College of Engineering

ECE Faculty Awarded New Research Grant

Dr. Igal Bilik, assistant professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering was awarded a new research grant titled 'Source Localization in the Presence of Multipath' by the Directorate of Defense Research and Development in the Israeli Ministry of Defense. The award which totals $300k is for three years from 2010 through 2012. Dr. Bilik joined the ECE department in Fall 2008. His research interests are in the areas of estimation and detection theory, adaptive beamforming and array processing, sonar and radar systems and statistical signal processing.

Source localization is a critical need in the field of wireless communications. Steady growth in the number of mobile subscribers, availability of novel 4G technologies, E-911 Phase-2 FCC, and European "Where" project requirements, require mobile source localization for public safety and commercial location-based services (LBS). Implementation of E-911 and LBS in an urban environment requires source localization capabilities in non-line-of-sight (NLOS) propagation conditions. The problem of mobile source localization in complex urban environments characterized by NLOS propagation conditions and limited GPS services are addressed in this work. The main goal of this work is the derivation of high-precision location and tracking algorithms for radio frequency (RF) sources using spatial, spectral, and temporal information of the source.

Author: "Dayalan Kasilingam [Contact]"
Date: 3-9-2010

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