Physics and Astronomy
Physical and Mathematical Sciences
First Faculty Advisor
Quantum Dots, Computational Imaging, Inverse Problem, Python, MATLAB, Spectrometer
Miniature spectrometers are of great interest to NASA as necessary instrumentation is scaled down and optimized for specific space application. Semiconductor nanocrystals called quantum dots (QD) are being used to create a miniature high-resolution filter-based spectrometer, with the goal of use in space within 5 years. Computational imaging techniques— such as automated image analysis and mathematical spectrum reconstruction algorithms—are key to making the QD spectrometer a reality. This thesis will discuss the process of developing these computational methods, along with the improvements that have occurred from previous work.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Richardson, Joseph, "COMPUTATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF A MINIATURE QUANTUM DOT SPECTROMETER FOR USE IN SPACE" (2021). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 176.