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Mentored Engineering Research

Spacecraft and Microwave Earth Remote Sensing


Dr. David Long

The Microwave Earth Remote Sensing (MERS) Laboratory uses satellites to observe the Earth and conduct geophysical studies. The group builds and launches small spacecraft, including the Passive Inspection Cubesats (PICs) mission to be launched in summer 2019. The group develops new techniques and applications for radar scatterometry and synthetic aperture radar. Satellite radar data is used to study ocean winds, deforestation, icebergs, and changes in sea ice and polar regions.