Who We Are

In 2007, IART was created by Professor Yan (Rockee) Zhang, who is currently the leading faculty member of the team. Our main interests are airborne radars, advanced avionics and navigation systems, multi-functional surveillance radars, spaceborne radar transceiver optimizations, all-weather sense and avoid (SAA) radar and networked sensors for unmanned systems.

What We Do

The team has focused on Small, Intelligent Radar Technologies (SIRT) and Multi-Missions. The key challenge is achieving most radar system capability, and best system level performance with minimal Space, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C). As a team, we have the missions of research, education and consulting in related technology areas.

In the past years, IART successfully transferred a series of SIRT technologies to a broad range of users, including integrated microwave transceivers for internal OU radar engineers and commercial companies, advanced signal processing algorithms for clutter mitigations and transceiver optimizations for government researchers, UAS-based radar prototypes, open-source weather sensor developments, open array testbed for academic users, and many others. The most important technology transfer of all, is the transferring of the latest knowledge, skills and dreams to students, through teaching, advising, and career supports.

How We Work Together

IART is a Knowledge-Based Organization. We follows a rapid-team-innovation model, and everyone in the team works toward own innovations through a common knowledge base. Within OU, members of IART is administrated by School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC), CAPS, CIMMS, and collaborate closely with the OU Aviation School and University R&D Centers on Unmanned Systems. Outside OU, IART members are distributed in government agencies, universities, industries and private business.