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Richard Christopher Olsen

Professor
Physics
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-2019
Education
  • PhD - University of California-San Diego 1980
    Major: Physics
Other Experience
  • 1986 - 1987 Associate Research Professor, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
  • 1982 - 1986 Assistant Research Professor, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
  • 1980 - 1982 Research Associate, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
  • 1976 - 1980 Research Assistant, University of California, San Diego, CA
Research Interests
Remote sensing, focused currently on problems involving 3-dimensional imaging with passive and active optical systems
Teaching Interests
Remote Sensing
Space Environment

Awards

  • 2012 - Hamming Award, Naval Postgraduate School

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 1995 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • 1995 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
  • 1995 American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
  • 1976 American Geophysical Union

Scholarly Work

Publications
Presentations
  • Oral Presentation
  • Kim, A. M. (Author & Presenter), Kruse, F. A. (Author), & Olsen, R. C. (Author), SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing, "Integrated analysis of light detection and ranging (LiDAR) and hyperspectral imagery (HSI) data," SPIE, MD, United States. (April 1, 2016).
  • Miller, C. I. (Author & Presenter), Olsen, R. C. (Author), thomas, J. j. (Author), Kim, A. M. (Author), & Metcalf, J. P. (Author), SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing, "Application of image classification techniques to multispectral lidar point cloud data," MD, United States. (April 1, 2016).
  • Metcalf, J. P. (Author & Presenter), & Olsen, R. C. (Author), SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing, "Evaluation of terrestrial photogrammetric point clouds derived from thermal imagery," MD, United States. (April 1, 2016).
  • Olsen, R. C., GEOINT 2015, "The World in 3D: Point Cloud Technology," DC. (June 24, 2015).
  • Olsen, R. C.,Kim, A. (Author & Presenter), & Beland, M. (Author), SPIE Defense + Security Sensors, Imaging, and Optics for a Safer World Technologies, "Simulation of small-footprint full-waveform LiDAR propagation through a tree canopy in 3D," SPIE, MD, United States. (April 22, 2015).
  • Olsen, R. C. (Author), Kim, A. (Author & Presenter), & Runyon, S. (Author), SPIE Defense + Security Sensors, Imaging, and Optics for a Safer World Technologies, "Comparison of full-waveform, single-photon sensitive, and discrete analog LIDAR data". (April 1, 2015).
  • Paper
  • Olsen, R. C. (Author & Presenter), & Metcalf, J. P. (Author), Defense and Security, "Visualization and analysis of lidar waveform data," SPIE, Anaheim Convention Center, CA, United States. (April 1, 2017).
  • Kim, A. (Author), Olsen, R. C. (Author & Presenter), & Beland, M. (Author), SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing, "Simulated full-waveform lidar compared to Riegl VZ-400 terrestrial laser scans," SPIE, MD, United States. (April 19, 2016).