Dr. Wei Awarded U.S. Defense Department Funding

May 27, 2022

BATON ROUGE, LA – LSU College of Engineering faculty – Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Shuangqing Wei – was recently awarded a grant by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) through the 2022 Defense University Instrumentation Initiative Program (DURIP).

Wei received $288,579 for his proposal, “Advanced Signal and Information Processing for Managing Interference in Radio Communication Systems.” Specifically, the funding allows Wei to obtain instruments that will be used to build a wired and integrated testing system/platform over which multiple types of complex interference signals and signals of interest (SOI) can be generated and tested in a controlled environment.

It’s all part of his research into radio frequency (RF) interference and developing systematic approaches to assessing the capacity and limitation of RF interference excision systems (IES) to protect SOIs in the presence of “potentially aggressive and/or inadvertently produced interference sources in radio communication systems.”

The goal, Wei said, is to provide well-justified testing methods to developers and testers of IES devices so that users have more confidence in the products before placing them into service. Additionally, students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels will take newly developed lab-based courses on interference testing and measurements.

“It is expected that research tasks and related education modules developed and tested in this lab will serve to train and energize an emerging workforce in the RF and SATCOM fields,” Wei said. “The body of advanced knowledge and young talents produced from this program can be leveraged by the DoD to further enhance its competitive advantage in RF communications for the warfighter.”

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Content adapted from https://www.lsu.edu/eng/news/2022/05/facultydefenseawards.php