Fellow Werth spends semester at the Georgia Tech Research Institute studying radar signal processing techniques

Date Posted: 
Monday, May 25, 2015

UMass IGERT fellow Sheila Werth spent the 2015 spring semester with the Aerospace, Transportation and Advanced Systems (ATAS) Laboratory at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) in Atlanta, GA. GTRI is the nonprofit applied research arm of the Georgia Institute of Technology. While at GTRI, she worked on several signal processing algorithms, for both radar and acoustic applications. Her projects involved adaptive moving target indication techniques as well as direction of arrival estimation and adaptive spatial filtering algorithms for acoustic arrays. At UMass, Sheila is exploring classification techniques for avian radar targets for the purpose of offshore wind siting. At GTRI, she met several leading experts on radar target classification. Furthermore, the signal processing techniques she learned at GTRI may be extended to this research problem.