NJIT Physics Department Seminar

 

*September 17, 2007, Monday

 

Active Optical Sensing: a Gallimaufry of Applications

 

Prof. Tim Kane, Pennsylvania State University

 

(Solar & Terrestrial Physics, Host: Gerrard)

 

Room: 373 Tiernan

 

Time: Noon-1 pm with 11:30 am tea time

 

 

Abstract

 

This talk will explore various aspects of active optical sensing systems.  Emphasis will be placed on engineering challenges of deploying such instruments to the field, paying special attention to the impact of obscurants, turbulence, and interfaces on system performance.  Discussion of current applications will serve as illustrative examples (including the occasional segue into the geosciences).

  

Bio:  Tim Kane is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Meteorology at the Pennsylvania State University, as well as a Research Scientist at Penn Stateís Applied Research Lab (ARL).  His interests lie in the area of optical remote sensing, primarily active (LIDAR) for use in studying various atmospheric, terrestrial and oceanic phenomena.