Radar Remote Sensing Research

Description

A variety of graduate and 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 led by a core team of faculty members from the Electrical and Computer Engineering and Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics departments:

Faculty team

Research interests:

Dr. Prasad Gogineni, Director

pgogineni@ua.edu

Remote Sensing, Radar systems

Dr. Stephen Yan, Deputy Director

jbyan@ua.edu

Antennas, phased arrays, UWB radar systems, radar signal processing, RF circuit designs

Dr. Drew Taylor, Sensors area lead

rtaylor@eng.ua.edu

High-speed digital systems, SoC, FPGA

Dr. Charles O’Neill, Aerospace area lead

croneill@eng.ua.edu 

Structures, aerodynamics, platform integration

Dr. Jordan Larson, Signal processing area lead

jdlarson1@eng.ua.edu

Signal and data processing; guidance, navigation, and control (GNC); unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); lidar; mapping

Preferred Qualifications

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

Fully funded graduate (M.S./PhD) research assistantship and hourly-paid undergraduate research assistant positions are available.

More Information

For more information please contact the above faculty members or our Administrative Director, Dr. Scott Spear, at sspear@ua.edu