Radar research has been synonymous with the University of Kansas (KU) for over half a century. As part of this special session organized to highlight significant radar programs in academia, this paper surveys recent and ongoing work at KU. This work encompasses a wide breadth of sensing applications including the remote sensing of ice sheets, autonomous navigation methods for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), novel laser radar capabilities, detection of highenergy cosmic rays using bistatic radar, different forms of waveform diversity such as MIMO radar and pulse agility, and various radar-embedded communication methods. The results of these efforts impact our understanding of the changing nature of the environment, address the proliferation of unmanned systems in the US airspace, realize new sensing modalities enabled by the joint consideration of electromagnetics and signal processing, and greater facilitate radar operation in an increasingly congested and contested spectrum.
Shannon D. Blunt, Christopher Allen, Emily Arnold, Richard Hale, Rongqing Hui, Shahriar Keshmiri, Carlton Leuschen, Jilu Li, John Paden, Fernando Rodriguez-Morales, Alessandro Salandrino, and James Stiles, "Radar research at the University of Kansas," Proc. SPIE 10188, Radar Sensor Technology XXI, 1018817 (Presented at SPIE Defense + Security: April 12, 2017; Published: 1 May 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2268911.
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