Radio Astronomy Systems Research Group

Array Antenna and Signal Processing Systems for Radio Astronomy



Research Areas

  • Development of next-generation phased array feed antennas for radio telescopes
  • Radio frequency interference cancellation systems and algorithms to mitigate man-made interference for sensitive astronomical observations
  • Array signal processing algorithms for phased array feeds, aperture arrays, and synthesis imaging arrays
  • Technology development for the international Square Kilometer Array (SKA) project
  • Ionospheric calibration for low frequency imaging arrays

Personnel

Faculty

Collaborating Institutions

National Radio Astronomy Observatory
Green Bank Observatory
West Virginia University
Cornell University
Arecibo Observatory

Visitors

Lu Liu (UESTC, China)
Kaiya Chen (Southwest Jiaotong University, China)
Fan Jin (BAO/NAOC, China)
Hassan Safdary (Waterloo)
Yubing Han (NJUST)
Wu Yang (NAOC)
ZhoKai (NAOC)
Marianna Ivashina (Chalmers)
Rob Maaskant (Chalmers)

Group Members

Current:
PhD

Mitchell Burnett
Mark Ruzindana
David Buck
Jake Kunzler

MS

Jeff Nybo
Erich Nygaard
Kacen Moody
Travis Bonner

Undergraduate

Sean Crawford
Spencer Ammermon
Kayla Lyman
Rebecca Haymore
Parker Owen
Truman Welling
Trevor Schwantes

Group Members (cont.)

Alumni
PhD

Richard Black(2017, L-3 Communications, SLC)
Junming Diao (2017, UCLA postdoc)
Zhenchao Yang (2016, Starkey)
Jonathan Landon (L-3)
Mike Elmer (ImSAR)

MS

David Marsh (2019, Rincon in Arizona)
Michael Lambert
Mark Nielson (2019, Raytheon in Indiana)
Kaleo Roberts (2017, Medical Device startup in SLC)
Jonathan Spencer (2015, PhD Princeton)
Jay Brady
James Eck
Matt Morin
Mahrukh Khan
Kyle Browning (2014)
James Mackie (2014)
David Carter
Vikas Asthana
Brett Gottula
Manoj Adhikari
Taylor Webb
Binh Tran
Alan Stemmons (MS, 2009)
Jacob Waldron (2008)
David Jones (2008)
Micah Lillrose (2007)
James Nagel (2006, PhD U. Utah)
Jacob Campbell (2005, Rincon)
Chris Ashworth (2006)
Chad Hansen (2004, NGC)
Weizhen Dong
Andrew Poulsen (PhD MIT, NSF Fellow)
Brett Walkenhorst (2001, PhD Georgia Tech)

Undergraduate

Michael Mendoza (BS)
Jon Leininger (BS)
Jiyoung Son (BS)