GRSS Webinar: Airborne Thermal Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging for Mineral Mapping

GRSS Webinar: Airborne Thermal Infrared Hyperspectral Imaging for Mineral Mapping

Alexandrine Huot
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
10:00 AM Pacific Time (6:00 PM GMT/UTC)

Next Tuesday’s speaker is Alexandrine Huot, a Field Application Scientist for Telops, who will demonstrate the benefits of using thermal infrared hyperspectral imaging (TIR HSI) for mineral mapping during an airborne survey, in this case carried out over an open-pit mine in the Thetford Mines (Qc, Canada) area. The results show how the high spectral resolution data provided by the Telops Hyper-Cam airborne system facilitates temperature emissivity separation (TES) and atmospheric correction in order to retrieve a thermodynamic temperature map of the area and its associated spectral emissivity datacube. Mineral mapping of various minerals such as lizardite, serpentinite and quartz was achieved through linear unmixing of the emissivity data using reference emissivity curves found in spectral libraries. The results illustrate the potential of TIR HSI for airborne mapping of silicate minerals. 

The lecture will be broadcast live from Quebec, Canada at 4:00PM GMT/UTC on February 13. (This is 8:00AM February 13, US Eastern Time.)

If you would like to tune in to this free webinar, click here to register.

For more information on the lecture, visit the event description page.

 

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GRSS Webinar: Statistical Information Theory and Geometry for SAR Image Analysis – Alejandro C. Frery

GRSS Webinar: Statistical Information Theory and Geometry for SAR Image Analysis

Alejandro C. Frery
Tuesday, February 12, 2018
8:00 AM Pacific Time (4:00 PM GMT/UTC)

 

Next Wednesday’s speaker is Prof. Alejandro Frery, a GRSS Distinguished Lecturer, who will discuss the main statistical distributions used for SAR, and then apply them to eight seemingly different problems in remote sensing.

The lecture will be broadcast live from Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil at 6:00PM GMT/UTC on January 24. (This is 1:00PM January 24, US Eastern Time.)

If you would like to tune in to this free webinar, click here to register.

For more information on the lecture, visit the event description page on IEEE.tv.

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Christmas Unplugged: Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit on Dec 16

The IEEE Metropolitan Los Angeles Section and IEEE Los Angeles Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Chapter Present a Special Event!

Christmas Unplugged: Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit

John Doan
Saturday, December 16, 2017
3:00–6:10 PM

Hagga Hall, Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Rd
San Marino, CA 91108

Tickets : $10 for each adult
Must Buy Tickets at: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christmas-unplugged-reclaiming-the-holiday-spirit-tickets-40958033581?aff=erelpanelorg

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/iL2sk4ZZk932
Parking Information: Parking is free. Entry into the Huntington Library grounds is not necessary to attend the concert.

Description: Emmy-Nominated musician, storyteller and harp guitarist, John Doan presents his acclaimed program “Christmas Unplugged – Reclaiming”. the Holiday Spirit.”  Nominated for “Best Entertainment Special of the Year”, “Christmas Unplugged” is a refreshing and magical escape from the frenzy of our times. Experience Christmas past as if it were today with group sing-alongs and whistle-alongs, archival photographs, and the sound of a century old instruments, such as a harp guitar, classical banjo, and various zithers.  John’s physical comedy, interspersed with fine musicianship, makes for a fun filled evening for all ages. 
Short Clip about John’s earlier events and an interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKWB3J9jsxg
https://youtu.be/1VVJcPKt9bw

Agenda:
3:00-4:00 – Social Hour
4:00 to 4:20 –  Opening remarks by IEEE region, Section and Societies
4:20 –  John performs act 1
6:10  –  End of Performance

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Christmas Unplugged: Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit on Dec 15

The IEEE Metropolitan Los Angeles Section and IEEE Los Angeles Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Chapter Present a Special Event!

Christmas Unplugged: Reclaiming the Holiday Spirit

John Doan
Friday, December 15, 2017
7:00–10:00 PM

7th Day Adventist Church
770 North Glendora Avenue
Glendora, CA 91741

Tickets : $15 for each adult
Must Buy Tickets at: 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/christmas-unplugged-reclaiming-the-holiday-spirit-tickets-40752703433?aff=erelpanelorg

Description: Emmy-Nominated musician, storyteller and harp guitarist, John Doan presents his acclaimed program “Christmas Unplugged – Reclaiming”. the Holiday Spirit.”  Nominated for “Best Entertainment Special of the Year”, “Christmas Unplugged” is a refreshing and magical escape from the frenzy of our times. Experience Christmas past as if it were today with group sing-alongs and whistle-alongs, archival photographs, and the sound of a century old instruments, such as a harp guitar, classical banjo, and various zithers.  John’s physical comedy, interspersed with fine musicianship, makes for a fun filled evening for all ages. 
Short Clip about John’s earlier events and an interview
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKWB3J9jsxg
https://youtu.be/1VVJcPKt9bw

 

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Electron-Beam Fabricated Diffractive Optics for Earth and Space Applications

The IEEE Los Angeles Photonics Society Chapter Present a Special Lecture Event!

Electron-Beam Fabricated Diffractive Optics for Earth and Space Applications

Dr. Daniel Wilson
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:30–7:30 PM

Moore Laboratory of Engineering, Room B270
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California

About the Talk: Electron-beam fabricated diffractive optical elements have proven to be enabling for a variety of NASA instruments. By combining the precision of the electronbeam tool with carefully calibrated fabrication techniques, three-dimensional surfaces can be created with accuracies down to tens of nanometers. This allows us to fabricate high-performance diffractive optics such as precisely blazed gratings and computer-generated holograms that are designed using optical wavefront engineering algorithms. Further, we have developed techniques for e-beam writing on curved surfaces, allowing us to fabricate convex or concave gratings for compact imaging spectrometers, many of which have flown on airborne and spaceborne missions (e.g. Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars, Moon Mineralogy Mapper, and Portable Remote Imaging Spectrometer). We have also developed techniques for e-beam fabricating grayscale phase-profiled occulting spots for exoplanet imaging coronagraphs, and spot array generators for the Mars 2020 rover. This presentation will give an overview of our diffractive optics fabrication techniques and the instrument applications.

About the Speaker: Dr. Daniel Wilson is a Principal Engineer in the JPL’s Instrument Electronics and Sensors Section. He leads JPL’s efforts in developing high-performance imaging spectrometer gratings and has research interests in the design and electron-beam fabrication of diffractive optical elements and instruments. He joined JPL in 1994 and has a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. He was awarded JPL’s Lew Allen Award for Excellence and the NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal for his work on e-beam fabricated gratings.

Directions and Parking: Parking on the Caltech campus is accessible from Michigan Avenue, south of Del Mar Avenue. Parking is free after 5 pm. Moore Lab location: http://www.caltech.edu/map/the-gordon-and-betty-moore-laboratory-of-engineering 

Reservation: Please RSVP with your IEEE membership # to dzt_ieee@outlook.com. You are welcome to bring your spouse as a guest. Non-members can go to www.ieee.org/join, then send your membership number.

Please see the event flyer for agenda and other details.

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CLASTECH 2017 by IEEE

CLASTECH 2017 by IEEE

Description

October 20, 2017 — Advanced Registration closes 10/13

Friday, from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, for the 2017 CLASTECH Symposium and Exhibition. We will be back at the Proud Bird- the renovation has been great, so come by and check it out. The format will be the same as the previous years, with engaging talks, table top exhibits, and good food, for $20 early registration, or $40 onsite (same as last year). To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clastech-2017-tickets-36808043850.

Parking is Free!

Check out the web page- www.clastech.org

Contact c.jackson@ieee.org for more information

Preliminary Antenna Talks

“Monolithic Optical Phased Arrays “, by Prof. Hossein Hashemi, USC
“Time-Varying Electromagnetic Systems”, by Prof. Ethan Wang, UCLA
“Low cost phased-arrays for Ku- and Ka-band SATCOM and 5G “, by Prof. Gabriel Rebeiz, UCSD
“Liquid-crystal Based Reconfigurable Holographic Metamaterial Electronically Scanned Antennas “, by Dr. Nathan Kuntdz, Kymeta.
“HFSS Dynamic Range Reduces Trips to the Antenna Range”, by Dr. Larry Williams, Ansys.

Preliminary Microwave Talks

“Engineered and Full 3D RF Materials”, by Dr. Vesna Radisic Northrop Grumman
“Plasmonic Terahertz Devices for High-Sensitivity Terahertz Imaging and Sensing Systems “, by Prof. Mona Jarrahi, UCLA
“Time Domain Measurements for Test Site Validation above 1 GHz: Implications of Site VSWR Measurement Uncertainties on Radiated Emissions Measurements”, by Zhong Chen, ETS-Lindgren
“PolyStrata Technology: Enabling New Architectures for Phased Arrays”, by David Sherrer, president of Nuvotronics.
“Proposed Guidelines for Space Qualification of GaN HEMT Technologies”, by John Scarpulla, Aerospace Corp

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How to map the Earth, or what was the Shuttle for anyway?

The IEEE Los Angeles Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Chapter Present a Special Lecture Event!

How to map the Earth, or what was the Shuttle for anyway?

Dr. Michael Kobrick
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
5:30–7:30 PM

Arms Laboratory, Sharp Lecture Hall
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California

About the Talk: Remember when the world was flat? Not any more.  In February, 2000 NASA sent six astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on an 11-day mission to gather data for the first complete three-dimensional global elevation map of Earth.

The 12 terabytes of raw radar data they collected has been processed into a near-global digital elevation model with 30 meter sampling and vertical accuracy exceeding all the usual standards. The elevation information is easily the most popular and frequently downloaded data set at the land processes distribution archive, and after combining with data from other missions will form the soon to be released NASADem, a single-stop-shopping source for the best (and free!) global digital elevation data available.

Mike will describe what the Space Shuttle was originally intended for, how it evolved, and how a single good idea can turn into a mission that NASA Headquarters has called the single most important accomplishment of the Space Shuttle program.

About the Speaker: Dr. Michael Kobrick is the Project Scientist for the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission at Caltech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He holds degrees from several well-meaning institutions of higher learning, including a doctorate from UCLA in Planetary and Space Physics, and for 44 years at JPL has specialized in radar remote sensing of the Earth and planets.

Before conceiving the SRTM mission he was a Principal Investigator on numerous spaceborne radar experiments dating back to the Apollo program. He served as Science Manager for the Magellan mission to map Venus with radar, and has several thousand exciting flight hours on NASA’S DC-8 research aircraft using JPL’s airborne imaging radar system. His current research interests center on the derivation of digital topographic data from interferometric radar sensors and their geoscientific applications.

Directions and Parking: Parking on the Caltech campus is accessible from Michigan Avenue, south of Del Mar Avenue. Parking is free after 5 pm. Arms Lab location: http://www.caltech.edu/map/charles-arms-laboratory-of-the-geological-sciences

Reservation: Please RSVP with your IEEE membership # to la-grss-officers@ieee.org. You are welcome to bring your spouse as a guest. Non-members can go to www.ieee.org/join, then send your membership number.

Please see the event flyer for agenda and other details.

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Infrared Sources and Detectors for Deep-Space Science

The IEEE Los Angeles Photonics and Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Chapters in Los Angeles Present a Special Lecture Event!

Infrared Sources and Detectors for Deep-Space Science

Dr. Ryan M. Briggs
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thursday, August 3, 2017
5:30–7:30 PM

Moore Laboratory of Engineering, Room B270
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, California

About the Talk: This presentation will describe recent progress in two technology areas relevant to space science: mid-infrared lasers for molecular spectroscopy and superconducting single-photon detectors for optical communication. We have designed and fabricated distributed-feedback quantum cascade lasers for targeted detection of compounds in planetary atmospheres using in situ infrared laser absorption spectroscopy techniques. The lasers are designed for use in low-power instruments; therefore, emphasis is placed on minimizing laser operating current and reducing thermal dissipation to ~1 W. Device performance will be discussed for lasers emitting in the 4 to 10 μm wavelength range.

In order to increase communication bandwidth beyond the limits of existing radio-frequency links, NASA continues to support the development of optical communication transceivers for testing on the next generation of planetary science missions. To resolve signals transmitted from spacecraft several astronomical units away from Earth, we have developed superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors for a ground receiver at 1550 nm wavelength. The principle of operation and fabrication techniques for the detectors will be presented, and performance will be discussed for multi-pixel detector arrays developed for the first deep-space optical communication demonstrations.

About the Speaker: Ryan Briggs received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics from Colorado School of Mines and his PhD in Materials Science from the California Institute of Technology. He joined the Microdevices Laboratory at JPL in 2011. Dr. Briggs has expertise in design and fabrication of integrated photonic devices, antimonide-based interband lasers, quantum cascade lasers, and optoelectronic device packaging. He is currently Principal Investigator for “Low-Power Long- Wavelength Infrared Sources for Tunable Laser Spectrometers on New Frontiers and Discovery Missions,” under the NASA Planetary Instrument Concepts for the Advancement of Solar System Observations Program.

Directions and Parking: Parking on the Caltech campus is accessible from Michigan Avenue, south of Del Mar Avenue. Parking is free after 5 pm. Moore Lab location: http://www.caltech.edu/map/the-gordon-and-betty-moore-laboratory-of-engineering

Reservation: Please RSVP with your IEEE membership # to dzt_ieee@outlook.com. You are welcome to bring your spouse as a guest. Non-members can go to www.ieee.org/join, then send your membership number.

Please see the event flyer for agenda and other details.

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2017 GRSS Summer School + Young Professional Event

Join us for the 2017 GRSS Summer School + Young Professional event from July 19- 21, 2017 in Arlington, Texas!  The young professional event is organized by MLA GRSS Chapter!

An elevator pitch can be one of the simplest yet most powerful tools for a researcher to network effectively with other researchers or to get your message heard by management. An elevator pitch should be short, clear, conversational, and intelligible to both non-researchers and researchers not in your niche area. It should: define who you are, describe what your research does, identify your target customers, and explain what’s unique about your research. But simply being able to craft “short” messages is not enough, it should be catered to the person you are pitching the idea to and allow them to understand and appreciate the impact and value of our research. More importantly, it’s not a sales pitch, rather an opportunity to make a good impression that will lead to a deeper dialogue about what you and your research can offer.

At this year’s GRSS Summer School (Wed-Fri, July 19-21) come and learn more about remote sensing theory and practical applications by learning from world-renowned leaders in the field. At the Young Professionals event (Fri afternoon, July 21), hone your elevator pitch skills in small teams while networking with other students, young professionals, and summer school lecturers. Each team will make their best pitch during the Networking Dinner on Friday evening in front of their fellow participants and select members of the IEEE GRSS Administrative Committee. A prize (and honor & glory) awaits the best pitch!

For more information and to register, check out the website!

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The IEEE Los Angeles Photonics and Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Chapters Present a Special Lecture Event!

The IEEE Los Angeles Photonics and Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Chapters in Los Angeles Present a Special Lecture Event!

UV Detectors and Imaging Arrays

Dr. Micheal Hoenk
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
5:30–7:30 PM

2475 E Huntington Dr
San Marino, California

About the Talk: Surface passivation has been a challenge for silicon devices from the beginning, having played a critical role in the development of field-effect transistors and VLSI circuits. Early efforts to develop back-illuminated silicon detectors for ultraviolet astronomy were fraught with surface passivation problems. After discovering a critical problem with detectors in Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide-Field Planetary Camera, researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) pioneered several approaches to the passivation of silicon detectors, including the use of molecular beam epitaxy to grow a surface passivation layer on back-illuminated CCDs. Uniquely among all methods previously explored, delta-doped CCDs achieved nearly 100% internal quantum efficiency and exceptional stability. Several challenges remained in development of these detectors for spaceflight. With the recent development of wafer-scale bonding and thinning technologies, and following JPL’s acquisition and development of 200mm silicon molecular beam epitaxy equipment and processes, these challenges have now been solved. We are currently fabricating delta-doped and superlattice-doped CCDs and CMOS imaging detectors at full wafer scale, and we are exploring a variety of different silicon detectors, including technologies for imaging x-rays on nanosecond timescales, scintillation detectors for detecting gamma rays with sub-nanosecond resolution, and single photon counting detectors for astronomy and astrophysics.

About the Speaker: Dr. Michael Hoenk is a Principal Member of the Technical Staff in JPL’s Flight Instrument Detectors & Systems Group. Dr. Hoenk co-invented, developed and demonstrated the first delta-doped CCD, which provided stable surface passivation and nearly 100% internal quantum efficiency. His recent invention and development of superlattice-doped imaging detectors solved an important problem in radiation-induced surface degradation in deep ultraviolet semiconductor metrology systems. He is currently the Lead and Product Development Manager for the OCO-3 Context Cameras, and serves as Focal Planes and Detectors Chair for Team X Instruments studies. Dr. Hoenk is a recipient of several prestigious awards, including JPL’s Lew Allen Award of Excellence and NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Award.

Directions and Parking: One block west of San Marino High School on the north side of Huntington Drive. Masters Realty Meeting Room. Free street parking.

Reservation: RSVP with your IEEE membership # to dzt_ieee@outlook.com. You are welcomed to bring your spouse as a guest. Nonmembers can go to www.ieee.org/join, then send your membership number with your request.

Please see the event flyer for agenda and other details.

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