The goal of CERSER is to develop and implement innovative and relevant research collaboration focused on ice sheet, coastal, ocean, and marine research.
The ECSU Center of Excellence in Remote Sensing Education and Research (CERSER) is the home of the IEEE-Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Eastern North Carolina Chapter #03181. CERSER capability includes a SeaSpace TeraScan SeaWiFS and HRPT system composed of the following components: Polar Orbiting Tracking Antenna (1.2m); Global Positioning System (GPS) Antenna/Receiver; Telemetry Receive; SGP Interface Unit (SGPI); Uninterruptible Power Supply. The CERSER Laboratory consists of fifteen computer workstations containing Linux and Windows; remote storage areas of research information; servers including a local web server, file server, and an online course server. Also available is an undergraduate research lab consisting of twenty-two Silicon Graphics workstations and a second lab housing twenty-five PC/Macintosh workstations and several servers.
The CERSER research vessel is a Sea Pro Model 210 Fiberglass boat and trailer with UHF Radio, Raytheon 300 GPS and Raytheon 365 Depth Finder. The vessel is used for support of ground truthing and water sample collection associated with many of the remote sensing research projects.
The Imagenex SportScan is a dual channel, high-resolution, digital sidescan sonar. The sonar/PC Features of the SportScan include an 8-bit, digital data over a full-duplex RS-232 link, 30 m depth rating, 23 m (75’) tow cable included, up to 240 m (800’) total coverage, GPS interface, speed correction, and height/length measurements.
Ground Penetrating Radar
The SIR-3000 by Geophysical Survey Systems, Inc. is the latest GPR data acquisition system and the industry’s number one choice for data accuracy and versatility. The SIR-3000 is a small, lightweight system designed for single user operation. The SIR-3000 incorporates advanced signal processing and display capability for ‘in-the-field’ 3D imaging. The high-performance, single-channel radar system is designed for professionals and includes RADAN 6 software package, GPR signal processing and interpretation software, 3D Quick Draw Analysis, and 3D Data interpretation software.