- Atmospheric & Oceanographic Electromagnetics and Marine Systems (ATOM) Laboratory
- Ceramics Fabrication Facility
- Circuit Laboratory for Advanced Sensors and Systems (CLASS)
- Cognitive Remote Sensing Laboratory
- Compact Range (Anechoic Chamber)
- Hyperspectral Engine Lab for Integrated Optical Systems (HELIOS)
- Integrated Optics Lab
- PCB Prototyping Facility
- RF/Microwave Facility
- RFID Laboratory
- Radar and Remote Sensing Lab
- Textile Antennas and Electronics Lab
Cognitive Remote Sensing Laboratory
The Cognitive Remote Sensing Laboratory is a 2,000-square-foot research space dedicated to investigating synthetic cognition to improve radar performance.
Creatures such as bats and dolphins are considered to have a biological radar, and observation of their behaviors indicates their abilities to significantly exceed manmade systems. The difference in performance is attributed to the cognitive abilities of their central nervous system.
Within the lab, there are several research projects on how cognition can be incorporated into the manmade systems so their performance rivals that of their natural counterparts.
Specific activities include:
- The application of echoic flow to radar for autonomous navigation
- Development of a cognitive processing frameworks for radar systems
- Understanding how targets can be recognized from radar data
In addition to the cognitive activities, the lab conducts research on passive radar--a type of radar that piggybacks on commercial broadcast transmissions and thus minimizes the amount of electromagnetic spectrum required for operation.