Radar Remote Sensing Research

Description

A variety of undergraduate research opportunities are available at the UA Remote Sensing Center, a multi-disciplinary research center focused on the design and development of miniaturized microwave sensors for integration on manned and unmanned aircraft and satellites. The center develops both the RF and digital hardware required for radar system design as well as the necessary signal processing and geophysical retrieval algorithms for fine resolution measurements of snow, soil and ice. Mechanical considerations of large-scale antenna structures, physical integration of sensors onto airborne platforms, piloting of drones and flight planning of airborne missions as performed in-house. The center thus offers the opportunities for students to be involved in the entire development chain of radar remote sensing systems.

The center is comprised of multiple faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (Dr. Gogineni, Dr. Yan, Dr. Taylor, Dr. Gurbuz), and Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics departments (Dr. O’Neill). Supervisor(s) will be determined based on students interest and background.

Preferred Qualifications

No prior radar experience required – just a strong work ethic and inquisitive nature.

Although this current posting is for volunteer and credit opportunities, these do have the opportunity to evolve into paid positions if the student’s background is matched to specific project requirements and tasks.

Fully funded Graduate (M.S./PhD) Research Assistantship Positions are also available upon graduation, should students be interested in continuing their work.

More Information

For more information please contact Dr. Sevgi Gurbuz or apply below.

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Human Activity and Gesture Recognition Radar

Description

MOTIVATED, CURIOUS STUDENTS SOUGHT

Multiple positions available on a paid, course credit, or volunteer basis for students interested in getting involved in a multi-disciplinary research project relating to human gesture and activity recognition technologies using radar. No prior radar experience required. Depending on student interests and background, specific role in project will be designed and level of responsibility determined.

The center is comprised of multiple faculty in the Electrical and Computer Engineering (Dr. Gogineni, Dr. Yan, Dr. Taylor, Dr. Gurbuz), and Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics departments (Dr. O’Neill). Supervisor(s) will be determined based on students interest and background.

Potential Topics Include

  • Programming and experimentation with a variety of software defined radio platforms
  • Human kinematic modeling and skeleton tracking using multiple Kinect sensors
  • Machine learning algorithm development for activity and gesture recognition
  • Radar signal processing and radar system design (including embedded system

More Information

For more information please contact Dr. Sevgi Gurbuz or apply below.

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