EECS researchers explore numerous facets within radar systems including experimental system development, theoretical signal processing, and electromagnetics. Building on a long and storied history in radar innovation, current research delves into multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) radar, pulse agility, compressive sensing, adaptive transmission, high-power spectral efficiency, antenna array, and electromagnetic compatibility. KU is internationally known for its radar research and development in climate change.

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3024 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Lightwave/Photonics Systems and Devices
  • Radar Systems Design and Analysis
 Shannon Blunt
Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor
Eaton Hall, room 3034

Primary Research Interests

  • Waveform Diversity/Design for Physical Systems
  • Spectrum Engineering
  • Adaptive Signal Processing for Radar and Communications
  • Interference Cancellation
  • Array Processing
Kenneth Demarest
3028 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Antennas and Lightwave Systems
Rongqing Hui
3026 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Optical/RF Measurement and Biosensors
  • Novel Photonic Devices
  • Optical Communication Systems
Professor, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
2052 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Radar System Design and Development
  • Remote Sensing of Ice and Snow
  • High Resolution Radar for Agricultural Applications
  • Planetary Radar Sounding
Assistant Research Professor
2028 Eaton
Patrick McCormick
Assistant Professor, Assistant Scientist
3044 Eaton

Primary Research Interests

  • Radar systems and remote sensing
  • Multichannel RF signal design and optimization
  • Dual-function radar-communications
  • Adaptive signal processing and parameter estimation
  • Electromagnetic spectrum coexistence
Professor Emeritus
3048 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Software Radio Systems
  • Spread Spectrum and Military Communication Systems
  • Radio and Radar Signal Processing
  • DSP Applications in Acoustics and Radio Signals
  • Wireless Communication Systems
James Stiles
3032 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

All aspects of electromagnetic sensing, including:

  • Radar Signal Processing
  • Radar Remote Sensing
  • Applications Estimation Theory in electromagnetic sensing
  • Applications of Marginal Fisher's Information in sensor Design
  • Ground-Penetrating Radar
  • Wave Propagation and Scattering 

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Associated Facilities

  • Optical spectrum analyzer
  • 50GHz microwave network analyzer
  • 40GHz digital oscilloscope
  • Tunable laser sources and optical filters
  • 40Gb/s and 12 Gb/s BERTs
  • Electro-optic modulators, WDM multiplexers, demultiplexers
  • High-speed photodetectors
  • Commercial WDM systems
  • High-speed digital T/R rooftop antenna
  • 360 km of fiber installed for systems-level testing
  • DSP rapid prototyping system
  • Circuit board fabrication facility
  • Logic analyzers
  • Network analyzers
  • Spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and function generators
  • Prototype PC board fabrication tools
  • RF signal generators
  • Variety of DSP and EM design tools

Program Objectives

  • Describing the basic operating principles, performance characteristics, and block diagrams of various radar systems.
  • Comparing the various signal processing algorithms used in modern radar systems.
  • Describing electromagnetic propagation, scattering and emission characteristics of natural targets and media as well as discussing the underlying physical properties that determine these characteristics.

Core Coursework (MS)

Note: Students must take either EECS 720 or EECS 861 to fulfill their core coursework requirement.

Elective Coursework (MS)

Note(s): If students wish to take both EECS 720 and EECS 861 they may count one course for credit towards fulfulling their elective coursework requirement.

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