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Industry Distinguished Lecturer Program-GRSS chapter

December 16, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am IST

Dear all,
Greetings from IEEE student branch IIT Indore and GRSS chapter.
The IEEE GRSS chapter is delighted to present webinars by leading professionals in Earth observations as part of the Industry Distinguished Lecturer Program.
Please find the link to attend the webinars: Microsoft teams link
Speaker:Mr. Christopher Rampersad, VP of Engineering at Earth Daily Analytics in Vancouver, Canada
Topic:Trade-offs between space hardware and ground processing, image formation and calibration
Date and Time:16th Dec, 2021,9:30 am – 10:30 am IST
  This seminar explores some of the trade-offs often made between satellite and ground, the reasons satellite image providers manipulate the image pixels prior to delivery, some of the manipulations that are done prior to generating products, and strategies for determining if the data provider has accurately processed and calibrated the imagery. By the end of this session, participants will understand how to reliably incorporate well executed processing by satellite data providers into their data stream.  
Speaker’s biography:
Mr. Christopher Rampersad:
  Chris is currently the VP of Engineering (Acting) at UrtheCast, a leading-edge earth observation company based in Vancouver, Canada. He is responsible for the overall engineering activities for the upcoming UrtheDaily mission, which will power geoanalytics at a daily global scale with true scientific quality 5-meter resolution imagery. Chris has been developing mission solutions and software algorithms for improving image quality in earth observation sensors for over 15 years for some of industries’ leading satellites including the WorldView Constellation, as well as other classified projects. He holds a Master of Applied Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto Institute for Aerospace Studies (UTIAS), a B. Eng in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University in Ottawa and a BSc in Physics (Honours) from the University of Manitoba. For the past 6 years, Chris has been employed at UrtheCast where he acted as a ground and space systems engineer, technical lead for UrtheCast’s optical processing system, and technical commissioning lead for the Theia medium resolution and Iris high-resolution video sensor (World’s first colour high-resolution video from space). Chris also worked at MDA in Vancouver for 9 years as a ground segment technical lead on a variety of earth observation satellites and sensors including the RapidEye Constellation. 


December 16, 2021
9:30 am - 10:30 am IST


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