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ATmospheric & Oceanographic Electromagnetics and Marine Systems (ATOM) Laboratory

ATOM Laboratory strives to increase our understanding of the atmosphere and oceans using electromagnetics (EM). We design and manufacture our EM systems to perform remote sensing of lower atmospheric and oceanographic conditions. Our specialization is in marine and coastal environments that deal with non-standard atmospheric conditions such as ducting, parabolic wave equation, tropospheric and ionospheric turbulence, sea clutter, radar and communication system performance under different atmospheric/oceanographic conditions. For more information please click here to read the news article written on this research topic, "Studying the Breeze".

The Lower Atmospheric Propagation (LATPROP) system is a custom-built system to study the non-standard atmospheric conditions in marine and coastal environments. It is composed of:

  • A propagation loss measuring ultra wideband TX/RX system operating from 2 to 40 GHz.
  • A refractivity-from-clutter (RFC) capable 25 kW, software-defined, coherent, X-band marine radar.

We have grants/collaborations with (not limited to) MIT Lincoln Lab, Air Force Research Lab, Air Force Institute of Technology, Office of Naval Research, Navy Research Lab, Naval Postgraduate School, University of Notre Dame, UC Irvine, JHU APL, Army Research Lab.

Dr. Yardim’s group currently is composed of 3 Ph.D. level graduate students:

For more information on ATOM Lab please visit Dr. Yardim’s website.

Attaching an X-band horn on the bow mast or Research Vessel (R/V) Sharp during CASPER East Coast Campaign in October 2015, Norfolk, VA. (Dr. Yardim, Dr. Burkholder, and Qi Wang)