Wah-González earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. He interned at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. He plans to tech electrical engineering upon graduation.
High accuracy and spatial resolution measurements of the ocean salinity and soil moisture content have important applications to currently unmet NOAA requirements in different mission areas. The use of unmanned aircraft enables new opportunities for broad sampling at low altitudes and speeds that could optimize data collection if a suitable sensor can be constructed and deployed. The overall goal of this project is to define and characterize a new passive microwave sensor that could fulfill this purpose.