The 16th Coherent Laser Radar Conference (CLRC) will be held June 20, 2011, through June 24, 2011, on The Hotel Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. The meeting will be hosted by the Universities Space Research Association. Click here for detailed information.

The 16th 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 (or coherent lidar) technology and applications. This conference emphasizes the latest advancement in the coherent laser radar field, including theory, modeling, components, systems, instrumentation, measurements, calibration, data processing techniques, operational uses, and comparisons with other remote sensing technologies.

Past conferences have occurred every other year and alternated between the United States and Europe.

1 1980 Aspen, CO USA
2 1983 Aspen, CO USA
3 1985 Great Malvern, UK
4 1987 Aspen, CO USA
5 1989 Munich, Germany
6 1991 Snowmass, CO USA
7 1993 Paris, France
8 1995 Keystone, CO USA
9 1997 Linksping, Sweden
10 1999 Mount Hood, OR USA
11 2001 Great Malvern, UK
12 2003 Bar Harbour, ME USA
13 2005 Kamakura, JAPAN
14 2007 Snowmass, CO USA
15 2009 Toulouse, France

The conference serves as a biannual forum for the exchange of current and future developments within the field of coherent laser radar.  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, and emerging requirements for coherent laser radar applications in studies of atmospheric, ocean, surface and target properties.  Contributions describing the calibration of coherent laser radar systems and factors affecting system performance, such as atmospheric turbulence, backscatter, and extinction properties are applicable to the meeting.  Contributions in related coherent optical technologies and applications are also encouraged.

The conference will include both invited and contributed papers on all aspects of coherent laser radar technology and applications.  The emphasis will be on the latest advances in the field including technology development, systems integration, signal processing and in-depth analysis of measurement campaigns.

To see the topics being considered [click here].

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