The ARRC is developing new technologies for U.S. Navy next-generation radar systems with a two-year, $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research. The ARRC research and development program under way is designed to improve the agility and multi-functionality of radio frequency sensors and communication systems, while enabling future implementation on a variety of surfaces and platforms.
"The ARRC team is developing agile sensors that can effectively maneuver in frequency and space while retaining the ability to avoid and cancel interference. Multi-function capability will also reduce the number of individual systems needed during deployment, improving mobility and operational agility. Our tunable, integrated antenna designs will allow agile RF sensor implementation on smaller platforms," said Nathan Goodman, Director of Research at the ARRC and professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Gallogly College of Engineering.
The ARRC program will focus on four major areas of research: research on integrated filter-antennas that provide frequency tunability with reduced size and weight; a state-of-the-art, all-digital phased array antenna and electronics that will be synchronized with another all-digital phased array system already under development at the ARRC; implementation of dual-band, dual-polarized antennas; and algorithms for using and exploiting the agility enabled by these hardware technologies. The ARRC team endeavors to demonstrate important technologies such as tunable antenna arrays capable of handling high power; synchronized all-digital systems that can be used for a variety of experiments on waveforms, interference cancellation, coexistence of multiple systems, and other important technologies; and state-of-the-art algorithms for controlling agile sensors.
Team members involved with this project include: Nathan Goodman, Jessica Ruyle, Hjalti Sigmarsson, Mark Yeary, Jorge Salazar Cerreno, Caleb Fulton and Robert Palmer.
Internationally renowned journal, Electronics Letters, conducted a feature interview with ARRC/ECE Ph.D. student Mirhamed Mirmozafari about his paper "Highly Isolated Crossed Dipole Antenna with Matched Copolar Beams". In the interview, Mirhamed discusses his research, it's significance, what outcomes he hopes his work will have, and plans to develop it for the future. To read more, click here.
ECE/ARRC professor Dr. Hjalti Sigmarsson was named the recipient of the Gerald Tuma Presidential Professorship at OU’s 2018 Norman campus faculty tribute ceremony on April 10. Supported entirely by private donations, Presidential Professorships were established to recognize, honor, and reward top faculty members who excel in all of their professional activities and who relate those activities to the students they teach and mentor. Congratulations Hjalti!
Congratulations to Andrew Byrd, ARRC/ECE Ph.D. student, for being selected as the 1st Place Award recipient in the student poster competition at the 2018 Texas Symposium on Wireless and Microwave Circuits and Systems. His presentation was entitled “Development of a Passive Multistatic Weather Radar System”. In addition to a certificate, Andrew will also receive $600 in Amazon gift cards
Andrew Mahre, ARRC/SoM Ph.D. student, has been selected as the 1st Place Winner in the poster presentation category at the AMS 34th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies for his presentation entitled “Development of Scanning Strategies to Meet Operational Needs of the Multimission Phased Array Radar”. Andrew will receive a $200 cash award and a certificate. Congratulations Andrew!
The Gallogly College of Engineering at the University of Oklahoma (OU) invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE).
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Congratulations to Dr. Pierre Kirstetter (ARRC/NOAA) who recently received the AMS Editors’ Award for his service as an exemplary reviewer for the Journal of Hydrometeorology. The award was given “for thorough, thoughtful reviews of a large number of manuscripts, completed in a timely manner.” Dr. Kirstetter will receive his award at the 98th Annual AMS Meeting in Austin, Texas, in January 2018.
As a result of several very successful collaborative research projects with OU over the past decade, Weathernews Inc. (WNI) has established a scholarship fund through the OU College of Atmospheric and Geosciences (CAGS) in order to enhance advanced research and development of radar technology. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an outstanding ARRC student who is studying weather radar, observations of the atmosphere, data analysis, and implementation. Pictured signing the agreement (l to r) are Dr. Robert Palmer (Executive Director, ARRC), Chihito Kusabiraki (CEO, WNI), and Dr. Berrien Moore (Dean, CAGS).
Weather radar technology developed by the ARRC is being utilized in a new potentially life-saving research collaboration with Weathernews Inc. (WNI) and Nanowave Technologies Inc. Over the past two years, collaboration between the ARRC and WNI has led to the development of a new and innovative radar known as the Enthusiasm for Asia-Genesis Leading Edge (EAGLE) radar. The first prototype of the EAGLE radar was designed and developed at the ARRC, and OU has since been instrumental in bringing WNI and Nanowave together for the manufacture of the radar. A research agreement was recently formalized at a signing ceremony held at the National Weather Center. Signing the agreement were Justin Miller (President, Nanowave) and Chihito Kusabiraki (CEO, WNI). Click here for full story.