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Timothy Kane

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

121 Electrical Engineering East

tjk7@psu.edu

814-863-8727

Research Areas:

Remote Sensing and Space Systems

Interest Areas:

Optical Remote Sensing, Laser Radar, Lidar, Atmospheric and Oceanic Dynamics and Chemistry, Space Weather and Science

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Journal Articles

  • T.-Y. Huang and Timothy J Kane, 2013, "Examining methods used in extracting long-term thermospheric density trends", Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 97, pp. 115-124
  • M. E. Zugger, J. F. Kasting, D. M. Williams, Timothy J Kane and C. R. Philbrick, 2011, "Searching for water earths in the near-infrared", The Astrophysical Journal, 739, (1)
  • J. S. Kim, D. Spencer, Timothy J Kane and J. Urbina, 2011, "Improvement of numerical TIE-GCM by incorporating Helium data from the empirical NRLMSISE-00 model", JASTP, 77, pp. 19-25
  • M. E. Zugger, J. F. Kasting, D. M. Williams, Timothy J Kane and C. R. Philbrick, 2010, "Light Scattering from Exoplanet Oceans and Atmospheres", The Astrophysical Journal, 723, pp. 1168-1179
  • L. Qian, S. C. Solomon and Timothy J Kane, 2009, "Seasonal variation of thermospheric density and composition", J. Geophys. Res., 114, pp. A01312
  • M. E. Zugger, A. M. Messner, Timothy J Kane, J. Prentice and L. Mullen, 2008, "Volume scattering function of phytoplankton: measurements and comparison of species at scattering angles between 1 and 170 degrees", Limnol. Oceanogr., 53, pp. 381-386
  • L. Qian, Timothy J Kane, R. Roble and S. Solomon, 2006, "Calculated and observed climate change in the thermosphere, and a prediction for solar cycle 24", Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, pp. L23705

Research Projects

  • September 2015 - August 2019, "NeTS: Medium: Collaborative Research: Flexible All-Wireless Inter-Rack Fabric for Datacenters Using Free-Space Optics," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • February 2017 - February 2018, "STTR Phase I: Novel Compact Ceilometer," (Sponsor: Fibertek, Inc.).
  • June 2017 - November 2018, "Foveated Imaging Approaches for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Applications," (Sponsor: Manufacturing Techniques, Inc.).
  •  2017 -  2018, "Ameriflux site Cielometer," (Sponsor: DOE (via Fibertek, Inc./STTR)).
  • March 2008 - February 2018, "Educational Partnership Agreement - equipment loan," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Air Force).
  • February 2012 - January 2017, "I/UCRC on Optical Wireless Applications," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • November 2014 - October 2017, "Study and Conceptual Implementation of Raptor Eye Characteristics," (Sponsor: US Army Armament Research Development & Engineering Center (ARDEC)).
  • February 2012 - January 2017, "I/UCRC on Optical Wireless Applications," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • November 2014 - November 2017, ""Study and Conceptual Implementation of Raptor Eye Characteristics"," (Sponsor: Naval Sea Systems Command).
  • February 2012 - March 2016, "I/UCRC on Optical Wireless Applications," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • July 2013 - July 2014, "CMBR Symmetry Investigation," (Sponsor: Thiel Foundation).
  • February 2010 - January 2012, "Planning Grant:: I / UCRC for Optical Wireless Application.," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • October 2008 - April 2011, "Optical Characterization of the Cavity Wall of a Supercavitating Vehicle," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • October 2008 - October 2010, "Optical Characterization of the Cavity Wall of a Supercavitating Vehicle," (Sponsor: Office of Naval Research).
  • February 2007 - February 2010, "ShADOE: Engineering and Atmospheric Applications," (Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
  • February 2007 - February 2010, "ShADOE: Engineering and Atmospheric Applications," (Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
  • March 2006 - February 2010, "Collaborative Research: Generation of Global Forecasts of Middle and Upper Atmospheric Gravity Wave Activity as Applied to the Prediction of Equatorial Spread-F (ESF)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • March 2006 - February 2009, "Collaborative Research: Generation of Global Forecasts of Middle and Upper Atmospheric Gravity Wave Activity as Applied to the Prediction of Equatorial Spread-F (ESF)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • March 2006 - February 2008, "Collaborative Research: Generation of Global Forecasts of Middle and Upper Atmospheric Gravity Wave Activity as Applied to the Prediction of Equatorial Spread-F (ESF)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • January 2006 - December 2008, "LWS: Quantification of the Thermospheric Density Response to Solar Forcing," (Sponsor: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research).
  • January 2006 - December 2008, "LWS: Quantification of the Thermospheric Density Response to Solar Forcing," (Sponsor: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research).
  • March 2006 - February 2007, "Collaborative Research: Generation of Global Forecasts of Middle and Upper Atmospheric Gravity Wave Activity as Applied to the Prediction of Equatorial Spread-F (ESF)," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • January 2006 - December 2007, "LWS: Quantification of the Thermospheric Density Response to Solar Forcing," (Sponsor: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research).
  • January 2006 - December 2006, "LWS: Quantification of the Thermospheric Density Response to Solar Forcing," (Sponsor: University Corporation for Atmospheric Research).
  • November 2005 - December 2005, "Atmospheric Effects," (Sponsor: BAE Systems).

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Work, NTT Committee, January 2018
  • Committee Work, Chairperson, Undergraduate Curriculum Committee, 2016
  • Committee Work, Chairperson, Program Evaluation Committee (and ABET, etc.), 2016
  • Other, Faculty Mentor, HKN, HKN, 2016
  • Committee Work, Advisor, EE Advisory Committee, 2016
  • Advisor, Lunar Lion Team, September 2011 - December 2015
  • Other, Chairperson, Waynick Lecture, Waynick Lecture, 2011
  • Assistance to Student Organizations, Mentor, Advisor, IEEE, IEEE, July 2010
  • Administrative Support Work, Schreyer Admissions, Schreyer Admissions, 2008
  • Other, Schreyer Honors Advisor, January 2000

Service to External Organizations:

  • Reviewer IGARSS 2018, February 2018 - February 2018
 


 

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