Wavelet-based Detection of Meteor Showers Using Radar Data

Supervisor: Dr. Peter Brown

Project Description (Abstract):

The purpose of this project is to apply wavelet-based signal processing to isolate and identify meteor showers. Data form the Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR), consisting of 16 Million orbits will be used as an initial dataset to identify and isolate meteor showers. The goal of the project will be to estimate parameter sensitivities to shower detection and also to shower properties such as shower duration, strength and time of peak activity.

The data processing will use existing C programs, but additional prototype testing in Python or Matlab will be undertaken by the student to explore more robust means of estimating meteor shower properties.

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