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Palo, Scott E

Charles Victor Schelke Endowed Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Palo's research focuses on measuring and understanding the physical processing that control the Earth's upper atmosphere. He develops ground-based radar systems and small satellite systems to study the relevant atmospheric phenomena. He is also Associate Director of the NSF SpectrumX center focused on challenges pertaining to the use of the radio spectrum.


  • Small satellite design, meteor radar, upper atmosphere remote sensing, space science, ionosphere-mesosphere-thermosphere physics, remote sensing instrumentation, radio spectrum


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courses taught

  • ASEN 3300 - Aerospace Electronics and Communications
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Provides the fundamentals of electronics and communications widely used in aerospace engineering. Includes analog instrumentation electronics, data acquisition, digital electronics and radio communication.
  • ASEN 5018 - Graduate Projects II
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
  • ASEN 6028 - Graduate Projects II
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Spring 2023 / Fall 2023
    Exposes MS and PhD students to leadership positions in project management and systems engineering while working a complex aerospace engineering project as part of a project team. The project team may perform some or all of the following project activities during this second semester of the two-semester course sequence: requirements definition, design and design review, build, test, and verification. Recommended prerequisite: ASEN 4138 or ASEN 5148 or ASEN 5018 or ASEN 5158 or instructor consent required.
  • ASEN 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
  • ECEN 6950 - Master's Thesis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019


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