In the course of any major research endeavor, the initiation of numerous smaller milestone tasks and sub-assemblies are integral to moving forward. The Submillimeter-Wave Technology Laboratory (STL) at the University of Massachusetts Lowell is deeply committed to all aspects of the academic learning process. By functioning as both a World-Class radar research facility and as an academic research institution, graduating students leave STL with real-world laboratory experience, affirming all aspects of their major course of study.
Under the direct supervision of a mentor, graduate and undergraduate students are given a diverse array of project types based on immediate needs of the Laboratory, the student's individual interest, and the applicability to their major course of study.
Below is a brief listing of current Academic Research projects:
- Terahertz Gas Absorption Spectroscopy
- High Speed Terahertz Scanner Systems
- Prototype Opto-Mechanic Design and Fabrication
- Ultra-Low Flow Rate Molecular Gas System
- Reflection-Based Tomographic Reconstruction of Radar Imagery
- Algorithm Generation using National Instruments' LabView
- Automated Object QTVR photography
- Terahertz Gaussian Beam Optics Design
- Terahertz Materials Characterization using a BWO
- Upgrades to STL's six High Power, Ultra-Stable Carbon Dioxide Laser Systems
- Laboratory Conditions Monitor Sensor Modules
- Travel to Perform Upgrades to Systems Currently Deployed at the South Pole