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Naval Applications for Remote Sensing


Naval Postgraduate School, Earth and Atmospheric Science

RO# Location
62.10.02.B6343 Monterey, CA 939435138


Name E-mail Phone
Olsen, Richard C. olsen@nps.edu 831 656 2019


NPS is conducting research in remote-sensing techniques for terrain classification and target detection. This work focuses on the development of new approaches in the analysis of imagery, particularly development in the area of spectral imaging and the use of LIDAR.

The spectral work is concentrated in the high-spatial resolution domain, especially in the exploitation of new commercial remote-sensing systems with meter scale resolution. We are interested in the use of the new 8-color sensor on Worldview 2, and the upcoming sensors on Worldview 3. Work in littoral areas emphasizes observations in shallow waters, including bathymetry and mine detection. Related environmental studies are also being conducted.

Work in LIDAR primarily focuses on small footprint systems, with applications to foliage penetration. We are particularly interested in waveform systems, and have begun work on spectral lidar systems.

The Associate should have strong remote-sensing analysis skills, including a familiarity with the software package ENVI (from ITT Exelis). Experience with the analysis of lidar data is helpful, particularly QT Modeler or ENVI Lidar. Field experience in data collection efforts is important, including work with field spectrometers.


Remote sensing; Imaging spectrometry; Sensor fusion; Multispectral; Hyperspectral; Commercial RS; Lidar;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants
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