Radar evolution and future challenges: Radar is an all-weather sensor capable of not only detection, location, and tracking, but also imaging of objects such as ground vehicles, aircrafts, spacecraft, ships, humans…This three segment interactive workshop provides an insight into radar technology and its applications. The first segment is designed to introduce the audience to the world of radar through live demos that explore the principles of Doppler, ranging, and tracking (audience participation is highly encouraged). The second segment provides a brief overview of the history of radar, the important role it played during the Second World War and its evolution up to date. The third segment reviews select topics of current and future research such as radar miniaturization for integration on small platforms, advanced signal processing, and cyber warfare.
Raoul Ouedraogo received the B.Sc. degree from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, in 2006, the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, in 2008 and 2011 respectively. He worked at Motorola Solutions Inc., Schaumburg, IL, in 2007 and Monarch Antenna Inc., Ann Arbor, MI, from 2009-2011 as a technical consultant. He has been with MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA, since 2011 where he works as a technical staff member. He has published dozens of papers and given technical talks focused on his areas of interest which include radars, small antennas, metamaterials, reconfigurable devices, microfluidics, and topology optimization.
Dr. Ouedraogo is currently serving as the publications chair on the IEEE International Phased Array Symposium committee and as Chair of the IEEE Antennas & Propagations Society, Boston Chapter. He is also the chair of the MIT Lincoln Laboratory African American Network.