.C., H.J. Wood, J. Esper, C.R. McClain, F.G. Hall, E.M. Middleton, W.W. Gregg, A. Mannino, R.G. Knox, P.W. Dabney, K.F. Huemmrich, and M. Roberto. "A Geo Hyperspectral Mission for continental-scale Carbon Cycle Observations," ASPRS Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, May 23-28, 2004

    2004 Powell, W., P.W.Dabney, E. Hicks, J. McGarry, P. Murray, and M. Pinchinat "Reconfigurable Computing As an Enabling Technology for Single-Photon-Counting Laser Altimetry " IEEE Aerospace Conference, March 2004, Big Sky, MT.

    1997 NEWRAD'97 conference in Metrologia, "Monitoring Large Aperture Spherical Integrating Sources with a Portable Radiometer during Satellite Instrument Calibration" by Brian L. Markham, Philip W. Dabney, Joel S. Schafer, Frank M. Wood, Jr., and John L. Barker.

    1996 Tierney, M.R., P.W. Dabney, "Design, Flight Test, and Analysis of an in-Flight Calibration Reference for the Advanced Solid-State Array Spectroradiometer(ASAS)", The Environmental Research Institute of Michigan (ERIM)Second International Airborne Conference, June 24-27, 1996.

    1996 Russell, C.A., J.R. Irons, P.W.Dabney, Estimating hemispherical reflectance and selected biophysical parameters for boreal forest canopies using spectral bidirectional reflectance data acquired by ASAS, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society, May 1996.
    1995 Russell, C.A., J.R. Irons, P.W.Dabney, 1995, Bidirectional reflectance of BOREAS sites using Advanced Solid-state Array Spectroradiometer data, Spring Meeting, supplement to EOS, Transactions, American Geophys Union, May 1995

    1994 Dabney, P.W., J.R. Irons, J.W. Travis, M.S. Kasten, S. Bhardwaj. "Impact of Recent Enhancements and Upgrades of the Advanced Solid-State Array Spectroradiometer (ASAS)". 14th Annual International Geoscience & Remote Sens. Symp., IGARSS'94, CalTech, Pasadena, CA, 8-12 August, 1994.

    1992 Dabney, P.W., J. Irons, W. Kovalick, D. Graham, and C. Russell. May 19,20 1992. "Calibration of the Advanced Solid-State Array Spectroradiometer (ASAS)", 1992 CORM Annual Meeting and Conference, Greenbelt, MD.

    1988 Kalshoven, J.E. Jr., and P.W. Dabney. April 4-8, 1988. An Airborne Laser Polarimeter System (ALPS) for Terrestrial Physics Research. "Recent Advances in Sensors, Radiometry and Data Processing for Remote Sensing", SPIE Conference, Orlando, FL.

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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