The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) has been providing valuable measurements since 1975. A total of 14 have been launched, of which ten have been retired, two are currently operational, and two are reserved on-orbit. The last one of the current series, GOES-P, will be launched in 2010. These GOES will serve the nation and the… (More)
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1 Abstract Event-based cameras (Figure 1) offer much potential to the fields of robotics and computer vision, in part due to their large dynamic range and extremely high " frame rates ". These attributes make them, at least in theory, particularly suitable for enabling tasks like navigation and mapping on high speed robotic platforms under challenging… (More)
We have measured the electron-impact excitation cross sections out of the two metastable levels of Kr into the ten levels of the 4p(5)5p configuration. For a common 4p(5)5p final level, the peak excitation cross sections out of the two individual 4p(5)5s metastable levels are found to differ by 1 to 2 orders of magnitude. This is explained by the special… (More)