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Peter Delfyett, University Distinguished Professor, University Trustee Chair and Pegasus Professor, College of Optics and Photonics

Amount Awarded (non-recurring)


Project Summary

The money will be used to build a test bed for sparse aperture array imaging that will serve as a cornerstone of next generation, space-based imaging modalities. The approach aims to exploit the revolution in optical laser technology, positioning UCF to create a system of mini-satellites with optical technology that would allow a viewer to read 10-point font text on a page from 600 miles away, such as reading text on a cell phone from low Earth orbit. If successful, the team expects UCF would be positioned to compete for a variety of big grant proposals and contracts from multiple agencies.


  • Stephen Eikenberry
  • MJ Soileau
  • Rodrigo Amezcua Correa
  • Noemi Pinilla-Alonso
  • Yan Fernandez

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