Acoustic and Electro-Optic Propagation
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 8/23/2019

Opportunity Description

Acoustic and Electro-Optic Propagation and Imaging Research opportunities are available to study acoustic, seismic, and electro-optic propagation and/or imaging in complex battlefield environments. As signals propagate through the environment, they undergo effects due to atmospheric turbulence, atmospheric gradients, terrain, and other natural and manmade obstacles. Of particular interest at this time are: (1) Multidisciplinary investigations of the statistical moments of acoustic waves propagating in the atmosphere above an impedance ground. Here the atmosphere is to be characterized as a complex random medium with spatial-temporal fluctuations. Advanced computational techniques are needed. (2) Acoustic remote sensing of the atmosphere, particularly, estimation of the Green’s function using time reversal and/or similar inverse techniques. Theoretical and experimental approaches are needed. (3) Long range acoustic propagation in littoral environments. Of more general interests are the effects of atmospheric turbulence and gradients on source detection, localization, and classification, using both theoretical and experimental approaches; methods to mitigate these effects; modeling of wave propagation and scattering in urban and/or natural complex environments; environmental remote sensing; target remote sensing that incorporates the physical effects of the propagation environment; computational/numerical modeling using novel and standard approaches, such as, entropy maximization, immunology, and high performance parallel processing; and the development of image/signal processing algorithms from a multidisciplinary approach, to include multiple sensor modalities. These multidisciplinary research opportunities incorporate theoretical and experimental physics, wave propagation theory, atmospheric science, signal processing, information theory, inverse theory, and mathematical, numerical, and computational modeling. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Collier prior to submitting a research proposal. Computational facilities, ranging from high performance computers to desktop PCs, and experimental sites are available. This research is in collaboration with other government agencies and possible NATO participants. Foreign nationals may be considered from NATO and TTCP participating countries. Click here for more information

Opportunity Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Adelphi, MD
  • Opportunity Type: Other
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 8/23/2019

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