Signal Processing

PhD student John Jakabosky runs a proof-of-concept experiment on transmitter-in-the-loop optimization of advanced radar waveforms.

EECS researchers are building innovative signal processing techniques that exploit noise and interference for additional information or as cover for covert messages. They are developing static/adaptive filtering schemes that will better enable cooperative communication systems and networks. Remote sensing research of the polar ice caps has led to numerous developments in signal processing. New techniques and methods are being explored in computer vision, digital image processing, optical sensors, and other current EECS research.

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Associated Faculty

 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
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
Erik Perrins
Charles E. & Mary Jane Spahr Professor, Department Chair
2001G Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Digital Communication Theory
  • Advanced Modulation Techniques
  • Channel Coding
  • Synchronization
  • Multiple-Input Multiple-Output Communications
David Petr
Professor, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
2001C Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • Audio Signal Processing
  • Network Performance
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
Suzanne Shontz
3016 Eaton Hall

Primary Research Interests

  • High Performance Scientific Computing Algorithms
  • Parallel Unstructured Mesh and Optimization Algorithms
  • Model Order Reduction
  • Computational Medicine
  • Image Processing
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

  • Xilinx and Altera FPGA/SoC prototyping systems
  • Synplicity and Xilinx FPGA synthesis tools
  • ModelSim VHDL/Verilog simulation tools
  • Spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, and function generators
  • Prototype PC board fabrication tools
  • RF signal generators
  • Simulink
  • Computational cluster with over 1,000 processors connected to 37 TB of on-line storage

Program Objectives

  • Understand the fundamental principles involved with extracting signals from noise and interference.
  • Understand how to design appropriate static/adaptive filtering schemes according to the particular application, availability of prior information, and operational environment.
  • Understand the fundamental limitations imposed by physical systems that bound realizable performance.
  • Have the ability to effectively communicate complex, abstract concepts.

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