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


Tornado Debris Study Led By Dr. Palmer Appeared on NSF Science Now

Led by Dr. Robert Palmer, the project entitled "Understanding Polarimetric Radar Tornadic Debris Signatures Using Modeling, Simulations, and Field Measurements", which is funded by the NSF appeared on the Episode 25 of the NSF Science Now.

The entire Episode 25 can be found at the NSF Science 360 website.

Posted on Friday Jul 11, 2014 02:46 pm CDT

ARRC Professor receives 2014 University of Oklahoma’s Regents’ Award for Superior Research

The University of Oklahoma’s Regents’ Award for Superior Research is awarded each year to a professor who shows superio accomplishments in teaching, research and creative activity, professional and university service. Congratulations to ARRC Faculty member, Dr. Yang Hong, for receiving this prestigious award!

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Posted on Thursday Jun 19, 2014 07:55 am CDT

Antenna Class Final Projects

Students pose with their constructed antennas as the final project for the antennas course at OU. These antennas were designed using standard, readily available materials such as aluminum foil. All designed antennas successfully received many of the available television channels in the Oklahoma City metro area - outperforming a standard antenna that can be purchased for over-the-air television reception

Posted on Wednesday Jun 18, 2014 04:36 pm CDT

ARRC Job Opening for the Director

The University of Oklahoma seeks an exceptional, dynamic leader to serve as Director of its Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC). The ARRC Director provides intellectual leadership in a multidisciplinary environment. The Director works in collaboration with private industry and federal agencies and carries out a vigorous program of teaching, research, and service that attracts exceptional students and prepares them to become future leaders in the development and application of advanced radar technologies.

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Posted on Friday Apr 18, 2014 10:30 am CDT

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.

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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