EOL Seminar: 2017 SUPER (Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research) Student Project Seminar

NCAR’s Earth Observing Laboratory presents this summer’s SUPER student project seminar. Each of our three students will give a presentation over the projects they worked on during the course of their internships. Please join us in support of our student’s hard work.

Matt Daily – UC Santa Barbara
Aerosis EOL’s real-time and post-processing data display program, primarily used by researchers and instrument operators to visualize data collected from various instruments during research flights. The aim of this project was to extend Aeros’ post-processing and display capabilities by adding support for 2D files generated from two-dimensional optical array probes, primarily used to image and size cloud particles. By loading a 2D file into Aeros, users are presented with both visual and quantitative information about cloud particle sizes, shapes, and distribution.

Terrie Yang – UC Berkeley
Cloud-Hosted Real-time Data Services for the Geosciences (CHORDS) is a low-cost and easily accessible platform for scientists and research teams to gather, monitor, and visualize real-time data. Improvements to the system were made by researching technologies and standards, developing software, and implementing specific features for the portal. One key feature that helped increase interoperability and adherence to geoscience standards was the addition of controlled vocabularies in the form of metadata. The portal’s first archive system, CUAHSI’s HydroServer Lite, was also integrated in order to provide a reliable database to store hydrologic data long term.

Alfredo Morales – University of Florida
The ozone detection instrument employed by EOL relies on several components that must be monitored and controlled to achieve accurate measurements in high-altitude atmospheric research. To account for all the dynamic parameters, a data acquisition system (DAQ) is used alongside the instrument, to control the temperature, valve settings, power supply, and other critical variables. Since the instrumentation used in the aircraft was upgraded, the DAQ also had to be upgraded. Therefore, a new DAQ box had to be designed to meet several design goals. Structurally, the new box needed to reduce both size and weight to account for the new instruments in the aircraft. It also had to be modified to accommodate changes in the internal data acquisition hardware and power supply. Finally, the new box was designed to be cheaper to manufacture, and easier to install and operate in flight than its predecessor. To accomplish these goals, Solidworks was used to create several 3D models of new and existing components, as well as to create a 3D model of the complete assembly.

Seminar will be webcast at: http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl-live.htm
Wednesday August 9, 2017 2:00pm
FL2-1022 Large Auditorium
3450 Mitchell Lane Boulder, CO

Seminar Contact: Meghan Stell (meghan@ucar.edu


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1022 Large Auditorium

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Announcement Timing: 
August 8, 2017 to August 9, 2017
Calendar Timing: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm