The ARRC is proud to announce that the selection committee below has chosen Cesar M. Salazar Aquino as the next WNI Scholarship awardee. Congratulations Cesar!
• Dr. Petra Klein, Executive Associate Dean, College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences
• Dr. Zahed Siddique, Associate Dean for Research, Gallogly College of Engineering
• Dr. Daisuke Abe, WNI Director, Chief Service Officer
We thank the selection committee for their time and effort, and Weathernews for their generosity, continued collaboration, and friendship.
A ceremony was held on December 8, 2021 at the Radar Innovations Lab. Cesar is pictured here with Dean Berrien Moore and ARRC Executive Director Bob Palmer.
Randall Summers is a masters student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, advised by Dr. Mark Yeary. Randall's current research investigates the impact of various predistortion algorithms on the performance of radar systems. Randall said, "I'm also looking into beam-shaping algorithms for phased arrays and ways to quickly evaluate super-resolution algorithms.
• R. Summers, M. Yeary, H. Sigmarsson and R. Rincon, "Adaptive Digital Predistortion for Radar Applications using Convex Optimization," 2020 IEEE International Radar Conference (RADAR), 2020, pp. 816-820, doi: 10.1109/RADAR42522.2020.9114654.
• R. Summers, M. Yeary, H. Sigmarsson and R. Rincon, "Architecture Study for a Bare-Metal Direct Conversion Radar FPGA Testbench," 2021 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf21), 2021, pp. 1-5, doi: 10.1109/RadarConf2147009.2021.9455320.
Asked about what he likes to do in his free time, and his plans for after graduation, Randall responded: "I like to spend my free time cooking. I also enjoy walking and generally spending time outside. I plan to continue my studies here at OU and work towards earning a PhD."
Congratulations to our ECE/ARRC faculty Jorge L. Salazar for being awarded first place in the 2021 IEEE Industrial Engineering Paper Award on Antenna Measurements and Applications.
Dr. Salazar was awarded for his recent paper titled "An UAV-Based Polarimetric Antenna Measurements for Radar and Communication Systems from 3 GHz to 32 GHz"
Nawaf Almuqati is a PhD student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, advised by Dr. Hjalti Sigmarsson. His scholarships and publications include:
• Scholarship between 2010-2012 from the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia for a Master program in Concordia University in Montreal, Canada.
• Scholarship between 2017-present from the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia for PhD program in University of Oklahoma.
• ECE and ARRC journal award in 2021 for the paper titled “Empirical Quality Factor Prediction of Quarter-Mode Substrate Integrated Waveguide Resonators”.
• N. R. Almuqati, G. Ariturk and H. H. Sigmarsson, "Empirical Quality Factor Prediction of Quarter-Mode Substrate Integrated Waveguide Resonators," in IEEE Journal of Microwaves, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 777-786, July 2021.
• N. Almuqati and H. Sigmarsson, "3D Microstrip Line Taper on Ultra-low Dielectric Constant Substrate," 2019 IEEE 20th Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference (WAMICON), 2019, pp. 1-5.
Nawaf is currently working on two papers that highlight two designs of high-Q ultra-miniaturized evanescent-mode filters. Asked about his personal life and future plans, Nawaf said, "I like to spend my free time with my wife and son going out and having fun. Also, I enjoy outdoor activities and watching movies and soccer games. My plans for after graduating are working on academic research and expanding my experience and knowledge in the field of electromagnetics. Also, I am pursuing an academic profession in a university in Saudi Arabia".
Congratulations to ECE/ARRC undergraduate student Lucia Torres for being awarded first place in the Oral Presentation competition at the 27th annual OK-LSAMP Research Symposium. This event took place at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK on October 9, 2021.
Lucia is pictured her on the left. Her presentation was titled "Puddle Detection with Computer Vision for Self-Driving Cars".
Gustavo B.H. de Azevedo is a PhD candidate in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, advised by Dr. David Schvartzman and Dr. Tian-You Yu.
Recent publications and patent:
• Co-inventor on U.S. patent for the CopterSonde, a revolutionary weather-UAS.
• Co-author of a text-book chapter "Fundamentals of Capturing and Processing Drone Imagery and Data: Chapter 19: Assessing the Greenhouse Gas Carbon Dioxide in the Atmospheric Boundary Layer." (https://www.routledge.com/Fundamentals-of-Capturing-and-Processing-Drone-Imagery-and-Data/Frazier-Singh/p/book/9780367245726)
• Co-author of two Journal papers:
o "Moving towards a Network of Autonomous UAS Atmospheric Profiling Stations for Observations in the Earth's Lower Atmosphere: The 3D Mesonet Concept." https://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/19/12/2720
o "Observations of the thermodynamic and kinematic state of the atmospheric boundary layer over the San Luis Valley, CO, using the CopterSonde 2 remotely piloted aircraft system in support of the LAPSE-RATE field campaign." https://essd.copernicus.org/
Gustavo's current research:
• Distributed computing paradigms (e.g. mobile agent computing) and how they can be used to create a UAS collaboration network for simultaneous ABL in situ measurements, while considering atmospheric feature resolution, agents' measurement characteristics, agents' flight characteristics, agents' local flight conditions?
• Standardization and characterization of Airborne in-situ atmospheric measurements.
• Low-cost/open-source UAS-based measurements of atmospheric Carbon Dioxide.
Regarding how he spends his free time, Gustavo said, "I enjoy hanging out with my friends and chasing the wind across the lakes of the Great Plains to kite surf." After graduating, Gustavo plans to "pursue a research career in autonomous systems and in-situ measurements standardization."
Nim Ccoillo Ramos is a PhD student in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, advised by Dr. Jorge Salazar. He in currently working in theoretical and applied electromagnetics, researching on mathematical modeling for antennas and microwave devices.
Recent honors and publications include:
• Honored in 2009 by hometown’s mayor as “Hijo Predilecto” (Distinguished Son), due to the outstanding performance in diverse regional and national Math contests during high school.
• Scholarship between 2016 and 2018 for M. Sc. program in Electronics Engineering from the Fund of Science and Technology of Peru.
• ARRC and ECE paper awards in 2021 from the paper entitled: “Improved Analytical Model for a Proximity Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna (PC-MSPA)”
• William H. Barkow Scholarship for the term Fall 2021 - Spring 2022 from the Gallogly College of Engineering
• N. Ccoillo-Ramos, N. Aboserwal, Z. Qamar and J. L. Salazar-Cerreno, ``Improved Analytical Model for a Proximity Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna (PC-MSPA)," in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2021.3082570.
• N. R. Ccoillo Ramos, N. Aboserwal, Z. Qamar and J. L. Salazar-Cerreno, ``Assessment of the Impedance Bandwith of a Proximity-Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna," 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, 2020, pp. 153-154, DOI:10.1109/IEEECONF35879.2020.9330497.
• N. Aboserwal, N. R. Ccoillo Ramos, Z. Qamar and J. L. Salazar-Cerreno, ``An Accurate Analytical Model to Calculate the Impedance Bandwidth of a Proximity Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna (PC-MSPA)," in IEEE Access, vol. 8, pp. 41784-41793, 2020, DOI: 10.1109/ACCESS.2020.2976750.
"In my free time I love traveling and photography, especially landscape and celestial bodies. At home, I like watching documentaries and listening to classical music. After graduating I plan to be involved in academia as a professor and researcher in electromagnetics.
Stephen Bass is a PhD candidate in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, advised by Dr. Jessica Ruyle and Dr. Kiersten Kerby-Patel.
Stephen received an ARRC Student Journal Paper Award in 2019, and has two notable publications listed here:
• Bass, S., Cook A., Schab K., Kerby-Patel K., and Ruyle J., “Conversion matrix method of moments for time-varying electromagnetic analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Under Review. Estimated 2021.
• Bass, S., & Ruyle, J., “Adaptation of Babinet’s Principle for Complementary Antennas in a Dielectric Half-Space,” IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 18.2 (2019): 333-337.
Stephen's current research centers around designing electronically reconfigurable antennas for use in a spectrum-cluttered environment and developing tools to better design and analyze non-LTI antennas.
Asked about what he likes to do with his free time, Stephen responded, "Sailing and baking are my top pastimes, especially in the pandemic era." Regarding his future plans, Stephen said, "I plan to continue doing research with an IC Postdoc position at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign."