Undergraduate researcher, J. Mike Walker ’66 Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Keller, TX
Matthew Intardonato is a master’s student at Texas A&M. A friend of our lab from the Optical Diagnostics and Imaging Laboratory, Matthew’s research at HVIL focuses on aiding the development of innovative optical diagnostic techniques. His previous work includes developing a python code used to identify and track fast moving fragments in debris clouds produced by HVI events. Presently, Matthew is part of the team at HVIL developing digital in-line holography (DIH), an advanced optical technique which will be useful in gathering three-dimensional depth information from two-dimensional high-speed videos. This information will eventually assist in a three-dimensional reconstruction of an HVI event. He is also developing an optical quadscope, an optomechanical device that when paired with an array of mirrors can be used to image several sides of the object with a single camera.