DEVAS Camp 2013 was held June 11th at OU's Devon Energy Hall. Students use common items to build a touchpad at DEVAS Camp 2013. ARRC radar PX-1000 captured the Moore tornado on May 20, 2013. ARRC/ECE student Kevin Windham helped with the rescue & recovery effort in the aftermath of the May 20, 2013 tornado in Moore, OK. ARRC GRA's Jim Kurdzo, David Bodine & Feng Nai collect supercell data with the Atmospheric Imaging Radar near Snyder, OK on May 9, 2013. Twenty-three minutes of supercell data at rapid-scan rate, covering a range of 4-15 km, was collected with the AIR radar on May 9 near Snyder, OK. Dr. Boon Leng Cheong looks at a mobile radar at the National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention (NIED), Japan.

Welcome from the Executive Director

Welcome to the Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC) at the University of Oklahoma! The ARRC is approaching its 10-year anniversary, and in that time has grown from a small group of energetic faculty and students into the largest academic radar program in the nation with well over 100 members. We focus on interdisciplinary education, leveraging a nationally ranked meteorology program and aggressively growing engineering departments. Our School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, for example, has moved up 25 spots in national rankings in just the last year, largely due to a significant growth in radar and applied electromagnetics. The ARRC recently moved into the state-of-the-art Radar Innovations Laboratory – a 35,000-sqft “working laboratory” dedicated to innovations in radar technology and science. With the complete support of the university administration, the ARRC is poised to become the “go to” place for all things radar! -- Bob Palmer


Congratulations to ARRC  Faculty, Yan "Rockee" Zhang for receiving the OU President's Associates Presidential Professorship

Dr. Zhang is one of three recipients to receive the annual President's Associated Presidential Professorship for 2015. This award is given to a professor that shows accomplishments in the following: Teaching, Research and Creative Activity, Professional and University Service. Congratulations Dr. Zhang!

Posted on Friday Apr 10, 2015 08:51 am CDT

Storm Chasing with the ARRC

ARRC Students and Faculty chase storms in Northern Oklahoma on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 with the Atmospheric Imaging Radar (AIR) truck.

Posted on Friday Apr 10, 2015 08:44 am CDT

Congratulations Dr. Salazar-Cerreno!

The ARRC would like to welcome Dr. Jorge Salazar-Cerreno as a the new tenure-track Faculty member joining the College of Engineering and the College of Electrical and Computer Engineering!

Posted on Friday Apr 10, 2015 08:39 am CDT

ARRC Faculty, Dr. Yang Hong, to Speak at Inaugural China-UK Flood Workshop on Forecasting and Prediction

OU/CEES Professor Yang Hong was invited as keynote guest speaker for the inaugural "China-UK Flood Workshop on Forecasting and Prediction” hosted by Asian-Europe Meetings on Water Resources and Development Center (ASEM WATER), which is the executive office for the Asian-European S&T Cooperation in Water Resources Management, jointly declared by the European Union and Chinese then Premier Wen Jiabao at Brussels, Belgium since 2011, with more than 50 Asia-Eurpean State members.

Posted on Thursday Apr 09, 2015 09:15 am CDT

ISARRA 2015 in Norman - Call for Papers

The 2015 Meeting of the International Society for Atmospheric Research using Remotely piloted Aircraft (ISARRA 2015) will be held on the University of Oklahoma campus during May 20th – 22nd. ISARRA was formed to provide a forum for those interested in using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to investigate and observe the Earth’s atmosphere. ISARRA 2015 will provide a venue for a wide spectrum of individuals to exchange ideas, technological advances, and related experiences pertaining to this topic. During the first two ISARRA meetings held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2013) and Odense, Denmark (2014) scientists, engineers, system developers, policy makers, and others came together to discuss all aspects of UAS and their ability to be used for atmospheric studies. The events were very successful in helping to synthesize this growing community.

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Posted on Tuesday Mar 10, 2015 10:27 am CDT

ARRC Faculty Member Awarded Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program Award!

The Air Force Office of Scientific Research today announced that it will award research institutions and small businesses who submitted winning research proposals through the Air Force's Young Investigator Research Program (YIP). The YIP is open to scientists and engineers at research institutions across the United States who received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in the last five years and who show exceptional ability and promise for conducting basic research. The objective of this program is to foster creative basic research in science and engineering, enhance early career development of outstanding young investigators, and increase opportunities for the young investigators to recognize the Air Force mission and the related challenges in science and engineering. ARRC Faculty Member, Dr. Hjalti Sigmarsson, was awarded the YIP award for "Reconfigurable, high-Frequency Circuit Components using Phased Change Materials". The purpose of this research project is to develop new, innovative, electronically-tunable substrate materials. These materials will enable frequency and loss tuning of resonating elements that can be used to realize agile radio frequency hardware for future generations of communications and radar systems. Congratulations, Dr. Sigmarsson!

Posted on Friday Jan 16, 2015 04:56 pm CST