Geospatial sensing can map surface and sub-surface layers in terms of physical characteristics.
Research Stream Overview
Geospatial Remote Sensing research intersects the traditional disciplines of Geology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Studies, Anthropology, and Geography. The research questions our FRI students investigate, in particular, are to better understand subsurface features of Earth and, thus, contribute to addressing today’s environmental problems.
Research Questions (2016-17)
- Pilot study to detect landmines with UAV mounted thermal infrared
- Aerospace & Defense Category Winner in Tech Brief's Create the Future Design Contest 2018: Detecting Plastic Landmines (description & video) Baur J, Frazer W, deSmet T, Nikulin A
- Long term forensic study to detect pig cadavers with geophysical methods
In addition, there are other projects that the students participate in:
- Poverty Point World Heritage site - Native American ancient mound-builders in Louisiana
- Nantahala National Forest "Trail of Tears" remediation site in North Carolina
- Spanish mission site in Tallahassee, Florida
- Queen Esther's Town - site of Delaware Native Americans in eastern Pennsylvania
Research Stream Laboratory Courses