Speaker Bio

Dr. Scott Hensley
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dr. Scott Hensley received his BS degrees in Mathematics and Physics from the University of California at Irvine and his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook where he specialized in the study of differential geometry. Subsequent to graduating, Dr. Hensley worked at Hughes Aircraft Company on a variety of radar systems, including the Magellan radar. In 1992, Dr. Hensley joined the staff of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he studies advanced radar techniques for geophysical applications. His research has involved using both stereo and interferometric data acquired by the Magellan spacecraft at Venus. Dr. Hensley has worked with ERS-1, JERS-1 and SIR-C data for differential interferometry studies of earthquakes and volcanoes. Current research also includes studying the amount of penetration into the vegetation canopy using simultaneous L and C band TOPSAR measurements and repeat pass airborne interferometry data collected at lower frequencies. He is the GeoSAR Project Manager and is currently leading the GeoSAR Processing and Algorithm Development Team for an airborne interferometric radar mapping instrument using X and P-bands for mapping true ground surface heights beneath the vegetation canopy. He is the technical lead of the SRTM Interferometric Processor Development Team that is a shuttle based interferometric radar used to map the Earth’s topography between ±60° latitude.


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