Gilles600Jerome Gilles has received a President’s Leadership Fund  grant “Restoring Algorithms for Imaging through Atmospheric Turbulence.”

Turbulence mitigation algorithms have gained a lot of attention in the last decade and several algorithms are now available. Unfortunately, since this problem is generally involved in Defense applications, there is no common dataset to assess such algorithms. The purpose of Gilles’ grant is to create a free open dataset of observations acquired through atmospheric turbulence.  A camera with different lenses will be purchased to run several scenarios of interest for the Defense community. The project involves an undergraduate student and we expect to use the proximity of the desert to make several observation by the end of the Summer. It is expected that this dataset will be released online by the end of 2016.  Pictured: Nicholas Ferrante (SDSU), and Dr. Gilles.