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The 20th conference on coherent laser radar technology and applications is the latest in a series beginning in 1980 which provides a forum for exchange of information on recent events current status, and future directions of coherent laser radar, coherent optical technology, and advanced applications. The conference was founded by Mr. Milton Huffaker, founder and CEO of Coherent Technologies, Inc. After leaving Coherent Technologies, Mr. Huffaker founded and became the CEO of Coherent Investments Inc.

The conference serves as a biannual forum for the exchange of current and future developments within the field of coherent laser radar and wind lidar including direct detection wind lidar. The conference will include both invited and contributed papers on all aspects of coherent laser radar, coherent optical technology, and advanced applications. It is intended that the meeting will highlight recent advancements in the field, including component technology and instrumentation, systems (surface, airborne, and space-based), measurements and processing techniques, novel sensing techniques, and emerging requirements for coherent laser radar applications in studies of atmospheric, ocean, surface and target properties.

Chair:

Stephan Rahm
German Aerospace Establishment DLR, Germany
Stephan.Rahm@dlr.de

Co-Chair:

Upendra N. Singh
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Langley Research Center, USA
Upendra.n.singh@nasa.gov

Previous CLRS´s:

  • 1980 Aspen, CO USA
  • 1983 Aspen, CO USA
  • 1985 Great Malvern, UK
  • 1987 Aspen, CO USA
  • 1989 Munich, Germany
  • 1991 Snowmass, CO USA
  • 1993 Paris, France
  • 1995 Keystone, CO USA
  • 1997 Linköping, Sweden
  • 1999 Mount Hood, OR USA
  • 2001 Great Malvern, UK
  • 2003 Bar Harbour, ME USA
  • 2005 Kamakura, JAPAN
  • 2007 Snowmass, CO USA
  • 2009 Toulouse, France
  • 2011 Long Beach, CA, USA
  • 2013 Barcelona, Spain
  • 2016 Boulder, CO USA
  • 2018 Okinawa, Japan

Advisory Committee:

Kazuhiro Asai
Tohoku Institute of Technology, Japan

Aniceto Belmonte
UPC BarcelonaTech, Spain

Alain Dabas
Météo-France, France

Pierre Flamant
École Polytechnique, France

Philip Gatt
Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, USA

Michael Hardesty
CIRES, USA

Richards Heinrichs
Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Sammy Henderson
Beyond Photonics, USA

Milton Huffaker
Coherent Investments, USA

Shoken Ishii
National Institute of Information and
Communications Technology (NICT), Japan

Michael Kavaya
NASA Langley Research Center, USA

Dennis Killinger
University of South Florida, USA

Paul McManamon
Exciting Technology, USA

Robert Menzies
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA

Gary Spiers
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA

Program Committee:

Farzin Amzajerdian
NASA, USA

Toshiyuki Ando
Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Japan

Victor Banakh
IAO Tomsk, Russia

Ron Calhoun
Arizona State University, USA

Jean-Pierre Cariou
Leosphere, France ONERA, France

Agnes Dolfi-Bouteyre
ONERA, France

Dave Emmitt
Simpson Weather Associates, USA

Ronny Engelmann
Leibnitz Institut für Troposphärenforschung, Germany

Phil Gatt
Lockheed Martin Coherent Technologies, USA

Fabien Gibert
École Politechnique, France

Michael Harris
ZX Lidars, United Kingdom

Sammy Henderson
Beyond Photonics, USA

Shoken Ishii
National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT); Japan

Thomas Kanitz
Rhea System B.V., Netherlands

Laurent Lombard
ONERA, France

Torben Mikkelsen
Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Dave Tratt
Aerospace Cororation, USA

Sara Tucker
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., USA

Benjamin Witschas
DLR, Germany

Songhua Wu
Ocean University of China, China

Eiji Yoshikawa
JAXA, Japan Atsushi