DSU Optics Scientist Awarded Three-Year $727,691 NASA Research Grant



DOVER, Del. – Dr. Renu Tripathi, professor of physics and engineering, has been
awarded a three-year $727,691 grant from NASA EPSCoR (National Aeronautics and
Space Administration – Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research).
The funding will support her research that aims to develop a new laser-based remote
magnetometer for measurement of the earth’s magnetic field at mesospheric altitude (the
atmosphere 31 to 50 miles above the surface of the earth).

She, along with her co-principal investigator Dr. Gour Pati, will collaborate on field tests
with a team from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. If successfully developed, the
technology could be used to develop future satellite mission concepts.

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