Intern Alex Rinaldi won 1st place in the Engineering and Computer Sciences category at the 2016-2017 California State University, Bakersfield Student Research Competition. Alex will be moving on to present at the statewide competition hosted at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in April.
In Alex’s research, he enlarged and enhanced low-quality images to get high-quality images without the need for more expensive equipment. The application is to enlarge thermal images of solar panels to make hot spot detection easier, or to detect damaged areas that need to be replaced without the need for high quality thermal cameras.
We wish Alex the best of luck during his presentation at Cal Poly SLO!