Development and Testing of a Broadband All-Sky Radiometer for Bright Meteor Measurements

Supervisor: Dr. Peter Brown

Project Description (Abstract):

This project involves testing and field deployment of a photodiode-based high speed radiometer which measured the total integrated brightness of the night sky hundreds of times per second. The goal of this instrument is to produce high temporal resolution measurements of bright meteors (fireballs) to understand their ablation behaviour in the atmosphere.   

The student will help build the radiometer and perform in-lab calibrations and testing. Collection and analysis of data in the field together with signal processing of radiometric data in the lab will be required. Familiarity with electronics, experience in use of Arduinos and Raspberry-Pi and Python programming an asset.

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