AE Presents: Auburn University's Brian Thurow

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    • Thursday September 1, 2016
      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: Montgomery Knight Building Room 317
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Summary Sentence: Auburn's Aerospace Engineering Department Chair will speak

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You are invited to hear

Dr. Brian Thurow

Department Chair
Auburn University Aerospace Engineering
Montgomery Knight 317 @ 3:30 p.m.

"3D Flow Visualization with Plenoptic Cameras"


Dr. Thurow will present his innovative research on 3D optical diagnostics for fluid dynamic and other measurements.    The presentation will focus on recent developments he has made using plenoptic cameras for 3D flow visualization.  Plenoptic cameras utilize a microlens array placed near an image sensor to measure both the position and angle of light rays that are captured by the camera.   By recording light in this manner, one can computationally refocus or change the perspective of an image after it has been acquired.  The main strength of this approach is that 3D information about a flow can be recorded with a simple, compact, single-camera system that is relatively robust and easy-to-use.  The goal of this presentation is to teach the audience about this technology, demonstrate some areas of recent success, discuss future applications and hopefully inspire the audience to think of new ways that they might be able to use this unique technology.

About Dr. Thurow
Dr. Brian Thurow joined Auburn University in 2005 after receiving his B.S. (1999), M.S. (2001) and Ph.D. (2005) from The Ohio State University.  He is currently the W. Allen and Martha Reed Associate Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and started serving as the Department Chair in Summer 2016.  His research laboratory, the Advanced Flow Diagnostics Laboratory, has focused on the development of high repetition rate (order 1 MHz) optical diagnostics for turbulent flow measurements and, more recently, the development of plenoptic camera technology for 3-D flow visualization.  Sponsors include AFOSR, ARO, NSF, NASA, Sandia National Laboratories and others.

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In Campus Calendar

School of Aerospace Engineering

Invited Audience
Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
aerospace engineering
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