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Ric A. Romero
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-3288
Email: rnromero@nps.edu
Web: faculty.nps.edu/rnromero/
EDUCATION:
PhD - University of Arizona - Dec, 2010
Electrical and Computer Engineering
MS - University of Southern California - Dec, 2004
Electrical Engineering
BS - Purdue University - May, 1999
Electrical Engineering
WORK EXPERIENCE:
  • 2016- Present, Associate Professor, ECE, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 2010- 2016, Assistant Professor, ECE, Naval Postgraduate School
  • 1999 - 2010, Senior Engineer, Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, AZ,
  • 2007 - 2010,  Research Assistant, ECE Dept, University of Arizona,
  • 1996 - 1998,  Co-Op Engineer, Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, IA,  (4 semesters)

GENERAL AREAS of RESEARCH:

  • Radar, Sensors, Electromagnetics
  • Communication Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Detection and Estimation
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Cognitive Radar / Cognitive Radar Network / Cognitive Sensing
  • Adaptive Waveform Design
  • Electronic Warfare Systems
  • Adaptive Spatial Illumination, Beamforming, Beamsteering
  • Interference Mitigation for Communication Systems, Cyber Warfare
TEACHING at NPS:
  • EC3510 Communications Engineering
  • EC4610 Intro to Radar Systems
  • EO4612 Microwave and Radar Systems
  • EC2650 Fundamentals of Electromagnetic Fields
  • EC2400 Discrete (Time) Systems
  • EC3610 Microwave Engineering
  • EO2652 Fields, Waves, and EM Engineering
  • TS3003 Naval Combat System Elements
AWARDS:
  • 2004 Raytheon Excellence in Technology Award (Corporate)
  • 2005-2007 Raytheon Advanced Scholarship Program (PhD Studies)
  • 2002-2004 Raytheon Advanced Scholarship Program (MS Studies)
BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS: JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:
  • Romero, R. A., and K. Shepherd, “Friendly spectrally-shaped radar waveform with legacy communications systems for shared access and spectrum management,” IEEE Access, Sept, 2015
  • Romero, R. A., and E. Mourtzakis, “Transmit energy efficiency of two cognitive radar platforms for target identification,” Aerospace (Special Issue: Driving Aerospace Innovation Forward), vol. 2, pp. 376-391, June 2015,(INVITED)
  • Romero, R. A., A. Rios, and T. Ha, “Signals of interest recovery with multiple receivers using reference-based successive interference cancellation for signal collection applications,” IEEE Access, pp. 725-756, Aug 2014
  • Romero, R. A. and N. Goodman, “Cognitive radar network: cooperative adaptive beamsteering for integrated search-and-track application,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, vol. 49 no. 2, pp. 915-931, Apr 2013
  • Romero, R. A., T. Ha, and S. Lioulis, “Collection probability with discrete random signal-to-interference power ratios in multiple interferences for electronic intelligence receivers,” IET Journal of Engineering, DOI:10.1049/joe.2013.0035, 8 pp, 2013
  • Romero, R. A. and T. T. Ha, “Severe performance effects of combined jamming and interferences and Rayleigh fading with mitigation using joint complex spreading and MIMO,” Universal Journal of Communications and Network, 1, 127-141. doi:10.13189/ujcn.2013.010402, 2013
  • Romero, R. A., J. Bae, and N. Goodman, “Theory and application of SNR and mutual information matched illumination waveforms,” IEEE Transaction on Aerospace and Electronics Systems, vol 45, no. 2, Apr. 2011
  • Romero, R. A., and N. Goodman, “Waveform design in signal-dependent interference and application to target recognition with multiple transmissions,” IET Radar, Sonar, and Navigation Special Issue 2009 vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 328-340, (INVITED/SELECTED PAPER)
CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS:
  • Nieh, J. and R. A. Romero, “Integrated range-Doppler map and extended target identification with adaptive waveform for cognitive radar,” 2105 IEEE Radar Conference, Arlington, VA, May, 2015
  • Nieh, J. and R. A. Romero, “Adaptive waveform for integrated detection and identification of moving extended target,” 2014 IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, Nov 2014
  • Garren, D. A., P.E. Pace, and R. A. Romero, “Use of P3-coded transmission waveforms to generate synthetic aperture radar images,” IEEE Radar Conference, Cincinnati, OH, May, 2014
  • Garren, D. A., P.E. Pace, and R. A. Romero, “Phenomenology of low probability of intercept synthetic aperture radar via Frank codes,” Proceedings of the SPIE, June, 2014
  • Nieh, J. and R. A. Romero, “Ambiguity function and detection probability considerations for matched waveform design,” 2013 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), pp. 4280-4284, Vancouver, BC, May 2013
  • R. A. Romero, “Detection performance of matched transmit waveform for moving extended targets,” 2013 IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, Nov. 2013
  • Shepherd, K. D and R. A. Romero, “Radar waveform design in active communications channel,” 2013 IEEE Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, Nov. 2013
  • Efstathios Mintzias, R. Romero, and Tri Ha,  “Performance Evaluation of Complex Spreading MIMO Systems in Rayleigh Fading and Interference,” submitted to 2012  IEEE International Waveform Diversity and Design Conference
  • R. Romero, and N. Goodman,  “Adaptive Beamsteering for Search-and-Track Application with Cognitive Radar Network,” in Proc. of IEEE Radar Conference, Kansas City, MO, May 2011
  • R. Romero, C. Kenyon, and N. Goodman,  “Channel Probability Ensemble Update for Multiplatform Radar Systems,” in Proc. of IEEE International Waveform Diversity and Design Conference, Niagara Falls, Canada, Aug 2010
  • R. Romero, and N. Goodman,  “Improved Waveform Design for Target Recognition with Multiple Transmissions,” in Proc. of IEEE International Waveform Diversity and Design Conference, Orlando, FL, Feb 2009
  • R. Romero, and N. Goodman,  “Information-Theoretic Matched Waveform Design in Signal-Dependent Interference,” in Proc. of IEEE Radar Conference, Rome, Italy, May 2008
BOOK CHAPTERS:
  • N Goodman,  P. Venkata, and R. Romero, “Iterative Technique for System Identification with Adaptive Signal Design,” Section C, Ch. 61, Principles of Waveform Diversity and Design, Scitech Publishing
  • N Goodman,  J. Bae,, and R. Romero, “Waveform Design for Target Class Discrimination with Closed-Loop Radar,” Section C, Ch. 74, Principles of Waveform Diversity and Design, Scitech Publishing
PATENTS:
  • R. A. Romero and L. Reidhead, “Systems and methods to prevent denial of service attacks,” Issued US 8,683,555 B2 March 25, 2014; also Issued EP Patent No. 2,534,787 B1, Dec 25, 2013, Assignee: RMS
  • R. A. Romero, “Transmitter and hybrid communication method for capacity optimization and outage minimization” Issued Feb 21, 2012, US Patent No. 8,121,562 B2, Assignee: RMS
  • R. A. Romero and M. Bielas, “Multiplatform system and method for ranging correction using spread spectrum ranging waveforms over a netted data link” Issued Oct 16, 2012, US Patent No. 8,288,699 B2, Assignee: RMS

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION:

  • K. N. Wang, G. A. Clark, R. Romero, “Illumination waveform design for non-Gaussian multi-hypotheses target classification in cognitive radar,” Special Session on Cognitive Approaches to Acoustic Signal Processing, 164th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Kansas City, Oct 22-26, 2012 (INVITED)

 

INDUSTRY CONFERENCE PRESENTATION:

  • Introduction to Cognitive Radio, Raytheon Missile Systems, RF Symposium, Boston, MA

 

KEYWORDS/TECHNOLOGIES:
  • Keywords: Radar Systems, Detection, Estimation, DSP, Cognitive Radar, Electronic Warfare



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