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FLIR Controller

For the UCAR project, we have an infrared camera to record thermal images of the ground as we fly. Synchronizing these images with our radar system required us to design a small, robust controller. Using a Teensy USB development board, I am able to watch for voltage changes from our radar system, and output the […]

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UCAR

Another Remote Sensing Center project! UCAR, or University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, is a National Science Foundation project tied closely with over 115 universities, dedicated to research of our Atmosphere. We are currently working on a ground penetrating radar design to fly over the mountains in western Colorado. The goal is to measure the depth […]

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Turbojet

I have been working closely with a colleague of mine to build a functioning turbojet out of an old turbocharger that we reclaimed from a junkyard. This project has helped us expand our visions of a long term project, and given us an understanding of the work required to design a product like this. We […]

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Vivaldi Antenna

In a joint project with the Norwegian Polar Institute, we created a portable Vivaldi-style radar antenna. This project was shipped to Antarctica as a supplemental radar assembly. This project was very interesting, and presented a unique challenge, based on its radar transparency. We normally work with fiberglass, as it is the strongest, most versatile material […]

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Mills Cross

The Mills Cross project was the first major project that I worked on at the Remote Sensing Center. This project was a ground radar built to measure ice thickness. We built a 20m x 18m cross out of many layers of fiberglass and insulation foam, which encased radar antenna elements. The project was flown to […]

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