Wavelet-based Detection of Asteroidal 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 low speed meteor showers linked to mass shedding from near-Earth asteroids. Data form the Canadian Meteor Orbit Radar (CMOR), consisting of 20 Million orbits will be used as an initial dataset to identify and isolate low speed meteor showers. The goal of the project will be to identify new, low speed meteor showers which may then be linked to recent mass loss from small near-Earth asteroids.

The data processing will use existing C programs, but additional prototype testing and data reduction in Python or Matlab will be undertaken by the student.