Dr. Eastwood Im
Cloud Profiling Radar Manager
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- B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, in Electrical Engineering
Dr. Eastwood Im has extensive experience in spaceborne meteorological radar science remote sensing, radar design and advanced technology. Dr. Im was the first instrument architect of the multi-functional radar for the Cassini Mission to Saturn during the pre-project phase (1987-1991), and went on to become the system engineer of that instrument until its launch in 1997. He has been the CloudSat radar instrument manager since its inception in 1998.
Dr. Im has been a member of NASA's Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Science Team and the Precipitation Measurement Missions Science Team, focusing on the studies of advanced radar techniques and algorithms for precipitation and cloud parameter retrievals and calibration. Since 1998, Dr. Im has been the Principal Investigator of several NASA studies, developing new radar technologies for future spaceborne atmospheric science missions.
Dr. Im is an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Fellow, and a recipient of the NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal.