Student working on a research project.

Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Using Unmanned Air Vehicles

This project is aimed at the development of signal processing algorithms and experimental hardware prototype experiments for the development of a synthetic aperture radar imaging system. The motion required for the radar ranging system is achieved by utilizing a prototype Unmanned Air Vehicle in the final stages of the program. Software Defined Radar (SDR) equipment will be used in conjunction with appropriately defined antenna system to first realize a bench-top experiment. Subsequent research includes the development of ground based calibration methods for ranging system development and implementations on mobile computing platforms. Size weight and power (SWAP) reduction re-design steps also need to be carried out. Flight test demonstrations will be ultimately carried out, after establishing the preliminary hardware realizations.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science Engineering
Student Skill-Set Needed: Ability to work independently, advanced computer programming experience is a plus.
Compensation: Academic Credit, Salary / Stipend, Volunteer, Work Study
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Manoranjan Majji
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Mechanical And Aerospace Engineering
Office: 318 Jarvis Hall
Phone: 716-645-1432