Batuhan Osmanoglu

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Batuhan Osmanoglu

  • RSCH AST, EARTH SCIENCE REMOTE SENS
  • 301.614.6690
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 618
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Brief Bio

    Batu holds a B.Sc. in telecommunications engineering and a Ph.D. in synthetic aperture radar interferometry time-series analysis. His dissertation was selected to be the most original research, and he is the winner of the University of Miami Rosenstiel School F.G. Walton Smith Prize for 2012. . He worked on glacier remote sensing as a Post-Doc at the University of Alaska Fairbanks between 2011 and 2013. His primary area of expertise is radar remote sensing, and he has worked on applications for observing surface deformation, measuring target velocities, boosting signal-to-noise ratio in target detection algorithms, and radar design and instrumentation.


    Since 2013 he has been working at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has been working on the instrument and algorithm development of P-, L-, X- and Ku-band synthetic aperture radar systems. He is the recipient of the 2015 NASA Goddard Heliophysics and Biospheric Sciences Award and the 2020 NASA Early Career Achievement Medal (ECAM) for his contributions.


    He is a member of the IEEE and American Geophysical Union, chairs the Microwave Remote Sensing working group under International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote-Sensing Technical Commission III. He is the principal investigator for the Snow Water Equivalent SAR and Radiometer (SWESARR). He serves as one of the NISAR Deputy Application Leads, candidate architecture and architecture assessment deputy lead for Surface Deformation and Change mission study, and one of the Disasters Program coordinators at GSFC. He is a subject matter expert for the NASA Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition Program, and is the stakeholder engagement program lead for the Observational Products for End-Users from Remote Sensing Analysis (OPERA) project. He contributed to the Surface Topography and Vegetation Incubation Study team report. He is working on several radar remote sensing projects on various topics such as surface deformation, snow water equivalent, flood and topography mapping at NASA.

    Research Interests

    Radar Remote Sensing

    Radar remote sensing uses microwave instruments to gather information about targets at a distance. 



    Current Projects

    EcoSAR

     EcoSAR is a new P-band airborne radar instrument developed at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) for the polarimetric and interferometric measurements of ecosystem structure and biomass.

    Positions/Employment

    1/2016 - Present

    Research Physical Scientist

    NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
    8/2007 - Present

    Internet Editor

    International Association of Hydrogen Energy, Miami, FL  
    6/2013 - 1/2016

    Scientist I

    Universities Space Research Association, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
    7/2011 - 5/2013

    Post-Doc

    University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK  
    8/2005 - 5/2011

    Research Assistant

    University of Miami, Miami, FL  

    Education

    University of Miami, RSMAS, Key Biscayne, FL
        Ph.D. in Marine Geology and Geophysics
        Dissertation Title: “Development and Application of Algorithms for InSAR Time Series”
    Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey
        Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Engineering

    Professional Societies

    International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing , 2011 - Present
    WGVII/7 Co-Chair
    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2001 - Present
    American Geophysical Union, 2005 - Present

    Awards

    2015 NASA GSFC Hydrospheric and Biospheric Sciences (HOBI) Award
    2013 F.G. Walton Smith Prize for Ph.D. Dissertation, RSMAS, University of Miami
    2007-2010 NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship

    Publications

    Refereed

    Osmanoglu, B., F. J. Meyer, and H. Caumont. 2021. "The Future of SAR Processing is in the Cloud." Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing, 87 (1): 5–8 [10.14358/PERS.87.1.5]

    Armstrong, A., A. Huth, B. Osmanoglu, et al. G. Sun, K. Ranson, and R. Fischer. 2020. "A multi-scaled analysis of forest structure using individual-based modeling in a costa rican rainforest." Ecological Modelling, 433: 109226 (Accepted) [10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109226]

    Shean, D. E., S. Bhushan, P. Montesano, et al. D. R. Rounce, A. Arendt, and B. Osmanoglu. 2020. "A Systematic, Regional Assessment of High Mountain Asia Glacier Mass Balance." Frontiers in Earth Science, 7: [10.3389/feart.2019.00363]

    Shean, D., S. Bhushan, P. Montesano, et al. D. Rounce, A. Arendt, and B. Osmanoglu. 2020. "A Systematic, Regional Assessment of High Mountain Asia Glacier Mass Balance. Front." Frontiers/Earth Science, 7: 363 [https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2019.00363]

    Bollian, T., B. Osmanoglu, R. Rincon, S.-K. Lee, and T. Fatoyinbo. 2019. "Adaptive Antenna Pattern Notching of Interference in Synthetic Aperture Radar Data Using Digital Beamforming." Remote Sensing, 11 (11): 1346 [10.3390/rs11111346]

    Schollaert Uz, S., A. C. Ruane, B. N. Duncan, et al. C. J. Tucker, G. J. Huffman, I. E. Mladenova, B. Osmanoglu, T. R. Holmes, A. McNally, C. Peters-Lidard, J. D. Bolten, N. Das, M. Rodell, S. McCartney, M. C. Anderson, and B. Doorn. 2019. "Earth Observations and Integrative Models in Support of Food and Water Security." Remote Sensing in Earth Systems Sciences, [10.1007/s41976-019-0008-6]

    Toth, C. K., K. Jezek, F. Meyer, et al. B. Osmanoglu, S. A. Morain, and A. Budge. 2019. "Sensors and Platforms." Manual of Remote Sensing, 4: 121-210 [https://doi.org/10.14358/MRS/Chapter2]

    Bollian, T., B. Osmanoglu, R. F. Rincon, S.-K. Lee, and T. E. Fatoyinbo. 2018. "Detection and Geolocation of P-Band Radio Frequency Interference Using EcoSAR." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 11 (10): 3608-3616 [10.1109/jstars.2018.2830745]

    Akoğlu, A. M., S. Jónsson, T. Wang, et al. Z. Çakır, U. Dogan, S. Ergintav, B. Osmanoğlu, G. Feng, C. Zabcı, A. Özdemir, and Ö. Emre. 2018. "Evidence for Tear Faulting from New Constraints of the 23 October 2011 Mw 7.1 Van, Turkey, Earthquake Based on InSAR, GPS, Coastal Uplift, and Field Observations." Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, 108 (4): 1929-1946 [10.1785/0120170314]

    Jo, M., B. Osmanoglu, and H.-S. Jung. 2018. "Detecting Surface Changes Triggered by Recent Volcanic Activities at Kilauea, Hawai'i, by using the SAR Interferometric Technique: Preliminary Report." Korean Journal of Remote Sensing, 34 (6): 1545--1553.

    Balz, T., S. , M. Crespi, and B. Osmanoglu. 2018. "Editorial for Special Issue “Advances in SAR: Sensors, Methodologies, and Applications”." Remote Sensing, 10 (8): [https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10081233]

    Lee, S.-K., T. Fatoyinbo, D. Lagomasino, B. Osmanoglu, and E. Feliciano. 2016. "Ground-level digital terrain model (DTM) construction from TanDEM-X InSAR data and WorldView stereo-photogrammetric images." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2016 IEEE International, 6040--6042 [10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7730578]

    Rincon, R. F., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, and T. Bollian. 2016. "ECOSAR: P-Band Digital Beamforming Polarimetric and Single Pass Interferometric SAR: Instrument Performance." Proceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, 1-5.

    Osmanoglu, B., F. Sunar, S. Wdowinski, and E. Cabral-Cano. 2016. "Time series analysis of InSAR data: Methods and trends." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, 115: 90-102 [10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2015.10.003]

    Lee, S.-K., L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, D. Lagomasino, et al. B. Osmanoglu, M. Simard, C. Trettin, M. Rahman, and I. Ahmed. 2015. "Large-scale mangrove canopy height map generation from TanDEM-X data by means of Pol-InSAR techniques." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), [10.1109/igarss.2015.7326420]

    Kaasalainen, S., M. Holopainen, M. Karjalainen, et al. M. Vastaranta, V. Kankare, K. Karila, and B. Osmanoglu. 2015. "Combining Lidar and Synthetic Aperture Radar Data to Estimate Forest Biomass: Status and Prospects." Forests, 6 (1): 252-270 [10.3390/f6010252]

    Osmanoglu, B., F. J. Navarro, R. Hock, M. Braun, and M. I. Corcuera. 2014. "Surface velocity and mass balance of Livingston Island ice cap, Antarctica." The Cryosphere, 8 (5): 1807-1823 [10.5194/tc-8-1807-2014]

    Osmanoglu, B., T. H. Dixon, and S. Wdowinski. 2014. "Three-Dimensional Phase Unwrapping for Satellite Radar Interferometry, I: DEM Generation." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 52 (2): 1059-1075 [10.1109/tgrs.2013.2247043]

    Osmanoğlu, B., M. Braun, R. Hock, and F. Navarro. 2013. "Surface velocity and ice discharge of the ice cap on King George Island, Antarctica." Annals of Glaciology, 54 (63): 111--119 [https://doi.org/10.3189/2013AoG63A517]

    Osmanoglu, B., T. H. Dixon, S. Wdowinski, and E. Cabral-Cano. 2011. "On the importance of path for phase unwrapping in synthetic aperture radar interferometry." Applied optics, 50 (19): 3205--3220.

    Non-Refereed

    Yun, S.-H., and B. Osmanoglu. 2021. "Satellites Reveal the Impact of the Izmir Earthquake." GIM International [Full Text (Link)]

    Osmanoglu, B., R. Rincon, Q. Bonds, et al. P. Racette, L. Brucker, and M. Perrine. 2018. "SWESARR: Snow Water Equivalent Radar and Radiometer." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. K. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, and T. Bollian. 2016. "Development of Next Generation Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar architectures." 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) [10.1109/igarss.2016.7729544]

    Osmanoglu, B., R. F. Rincon, S. Lee, T. Fatoyinbo, and T. Bollian. 2016. "Radio frequency interference detection and mitigation techniques using data from EcoSAR 2014 Flight Campaign." Proceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar 1-4.

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S.-K. Lee, K. J. Ranson, V. Marrero, and M. Yeary. 2015. "Next generation Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar (DBSAR-2)." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2774-2777 [10.1109/igarss.2015.7326389]

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, S. Lee, et al. B. Osmanoglu, J. Ranson, and G. Sun. 2015. "Digital beamforming synthetic aperture radar (DBSAR): Single-pass interferometry for forest structure estimation." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 200-202 [10.1109/igarss.2015.7325734]

    Rincon, R. F., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, M. Perrine, and C. Du Toit. 2015. "ECOSAR: P-band digital beamforming polarimetric and single pass interferometric SAR." 2015 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon) [10.1109/radar.2015.7131086]

    Rincon, R. F., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, K. J. Ranson, et al. B. Osmanoglu, G. Sun, M. Deshpande, M. Perrine, C. D. Toit, Q. Bonds, J. Beck, and D. Lu. 2014. "The ecosystems SAR (EcoSAR) an airborne P-band polarimetric InSAR for the measurement of vegetation structure, biomass and permafrost." Radar Conference, 2014 IEEE 1443-1445 [10.1109/RADAR.2014.6875827]

    Lee, S., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, B. Osmanoglu, and G. Sun. 2014. "Polarimetric SAR interferometry evaluation in mangroves." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014 IEEE International 4584 - 4587 [10.1109/IGARSS.2014.6947513]

    Brief Bio

    Batu holds a B.Sc. in telecommunications engineering and a Ph.D. in synthetic aperture radar interferometry time-series analysis. His dissertation was selected to be the most original research, and he is the winner of the University of Miami Rosenstiel School F.G. Walton Smith Prize for 2012. . He worked on glacier remote sensing as a Post-Doc at the University of Alaska Fairbanks between 2011 and 2013. His primary area of expertise is radar remote sensing, and he has worked on applications for observing surface deformation, measuring target velocities, boosting signal-to-noise ratio in target detection algorithms, and radar design and instrumentation.


    Since 2013 he has been working at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He has been working on the instrument and algorithm development of P-, L-, X- and Ku-band synthetic aperture radar systems. He is the recipient of the 2015 NASA Goddard Heliophysics and Biospheric Sciences Award and the 2020 NASA Early Career Achievement Medal (ECAM) for his contributions.


    He is a member of the IEEE and American Geophysical Union, chairs the Microwave Remote Sensing working group under International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote-Sensing Technical Commission III. He is the principal investigator for the Snow Water Equivalent SAR and Radiometer (SWESARR). He serves as one of the NISAR Deputy Application Leads, candidate architecture and architecture assessment deputy lead for Surface Deformation and Change mission study, and one of the Disasters Program coordinators at GSFC. He is a subject matter expert for the NASA Commercial Smallsat Data Acquisition Program, and is the stakeholder engagement program lead for the Observational Products for End-Users from Remote Sensing Analysis (OPERA) project. He contributed to the Surface Topography and Vegetation Incubation Study team report. He is working on several radar remote sensing projects on various topics such as surface deformation, snow water equivalent, flood and topography mapping at NASA.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Osmanoglu, B., F. J. Meyer, and H. Caumont. 2021. "The Future of SAR Processing is in the Cloud." Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing 87 (1): 5–8 [10.14358/PERS.87.1.5]

    Armstrong, A., A. Huth, B. Osmanoglu, et al. G. Sun, K. Ranson, and R. Fischer. 2020. "A multi-scaled analysis of forest structure using individual-based modeling in a costa rican rainforest." Ecological Modelling (Accepted) 433 109226 [10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2020.109226]

    Shean, D. E., S. Bhushan, P. Montesano, et al. D. R. Rounce, A. Arendt, and B. Osmanoglu. 2020. "A Systematic, Regional Assessment of High Mountain Asia Glacier Mass Balance." Frontiers in Earth Science 7 [10.3389/feart.2019.00363]

    Shean, D., S. Bhushan, P. Montesano, et al. D. Rounce, A. Arendt, and B. Osmanoglu. 2020. "A Systematic, Regional Assessment of High Mountain Asia Glacier Mass Balance. Front." Frontiers/Earth Science 7 363 [https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2019.00363]

    Bollian, T., B. Osmanoglu, R. Rincon, S.-K. Lee, and T. Fatoyinbo. 2019. "Adaptive Antenna Pattern Notching of Interference in Synthetic Aperture Radar Data Using Digital Beamforming." Remote Sensing 11 (11): 1346 [10.3390/rs11111346]

    Schollaert Uz, S., A. C. Ruane, B. N. Duncan, et al. C. J. Tucker, G. J. Huffman, I. E. Mladenova, B. Osmanoglu, T. R. Holmes, A. McNally, C. Peters-Lidard, J. D. Bolten, N. Das, M. Rodell, S. McCartney, M. C. Anderson, and B. Doorn. 2019. "Earth Observations and Integrative Models in Support of Food and Water Security." Remote Sensing in Earth Systems Sciences [10.1007/s41976-019-0008-6]

    Toth, C. K., K. Jezek, F. Meyer, et al. B. Osmanoglu, S. A. Morain, and A. Budge. 2019. "Sensors and Platforms." Manual of Remote Sensing 4 121-210 [https://doi.org/10.14358/MRS/Chapter2]

    Bollian, T., B. Osmanoglu, R. F. Rincon, S.-K. Lee, and T. E. Fatoyinbo. 2018. "Detection and Geolocation of P-Band Radio Frequency Interference Using EcoSAR." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 11 (10): 3608-3616 [10.1109/jstars.2018.2830745]

    Akoğlu, A. M., S. Jónsson, T. Wang, et al. Z. Çakır, U. Dogan, S. Ergintav, B. Osmanoğlu, G. Feng, C. Zabcı, A. Özdemir, and Ö. Emre. 2018. "Evidence for Tear Faulting from New Constraints of the 23 October 2011 Mw 7.1 Van, Turkey, Earthquake Based on InSAR, GPS, Coastal Uplift, and Field Observations." Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America 108 (4): 1929-1946 [10.1785/0120170314]

    Jo, M., B. Osmanoglu, and H.-S. Jung. 2018. "Detecting Surface Changes Triggered by Recent Volcanic Activities at Kilauea, Hawai'i, by using the SAR Interferometric Technique: Preliminary Report." Korean Journal of Remote Sensing 34 (6): 1545--1553

    Balz, T., S. , M. Crespi, and B. Osmanoglu. 2018. "Editorial for Special Issue “Advances in SAR: Sensors, Methodologies, and Applications”." Remote Sensing 10 (8): [https://doi.org/10.3390/rs10081233]

    Lee, S.-K., T. Fatoyinbo, D. Lagomasino, B. Osmanoglu, and E. Feliciano. 2016. "Ground-level digital terrain model (DTM) construction from TanDEM-X InSAR data and WorldView stereo-photogrammetric images." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2016 IEEE International 6040--6042 [10.1109/IGARSS.2016.7730578]

    Rincon, R. F., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, and T. Bollian. 2016. "ECOSAR: P-Band Digital Beamforming Polarimetric and Single Pass Interferometric SAR: Instrument Performance." Proceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar 1-5

    Osmanoglu, B., F. Sunar, S. Wdowinski, and E. Cabral-Cano. 2016. "Time series analysis of InSAR data: Methods and trends." ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 115 90-102 [10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2015.10.003]

    Lee, S.-K., L. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, D. Lagomasino, et al. B. Osmanoglu, M. Simard, C. Trettin, M. Rahman, and I. Ahmed. 2015. "Large-scale mangrove canopy height map generation from TanDEM-X data by means of Pol-InSAR techniques." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) [10.1109/igarss.2015.7326420]

    Kaasalainen, S., M. Holopainen, M. Karjalainen, et al. M. Vastaranta, V. Kankare, K. Karila, and B. Osmanoglu. 2015. "Combining Lidar and Synthetic Aperture Radar Data to Estimate Forest Biomass: Status and Prospects." Forests 6 (1): 252-270 [10.3390/f6010252]

    Osmanoglu, B., F. J. Navarro, R. Hock, M. Braun, and M. I. Corcuera. 2014. "Surface velocity and mass balance of Livingston Island ice cap, Antarctica." The Cryosphere 8 (5): 1807-1823 [10.5194/tc-8-1807-2014]

    Osmanoglu, B., T. H. Dixon, and S. Wdowinski. 2014. "Three-Dimensional Phase Unwrapping for Satellite Radar Interferometry, I: DEM Generation." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 52 (2): 1059-1075 [10.1109/tgrs.2013.2247043]

    Osmanoğlu, B., M. Braun, R. Hock, and F. Navarro. 2013. "Surface velocity and ice discharge of the ice cap on King George Island, Antarctica." Annals of Glaciology 54 (63): 111--119 [https://doi.org/10.3189/2013AoG63A517]

    Osmanoglu, B., T. H. Dixon, S. Wdowinski, and E. Cabral-Cano. 2011. "On the importance of path for phase unwrapping in synthetic aperture radar interferometry." Applied optics 50 (19): 3205--3220

    Non-Refereed

    Yun, S.-H., and B. Osmanoglu. 2021. "Satellites Reveal the Impact of the Izmir Earthquake." GIM International [Full Text (Link)]

    Osmanoglu, B., R. Rincon, Q. Bonds, et al. P. Racette, L. Brucker, and M. Perrine. 2018. "SWESARR: Snow Water Equivalent Radar and Radiometer." AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. K. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, and T. Bollian. 2016. "Development of Next Generation Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar architectures." 2016 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) [10.1109/igarss.2016.7729544]

    Osmanoglu, B., R. F. Rincon, S. Lee, T. Fatoyinbo, and T. Bollian. 2016. "Radio frequency interference detection and mitigation techniques using data from EcoSAR 2014 Flight Campaign." Proceedings of EUSAR 2016: 11th European Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar 1-4

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S.-K. Lee, K. J. Ranson, V. Marrero, and M. Yeary. 2015. "Next generation Digital Beamforming Synthetic Aperture Radar (DBSAR-2)." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2774-2777 [10.1109/igarss.2015.7326389]

    Rincon, R., T. Fatoyinbo, S. Lee, et al. B. Osmanoglu, J. Ranson, and G. Sun. 2015. "Digital beamforming synthetic aperture radar (DBSAR): Single-pass interferometry for forest structure estimation." 2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 200-202 [10.1109/igarss.2015.7325734]

    Rincon, R. F., T. Fatoyinbo, B. Osmanoglu, et al. S. Lee, K. J. Ranson, G. Sun, M. Perrine, and C. Du Toit. 2015. "ECOSAR: P-band digital beamforming polarimetric and single pass interferometric SAR." 2015 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon) [10.1109/radar.2015.7131086]

    Rincon, R. F., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, K. J. Ranson, et al. B. Osmanoglu, G. Sun, M. Deshpande, M. Perrine, C. D. Toit, Q. Bonds, J. Beck, and D. Lu. 2014. "The ecosystems SAR (EcoSAR) an airborne P-band polarimetric InSAR for the measurement of vegetation structure, biomass and permafrost." Radar Conference, 2014 IEEE 1443-1445 [10.1109/RADAR.2014.6875827]

    Lee, S., T. E. Fatoyinbo Agueh, B. Osmanoglu, and G. Sun. 2014. "Polarimetric SAR interferometry evaluation in mangroves." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014 IEEE International 4584 - 4587 [10.1109/IGARSS.2014.6947513]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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