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Robert Kremens

Research Faculty
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science

585-475-7286
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Robert Kremens

Research Faculty
Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science
College of Science

Education

BS, The Cooper Union; MS, University of Rochester; MS, Ph.D., New York University

585-475-7286

Currently Teaching

IMGS-799
1 - 4 Credits
This course is a faculty-directed tutorial of appropriate topics that are not part of the formal curriculum. The level of study is appropriate for student in their graduate studies.
IMGS-542
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the techniques used for the testing of solid state imaging detectors such as CCDs (charge coupled device), CMOS, (complementary metal oxide semiconductor), and infrared arrays. Focal plane array users in industry, government and academia need to ensure that key operating parameters for such devices either fall within an operating range or that the limitation to the performance is understood. This is a hands-on course where the students will measure the performance parameters of a particular camera in detail.
IMGS-642
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the techniques used for the testing of solid state imaging detectors such as CCDs, CMOS and Infrared Arrays. Focal plane array users in industry, government and university need to ensure that key operating parameters for such devices either fall within an operating range or that the limitation to the performance is understood. This is a hands-on course where the students will measure the performance parameters of a particular camera in detail.
IMGS-451
3 Credits
This course provides an overview of the underlying physical concepts, designs, and characteristics of detectors used to sense electromagnetic radiation having wavelengths ranging from as short as X-rays to as long as millimeter radiation. The basic physical concepts common to many standard detector arrays will be reviewed. Some specific examples of detectors to be discussed include photomultipliers, micro channel plates, hybridized infrared arrays, positive-intrinsic-negative (PIN) detectors, and superconductor-insulator-superconductor (SIS) mixers. The use of detectors in fields such as astronomy, high energy physics, medical imaging and digital imaging will be discussed.

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Journal Paper
Kremens, Robert L., et al. "Tracking Diurnal Variation in Photosynthetic Down-Regulation Using Low Cost Spectroscopic Instrumentation." Sensors 15. (2015): 10616--10630. Print.
Kremens, R L., M B. Dickinson, and R L. Kremens. "Estimating the radiated flux density form wildland fires using the raw output of limited bandpass detectors.." Intl. J. of Wildland Fire 24. 4 (2015): 461--469. Print.
Kremens, R L., et al. "Experimental procedures characterizing firebrand generation in wildland fires.." Fire Technology. (2015): --. Print.
Kremens, R L., et al. "Measurements to Relate Fire Radiative Energy Density and Surface Fuel Consumption RxCADRE 2011 and 2012." Intl. J of Wildland Fire. (2015): --. Print.
Kremens, R L., et al. "Measuring radiant emissions from entire prescribed fires with ground, airborne and satellite sensors - RxCADRE 2012.." Intl. J. of Wildland Fire. (2015): --. Print.
Kremens, R L., et al. "The Ability of Winter Grazing to Reduce Wildfire Size and Fire-induced Plant Mortality was not Demonstrated: A Comment on Davies et al." Intl J. of Wildland Fire. (2015) Print.
Kremens, R L., et al. "Towards a new paradigm in fire severity research using dose-response experiments.." Intl. J. of Wildland Fire. (2015): --. Print.
Kremens, Robert, et al. "Tracking Diurnal Variation in Photosynthetic Down-regulation using Low Cost Spectroscopic Instrumentation." Sensors 15. 5 (2015): 10616--10630. Print.
Kremens, Robert L., et al. "Integrated Active Fire Retrievals and Biomass Burning Emissions Using Complementary Near-coincident Ground, Airborne and Spaceborne Sensor Data." Remote Sensing of Environment 140. (2014): 719-730. Print.
Kremens, Robert L. "Flame-front Scale Numerical Simulation of Wildland Fire Radiant Emission Spectra as an Aid to Observation of Wildfires." International Journal of Wildland Fire. (2013) Print.
Smith, A M., et al. "Fuel Moisture Impacts Fire Radiative Energy Measures." Geophysical Research Letters 40. (2013): 1-5. Print.
Heilman, W, et al. "Observations of Fire-Atmosphere Interactions during Low-Intensity Prescribed Fires in the New Jersey Pine Barrens." International Journal of Wildland Fire. (2013) Print.
Brewer, N, et al. "Fuel Moisture Influences on Fire-altered Carbon in Masticated Fuels: An Experimental Study." Journal of Geophysical Research 40. (2013): 30-40. Print.
Kremens, Robert L. "Fuel Moisture Influences on Fire-altered Carbon in Masticated Fuels: An Experimental Study." Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences. (2012) Print.
Kremens, Robert L. "Flame-Front Scale Numerical Simulation of Wildland Fire Radiant Emission Spectra as an Aid to Observation of Wildfires." International Journal of Wildland Fire. (2012) Print.
Kremens, Robert L. "Radiant Power, Energy and Fuel Consumption in Mixed-Oak Forest Surface Fires." International Journal of Wildland Fire 21. (2012): 722-730. Print.
Kumar, S S., et al. "Exploiting the power law distribution properties of satellitefire radiative power retrievals: A method to estimate fire radiativeenergy and biomass burned from sparse satellite observations." Journal of Geophysical Research 116. (2011) Print.
Thompson, D. R., W. Johnson, and R. L. Kremens. "Multiple-frame Sub-pixel Wildfire Tracking." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. (2011): 1-5. Print.
Kremens, R. L. and M. B. Dickinson. "Radiant Power, Energy and Fuel Consumption in Mixed-oak Forest Surface Fires." International Journal of Wildland Fire. (2011): NA. Print.
Published Conference Proceedings
Hudak, A L., et al. ". Fire Radiative Power and Fire Radiative Energy Estimated from Multi-temporal Airborne WASP Thermal Infrared Images of Active Fire at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida." Proceedings of the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California: n.p., 2013. Print.
. ". Fire Radiative Power and Fire Radiative Energy Estimated from Multi-temporal Airborne WASP Thermal Infrared Images of Active Fire at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida." Proceedings of the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California: Association for Fire Ecology, 2013. Print.
L., Kremens, Robert. ". Fire Radiative Power and Fire Radiative Energy Estimated from Multi-temporal Airborne WASP Thermal Infrared Images of Active Fire at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida." Proceedings of the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California: Association for Fire Ecology, 2013. Print.
L., Kremens, Robert. ". Fire Radiative Power and Fire Radiative Energy Estimated from Multi-temporal Airborne WASP Thermal Infrared Images of Active Fire at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida." Proceedings of the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California: Association for Fire Ecology, 2013. Print.
Kremens, Robert L. "Fire Radiative Power and Fire Radiative Energy Estimated from Multi-temporal Airborne WASP Thermal Infrared Images of Active Fire at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida." Proceedings of the American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting. San Francisco, California: Association for Fire Ecology, 2013. Print.
Published Article
Kremens, R.L., A.M. Smith, M.B. Dickinson. “Fire Metrology: Current and future directions in physics-based measurements.” Fire Ecology, 6 (2010): 13-35. Print. £
Dickinson, M.B.,Norris, R.L. Kremens, M.J. Lacki. “Effectsof wildland fire smoke on a tree roostingbat: application of a plume model, field measurements, and mammalian dose-response relationships.” Canadian Journal of Forest Research, (2010): n.p. Print. £
Formal Presentation
Kremens, R.L., C.C. Hardy, M.B. Dickinson. “Moderndevelopments for ground based monitoringof fire behavior and effects.” IAWF, 3rd Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference. Spokane, WA. November 2010. Presentation.
van Aardt, J.A., M. Arthur, G. Carmean, R.L. Kremens, J.W. Faulring, D. McKeown. “A SamplingApproach to Forest Fuel Load Assessment Across Different Fire Regimes in Eastern Deciduous Forests using Small-footprint Discrete Return Lidar.” American Society for Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing (ASPRS), ASPRS 2010 Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. April 2010. Presentation.
Kremens, R.L., C.C. Hardy, M.B. Dickinson, “Time evolutionof landscape patterns for different prescribedfire ignition methods.” Ecological Society of America, Annual Meeting of the ESA. Pittsburgh, PA. 2010. Presentation.