Radar Remote Sensing Research


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


Remote Sensing, Radar systems

Dr. Drew Taylor, Sensors area lead


High-speed digital systems, SoC, FPGA, Radar systems

Dr. Sameer Mulani, Aerospace area lead


Structures, Aerodynamics, Platform integration

Dr. Jordan Larson, GNC area lead


Guidance, navigation, and control (GNC); unmanned aircraft systems (UAS); lidar; mapping

Dr. Sara Neshani, Signal processing area lead


Signal and data processing, Sensors

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