ECE/LSU to Lead Eleven University Research Project
Louisiana State University will lead an eleven institution collaborative research effort in Radio Frequency (RF) Sensor Technologies. Electrical & Computer Engineering professor Morteza Naraghi-Pour is the principal investigator and the technical lead for the entire project. For its effort LSU has been awarded $735k by Clarkson Aerospace/Air Force Research Laboratory/Sensor Directorate (AFRL/SN). The Co-PI’s are Guoxiang Gu, Jorge Aravena, Kemin Zhou, Marty Feldman, Theda Daniels-Race and Bryan Audiffred, all from the ECE Department, and Rajgopal Kannan of Computer Science.
This project started last year where LSU was awarded $490k by Clarkson Aerospace/Air Force Research Laboratory to lead Southern University, Baton Rouge and Grambling State University for research in Radio Frequency (RF) Sensor Technologies. Professor Naraghi-Pour was the PI and Professors Gu, Aravena and Zhou were the Co-PI’s.
The objective is to conduct basic research and exploratory
and advanced development of RF sensors to meet Air Force Aerospace
Global Awareness, Precision Engagement, Survivability, and
Life Cycle Cost needs for space, air and ground sensor systems.
AFRL/SN is developing, demonstrating, and improving RF devices,
components, sub-systems, and systems for active and passive
sensing, intelligence gathering, surveillance, reconnaissance,
self protection, and other applications from multiple aerospace
other, companion, institutions will also be involved in developing
advanced components and/or receiver
structures for the next generation of adaptive and
medium-aware radio systems. This year three other Louisiana universities
are in the group of eleven: Southern University (SUBR), Grambling
and Louisiana Tech University. The remaining universities are Rice, Michigan
State, Texas A&M, Georgia Tech, Texas Southern, Tennessee State and
Prairie View A&M.