Taxonomy Category Summary
This taxonomy category is divided into three areas: remote sensing instruments/sensors, observatories, and in-situ instruments/sensors. Remote sensing instruments/sensors covers components, sensors, and instruments sensitive to various environments, current types and energy types: detectors and focal planes, electronics, optical components, microwave, millimeter- and submillimeter-waves, passive laser tech, and cryogenic/thermal resistant systems. Observatories technologies are necessary to design, manufacture, test, and operate space telescopes and antennas that collect, concentrate, or transmit photons. This area includes mirror systems, structures and antennas, and distributed aperture. In-situ instruments and sensors include components, sensors, and instruments sensitive to fields and particles able to perform characterization of Earth and planetary atmospheres and space environment as well as vehicle and habitat monitoring. This area covers field (X-ray, electric, magnetic, etc.) and particle (neutral, ionic, plasma, etc.) detectors, atomic and molecular species assignment, sample handling, environment sensors, electromagnetic wave-based sensors, and extreme environment sensors.
Below are our faculty affiliates whose research fall under this taxonomy category.