Dr Zhang serves as a faculty member of OU since 2007. He is one of the founding faculty members of the Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC), and the joint-founder of IART in 2008.
|Associate Professor/Presidential Professor/Team Manager|
Dr Mark Weber is currently a senior researcher jointly with OU and NOAA/NSSL. Prior to joining OU, he was the Assistant Head of the Homeland Protection and Air Traffic Control Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory. In this role, he was responsible for leadership of the Laboratory’s Air Traffic Control mission area, with emphasis on support to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) initiative. The Laboratory’s ATC activities include major programs in surveillance, weather, collision avoidance, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Sense and Avoid and traffic management, automation and decision support. Prior to this, Mark was Leader of Lincoln Laboratory’s Weather Sensing Group which develops sensors, forecast algorithms and processing technologies supporting the U.S. commercial aviation industry. Dr Weber led the Group’s efforts to develop enhanced capabilities for FAA and NOAA national radar networks, to develop and prototype high resolution, automated weather forecast algorithms and to incorporate these forecasts into decision support tools that facilitate air traffic management during adverse weathers. His research interests have included experimental studies of thundercloud electrical phenomena, radar systems and data processing algorithm development and decision support for management of commercial aviation during convective weather.
|Senior Researcher/Team Adviser|
Dr Dyer is currently a Research Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. His research interests focus on instrumentation and data acquisition, particularly within the aerospace environment. Prior to earning his doctorate, Dr. Dyer worked in the military aerospace industry for both the Department of Defense and Boeing Military. His experience in this industry was focused on system testing and non-recurrent engineering on major Air Force platforms. Prior to this, Dr. Dyer worked as a Systems Engineer for Lucent Technologies. His current research efforts include the development of a stereoptic visual tracking system for the visual segment of instrument approaches at select airports, instrumentation for small autonomous vehicles, and analysis of error sources and mitigation techniques in the Ground-Based Augmentation System (GBAS) used for instrument landing.
and Aviation Director
Dr. Homeyer has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma since July 2014. His research interests focus on the intersection of weather, chemistry, and climate. He uses aircraft observations, balloon observations, ground-based and airborne remote sensing observations (e.g., radar, lidar), and numerical modeling in his research. Since 2008, Dr. Homeyer has participated in 5 airborne field projects in the atmospheric sciences. These projects use high-altitude research aircraft to obtain in situ observations of clouds and atmospheric composition. For more information on Dr. Homeyer’s current research activities, please visit http://weather.ou.edu/~chomeyer/
|Assistant Professor/Science Director|
Dr John Fagan was the initial creator of IART and supported FAA-related aviation research for 20 years. Before retirement, Dr. John Fagan served as Presidential Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. He is an active teacher and researcher in the area of alternate energy transportation systems, and the use of GPS as an aircraft landing and navigation tool. Dr. Fagan works with the FAA and the OU Department of Aviation to help determine the use of GPS, WAAS and LAAS for precision and non-precision approach procedures in the terminal arrival area. John has worked as the principal investigator on a flight test program for category A and B aircraft using the WAAS and the LAAS navigator system for precision approaches as well as a test program for the C-129 GPS navigators.
|Yih-Ru (Peter) Huang||Postdoctoral Research Associate|
|Hernan Suarez||Postdoctoral Research Associate|
|Sudantha (David) Perera||Postdoctoral Research Associate|
|Thao X Pham||Research Associate /CIMMS|
|Ramesh Nepal||airborne weather radar|
|Jingxiao Cai||aviation hazard detection processing|
|Xining Yu||real-time embedded processors|
|Mansur Tyler||airborne radar|
|Matthew Gilliam||airborne radar|
|Matthew Swartz||airborne radar|
|Dr. Richard Doviak||NOAA/NSSL|
|Dr Dusan Zrnic||NOAA/NSSL|
|Dr Guifu Zhang||OU SOM/ARRC|
|Dr David Jorgenson||NOAA/NSSL|
|Dr Alexander Ryzhkov||NSSL/CIMMS|
|Dr Terry J. Schuur||NSSL/CIMMS|