Welcome back to the Merged Podcast! In this episode we dive into an intriguing exploration of scientific research, unidentified aerial phenomena, and the fascinating world of sound classification with Andy Mead, Co-Lead of the Galileo Project's Acoustics Division.
The conversation takes us on a journey through the history of meteorite observation and the vital role of process in scientific projects. Delve into the development of a neural network model for sound classification, its applications in detecting different types of vehicles in our skies, and the team's vision to expand into real-time analysis.
Andy's involvement with the Galileo project sheds light on their scientific approach to unexplained phenomena, and we gain insights into the instrumentation and data collection methods, from windscreen foam to ultrasonic microphones.
As we uncover the challenges and aspirations of this groundbreaking project, we also get a glimpse into Andy's personal journey and how his father's influence sparked a lifelong passion for music and technology.
Don't miss this captivating episode filled with intriguing research, cutting-edge technology, and the pursuit of the sounds of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP, UFO's)
Based in Portland, ME, Andy Mead is a veteran audio engineer and a Partner at Novus Select, a production firm located in South Lake Tahoe, CA. His journey in the audio realm began with tinkering on his father’s Tascam PortaStudio 4-track recorder. From a mere hobby, it evolved into an unyielding passion, guiding him to pursue formal studies in audio engineering at Tufts University. Andy's professional audio repertoire includes recording, mixing, editing, and consultation services for notable clients like Apple, Google, Nikon, and Red Bull, among others.
Additionally, Andy has been a core member of the Galileo Project Research Team since 2021, serving as the co-lead of the acoustics division. In this capacity, Andy oversees all acoustic instrumentation, computing, analysis, and system integration. He was lead author of “Multi-Band Acoustic Monitoring of Aerial Signatures,” published in the Journal of Astronomical instrumentation in May 2023.
Check out the The Scientific Investigation of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) Using Multimodal Ground-Based Observatories paper from the Galileo Project that Andy References here:
AIAA UAP: https://www.aiaauap.org
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