Lyndon B.Johnson Space Center Houston,Texas77058
December 4, 1978
R. Bryan Erb, graduate of the University of Alberta,
NASA's Exceptional Service medal for his work on the Large Experiment.
recently received Area Crop Inventory
Erb is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Erb of Calgary. At NASA, Erb is manager of LACIE, an inter-agency pro
ject, co-ordinated by
NASA which uses satellite remote sensing to monitor global Results of the 4-year experiment show that the space age t used to predict harvests with over 90 percent accuracy.
crop production. echnology can be
The Exceptional Service medal is awarded for signific service characterized by unusual initiative or creative ab the medal November 1 at the annual awards ceremony at the
ant achievement or ility. Erb received Johnson Space Center.
A NASA employee for 19 years, Erb is responsible for technical management of projects applying satellite data t on Earth. He works at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
organization and o resource problems
Erb received his M.S. in engineering in 1952. He spen Calgary.
t his early years in