Utah State University
Brief Biographical Information:
Dominique Pautet was born in France. He studied with Dr. Guy Moreels at the Observaoire de Besancon in France on image processing of all-sky near-infrared images. Upon completion, he accepted a position as Post Doctoral Fellow at the Center for Atmospheric & Space Science at Utah State University to work with Prof. Michael J. Taylor.
His primary research activities have focussed on state-of-the-art near-IR imaging cameras and digital analysis techniques. His expertise is in image enhancement and topography.
Research on Leonid MAC:
Dominique Pautet helped operate the InGaAs cameras for near-IR imaging of airglow during the Leonid meteor storms.
Results included the first near-IR spectra of meteors and the discovery that tiny bits of meteoric matter are ejected at high speed from the spinning
meteoroids. More information here.
Research on Hyperseed MAC:
For the Hyperseed campaign, Pautet wil deploy the same cameras for studies of the near-IR emissions of the forebody radiation and wake.
Dominique Pautet, Guy Moreels. Optical tomographic imaging of dynamic features
of dense-scattering media JOSA A, Vol. 18 Issue 12 Page 3018 (December 2001)
Dominique Pautet, Guy Moreels. Ground-Based Satellite-Type Images of the Upper-Atmosphere Emissive Layer. Applied Optics, 41, p. 823-831 (10 February 2002).