Xiaoli Sun

Xiaoli Sun

  • RSCH AST, EARTH SCIENCES REMOTE SENS
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  • NASA/GSFC
  • Mail Code: 698
  • Greenbelt , MD 20771
  • Employer: NASA
  • Selected Publications

    Refereed

    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]

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, et al. E. Mazarico, F. G. Lemoine, J. W. Head, P. G. Lucey, O. Aharonson, M. S. Robinson, X. Sun, M. H. Torrence, M. K. Barker, J. Oberst, T. C. Duxbury, D. Mao, O. S. Barnouin, K. Jha, D. D. Rowlands, S. Goossens, D. Baker, S. Bauer, P. Gläser, M. Lemelin, M. Rosenburg, M. M. Sori, J. Whitten, and T. Mcclanahan. 2017. "Summary of the Results from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter after Seven Years in Lunar Orbit." Icarus, 283: 70-91 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.06.006]

    Sun, X., J. B. Abshire, A. A. Borsa, et al. H. A. Fricker, D. Yi, J. P. Dimarzio, F. S. Paolo, K. M. Brunt, D. J. Harding, and G. A. Neumann. 2017. "ICESAT/GLAS Altimetry Measurements: Received Signal Dynamic Range and Saturation Correction." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 1-15 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2702126]

    Barker, M. K., X. Sun, E. Mazarico, et al. G. A. Neumann, M. T. Zuber, and D. E. Smith. 2016. "Lunar phase function at 1064 nm from Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter passive and active radiometry." Icarus, 273: 96–113 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.02.008]

    Sun, X., and G. A. Neumann. 2014. "Calibration of the Mercury Laser Altimeter on the MESSENGER Spacecraft." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, 53 (5): 2860-2874 [10.1109/TGRS.2014.2366080]

    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]

    Neumann, G. A., J. F. Cavanaugh, X. Sun, et al. E. M. Mazarico, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, D. Mao, D. A. Paige, S. C. Solomon, C. M. Earnst, and O. S. Barnouin. 2012. "Bright and Dark Polar Deposits on Mercury: Evidence for Surface Volatiles." [10.1126/science.1229764]

    Zuber, M. T., D. E. Smith, R. Phillips, et al. S. Solomon, G. A. Neumann, S. Hauck, S. Peale, O. Barnouin, J. Head, C. C. Johnson, F. G. Lemoine, E. M. Mazarico, X. Sun, M. H. Torrence, A. Freed, C. Klimczak, J. Margot, J. Oberst, M. A. Perry, C. Ernst, R. McNutt, J. Balcerski, N. Michel, M. Talpe, and D. Yang. 2012. "Topography of the Northern Hemisphere of Mercury from MESSENGER Laser Altimetry." Science , 336 (6078): 217-220 [10.1126/science.1218805]

    Kawa, S., J. Mao, J. Abshire, et al. G. Collatz, X. Sun, and C. Weaver. 2010. "Simulation studies for a space-based CO2 lidar mission." Tellus B, 62 (5): 759-769 [10.1111/j.1600-0889.2010.00486.X]

    Yu, A. W., M. A. Krainak, D. J. Harding, J. B. Abshire, and X. Sun. 2010. "A Spaceborne lidar for high resolution topographic mapping of the Earths surface." SPIE Newsroom, [10.1117/2.1201002.002655]

    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]

    Yi, D., H. J. Zwally, and X. Sun. 2005. "ICESat Measurement of Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Slope and Roughness." Annals of Glaciology, 42: 83-89.

    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]

    Neumann, G. A., J. B. Abshire, O. Aharonson, et al. J. B. Garvin, X. Sun, and M. T. Zuber. 2003. "Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter pulse width measurements and footprint-scale roughness." Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (11): 1561 [10.1029/2003GL017048]

    Non-Refereed

    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)]

    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)]

    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., J. F. Cavanaugh, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2012. "Mapping Mercury Topography by Laser – Performance of the Mercury Laser Altimeter on the MESSENGER Spacecraft." SPIE Newsroom (Submitted)

    Dabney, P. W., D. J. Harding, J. B. Abshire, et al. T. E. Huss, G. F. Jodor, R. L. Machan, J. Marzouk, K. Rush, A. Seas, C. A. Shuman, X. Sun, S. Valett, A. Vasilyev, A. Yu, and Y. Zheng. 2010. "The Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting Lidar: Development and performance results." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2010 IEEE International 653-656 [10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5650862]

    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)]

    Abshire, J. B., D. J. Harding, X. Sun, et al. M. A. Krainak, T. Seas, and P. Dabney. 2007. "Pushbroom Laser Altimetry using Fiber Lasers and Photon Counting Detectors ." 2007 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS 1-5: 1467-1468 [Full Text (Link)]

    Selected Publications

    Refereed

    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]

    Smith, D. E., M. T. Zuber, G. A. Neumann, et al. E. Mazarico, F. G. Lemoine, J. W. Head, P. G. Lucey, O. Aharonson, M. S. Robinson, X. Sun, M. H. Torrence, M. K. Barker, J. Oberst, T. C. Duxbury, D. Mao, O. S. Barnouin, K. Jha, D. D. Rowlands, S. Goossens, D. Baker, S. Bauer, P. Gläser, M. Lemelin, M. Rosenburg, M. M. Sori, J. Whitten, and T. Mcclanahan. 2017. "Summary of the Results from the Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter after Seven Years in Lunar Orbit." Icarus 283 70-91 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.06.006]

    Sun, X., J. B. Abshire, A. A. Borsa, et al. H. A. Fricker, D. Yi, J. P. Dimarzio, F. S. Paolo, K. M. Brunt, D. J. Harding, and G. A. Neumann. 2017. "ICESAT/GLAS Altimetry Measurements: Received Signal Dynamic Range and Saturation Correction." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 1-15 [10.1109/tgrs.2017.2702126]

    Barker, M. K., X. Sun, E. Mazarico, et al. G. A. Neumann, M. T. Zuber, and D. E. Smith. 2016. "Lunar phase function at 1064 nm from Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter passive and active radiometry." Icarus 273 96–113 [10.1016/j.icarus.2016.02.008]

    Sun, X., and G. A. Neumann. 2014. "Calibration of the Mercury Laser Altimeter on the MESSENGER Spacecraft." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 53 (5): 2860-2874 [10.1109/TGRS.2014.2366080]

    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]

    Neumann, G. A., J. F. Cavanaugh, X. Sun, et al. E. M. Mazarico, D. E. Smith, M. T. Zuber, D. Mao, D. A. Paige, S. C. Solomon, C. M. Earnst, and O. S. Barnouin. 2012. "Bright and Dark Polar Deposits on Mercury: Evidence for Surface Volatiles." [10.1126/science.1229764]

    Zuber, M. T., D. E. Smith, R. Phillips, et al. S. Solomon, G. A. Neumann, S. Hauck, S. Peale, O. Barnouin, J. Head, C. C. Johnson, F. G. Lemoine, E. M. Mazarico, X. Sun, M. H. Torrence, A. Freed, C. Klimczak, J. Margot, J. Oberst, M. A. Perry, C. Ernst, R. McNutt, J. Balcerski, N. Michel, M. Talpe, and D. Yang. 2012. "Topography of the Northern Hemisphere of Mercury from MESSENGER Laser Altimetry." Science 336 (6078): 217-220 [10.1126/science.1218805]

    Kawa, S., J. Mao, J. Abshire, et al. G. Collatz, X. Sun, and C. Weaver. 2010. "Simulation studies for a space-based CO2 lidar mission." Tellus B 62 (5): 759-769 [10.1111/j.1600-0889.2010.00486.X]

    Yu, A. W., M. A. Krainak, D. J. Harding, J. B. Abshire, and X. Sun. 2010. "A Spaceborne lidar for high resolution topographic mapping of the Earths surface." SPIE Newsroom [10.1117/2.1201002.002655]

    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]

    Yi, D., H. J. Zwally, and X. Sun. 2005. "ICESat Measurement of Greenland Ice Sheet Surface Slope and Roughness." Annals of Glaciology 42 83-89

    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]

    Neumann, G. A., J. B. Abshire, O. Aharonson, et al. J. B. Garvin, X. Sun, and M. T. Zuber. 2003. "Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter pulse width measurements and footprint-scale roughness." Geophysical Research Letters 30 (11): 1561 [10.1029/2003GL017048]

    Non-Refereed

    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)]

    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)]

    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., J. F. Cavanaugh, G. A. Neumann, D. E. Smith, and M. T. Zuber. 2012. "Mapping Mercury Topography by Laser – Performance of the Mercury Laser Altimeter on the MESSENGER Spacecraft." SPIE Newsroom (Submitted)

    Dabney, P. W., D. J. Harding, J. B. Abshire, et al. T. E. Huss, G. F. Jodor, R. L. Machan, J. Marzouk, K. Rush, A. Seas, C. A. Shuman, X. Sun, S. Valett, A. Vasilyev, A. Yu, and Y. Zheng. 2010. "The Slope Imaging Multi-polarization Photon-counting Lidar: Development and performance results." Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2010 IEEE International 653-656 [10.1109/IGARSS.2010.5650862]

    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 116-117 [Full Text (Link)]

    Abshire, J. B., D. J. Harding, X. Sun, et al. M. A. Krainak, T. Seas, and P. Dabney. 2007. "Pushbroom Laser Altimetry using Fiber Lasers and Photon Counting Detectors ." 2007 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference (CLEO/QELS 1-5 1467-1468 [Full Text (Link)]

                                                                                                                                                                                            
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