The Office of Naval Research (ONR) recently awarded a one-year grant to Dr. Yimin Daniel Zhang, Director of the Advanced Signal Processing lab at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Temple University. This grant is to support Dr. Zhang’s continuing efforts to develop radio frequency identification (RFID) based high-resolution target localization and tracking methods and algorithms. The developed techniques will help ONR to achieve improved autonomous deck operation capabilities.

This is the second new grant Dr. Zhang receives in this academic year after the National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop strategies for coexistence of radio telescope arrays with broadcast stations and wireless communication systems.  He is also currently supported by another ONR grant to develop co-prime array and co-prime sampling techniques with various sensing applications.

Dr. Zhang is internationally recognized for his expertise in signal processing with broad applications to wireless communications, radar, RFID and navigation. He has authored more than 300 journal articles, book chapters and peer-reviewed conference papers on these topics. Dr. Zhang is an associate editor for IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing and an editor for Signal Processing. He recently co-guest edited a special issue on “Co-prime Sampling and Arrays” for Digital Signal Processing, and is co-organizing two special sessions on Assisted Living Technologies respectively in the IEEE Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing (SAM) Workshop and Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers.