Dr. Yimin Zhang, Research Professor at the Center for Advanced Communications (CAC) and Director of the Wireless Communications and Positioning Laboratory, Villanova University, has been selected as a Faculty Fellow for the 2013 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship Program (AF SFFP). Dr. Zhang will spend 12 weeks this summer at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), Wright-Patterson, OH, to study distributed multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) radar systems and improve maneuvering target tracking. He participated the same program in 2012 with a great success.

“At the CAC, we’re very proud of our continuing relationship with the AFRL at Wright-Patterson,” says Dr. Zhang, who is the Principal Investigator for ongoing projects entitled “Next-Generation Over-the-Horizon HF Radar Moving Target Indicator and Clutter Mitigation Development” and “Signal Processing for Improved Moving Target Detection, Localization, and Tracking Using Multi-Static Passive Radars,” supported by the AFRL. “We hope my participation in the AF SFFP will deepen our collaboration and offer the CAC new perspectives and understanding of issues and challenges in over-the-horizon radar and passive radar systems. The research experience gained in solving practical problems will not only be shared with post-doctoral research fellows and graduate students within our group, but also will be integrated in classroom instructions.”

The AF SFFP is sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). According to the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), which oversees and administers the selection and appointment of applicants, the AF SFFP’s main objectives are to stimulate professional relationships among participants and scientists and engineers at Air Force research facilities, enhance the research interests and capabilities of faculty in the academic community, and elevate awareness of Air Force research interests.