Jan L Friskey Mcgarry

Jan L Friskey Mcgarry

  • Additional Roles: MATHEMATICIAN, Receiver Algorithms Lead for ATLAS Series
  • 301.614.5867 | 301.614.6015
  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 61A.1
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Current Projects

    Space Geodesy Satellite Laser Ranging (SGSLR)

    Lead for the design and development of NASA's Next Generation Satellite Laser Ranging Systems.  These systems are being designed for accuracy, stability, robustness and autonomy.

    ICESat-2/ATLAS Flight Science Receiver Algorithms

    Lead for the Flight Science Receiver Algorithms subsystem on ATLAS which is the single instrument onboard ICESat-2.  With the team developed the algorithms and onboard databases required to meet the instrument requirements, including the constraints on the hardware capability, the required probability of signal acquisition, and the telemetry data volume limitations.

    Publications

    Refereed

    Bauer, S., H. Hussmann, J. Oberst, et al. D. Dirkx, D. Mao, G. Neumann, E. Mazarico, M. Torrence, J. McGarry, D. Smith, and M. Zuber. 2017. "Analysis of one-way laser ranging data to LRO, time transfer and clock characterization." Icarus, 283: 38-54 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.09.026]

    Mao, D., J. F. McGarry, E. Mazarico, et al. G. A. Neumann, X. Sun, M. H. Torrence, T. W. Zagwodzki, D. D. Rowlands, E. D. Hoffman, J. E. Horvath, J. E. Golder, M. K. Barker, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2017. "The Laser Ranging Experiment of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: Five Years of Operations and Data Analysis." Icarus, 283: 55-69 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.07.003]

    Bauer, S., H. Hussmann, J. Oberst, et al. D. Dirkx, D. Mao, G. Neumann, E. Mazarico, M. Torrence, D. Smith, M. Zuber, and J. F. McGarry. 2016. "Demonstration of orbit determination for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter using one-way laser ranging data." Planetary and Space Science, 129: 32-46 [10.1016/j.pss.2016.06.005]

    Leigh, H. W., L. A. Magruder, C. C. Carabajal, J. L. Saba, and J. F. McGarry. 2015. "Development of Onboard Digital Elevation and Relief Databases for ICESat-2." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (4): 2011-2020 [10.1109/tgrs.2014.2352277]

    Sun, X., J. B. Abshire, J. F. McGarry, et al. G. A. Neumann, D. Smith, J. F. Cavanaugh, D. J. Harding, H. J. Zwally, and D. E. Smith. 2013. "Space lidar developed at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - the first 20 years." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 6 (3): 1660-1675 [doi:10.1109/jstars.2013.2259578]

    Sun, X., D. R. Skillman, E. D. Hoffman, et al. D. Mao, J. F. McGarry, L. McIntire, R. S. Zellar, F. M. Davidson, W. H. Fong, M. A. Krainak, G. A. Neumann, M. T. Zuber, and D. E. Smith. 2013. "Free space laser communication experiments from Earth to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in lunar orbit." Optics Express, 21 (2): 1865 [10.1364/oe.21.001865]

    Dell'Agnello, S., G. O. Delle Monache, D. G. Currie, et al. R. Vittori, C. Cantone, M. Garattini, A. Boni, M. Martini, C. Lops, N. Intaglietta, R. Tauraso, D. A. Arnold, M. R. Pearlman, G. Bianco, S. Zerbini, M. Maiello, S. Berardi, L. Porcelli, C. O. Alley, J. F. McGarry, C. Sciarretta, V. Luceri, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2011. "Creation of the new industry-standard space test of laser retroreflectors for the GNSS and LAGEOS." Advances in Space Research, 47: 822 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.asr.2010.10.022]

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, et al. F. G. Lemoine, E. M. Mazarico, M. H. Torrence, J. L. Mcgarry, D. D. Rowlands, J. Head, T. Duxbury, O. Aharonson, P. Lucey, M. Robinson, O. Barnouin, J. Cavanaugh, X. Sun, P. M. Liiva, D. Mao, J. Smith, and A. Bartels. 2010. "Initial observations from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA)." Geophys. Res. Lett., 37: [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2010GL043751]

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, G. Jackson, et al. J. Cavanaugh, G. A. Neumann, H. Riris, X. Sun, R. S. Zellar, C. Coltharp, J. Connelly, R. Katz, I. Kleyner, P. M. Liiva, A. Matuszeski, E. Mazarico, J. L. Mcgarry, A. Nova-Gradac, M. Ott, C. Peters, L. A. Ramos-Izquierdo, L. Ramsey, D. D. Rowlands, S. Schmidt, V. S. Scott, G. Shaw, J. Swinski, M. H. Torrence, G. Unger, A. Yu, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2010. "The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter Investigation on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission." Space Science Reviews, 150 (1-4): 209-241.

    Zuber, M. T., D. E. Smith, R. S. Zellar, et al. G. A. Neumann, X. Sun, R. Katz, I. Kleyner, A. Matuszeski, J. L. Mcgarry, M. Ott, L. A. Ramos-Izquierdo, D. D. Rowlands, M. H. Torrence, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2010. "The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Laser Ranging Investigation." Space Science Reviews, 150 (1-4): 63-80 [10.1007/s11214-009-9511-z]

    Merkowitz, S. M., P. Dabney, J. C. Livas, et al. J. L. Mcgarry, G. A. Neumann, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2007. "Laser Ranging for Gravitational, Lunar and Planetary Science." International Journal of Modern Physics D, 16: 2151 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1142/S0218271807011565]

    Cavanaugh, J. F., J. C. Smith, X. Sun, et al. A. E. Bartels, L. Ramos-Izquierdo, D. J. Krebs, J. F. McGarry, R. Trunzo, A. M. Novo-Gradac, J. L. Britt, J. Karsh, R. B. Katz, A. T. Lukemire, R. Szymkiewicz, D. L. Berry, J. P. Swinski, G. A. Neumann, M. T. Zuber, and D. E. Smith. 2007. "The Mercury Laser Altimeter Instrument for the MESSENGER Mission." Space Science Reviews, 131 (1-4): 451-479 [10.1007/s11214-007-9273-4]

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, X. Sun, et al. G. A. Neumann, J. F. Cavamaugh, J. L. Mcgarry, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2006. "Two-Way Laser Link over Interplanetary Distance." Science, 311 (5757): 53-53 [10.1126/science.1120091]

    Abshire, J. B., X. Sun, H. Riris, et al. J. M. Sirota, J. F. McGarry, S. Palm, D. Yi, and P. Liiva. 2005. "Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) on the ICESat Mission: On-orbit measurement performance." Geophysical Research Letters, 32 (21): L21S02 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2005GL024028]

    Abshire, J., Xiaoli Sun, H. Riris, et al. M. Sirota, J. McGarry, S. Palm, E. Ketchum, and R. Follas. 2004. "Geoscience laser altimeter system (GLAS) on the ICESat mission: pre-launch and on-orbit measurement performance." IGARSS 2003. 2003 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Proceedings, [10.1109/igarss.2003.1294166]

    Powell, W., E. Hicks, M. Pinchinat, et al. P. Dabney, J. McGarry, and P. Murray. 2004. "Reconfigurable computing as an enabling technology for single-photon-counting laser altimetry." 2004 IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No.04TH8720), [10.1109/aero.2004.1368027]

    Mcgarry, J. L., J. J. Degnan, P. Titterton, et al. H. Sweeney, B. P. Conklin, and P. J. Dunn. 1996. "Automated tracking for advanced satellite laser ranging systems." PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE), 2739: Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.: 89-103, ISBN: 0-8194-2120-0. [ 10.1117/12.241945]

    Abshire, J. B., and J. F. McGarry. 1987. "Two-color short-pulse laser altimeter measurements of ocean surface backscatter." Applied Optics, 26 (7): 1304 [10.1364/ao.26.001304]

    Im, K. E., J. B. Abshire, J. F. McGarry, and C. S. Gardner. 1987. "Experimental evaluation of the performance of pulsed two-color laser-ranging systems." Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 4 (5): 820 [10.1364/josaa.4.000820]

    Abshire, J. B., and J. F. McGarry. 1987. "Estimating the arrival times of photon-limited laser pulses in the presence of shot and speckle noise." Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 4 (6): 1080 [10.1364/josaa.4.001080]

    Non-Refereed

    Mcgarry, J. L. 2016. "Space Geodesy Satellite Laser Ranging System Requirements Document Public Version: Levels 3 & 4." GSFC-E-DAA-TN35561 [Full Text (Link)]

    Shappirio, M., J. L. Mcgarry, J. L. Bufton, et al. J. W. Cheek, D. B. Coyle, S. M. Hull, P. R. Stysley, X. Sun, R. P. Young, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2016. "Application of Satellite Laser Ranging Techniques for Space Situational Awareness Efforts." Proceedings of the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, September 20-23, 2016, [Full Text (Link)]

    Hoffman, E. D., D. S. Patterson, H. L. Donovan, J. L. Mcgarry, and C. B. Clarke. 2016. "SGSLR Range Control Electronics Design and Implementation." 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Potsdam Germany, October 9-14, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Merkowitz, S. M., J. Esper, L. M. Hilliard, et al. E. D. Hoffman, J. E. Horvath, F. G. Lemoine, J. L. Long, C. Ma, D. McCormick, J. L. Mcgarry, B. P. Michael, C. E. Noll, J. Sager, M. D. Shappirio, and S. L. Wetzel. 2016. "The NASA Space Geodesy Network." 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Potsdam Germany, October 9-14, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Donovan, H. L., D. S. Patterson, S. L. Wetzel, et al. J. Marzouk, J. L. Mcgarry, J. J. Degnan, A. Nelson, F. Hall, J. W. Cheek, M. Shappirio, and E. D. Hoffman. 2016. "The Gimbal and Telescope Assembly for NASA's Next Generation Space Geodesy SLR Systems." 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Potsdam Germany, October 9-14, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Mcgarry, J. L., H. L. Donovan, S. L. Wetzel, et al. J. Marzouk, J. J. Degnan, J. E. Horvath, J. W. Cheek, E. D. Hoffman, D. S. Patterson, I. Diegel, R. Ricklefs, R. Machan, E. L. Leventhal, A. M. Mann, and C. B. Clarke. 2016. "Designing NASA's Next Generation SLR stations with the goal of full automation." 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Potsdam Germany, October 9-14, 2016. [Full Text (Link)]

    Mcgarry, J. L., D. Mao, E. M. Mazarico, et al. G. A. Neumann, X. Sun, M. H. Torrence, M. K. Barker, E. D. Hoffman, J. E. Horvath, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2016. "The Contributions of ILRS Laser Ranging to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission." 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Potsdam Germany, October 9-14, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Mcgarry, J. L. 2015. "NGSLR Safety Handbook." GSFC-E-DAA-TN35524 [Full Text (Link)]

    Mcgarry, J. L. 2014. "NGSLR System Overview. [Introduction to the NGSLR System]." GSFC-E-DAA-TN35527 Greenbelt, Maryland 20711, U.S.A.: [Full Text (Link)]

    Mcgarry, J. L. 2014. "NGSLR Operations Manual: Operating the Next Generation Satellite Laser Ranging System." GSFC-E-DAA-TN35450 Greenbelt, Maryland 20771, U.S.A.: [Full Text (Link)]

    Sun, X., D. R. Skillman, E. D. Hoffman, et al. D. Mao, J. L. Mcgarry, G. A. Neumann, L. McIntire, R. S. Zellar, F. M. Davidson, W. H. Fong, M. A. Krainak, M. T. Zuber, and D. E. Smith. 2013. "Simultaneous Laser Ranging and Communication from an Earth-Based Satellite Laser Ranging Station to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in Lunar Orbit.”." Proceedings of the SPIE XXV Conference on Free-Space Laser Communication and Atmospheric Propagation [10.1117/12.2006645]

    Sun, X., J. F. Cavanaugh, J. C. SMith, et al. J. B. Abshire, J. L. Mcgarry, G. A. Neumann, D. J. Harding, H. J. Zwally, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2012. "SPACE LIDARS DEVELOPED AT NASA GSFC." IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN APPLIED EARTH OBSERVATIONS AND REMOTE SENSING (JSTARS) (Submitted)

    Sun, X., G. A. Neumann, J. Cavanaugh, et al. J. L. Mcgarry, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2009. "Laser Altimeter Measurements from MESSENGER's Recent Mercury Flybys." 2009 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and Quantum Electronics and Laser Science New York, New York, U.S.A.: 116-117, ISBN: 978-1-55752-869-8 . [Full Text (Link)]

    Sun, X., H. Riris, J. F. Cavanaugh, et al. J. L. Mcgarry, G. B. Jackson, R. S. Zellar, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2007. "The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter and the Laser Ranging System on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter." Proceedings of the 2007 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science) 1-5: New York, New York, U.S.A.: 1469+, ISBN: 978-1-4244-3590-6. [Full Text (Link)]

    Degnan, J. J., J. L. Mcgarry, T. W. Zagwodzki, et al. P. Dabney, J. Geiger, R. Chabot, C. Steggerda, J. Marzouk, and A. Chu. 2002. "Design and Performance of an Airborne Multikilohertz Photon-Counting Microlaser Altimeter." International Archives of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Volume XXXIV-3/W4, Annapolis, Maryland, 22-24 Oct. 2001 9-16 [Full Text (Link)]

    Degnan, J. J., J. L. Mcgarry, T. W. Zagwodzki, et al. P. Dabney, J. Geiger, R. Chabot, C. Steggerda, J. Marzouk, and A. Chu. 2001. "Design and performance of a 3-D imaging, photon-counting, microlaser altimeter operating from aircraft cruise altitudes under day or night conditions." PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE) 4546: Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.: 1-10, ISBN: 0-8194-4271-2. [10.1117/12.453978]

    Degnan, J. J., and J. L. Mcgarry. 1997. "SLR2000: Eyesafe and autonomous single photoelectron satellite laser ranging at kilohertz rates." PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE) 3218: Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.: 63-77, ISBN: 0-8194-2650-4. [ 10.1117/12.295646]

    Zagwodzki, T. W., J. L. Mcgarry, J. J. Degnan, and T. Varghese. 1997. "Two-color SLR experiments at the GSFC 1.2m telescope." PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE) 3218: Bellingham, Washington, U.S.A.: 113-124, ISBN: 0-8194-2650-4. [ 10.1117/12.295660]

    Abshire, J. B., J. L. Mcgarry, L. K. Pacini, J. B. Blair, and G. C. Elman. 1994. "Laser altimetry simulator. Version 3.0: User's guide." NASA-TM-104588 Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A.: 71 [Full Text (Link)]

    Publications

    Refereed

    Bauer, S., H. Hussmann, J. Oberst, et al. D. Dirkx, D. Mao, G. Neumann, E. Mazarico, M. Torrence, J. McGarry, D. Smith, and M. Zuber. 2017. "Analysis of one-way laser ranging data to LRO, time transfer and clock characterization." Icarus 283 38-54 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.09.026]

    Mao, D., J. F. McGarry, E. Mazarico, et al. G. A. Neumann, X. Sun, M. H. Torrence, T. W. Zagwodzki, D. D. Rowlands, E. D. Hoffman, J. E. Horvath, J. E. Golder, M. K. Barker, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2017. "The Laser Ranging Experiment of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter: Five Years of Operations and Data Analysis." Icarus 283 55-69 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.07.003]

    Bauer, S., H. Hussmann, J. Oberst, et al. D. Dirkx, D. Mao, G. Neumann, E. Mazarico, M. Torrence, D. Smith, M. Zuber, and J. F. McGarry. 2016. "Demonstration of orbit determination for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter using one-way laser ranging data." Planetary and Space Science 129 32-46 [10.1016/j.pss.2016.06.005]

    Leigh, H. W., L. A. Magruder, C. C. Carabajal, J. L. Saba, and J. F. McGarry. 2015. "Development of Onboard Digital Elevation and Relief Databases for ICESat-2." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 53 (4): 2011-2020 [10.1109/tgrs.2014.2352277]

    Sun, X., J. B. Abshire, J. F. McGarry, et al. G. A. Neumann, D. Smith, J. F. Cavanaugh, D. J. Harding, H. J. Zwally, and D. E. Smith. 2013. "Space lidar developed at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center - the first 20 years." IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 6 (3): 1660-1675 [doi:10.1109/jstars.2013.2259578]

    Sun, X., D. R. Skillman, E. D. Hoffman, et al. D. Mao, J. F. McGarry, L. McIntire, R. S. Zellar, F. M. Davidson, W. H. Fong, M. A. Krainak, G. A. Neumann, M. T. Zuber, and D. E. Smith. 2013. "Free space laser communication experiments from Earth to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter in lunar orbit." Optics Express 21 (2): 1865 [10.1364/oe.21.001865]

    Dell'Agnello, S., G. O. Delle Monache, D. G. Currie, et al. R. Vittori, C. Cantone, M. Garattini, A. Boni, M. Martini, C. Lops, N. Intaglietta, R. Tauraso, D. A. Arnold, M. R. Pearlman, G. Bianco, S. Zerbini, M. Maiello, S. Berardi, L. Porcelli, C. O. Alley, J. F. McGarry, C. Sciarretta, V. Luceri, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2011. "Creation of the new industry-standard space test of laser retroreflectors for the GNSS and LAGEOS." Advances in Space Research 47 822 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1016/j.asr.2010.10.022]

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, et al. F. G. Lemoine, E. M. Mazarico, M. H. Torrence, J. L. Mcgarry, D. D. Rowlands, J. Head, T. Duxbury, O. Aharonson, P. Lucey, M. Robinson, O. Barnouin, J. Cavanaugh, X. Sun, P. M. Liiva, D. Mao, J. Smith, and A. Bartels. 2010. "Initial observations from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA)." Geophys. Res. Lett. 37 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2010GL043751]

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, G. Jackson, et al. J. Cavanaugh, G. A. Neumann, H. Riris, X. Sun, R. S. Zellar, C. Coltharp, J. Connelly, R. Katz, I. Kleyner, P. M. Liiva, A. Matuszeski, E. Mazarico, J. L. Mcgarry, A. Nova-Gradac, M. Ott, C. Peters, L. A. Ramos-Izquierdo, L. Ramsey, D. D. Rowlands, S. Schmidt, V. S. Scott, G. Shaw, J. Swinski, M. H. Torrence, G. Unger, A. Yu, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2010. "The Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter Investigation on the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Mission." Space Science Reviews 150 (1-4): 209-241

    Zuber, M. T., D. E. Smith, R. S. Zellar, et al. G. A. Neumann, X. Sun, R. Katz, I. Kleyner, A. Matuszeski, J. L. Mcgarry, M. Ott, L. A. Ramos-Izquierdo, D. D. Rowlands, M. H. Torrence, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2010. "The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Laser Ranging Investigation." Space Science Reviews 150 (1-4): 63-80 [10.1007/s11214-009-9511-z]

    Merkowitz, S. M., P. Dabney, J. C. Livas, et al. J. L. Mcgarry, G. A. Neumann, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2007. "Laser Ranging for Gravitational, Lunar and Planetary Science." International Journal of Modern Physics D 16 2151 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1142/S0218271807011565]

    Cavanaugh, J. F., J. C. Smith, X. Sun, et al. A. E. Bartels, L. Ramos-Izquierdo, D. J. Krebs, J. F. McGarry, R. Trunzo, A. M. Novo-Gradac, J. L. Britt, J. Karsh, R. B. Katz, A. T. Lukemire, R. Szymkiewicz, D. L. Berry, J. P. Swinski, G. A. Neumann, M. T. Zuber, and D. E. Smith. 2007. "The Mercury Laser Altimeter Instrument for the MESSENGER Mission." Space Science Reviews 131 (1-4): 451-479 [10.1007/s11214-007-9273-4]

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, X. Sun, et al. G. A. Neumann, J. F. Cavamaugh, J. L. Mcgarry, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2006. "Two-Way Laser Link over Interplanetary Distance." Science 311 (5757): 53-53 [10.1126/science.1120091]

    Abshire, J. B., X. Sun, H. Riris, et al. J. M. Sirota, J. F. McGarry, S. Palm, D. Yi, and P. Liiva. 2005. "Geoscience Laser Altimeter System (GLAS) on the ICESat Mission: On-orbit measurement performance." Geophysical Research Letters 32 (21): L21S02 [Full Text (Link)] [10.1029/2005GL024028]

    Abshire, J., Xiaoli Sun, H. Riris, et al. M. Sirota, J. McGarry, S. Palm, E. Ketchum, and R. Follas. 2004. "Geoscience laser altimeter system (GLAS) on the ICESat mission: pre-launch and on-orbit measurement performance." IGARSS 2003. 2003 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium. Proceedings [10.1109/igarss.2003.1294166]

    Powell, W., E. Hicks, M. Pinchinat, et al. P. Dabney, J. McGarry, and P. Murray. 2004. "Reconfigurable computing as an enabling technology for single-photon-counting laser altimetry." 2004 IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings (IEEE Cat. No.04TH8720) [10.1109/aero.2004.1368027]

    Mcgarry, J. L., J. J. Degnan, P. Titterton, et al. H. Sweeney, B. P. Conklin, and P. J. Dunn. 1996. "Automated tracking for advanced satellite laser ranging systems." PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE) 2739 89-103 [ 10.1117/12.241945]

    Abshire, J. B., and J. F. McGarry. 1987. "Two-color short-pulse laser altimeter measurements of ocean surface backscatter." Applied Optics 26 (7): 1304 [10.1364/ao.26.001304]

    Im, K. E., J. B. Abshire, J. F. McGarry, and C. S. Gardner. 1987. "Experimental evaluation of the performance of pulsed two-color laser-ranging systems." Journal of the Optical Society of America A 4 (5): 820 [10.1364/josaa.4.000820]

    Abshire, J. B., and J. F. McGarry. 1987. "Estimating the arrival times of photon-limited laser pulses in the presence of shot and speckle noise." Journal of the Optical Society of America A 4 (6): 1080 [10.1364/josaa.4.001080]

    Non-Refereed

    Mcgarry, J. L. 2016. "Space Geodesy Satellite Laser Ranging System Requirements Document Public Version: Levels 3 & 4." GSFC-E-DAA-TN35561 [Full Text (Link)]

    Shappirio, M., J. L. Mcgarry, J. L. Bufton, et al. J. W. Cheek, D. B. Coyle, S. M. Hull, P. R. Stysley, X. Sun, R. P. Young, and T. W. Zagwodzki. 2016. "Application of Satellite Laser Ranging Techniques for Space Situational Awareness Efforts." Proceedings of the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, September 20-23, 2016, [Full Text (Link)]

    Hoffman, E. D., D. S. Patterson, H. L. Donovan, J. L. Mcgarry, and C. B. Clarke. 2016. "SGSLR Range Control Electronics Design and Implementation." 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Potsdam Germany, October 9-14, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Merkowitz, S. M., J. Esper, L. M. Hilliard, et al. E. D. Hoffman, J. E. Horvath, F. G. Lemoine, J. L. Long, C. Ma, D. McCormick, J. L. Mcgarry, B. P. Michael, C. E. Noll, J. Sager, M. D. Shappirio, and S. L. Wetzel. 2016. "The NASA Space Geodesy Network." 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Potsdam Germany, October 9-14, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Donovan, H. L., D. S. Patterson, S. L. Wetzel, et al. J. Marzouk, J. L. Mcgarry, J. J. Degnan, A. Nelson, F. Hall, J. W. Cheek, M. Shappirio, and E. D. Hoffman. 2016. "The Gimbal and Telescope Assembly for NASA's Next Generation Space Geodesy SLR Systems." 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Potsdam Germany, October 9-14, 2016 [Full Text (Link)]

    Mcgarry, J. L., H. L. Donovan, S. L. Wetzel, et al. J. Marzouk, J. J. Degnan, J. E. Horvath, J. W. Cheek, E. D. Hoffman, D. S. Patterson, I. Diegel, R. Ricklefs, R. Machan, E. L. Leventhal, A. M. Mann, and C. B. Clarke. 2016. "Designing NASA's Next Generation SLR stations with the goal of full automation." 20th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Potsdam Germany, October 9-14, 2016. [Full Text (Link)]

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