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Development and Characterisation of a Modified Digital Camera for UV Reflectance Measurements from Building Materials


Topic ID
185

Thesis Topic/Title
Development and Characterisation of a Modified Digital Camera for UV Reflectance Measurements from Building Materials

Description

Recent research in UV radiation physics has shown that reflection of ultraviolet (UV) radiation of man-made structures can be highly influential on an individual’s UV exposure, with outdoor workers being particularly prone to increased exposure due to UV reflection from surfaces such as metal. However, whilst measurements have been investigated on a limited array of surface types and have been reported for those surface types, there is no straightforward measurement mechanism that outdoor workers or any other researcher (who has no access to the highly specialised equipment) can use to simply identify a highly UV reflective surface in their immediate vicinity. This project will develop a method for the measurement of UV reflectance that can be used by researchers, and other interested parties to map UV reflectance on a variety of surfaces. This will be achieved by using existing UV sensitive technology such as CMOS sensors (digital cameras). Algorithms will be developed and used to extract reflectance information from the sensors.


Principal Supervisor

Associate Supervisors

Research Affiliations
  • International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences
  • School of Agricultural, Computational and Environmental Sciences

Field of Research
  • Atmospheric Sciences
  • Optical Physics
  • Other Physical Sciences


Application Open Date
04/06/2016

Application Close Date
04/06/2019

USQ Scholarship Applications

Pre-approved for Ethics
No

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