Speaker: Amit Aides
Affiliation: Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Technion
Large Scale Recovery of Scattering Media: The Atmosphere as a Case Study
The composition of the earth’s atmosphere has a vital effect on life on earth. Accordingly, the task of monitoring its contents, i.e. aerosol and cloud concentrations, draws much interest in science and engineering. Currently, the methods employed in monitoring the atmosphere require expensive equipment, retrieve only partial data or use simplified models (e.g. horizontally uniform atmosphere). To address these shortcomings, in this thesis, we propose both a novel system and new algorithms to sense and analyze the atmosphere. Our system, a distributed ground-based network of cameras, is scalable, low cost and enables three dimensional (3D) observations in high spatial and temporal resolution. To leverage these new capabilities, we develop unique reconstruction algorithms. Our camera network in conjunction with these algorithms paves the way to 3D recovery of the atmosphere.