Radar Systems and Remote Sensing


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.

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.

Associated Faculty

Christopher Allen
Professor
 callen@ku.edu
 785-864-8801
 3024 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Lightwave/Photonics Systems and Devices
  • Radar Systems Design and Analysis

 Shannon Blunt
Roy A. Roberts Distinguished Professor
 sdblunt@ku.edu
 785-864-7326
 Eaton Hall, room 3034

Primary Research Interests

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  • Adaptive Signal Processing for Radar and Communications
  • Radar Waveform Optimization/Implementation
  • Radar Pulse Compression
  • Space-Time Adaptive Processing
  • Array Processing
  • Radar Spectrum Engineering
  • Radar-Embedded Communications
  • Interference Cancellation
  • Multistatic Radar
  • Biomedical Imaging

Advisory Positions

  • U.S. President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
  • Subject matter expert on spectrum for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy on America's Mid-Band Initiative Team (AMBIT)
  • Subject matter expert on spectrum R&D for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering
  • Subject matter expert on proactive spectrum sharing for the National Spectrum Consortium
  • AFRL/IDA expert panel on spectrum warfare & communications
  • Subject matter expert on radar/communication spectrum sharing for DARPA
  • Consultant on radar waveform diversity for the Naval Research Laboratory - Radar Division

Affiliations

  • IEEE AESS Radar Systems Panel (2007-2020)
  • MSS Tri-Service Radar Symposium Program Committee (2010-present)

Kenneth Demarest

Primary Research Interests

  • Antennas and Lightwave Systems

Rongqing Hui
Professor
 rhui@ku.edu
 785-864-8814
 3026 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Optical/RF Measurement and Biosensors
  • Novel Photonic Devices
  • Optical Communication Systems

Carlton Leuschen
Professor, Director of the Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets
 leuschen@ku.edu
 785-864-7723
 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

Jennifer Lohoefener
Assistant Research Professor
 jlohoefener@ku.edu
 Jennifer Lohoefener's Website
 2028 Eaton

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Assistant Professor
Assistant Scientist
 pmccormick@ku.edu
 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

 Glenn Prescott
Professor Emeritus
 prescott@ku.edu
 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

James Stiles
Professor
 jstiles@ku.edu
 785-864-8803
 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



Associated Disciplines

Core Coursework (MS)

Courses

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

Elective Coursework (MS)

Courses