First Seminars 2011: Optical Instrumentation and Remote Sensing Technologies Division

The first seminar of 2011 was marked by a full presentation of the main projects of the Optical Instrumentation and Remote Sensing Technologies Division of CEFOP.

On Thursday January 6, researchers and students gathered at the first seminar of the year, to share the challenges that this team will take over during 2011, in the area of telecommunications and positioning technologies and optical instrumentation.

The seminar began with the presentation of Mauricio Arenas, engineer and project manager of the Satellite Remote Sensing Laboratory, who spoke of the construction and operation of a security system for forest harvesting tasks designed to Forestal Celco SA, which is now in scaling stage.

After introduction of M.Arenas, it was the turn of the guest Dr. Giancarlo Vilela de Faria, researcher member of the Opto-electronics and Telecommunications Research Center of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Rio de Janeiro, who spoke about the development of a remote monitoring system based on GPS.

The third topic of the day was delivered by master’s student in Physics, Sebastian Etcheverry, who explained the details about the technique he learned from Oscar Mesquita, professor at the Universidad Federal de Minas de Gerais, called “Blur Microscopy” with which he’ll start a study of dynamic biological systems in one of the laboratories of the division.

And finally, graduate student in physics, Rodrigo Fuentes, talked about two projects in progress in the field of optical instrumentation for the design and construction of a DOAS and LIDAR system for atmospheric monitoring.

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