Philip W. Dabney received the Master of Science in Electro-Physics from the Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) at the University of Maryland, College Park and also holds Bachelor’s degrees in EE and Physics. He has over 27 years of experience in the conceptualization, development, applications, calibration, and operations of active and passive airborne prototype and spaceborne sensors.
He is currently serving as the Instrument Scientist for: the Landsat-8, Landsat-9, and Sustainable Land Imaging (SLI) Missions; the Swath Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting Lidar (SIMPL); and several NASA R&D and Internal R&D (IRAD) projects.
Previously, he served as: the Icesat-2/ATLAS Instrument Pre-launch Calibration and Validation Scientist; Principle Investigator for development of a Prototype Inter-planetary Asynchronous Laser Transponder; the Instrument Systems Engineer for the Shuttle Laser Altimeter-03, the photon-counting Multikilohertz Microlaser Altimeter (MMLA); Advanced Solid-state Array Spectroradiometer (ASAS); and Airborne Laser Polarization Sensor (ALPS).
Additionally, he frequently provides Instrument Science support to mission and instrument concept studies involving lidar, thermal radiative, and multi/hyper-spectral reflected light imaging systems.