Aeronautics & Astronomics

Students may apply to one or more of the below projects, indicating this in their statement of interest, or they may apply for "AAE: General," indicating in their statement of interest their skills and background and some faculty with whom they would be interested in working.  AAE Faculty List

Title Name Email Project Name Project Description Requirements
Prof. James L. Garrison jgarriso@ecn.purdu.edu Earth Remote Sensing using Signals of Opportunity This research project will involve the assembly and test of a instruments for Earth remote sensing using “reflectometry”, which is based upon observing changes in the structure of a radio frequency signal reflected from the ocean surface. These changes are related to the air-sea interaction process on the ocean surface and can be used to estimate the wind speed through empirical models.  Electrical engineering or applied physics,
Students should have a solid background in signal processing. Excellent programming skills in C and MATLAB. Some knowledge of electromagnetic wave propagation and the mathematics or stochastic processes/random variables highly desirable. Hardware experience also highly desirable.

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