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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Professor
785-864-8801
3024 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Lightwave/Photonics Systems and Devices
  • Radar Systems Design and Analysis
Professor
785-864-7326
Eaton Hall, room 3034

Primary Research Interests

  • Adaptive Signal Processing for Radar and Communications
  • Array Processing
  • Interference Cancellation
  • Waveform Diversity/Design for Physical Systems
  • Spectrum Engineering
Professor
785-864-7395
3028 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Antennas and Lightwave Systems
Professor
785-864-8814
3026 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Optical/RF Measurement and Biosensors
  • Novel Photonic Devices
  • Optical Communication Systems
Associate Professor
785-864-5758
2052 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Radar Sounding
  • Radar Altimetry
  • Ground-Penetrating Radar
Professor
785-864-8815
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
Associate Professor, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
785-864-8803
2001F Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Radar Remote Sensing of Vegetation
  • Propagation and Scattering in Random Media
  • Ground-Penetrating Radar
  • Radar Signal Processing
  • Applications of Information and Estimation Theory in Remote Sensing
Assistant Professor
785-864-8800
3012 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Computer vision
  • Image processing
  • Pattern recognition
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Robotics

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)

EECS 723 Microwave Engineering
Survey of microwave systems, techniques, and hardware. Guided-wave theory, microwave network theory, active and passive microwave components. Prerequisite: EECS 420. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stiles, James
MWF 09:00-09:50 AM LEA 3150 - LAWRENCE
3 55345
LEC Stiles, James
MWF 09:00-09:50 AM KS-ST OLTH - EDWARDS
3 59779
EECS 725 Introduction to Radar Systems
Basic radar principles and applications. Radar range equation. Pulsed and CW modes of operation for detection, ranging, and extracting Doppler information. Prerequisite: EECS 360, EECS 420, EECS 461. EECS 622 recommended. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Allen, Christopher
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM LEA 3150 - LAWRENCE
3 59870
LEC Allen, Christopher
TuTh 11:00-12:15 PM KS-ST OLTH - EDWARDS
3 60521
EECS 744 Communications and Radar Digital Signal Processing
The application of DSP techniques to specialized communications and radar signal processing subsystems. Topics include A-D converters, specialized digital filters, software receiver systems, adaptive subsystems and timing. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in DSP such as EECS 644. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Prescott, Glenn
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM LEA 3150 - LAWRENCE
3 62082
LEC Prescott, Glenn
MWF 11:00-11:50 AM KS-ST OLTH - EDWARDS
3 62850
EECS 820 Advanced Electromagnetics
A theorem-based approach to solving Maxwell's equations for modeling electromagnetic problems encountered in microwave systems, antennas, scattering. Topics include waves, source modeling, Schelkunoff equivalence principle, scattered filed formulations, electromagnetic induction, reciprocity principles, Babinet's principle, and construction of solutions in various coordinate systems. Prerequisite: EECS 420. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EECS 861 Random Signals and Noise
Fundamental concepts in random variables, random process models, power spectral density. Application of random process models in the analysis and design of signal processing systems, communication systems and networks. Emphasis on signal detection, estimation, and analysis of queues. This course is a prerequisite for most of the graduate level courses in radar signal processing, communication systems and networks. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in probability and statistics, and signal processing. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Elective Coursework (MS)

EECS 611 Electromagnetic Compatibility
A study of unwanted generation and reception of radio-frequency radiation from analog and digital electronic systems and how these emissions/receptions can be reduced. Topics covered include sources of radiation, grounding, shielding, crosstalk, electrostatic discharge, and practical design and layout schemes for reducing unwanted radiation and reception. Also covered are the major governmental electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) regulations and standards that apply to commercial electronic devices and systems. Prerequisite: EECS 220 and EECS 312. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Demarest, Kenneth
MWF 12:00-12:50 PM LEA 1131 - LAWRENCE
3 65744
EECS 622 Microwave and Radio Transmission Systems
Introduction to radio transmission systems. Topics include radio transmitter and receiver design, radiowave propagation phenomenology, antenna performance and basic design, and signal detection in the presence of noise. Students will design radio systems to meet specified performance measure. Prerequisite: Corequisite: EECS 420 and EECS 461. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EECS 628 Fiber Optic Communication Systems
Description and analysis of the key components in optical communication systems. Topics covered include quantum sources, fiber cable propagation and dispersion characteristics, receiver characteristics, and system gain considerations. Prerequisite: EECS 220 and PHSX 313 or equivalent and upper-level EECS eligibility. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Hui, Rongqing
MWF 03:00-03:50 PM LEA 2133 - LAWRENCE
3 59869
EECS 644 Introduction to Digital Signal Processing
Discrete time signal and systems theory, sampling theorem, z-transforms, digital filter design, discrete Fourier transform, FFT, and hardware considerations. Prerequisite: EECS 360. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EECS 713 High-Speed Digital Circuit Design
Basic concepts and techniques in the design and analysis of high-frequency digital and analog circuits. Topics include: transmission lines, ground and power planes, layer stacking, substrate materials, terminations, vias, component issues, clock distribution, cross-talk, filtering and decoupling, shielding, signal launching. Prerequisite: EECS 312 and senior or graduate standing. EECS 420 recommended. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EECS 721 Antennas
Gain, Pattern, and Impedance concepts for antennas. Linear, loop, helical, and aperture antennas (arrays, reflectors, and lenses). Cylindrical and biconical antenna theory. Prerequisite: EECS 360 and EECS 420, or EECS 720, or permission of the instructor. LEC.
Spring 2018
Type Time/Place and Instructor Credit Hours Class #
LEC Stiles, James
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM LEA 3150 - LAWRENCE
3 65768
LEC Stiles, James
MWF 02:00-02:50 PM KS-ST OLTH - EDWARDS
3 68524
EECS 728 Fiber-optic Measurement and Sensors
The course will focus on fundamental theory and various methods and applications of fiber-optic measurements and sensors. Topics include: optical power and loss measurements, optical spectrum analysis, wavelength measurements, polarization measurements, dispersion measurements, PMD measurements, optical amplifier characterization, OTDR, optical components characterization and industrial applications of fiber-optic sensors. Prerequisite: EECS 628 or equivalent. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EECS 823 Microwave Remote Sensing
Description and analysis of basic microwave remote sensing systems including radars and radiometers as well as the scattering and emission properties of natural targets. Topics covered include plane wave propagation, antennas, radiometers, atmospheric effects, radars, calibrated systems, and remote sensing applications. Prerequisite: EECS 420 and EECS 622. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EECS 844 Adaptive Signal Processing
This course presents the theory and application of adaptive signal processing. Topics include adaptive filtering, mathematics for advanced signal processing, cost function modeling and optimization, signal processing algorithms for optimum filtering, array processing, linear prediction, interference cancellation, power spectrum estimation, steepest descent, and iterative algorithms. Prerequisite: Background in fundamental signal processing (such as EECS 644.) Corequisite: EECS 861. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EECS 861 Random Signals and Noise
Fundamental concepts in random variables, random process models, power spectral density. Application of random process models in the analysis and design of signal processing systems, communication systems and networks. Emphasis on signal detection, estimation, and analysis of queues. This course is a prerequisite for most of the graduate level courses in radar signal processing, communication systems and networks. Prerequisite: An undergraduate course in probability and statistics, and signal processing. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EECS 965 Detection and Estimation Theory
Detection of signals in the presence of noise and estimation of signal parameters. Narrowband signals, multiple observations, signal detectability and sequential detection. Theoretical structure and performance of the receiver. Prerequisite: EECS 861. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

EECS 820 Advanced Electromagnetics
A theorem-based approach to solving Maxwell's equations for modeling electromagnetic problems encountered in microwave systems, antennas, scattering. Topics include waves, source modeling, Schelkunoff equivalence principle, scattered filed formulations, electromagnetic induction, reciprocity principles, Babinet's principle, and construction of solutions in various coordinate systems. Prerequisite: EECS 420. LEC.

The class is not offered for the Spring 2018 semester.

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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