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Spectrum Management and Cognitive Radio
The goal of this research prject is to develop intelligent communication techniques and systems to manage and control the electromagnetic spectrum in space systems. This goal will be achieved through the use of Cognitive Radio technology supported by Software Definied Radio. My interests are in automatic channel characterization, sensing, and decisions making.
Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Payloads
This project focuses on solving several problems related to unmanned aerial systems including sense and avoid cooperative and non-cooperative aircraft, GPS denied navigation, intelligent communication systems, mosaicking and super resolution of UAV video frames. Some of these projects are collaboration between the UND Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments.
To learn more about the sense and avoid project: http://www.generalaviationnews.com/2012/08/creating-an-unmanned-aircraft-that-can-sense-and-avoid/
Imaging Payloads and Algorithms for Small Satellites
The goal of this project is to develop a miniature imaging payload along with mosaicking and super resolution algorithms for small satellites, such as CubeSats.
Early Detection of Cancer
The long term goal of this research project is to develop techniques and tools for early detection of breast cancer. The project is a collaborative effort between the Electrical Engineering department and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences in the area of cancer detection with ultrasound and terahertz imaging technologies.
Increasing Retention in Engineering Programs: Calculate Project
The objective of this NSF funded project is to increase retention of incoming engineering students, especially those who have had limited prior opportunities, and generate excitement about calculus among students.
To learn more about the Calculate project and team please visit: http://engineering.und.edu/calculate/
I have been involved for years in several aerospace projects, including High Altitude Student Platform Baloon (HASP), Cubesat, and Regolith Mining Robot (LunaBot).
This project gives undergraduate students the opportunity to construct autonomous robots for space applications. One example of these robots is the Lunabot, a robot designed to autonomously collect regolith—a sand–like material important in building a moon base. This robot is used by an EE and ME team to compete with teams from other universities during the NASA Lunabotics competition held each year in the NASA Kennedy Space, Florida.
To learn more about the Lunabotics Project and Team: http://und.edu/org/lunabotics/html/team_members.2010_2011.html
and their NASA awards: http://www2.und.edu/our/uletter/?p=14915
Embedded Systems Design and Configurable Computing
As the number of computing systems worldwide exponentially increases the pressure to reduce power consumption and losses increases as well. Because Processor-based systems cannot meet this challenge, digital programmable devices-based systems, such as FPGAs, will be crucial in the design of the next generation of green computing systems. Projects under this area focus on designing FPGA-based systems and comparing their performances to those Processor-based systems.
Early Detection/Prediction of Foot Ulcers
Foot Ulcers is a disease that affects millions of Americans each year. This project aims to develop tools and techniques to detect foot ulcers before they can develop. It is a collaborative project between the Electrical Engineering department, Mechanical Engineering department, and the College of Nursing.
Microarray and Gel Electrophoresis Image Analysis
Gel electrophoresis and microarray data analyses are two widely used techniques for genetic studies, require the bench scientist to perform many tedious and time consuming manual steps. The objective of this project is to develop advanced automatic techniques and systems to allow researchers to speed up their analyses and to obtain more repeatable and accurate results.