The annual World Space Week is the largest international celebration of space science and technology and their contributions to the betterment of the human condition. Find out more about it at http://www.worldspaceweek.org. "Remote Sensing: Enabling Our Future" is the theme of this year’s event and the museum is hosting three public talks by local experts.
Friday, October 7 | 2 p.m.
Advanced IR Imaging for Rapid Decision Support
Wellesley Pereira, Ph.D. and Gabe Mounce, Air Force Research Laboratory
The Air Force current utilizes advanced infrared (IR) imaging systems to aid the military in remote sensing of battlefield scenarios and civilian or scientific applications. This presentation will give an overview of the experimentation and research taking place at Air Force Research Laboratory, New Mexico to develop advanced IR sensors for use in space.Wellesley Pereira has a background in Astronomical Instrumentation and Space Sciences, which he has combined with the world of Infrared Physics, Optics, and Engineering, and now leads the research and development of advanced scientific and experimental payloads. He also serves as the Associate Editor of the SPIE Journal of Applied Remote Sensing. Gabe Mounce is a Senior Electronics Engineer and directs research activities focused on increasing the reliability, survivability, and performance of space electronics used in the U.S. Air Force and other federal agency space systems. Mr. Mounce has degrees from New Mexico State University and the Air Force Institute of Technology. Both work at the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Vehicles Directorate in Albuquerque.