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William Daffer

Education
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Maryland, College Park (1991)

Research Interests
  • Visualization Software (IDL)
  • Semi-autonomous processing systems
  • Computer Languages

Projects

MLS - Microwave Limb Sounder Icon MLS - Microwave Limb Sounder
The Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS) experiments measure naturally-occurring microwave thermal emission from the limb (edge) of Earth's atmosphere to remotely sense vertical profiles of atmospheric gases, temperature, pressure, and cloud ice.


Professional Experience
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Software Engineer for the following projects (1992-2005)
    • MLS - Microwave Limb Sounder (2005 - present)
    • SEQ/SEQ-Adapt Spacecraft sequence generation (2003 - 2005)
    • Multiple projects : Deep Impact, Mars Surveyor
    • Seawinds on ADEOS-II (2001-2003)
    • QuikSCAT (1998 - 2003)
    • NSCAT (1996-1999)
    • Topex/Poseidon (1993-1996)
    • HRMS - High Resolution Microwave Survey - 1992 - 1993
  • Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD. (1987-1993)
    • Processing software for DIRBE instrument on the Cosmic Background Observer (COBE) satellite (1990 - 1992)
    • Mission Planner for the FIRAS Instrument aboard COBE (1987-1989)


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