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Graduate Students of Professor David G. Long, Ph.D.

Brigham Young University, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department

Students

  • Post-Doc: 2
  • Ph.D.: 16 + 2 in progress
  • Masters: 46 + 4 in progress

Post-Doctorial Students (2)

  • Salvador Gutierrez, 2001-2003.
  • Aaron Paget, 2013-

Ph.D. Students (16)

  • Michael I. Duersch, Backprojection for Synthetic Aperture Radar, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2013.
  • Keith M. Stuart, Application of SeaWinds Scatterometer Data to the Study of Antarctic Icebergs, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2012. (4.7 MB PDF*)
  • Michael P. Owen, Signal Scatterometer Contamination Mitigation, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2010. (32 MB PDF*)
  • Brent A. Williams, Signal Processing Methods for Ultra High Resolution Scatterometry, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2010. (11 MB PDF*)
  • Evan C. Zaugg, Generalized Image Formation for Pulsed and LFM-CW Synthetic Aperture Radar, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2010.
  • Derek L. Hudson, Improving Accuracy in Microwave Radiometry via Probability and Inverse Problem Theory, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2009. (3.7 MB PDF*)
  • Congling Nie, Wind/Rain Backscatter Modeling and Wind/Rain Retrieval for Scatterometer and Synthetic Aperture Radar, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2008. (26.4 MB PDF*)
  • Haroon Stephen, Microwave Remote Sensing of Saharan Ergs and Amazon Vegetation, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2006. (8.7 MB PDF*)
  • Ivan S. Ashcraft, Microwave Remote Sensing of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2004. (3.6 MB PDF*)
  • David W. Draper, Wind Scatterometry with Improvded Ambiguity Selection and Rain Modeling, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2003. (9.5 MB PDF*)
  • Peter K. Yoho, Satellite Scatterometers: Calibration using a Ground Station and Statistical Measurement Theory, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2003. (5.2 MB PDF*)
  • Michael W. Spencer, A Methodology for the Design of Spaceborne Pencil-Beam Scatterometer Systems, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2001. (7.2 MB PDF*)
  • Quinn P. Remund, Multisensor Microwave Remote Sensing in the Cryosphere, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2000. (33.5 MB PDF*)
  • Paul E. Johnson, Uncertainties in Oceanic Microwave Remote Sensing: the Radar Footprint, the Wind-Backscatter Relationship, and the Measurement Probability Density Function, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1999. (7.2 MB PDF*)
  • David S. Early, A Study of the Scatterometer Image Reconstruction Algorithm and Its Application to Polar Ice Studies, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1996. (3.9 MB PDF*)
  • Ryan Reed, Statistical Properties of the Sea Scattered Radar Return, Ph.D. Dissertation, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1996. (5.8 MB PDF*)

Masters Students (46)

  • Mark Crockett, Target Motion Estimation Techniques Sigle-channel SAR, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2014
  • John Barrus, Intercalibration of QuikSCAT and OSCAT Land Backscatter, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2013
  • Benjamin Dilsaver, Experiments with GMTI Radar using MicroDoppler, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2013. (13 MB PDF*)
  • Joseph W. Winkler, An Investigation into Ground Moving Target Indication (GMTI) Using a Single-Channel Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2013. (58 MB PDF*)
  • Kevin R. Moon, Investigations of the Dry Snow Zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet Using QuikSCAT, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2012. (4.2 MB PDF*)
  • Steven Reeves, Sea Ice Mapping Using Enhanced Resolution Advanced Scatterometer Images, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2012. (9.4 MB PDF*)
  • Krya M. Moon, Windowed Factorized Backprojection for Pulsed and LFM-CW Stripmap SAR, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2012. (1.4 MB PDF*)
  • Joshua P. Bradley, Extending the QuikSCAT Data Record with the Oceansat-2 Scatterometer, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2012. (55 MB PDF*)
  • Weston Jay Hullinger, Mitigation of Sea Ice Contamination in QuikSCAT Wind Retrieval, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2012. (2.4 MB PDF*)
  • Justin F. Penner, Development of a Ground-Based High-Resolution 3D-SAR System for Studying the Microwave Scattering Characteristics of Trees , Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2011. (6.7 MB PDF*)
  • Aaron M. Swan, Multi-year Arctic Sea Ice Classification Using QuikSCAT, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2011. (5.7 MB PDF*)
  • Brian A. Gunn, Scatterometer Image Reconstruction Tuning and Aperture Function Estimation for the Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer aboard the Earth Observing System, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2010. (14 MB PDF*)
  • Stephen J. Preston, Design and Feasibility Testing for a Ground-Based, Three-Dimensional Ultra-High-Resolution, Synthetic Aperture Radar to Image Snowpacks Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2010. (4 MB PDF*)
  • David D. Madsen, Coherent Change Detection for Synthetic Aperture Radar, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2010. (15 MB PDF*)
  • Faozi Said, An Evaluation of QuikSCAT UHR Wind Product's Effectiveness in Determining Selected Tropical Cyclone Characteristics, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2009. (46 MB PDF*) Working on a Ph.D. in Norway/France
  • Trevor H. Paulsen, Low Cost/High Prevision Flight Dynamics Estimation Using the Square-Root Unscented Kalman Filter, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2009. (5 MB PDF*)
  • Matthew Edwards, Design of a Continuous Wave Synthetic Aperture Radar System with Analog Dechirp, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Utah, 2009. (4 MB PDF*)
  • Matthew Tolman, A Detailed Look at the Omega-K Algorithm for Processing Synthetic Aperture Radar Data, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2008. (14 MB PDF*)
  • Benjamin Lambert, Monitoring the Antarctic Ice Sheet from space, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2008. (5.1 MB PDF*)
  • Seth Nielsen, A Wind and Rain Backscatter Model Derived from AMSR and SeaWinds Data Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2007. (1.2 MB PDF*)
  • Ryan Halterman, Observation and Tracking of Tropical Cyclones using Resolution Enhanced Scatterometry, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2006. (4.0 MB PDF*)
  • Brandon Hicks, Melt Detection and Estimation in Greenland using Tandem SeaWinds and QuikSCAT Scatterometers, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2006.
  • (21 MB PDF*)
  • Jeffrey R. Allen, An Analysis of SeaWinds Simultaneous Wind/Rain Retrieval in Severe Weather Events, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2005. (23 MB PDF*)
  • Michael I. Duersch, BYU Micro-SAR: A Very Small, Low-Power, LFM-CW Synthetic Aperture Radar, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2004. (15 MB PDF*)
  • Lukas Kunz, A New Method for Melt Detection on Antarctic Ice-Shelves and Scatterometer Calibration Verification, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2004. (21 MB PDF*)
  • Spencer S. Haycock, Frequency Estimation of Linear FM Scatterometer Pulses Received by the SeaWinds Calibration Ground Station, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2004. (5.4 MB PDF*)
  • David Duncan, Motion Compensation of Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2004. (5.4 MB PDF*). Completed a Ph.D. at the University of Rochester.
  • Jeremy Luke, High Resolution Wind Retrieval Using QuikSCAT, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2003. (4.9 MB PDF*)
  • Hyrum Anderson, Polar Sea Ice Mapping Using SeaWinds Data, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2003. (19.2 MB PDF*). Completed a Ph.D. at the University of Washington in 2010.
  • Jarom Ballatyne, Using Spaceborne Microwave Sensors to Track Large Antarctic Icebergs, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2002. (12.7 MB PDF*)
  • Andrew S. Fletcher, An Implementation of Field-Wise Wind Retrieval for SeaWinds on QuikSCAT, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2001. (1.6 MB PDF*) Completed a Ph.D.
  • Arden A. Anderson, Analysis and Usage of the QuikSCAT Calibration Ground Station, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 2000. (4.3 MB PDF*)
  • James E.H. Dyal, TRMM Sigma-0 Vegetation Signatures and Other Studies, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1999. (9 MB PDF*)
  • Benjamin E. Barrowes, YSCAT Backscatter Distributions, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1999. (2.9 MB PDF*) Completed a Ph.D. at MIT.
  • Stephen L. Richards, A Field-Wise Wind Retrival Algorithm for SeaWinds, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1999. (5.1 MB PDF*)
  • Gardner Watt, Vegetation Classification Using Seasonal Variations of Scatterometer Data at C-Band and Ku-Band, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1999. (1.7 MB PDF*)
  • Charles G. Brown, A Field-Wise Wind Retrival Algorithm for the NASA Scatterometer, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1998. (3.1 MB PDF*). Completed a Ph.D.
  • Amy E. Gonzales, An Assessment of the NASA Scatterometer Ambiguity Removal Technique, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1998. (862 kB PDF*)
  • Clarence J. Wilson III, Calibration of and Attitude Error Estimation for a Spaceborne Scatterometer Using Measurements Over Land, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1998. (6.5 MB PDF*)
  • Travis E. Oliphant, New Techniques for Wind Scatterometry, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1996. (4.1 MB PDF*). Completed a Ph.D. at the Mayo Clinic.
  • R. Scott Collier, Dependence of the Normalized Radar Cross Section on Bragg Wavelength: Wind Speed Sensitivity, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1994. (3.2 MB PDF*)
  • Douglas R. Daum, Application of Enhanced Resolution Imaging to SSM/I Data, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1994. (4.6 MB PDF*) Completed a Ph.D. from MIT.
  • Warren B. Davis, Enhanced Resolution Imaging from Remotely Sensed Microwave Data, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1993. (3.8 MB PDF*)
  • Gary Skouson, Calibration of Spaceborne Scatterometer Data, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1993.(30 MB PDF*)
  • Charles W. Hedelius, Development of a Wire Wave Gauge Array for Measuring Wind-Generated Water Waves, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1993.(29 MB PDF*)
  • Peter T. Whiting, Resolution Enhancement of Seasat Scatterometer Data, Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, 1992. (2.8 MB PDF*). Completed a Ph.D. at the University of Kansas.

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Last revised: Jan 2014