The goal of the research currently being conducted by the members of the Astro-Metrology Group is to apply physics techniques to various problems in astrophysics, astrometry, interferometry, and related areas. In particular, they adapt new concepts to the measurement of astronomical systems through design and production of novel instruments and use of advanced image processing techniques. Resources include access to data obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope and Ground-based Adaptive Opitics Systems. Currently, our team is developing the "Lunar laser Ranging Retroreflector for the 21st Century" that is to be carried to the lunar surface by the Moon Express, Corp. in the second quarter of 2017.

Personnel

Research Areas

    • Imaging in the Eagle Nebula
    • Hubble Space Telescope - Eta Carinae
    • Hubble Space Telescope - Uranus Satellites/Rings
    • Adaptive Optics - Image Processing
    • Lageos - Spin Access Motion
    • Change Detection Interferometry
    • Chaos - Sunspot Prediction
    • LAGEOS-I SPIN AXIS MONITORING PROGRAM

Research Group Website: www.physics.umd.edu/rgroups/am/

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