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Joel Johnson

  • Chair/Professor, Electrical & Computer Engr.
  • Chair, Electrical & Computer Engr.
  • Room #249
    1330 Kinnear Road
    Columbus, OH 43212
  • 614-292-1593

About

Joel Johnson received his BSEE from Georgia Tech in 1991 and his MS in 1993 and PhD in 1996, both from MIT.

Research Interests
Dr. Johnson’s primary research interests are in remote geophysical sensing, using microwave technology. He is also a leader in applying the numerical techniques of electromagnetics to remote sensing.

Additional Information: CV | Research Summary

Honors

  • 1997

    NSF CAREER Award. .

  • Fellow of the IEEE. .

Journal Articles

2014

  • Johnson,Joel,T; Ouellette,Jeffrey,D, 2014, "Polarization Features in Bistatic Scattering from Rough Surfaces." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 52, no. 3, 1616 - 1626.
  • Das,Narendra,Narayan; Entekhabi,Dara; Njoku,Eni,G; Shi,Jiancheng,JC; Johnson,Joel,T; Colliander,Andreas, 2014, "Tests of the SMAP Combined Radar and Radiometer Algorithm Using Airborne Field Campaign Observations and Simulated Data." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 52, no. 4, 2018 - 2028.
  • Piepmeier,Jeffrey,R; Johnson,Joel,T; Mohammed,Priscilla,N; Bradley,Damon; Ruf,Christopher; Aksoy,Mustafa; Garcia,Rafael; Hudson,Derek; Miles,Lynn; Wong,Mark, 2014, "Radio-Frequency Interference Mitigation for the Soil Moisture Active Passive Microwave Radiometer." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 52, no. 1, 761 - 775.

2013

  • Nekrasov,Alexey; Ouellette,Jeff; Majurec,Ninoslav; Johnson,Joel,T, 2013, "A Study of Sea Surface Wind Vector Estimation From Near-Nadiral Cross-Track-Scanned Backscatter Data." IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS 10, no. 6, 1503 - 1506.
  • Aksoy,Mustafa; Johnson,Joel,T, 2013, "A Study of SMOS RFI Over North America." IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS 10, no. 3, 515 - 519.
  • Aksoy,Mustafa; Johnson,Joel,T, 2013, "A Comparative Analysis of Low-Level Radio Frequency Interference in SMOS and Aquarius Microwave Radiometer Measurements." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 51, no. 10, 4983 - 4992.
  • Chae,Chun-Sik; Johnson,Joel,T, 2013, "A Study of Sea Surface Range-Resolved Doppler Spectra Using Numerically Simulated Low-Grazing-Angle Backscatter Data." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 51, no. 6, 3452 - 3460.

2012

  • Kim,Seung-Bum; Tsang,Leung; Johnson,Joel,T; Huang,Shaowu; van Zyl,Jakob,J; Njoku,Eni,G, 2012, "Soil Moisture Retrieval Using Time-Series Radar Observations Over Bare Surfaces." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 50, no. 5, 1853 - 1863.
  • Demir,Metin,A; Johnson,Joel,T; Zajdel,Tom,J, 2012, "A Study of the Fourth-Order Small Perturbation Method for Scattering From Two-Layer Rough Surfaces." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 50, no. 9, 3374 - 3382.

2011

  • Park,James; Johnson,J,T; Majurec,Ninoslav; Niamsuwan,Noppasin; Piepmeier,Jeffrey,R; Mohammed,Priscilla,N; Ruf,Christopher,S; Misra,Sidharth; Yueh,Simon,H; Dinardo,Steve,J, 2011, "Airborne L-Band Radio Frequency Interference Observations From the SMAPVEX08 Campaign and Associated Flights." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 49, no. 9, 3359 - 3370.
  • Pinel,N; Johnson,J,T; Bourlier,C, 2011, "Fully polarimetric scattering from random rough layers under the geometric optics approximation: Geoscience applications." RADIO SCIENCE 46, RS0E20 -
  • Niamsuwan,N; Johnson,J,T; Jezek,K,C, 2011, "Modeling the nadiral low-frequency pulse return of one-dimensionally rough surfaces." WAVES IN RANDOM AND COMPLEX MEDIA 21, no. 1, 184 - 197.
  • Chae,Chun-Sik; Johnson,Joel,T, 2011, "A Study of Interferometric Phase Statistics and Accuracy for Sea Surface Height Retrievals from Numerically Simulated Low-Grazing-Angle Backscatter Data." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 49, no. 11, 4580 - 4587.

2010

  • Naenna,Praphun; Johnson,Joel,T, 2010, "A Monte Carlo Study of Altimeter Pulse Returns and the Electromagnetic Bias." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 48, no. 8, 3218 - 3224.
  • Guener,Baris; Niamsuwan,Noppasin; Johnson,Joel,T, 2010, "Performance Study of a Cross-Frequency Detection Algorithm for Pulsed Sinusoidal RFI in Microwave Radiometry." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 48, no. 7, 2899 - 2908.
  • Pinel,Nicolas; Johnson,Joel,T; Bourlier,Christophe, 2010, "A Geometrical Optics Model of Three Dimensional Scattering From a Rough Layer With Two Rough Surfaces." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION 58, no. 3, 809 - 816.
  • Frankford,Mark,T; Johnson,Joel,T; Ertin,Emre, 2010, "Including Spatial Correlations in the Statistical MIMO Radar Target Model." IEEE SIGNAL PROCESSING LETTERS 17, no. 6, 575 - 578.
  • Frankford,Mark,T; Johnson,Joel,T, 2010, "Compensation of Faraday Rotation in Multipolarization Scatterometry." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 48, no. 1, 358 - 364.
  • Entekhabi,Dara; Njoku,Eni,G; O'Neill,Peggy,E; Kellogg,Kent,H; Crow,Wade,T; Edelstein,Wendy,N; Entin,Jared,K; Goodman,Shawn,D; Jackson,Thomas,J; Johnson,Joel; Kimball,John; Piepmeier,Jeffrey,R; Koster,Randal,D; Martin,Neil; McDonald,Kyle,C; Moghaddam,Mahta; Moran,Susan; Reichle,Rolf; Shi,J,C; Spencer,Michael,W; Thurman,Samuel,W; Tsang,Leung; Van Zyl,Jakob, 2010, "The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) Mission." PROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE 98, no. 5, 704 - 716.

2009

  • Pinel,Nicolas; Johnson,Joel,T; Bourlier,Christophe, 2009, "A Geometrical Optics Model of Three Dimensional Scattering From a Rough Surface Over a Planar Surface." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION 57, no. 2, 546 - 554.
  • Guner,Baris; Frankford,Mark,T; Johnson,Joel,T, 2009, "A Study of the Shapiro-Wilk Test for the Detection of Pulsed Sinusoidal Radio Frequency Interference." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 47, no. 6, 1745 - 1751.
  • Johnson,Joel,T; Burkholder,Robert,J; Toporkov,Jakov,V; Lyzenga,David,R; Plant,William,J, 2009, "A Numerical Study of the Retrieval of Sea Surface Height Profiles From Low Grazing Angle Radar Data." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 47, no. 6, 1641 - 1650.
  • Johnson,Joel,T; Demir,Metin,A; Majurec,Ninoslav, 2009, "Through-Wall Sensing With Multifrequency Microwave Radiometry: A Proof-of-Concept Demonstration." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 47, no. 5, 1281 - 1288.
  • Johnson,Joel,T; Potter,Lee,C, 2009, "Performance Study of Algorithms for Detecting Pulsed Sinusoidal Interference in Microwave Radiometry." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 47, no. 2, 628 - 636.

2008

  • Pan,Guangdong; Johnson,Joel,T, 2008, "A Numerical Method for Studying Modulation Effects in Radar Observations of the Sea Surface." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 46, no. 11, 3632 - 3636.
  • Naenna,Praphun; Johnson,Joel,T, 2008, "A physically-based preconditioner for quasi-planar scattering problems." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION 56, no. 8, 2421 - 2426.

2007

  • Guener,Baris; Johnson,Joel,T; Niamsuwan,Noppasin, 2007, "Time and frequency blanking for-radio-frequency interference mitigation in microwave radiometry." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 45, no. 11, 3672 - 3679.
  • Elfouhaily,Tanos,M; Johnson,Joel,T, 2007, "A new model for rough surface scattering." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 45, no. 7, 2300 - 2308.
  • Demir,Metin,A; Johnson,Joel,T, 2007, "Fourth-order small-slope theory of sea-surface brightness temperatures." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 45, no. 1, 175 - 186.
  • Darawankul,Alongkorn; Johnson,Joel,T, 2007, "Band-limited exponential correlation function for rough-surface scattering." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 45, no. 5, 1198 - 1206.
  • Elfouhaily,Tanos,A; Johnson,Joel,T, 2007, "The reduced local curvature approximation for rough surface scattering." IGARSS: 2007 IEEE INTERNATIONAL GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING SYMPOSIUM, VOLS 1-12 1354 - 1357.

2006

  • Johnson,J,T, 2006, "An efficient two-scale model for the computation of thermal emission and atmospheric reflection from the sea surface." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 44, no. 3, 560 - 568.
  • Elfouhaily,Tanos,M; Johnson,Joel,T, 2006, "Extension of the local curvature approximation to third order and improved tilt invariance." WAVES IN RANDOM AND COMPLEX MEDIA 16, no. 2, 97 - 119.
  • Johnson,Joel,T; Gasiewski,Albin,J; Guner,Baris; Hampson,Grant,A; Ellingson,Steven,W; Krishnamachari,Rangarajan; Niamsuwan,Noppasin; McIntyre,Eric; Klein,Marian; Leuski,Vladimir,Y, 2006, "Airborne radio-frequency interference studies at C-band using a digital receiver." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 44, no. 7, 1974 - 1985.
  • Pan,Guangdong; Johnson,Joel,T, 2006, "A numerical study of the modulation of short sea waves by longer waves." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 44, no. 10, 2880 - 2889.

2005

  • Niamsuwan,N; Johnson,J,T; Ellingson,S,W, 2005, "Examination of a simple pulse-blanking technique for radio frequency interference mitigation." RADIO SCIENCE 40, no. 5, RS5S03 -
  • Johnson,J,T, 2005, "A study of ocean-like surface thermal emission and reflection using Voronovich's small slope approximation." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 43, no. 2, 306 - 314.

2004

  • Elfouhaily,T; Bourlier,C; Johnson,J,T, 2004, "Two families of non-local scattering models and the weighted curvature approximation." WAVES IN RANDOM MEDIA 14, no. 4, 563 - 580.
  • Johnson,J,T; Burkholder,R,J, 2004, "A study of scattering from an object below a rough surface." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 42, no. 1, 59 - 66.
  • Torrungrueng,D; Ungan,B; Johnson,Joel,T, 2004, "Optical Theorem for Electromagnetic Scattering by a Three-Dimensional Scatterer in the Presence of a Lossless Half Space." IEEE GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING LETTERS 1, no. 2, 131 - 135.

2003

  • Demir,M,A; Johnson,J,T, 2003, "Fourth- and higher-order small-perturbation solution for scattering from dielectric rough surfaces." JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA A-OPTICS IMAGE SCIENCE AND VISION 20, no. 12, 2330 - 2337.

2002

  • Kim,H; Johnson,J,T, 2002, "Radar images of rough surface scattering: Comparison of numerical and analytical models." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION 50, no. 2, 94 - 100.
  • Johnson,J,T, 2002, "Comparison of the physical optics and small slope theories for polarimetric thermal emission from the sea surface." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 40, no. 2, 500 - 504.
  • Johnson,J,T; Cai,Y,Y, 2002, "A theoretical study of sea surface up/down wind brightness temperature differences." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 40, no. 1, 66 - 78.
  • Torrungrueng,D; Johnson,J,T; Chou,H,T, 2002, "Some issues related to the novel spectral acceleration method for the fast computation of radiation/scattering from one-dimensional extremely large scale quasi-planar structures." RADIO SCIENCE 37, no. 2, 1019 -

2001

  • Torrungrueng,D; Johnson,J,T, 2001, "Numerical studies of backscattering enhancement of electromagnetic waves from two-dimensional random rough surfaces with the forward-backward/novel spectral acceleration method." JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA A-OPTICS IMAGE SCIENCE AND VISION 18, no. 10, 2518 - 2526.

2000

  • Torrungrueng,D; Chou,H,T; Johnson,J,T, 2000, "A novel acceleration algorithm for the computation of scattering from two-dimensional large-scale perfectly conducting random rough surfaces with the forward-backward method." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 38, no. 4, 1656 - 1668.
  • Nassar,E,M; Johnson,J,T; LEE,R, 2000, "A numerical model for electromagnetic scattering from sea ice." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 38, no. 3, 1309 - 1319.

1999

  • Johnson,J,T, 1999, "Third-order small-perturbation method for scattering from dielectric rough surfaces." JOURNAL OF THE OPTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA A-OPTICS IMAGE SCIENCE AND VISION 16, no. 11, 2720 - 2736.

1998

  • Johnson,J,T; Shin,R,T; Kong,J,A; Tsang,L; Pak,K, 1998, "A numerical study of the composite surface model for ocean backscattering." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 36, no. 1, 72 - 83.

Papers in Proceedings

2012

  • Park,J; Johnson,J,T; Majurec,N; Frankford,M; Culpepper,E; Reynolds,J; Tenbarge,J; Westbrook,L "Software Defined Radar Studies of Human Motion Signatures." in IEEE Radar Conference (RADAR). NEW YORK, (1 2012). 4 -