Laser Focus: The Receiver

Opto-Mechanical Engineer Tyler Evans explains how the photons that bounce back from Earth are received and filtered by the ATLAS telescope. ATLAS is the primary instrument on board the ICESat-2 spacecraft, which will measure the height of Earth’s features.

To see how the Transmitter works, go here: https://youtu.be/yvZas1WBiWg

For more info: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasa-tests-icesat-2-s-laser-aim/

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