EOL's Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research Internship Project Seminar

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 15:00 to 16:30
FL2-1001 Small Seminar Room
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EOL's Summer Undergraduate Program for Engineering Research Internship Project Seminar

Please join us for a seminar given by our four SUPER interns as they present the projects they have been working on this summer.

Julian Claudio: The NCAR balloon borne replicator is an instrument used by MMM to replicate ice crystals in upper atmospheric clouds. A team of German scientists working with Carl Schmitt bought two of the instruments. However, there were no existing 3D models or engineering drawings of the instrument. My job was to document, redesign, and create engineering drawings of the replicator so that it could be manufactured for the team of scientists who purchased the instruments. The replicators were successfully manufactured, assembled, and sent to Germany late in July.

Nicholas DeCicco: Changing computer architectures and language specifications, and the reduced availability (or complete unavailability) of legacy computer hardware, software compilers, and storage media can make preserving access to legacy data difficult if not impossible. GENPRO-I was a data acquisition system including a file format of the same name, used by NCAR/EOL to store observational weather data from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. No remaining usable software existed to read this format. NetCDF is a modern format which may be adapted to store any type of data, and has established itself as the de facto standard for portable data storage in the atmospheric sciences. With this project, a set of software programs were developed to convert legacy GENPRO-I data to the modern NetCDF format to make this data available once more to researchers for analysis

Matthew Daily: GNI Analyzer: Creating a Modern Software Framework for a Ground-Based Imaging and Analysis Instrument The aim of this project was to create an object-oriented and networked software framework for command and control operation of the Giant Nuclei Impactor (GNI) Analyzer imaging and analysis instrument. By using modern software tools and object-oriented design, we created an expandable and modular software interface which enables control and monitoring of USB analog/digital I/O devices, an RS232-based microscope stage controller, and FireWirebased cameras all from a remote computer.

Joseph Ronsivalle: EOL's Mobile 449 MHz Wind Profiler, intended for rapid deployment on a variety of transport platforms, is scheduled for completion in 2017. Electronic components for the system, both COTS and custom, were tested in isolation to verify that performance was within acceptable limits. The results were documented for use during system integration.


August 10th, 2016 • 3:00 p.m. • FL2-1001 Small Seminar Room 

Seminar will be live webcast at  http://www.fin.ucar.edu/it/mms/fl2-live.htm‚Äč