Data Inversion For a New Spectral Imaging Technique

Southwest Research Institute
2009 – 2010
  • Zachary (Zack) Dodds
  • Richard C Haskell
Arthur D. Eigenbrot (’10)
Zeke F. Koziol (’10)
William R. Scott (’10)
Martijn F. van Schaardenburg (’10)

The SHAZAM system is able to take very high resolution data of the Sun’s magnetic field through a new technique called Stereoscopic Spectroscopy.  This technique combines a unique instrument setup with new reduction algorithms to allow for full integration over all wavelengths and spatial dimensions.  This Clinic project produced a data processing pipeline that performs standard data reduction, cross correlation stereoscopy, and newly developed differential stereoscopy on recorded data in order to produce final magnetograms.

The Physics Clinic program presents opportunities for students to work on practical projects relevant to industrial work. Students work on teams of 3–5 on a sponsored research or development project.