ETRO 440 Remote Sensing
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Handouts and Other Reading Materials:

Current Course Syllabus (pdf)
Official UHMC ETRO 440 Course Outline (pdf)



Class 1 - Begin Activity 1 -  Data Extraction with Ocean Optics USB Spectrograph:

ETRO 440 - Syllabus
Engineering Skills Survey - Akamai Workforce Tech Report 3

Class 2:
Spectrograph Activity Scenario
Inquiry Processes - Cognative Processes in Investigation and Experiment
IDL Example Script (usb.pro) and preliminary data
  
Ocean Optics Manuals For Spectrographs and SpectraSuite (PDFs):
SpectraSuite  USB2000+   USB4000    HR4000   QE6500   USB650-RedTide   RedTide Guide

Class 3:
Terminology Sheet

Class 4:
Self / Group Reflection Sheet




Class 5 - Begin Activity 2  -  Brightness Mesaurement with Faulkes Telescope:
Faulkes Activity Description
IDL Tutorial script (dmhtutorial.pro) and sample Faulkes Data

Star Videos (QT .mov)  - Raw + Wide View  Then  Centered & Cropped

Class 6:
Aperture Photometry scripts and example IDL noise calculations

Class 7:
None

Class 8:
None



Class 9 - Begin Activity 3  -  Beam Propagation activity with Lasers & Apertures:

Beam Propagation Activity Description

Class 10:
Aberrator program, Pocket-Aberrator program, FGUI demonstration


Class 11:

Oslo single-element lens file

Class 12:
Oslo lens file with various aperture obstructions and PSF calculations
MATLAB code for 1-D and 1-D FFT



Class 13 - Begin Activity 4  -  Imaging System Design Challenge:
Imaging System Design Challenge Description
MegaPlus Sensors Brochure

Class 14:
None

Class 15:
Review Noise Handout

Class 16:
Quiz



Class 17 - Begin Activity 5  -  Faulkes Data Calibration Exercise:
Review revised course schedule
Data Calibration Activity Description
Distribute Faulkes calibration data and IDL scripts

Class 18:
None

Class 19:
None




Class 20 - Begin Activity 6  -  Industry Survey Presentation:
Industry Survey Activity Description (pdf)

Class 21:
None

Class 22:
Review Data Calibration Handouts and outline writing assignment



Class 23 - Begin Activity 7  -  Data Interpretation Document:
Data Interpretation Activity Description (pdf)
Review revised course schedule (pdf)

Class 24:
None

Class 25:
None


Class 26 - Outline Activity 8 - Career Plan
Career Plan Activity Description (pdf)











IDL Programs and Help Links:
  • IDL - Functional List of Routines
  • IDL - Alphabetical List of Routines
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  • NASA IDL Astronomy Library
  • NASA IDL External Packages


  • IDL Libraries:
  • Dave Fanning - IDL library
  • Marc Buie - IDL Library
  • Mark Hadfield - IDL Library
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  • NASA IDL Astronomy Library
  • Causi's IDL Library
  • Markwardt Library


  • Matlab Tutorials & Help Sites:
  • Michigan Tech Help Book
  • MIT Tutorials
  • Georgia Tech Tutorials
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  • Tutorials List by Mathtools
  • Tutorial Summary List by MathWorks
  • Mathtools.net Tutorials & Webinars


  • Textbooks and other Web Resources:
  • Wolfram Math World - Definitions
  • Wolfram Integrals
  • Ocean Optics - Ocean Remote Sensing Book
  • Light & Matter - Free Physics Textbooks
  • Light & Matter - Optics Book
  • Light & Matter - E&M Book
  • Basic Optics Tutorials
  • Newport Online Grating / Spectroscopy Book
  • Cambridge-in-Colour Imaging Tutorials
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  • National Standards for Spectral Lines
  • NASA Remote Sensing Tutorials
  • Mishchenko Scattering Text Books
  • OSLO - Optical Ray Tracing Handbook
  • Zemax Knowledge Base
  • IDL "Intro" for Astronomy
  • Edmund Optics Technical Library
  • Edmund Optics Application Notes


  • Software / Hardware & Manuals:
  • Ocean Optics Spectrographs & Software
  • Zemax - Get Started Manual
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  • OSLO - Free Optical Ray Tracing Program
  • Aberrator - Freeware for viewing aberrations
  • Pocket Aberrator - Freeware for viewing PSFs
  • Open Project - Free project planner tool


  • Company / Job Site References:
  • Tech Jobs Hawaii
  • High Tech Maui
  • Akamai Workforce Initiative
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  • Hawaii Tecnology Development Corp.
  • Maui Economic Development Board


  • Relevant Wiki Articles, Other Classes and Help Sites:
  • Gaussian Function
  • Airy Disk
  • Noise Sources in Images
  • Oconnels Astro Class on Magnitudes (PDF)
  • OConnel's Astro Class
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  • Angular Resolution
  • Astronomical Spectroscopy


  • Local Remote Sensing Operations:
  • H-nu Photonics
  • Akimeka
  • Maui High Performance Computing Center
  • Trex
  • Institute for Astronomy Maui
  • Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope
  • Smithsonian Submillimeter Array
  • Keck Observatory
  •  
  • Pacific Defense Solutions
  • Pacific Disaster Center
  • Textron
  • Oceanit
  • Air Force Maui Optical & Supercomputing
  • Gemini Observatory
  • Subaru Telescope



  • Last modified on Feb 20th, 2010