Research Fellow in Radar Systems
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The post is for a Research Fellow in Radar Systems to work on a project on adaptive radar and waveform diversity sponsored by a joint UK/French missile development programme. Current RF seekers use mechanical steerable antennas. In order to reduce the cost of the mechanical system, and to improve the performance of the seeker, we have been investigating the replacement of the mechanical antenna components with an electrically controlled 3D antenna array.
The successful candidate will exploit the ability of the 3D RF seeker to diversify, select, and optimise the transmitted waveform design and beam-pattern characteristics on a scan to scan basis to maximise target interception performance. Diversifying the waveform parameters has an inevitable impact on the accuracy of the sensor measurements and hence on the target range and velocity estimates. On the other hand, changing the beam-pattern along the trajectory, by means of the 3D phased array, has an impact on the monopulse characteristics and hence on the angular accuracy. The project involves a theoretical part as well as experiments aiming at testing the developed algorithms.
Main responsibilities include:
To perform research in radar signal processing.
To manage/participate in the daily basis interaction with our research and industrial partners.
To publish high quality journals/reports based on the research carried out and assist with writing new proposals.
To assist in the supervision of MSc/PhD research projects and to advise students on their progress.