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Mitchell, Steve

Mitchell, Steve

Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Applied Graduate Engineering
Maryland Robotics Center
2128 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088


  • Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.S., Aerospace Engineering, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland at College Park

Courses Developed

ENME489Y: Remote Sensing

Fundamentals of active and passive remote sensing technologies for autonomous navigation and terrain mapping. Lidar, radar, and computer vision. Semester project: design, integration, and deployment of lidar sensor using Raspberry Pi, OpenCV, and Python.

Courses Taught

  • ENME350: Electronics & Instrumentation I
  • ENME351: Electronics & Instrumentation II
  • ENME392: Statistical Methods for Product & Process Development
  • ENME462: Vibrations, Controls, & Optimization II

Selected Publications & Patents

  • Thayer, J. P., S. Mitchell, and M. Hayman, Remote measurement of shallow depths in semi-transparent media, U.S. Patent No. 9,476,980. 25 Oct. 2016.
  • Mitchell, S., Why not see the forest and the trees, LiDAR News 5.4 (2015): 31-35.
  • Mitchell, S. E., and J. P. Thayer (2014), Ranging through shallow semitransparent media with polarization lidar, Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 31(3), 1 Mar 2014.

A Game-Changing Education

“Mechanical engineering is a stepping stone to get you where you need to be.”

Student Teams Win $5,000 In Scholarship Funding

Radar systems featured in Northrop Grumman Sensing for Autonomous Vehicles Challenge.

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