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 minures 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. The ARRC and EEC's low-cost polarimetric Doppler weather radar on display at the national AMS conference.

Welcome from the Interim Director

Welcome to the Advanced Radar Research Center at the University of Oklahoma! The ARRC consists of a vibrant group of faculty and students from both engineering and meteorology, focused on solving challenging radar problems and preparing the next generation of students. Through the collaborative nature instilled in its members, the ARRC has proven effective at developing synergy between science and engineering in the field of radar. In the National Weather Center and in its extensive laboratory and radar facilities, meteorology and engineering faculty and students work side-by-side to learn from each other and to tackle tough problems in remote sensing, microwave engineering, and applied electromagnetics. This interdisciplinary esprit de corps has already had a profound effect on both the undergraduate and graduate educational experiences in radar provided to OU students. -- Tian Yu


Visiting Scholars Weekend  --  Call for Student Participation

Overview:  Professors at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invite potential graduate students to visit OU’s Advanced  Radar Research Center (ARRC).  The goal is to recruit students interested in seeking an advanced degree in one or  more of the three research areas listed below.  Travel and lodging support are available.

Click here for more details and application.

Posted on Tuesday Jan 07, 2014 11:10 am CST

PX-1000 Radar, Successful Shipment to South Korea

The PX-1000 has been deployed in South Korea near Gwangju earlier this week and was greeted by light snow. This is a joint effort between the SELab and ARRC to study winter QPE (Quantitative Precipitation Estimation).

Posted on Tuesday Dec 17, 2013 02:39 pm CST

Dr. Guifu Zhang Receives 2013 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship

Dr. Guifu Zhang is the winner of the 2013 Dean's Award for Excellence in Research and scholarship, an annual award recognizing exceptional accomplishment in research or scholarship in the previous calendar year. Dr. Zhang was nominated for his outstanding efforts and intellectual leadership on radar research and scholarship within the School of Meteorology and the Advanced Radar Research Center

Posted on Monday Nov 11, 2013 03:38 pm CST

Fellowship Awarded to ECE/ARRC Student

ECE student, C. Justin Smith, was awarded the Undergraduate/Pre-Graduate Scholarship from the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S). The purpose of this scholarship is to attract BS and MS students to the microwave and RF discipline, and to encourage them to pursue a job in the field or a PhD degree in this field. Justin is currently working on high-efficiency power amplifier design for C-Band airborne telemetry supervised by Professor Sigmarsson.

Posted on Thursday Nov 07, 2013 10:43 am CST

ARRC Seminar Presentation- November 7, 2013

Xining Yu will present "Real-time MPAR Digital Backend: Initial Studies and Analysis of Challenges" this coming Thursday, November 7, 2013 in the National Weather Center, Room 1350.

Posted on Thursday Oct 31, 2013 01:53 pm CDT

ARRC Receives New NASA Award

NASA Headquarters granted a new award to Yang Hong, JJ Gourley, Qing Cao and Pierre-Emmanuel Kirstetter for the research project titled, "Using NMQ Ground-based Radar to Improve Passive-Only Precipitation Profile Retrievals for PATH" at the University of Oklahoma.

Posted on Friday Oct 18, 2013 02:42 pm CDT