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David G. Long, Ph.D.

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Associate Dean, BYU Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
Director, BYU Center for Remote Sensing
Professor, BYU Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
Head, Microwave Earth Remote Sensing (MERS) Laboratory
 
270 Clyde Building
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
 
(801) 422-4383
long@ee.byu.edu
(801) 422-0201

Research Interests

Microwave remote sensing, scatterometry, radar, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), resolution enhancement, signal processing, estimation theory, mesoscale atmospheric dynamics, and polar ice.

Research Description

As an essential tool for the study of the Earth microwave remote sensing can provide valuable information regarding the state of the oceans, polar regions, and vegetated areas. I am currently involved in interdisicplinary research and development of a variety of advanced microwave remote sensing instruments, techniques, and applications, including the development of mesoscale models of oceanic winds for use in model-based wind retrieval (estimation) algorithms from scatterometer data, resolution enhancement algorithms, sampling theory, cryosphere studies, as well as innovative SAR and scatterometer systems.

Selected specific research topics include:

  • Spaceborne wind scatterometry (radar remote sensing of oceanic winds)
  • Scatterometer model functions
  • Rain modeling and measurement
  • Remote sensing of polar ice
  • Remote sensing of tropical and subtropical vegetaion
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR)
  • Interferometric SAR
  • Resolution enhancement and reconstruction algorithms (e.g., SIR)
  • Compressive sensing

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Last updated: 1 Sep 2012