PhD. Scholarship available (Marsden funded) High-Resolution Imaging of Near-Earth Objects and Space Debris: Real-Time Atmospheric Tomographic Signal Processing

Status: Current

Dates: 2019 - 2022

Māori Relevant Content: Yes


  • Royal Society of New Zealand (Marsden Fund, 2019 - 2022)

Project Abstract

A 3-year Ph.D. Scholarship (stipend + tuition fees) is available in the Computational Design & Adaptation (CDA) research Group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

The research project is concerned with development and implementation of signal and image processing algorithms for predicting a distortion function while viewing an artificial satellite or large space debris objects thorough atmospheric turbulence and with the aid of a 60 cm to 100 cm optical telescope. The project focuses on novel computational methods and algorithm development to implement methods such as atmospheric tomography to achieve real-time performance. This project is in collaboration with other adaptive optics and computational imaging groups, such as University of New South Wales in Canberra.

Good theoretical and computational skills, and a very good undergraduate degree in physics (optics) or electrical/computer engineering. A background in signal and/or image processing would be an advantage.

To apply:
Email a cv, a short statement of research interests, names and email addresses of two referees, and your academic transcript to Dr Steve Weddell at

Researchers - UC Staff

Researchers - Non-UC Staff

  • Andrew Lambert: Associate Investigator; ADFA

Associated Groups

Subject Area: Disciplines