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Ric A. Romero
Assistant Professor
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
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:
  • 2010- Present, 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
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:
  • R. Romero, and N. Goodman,  “Cognitive Radar Network: Cooperative Beamsteering for Integrated Search-and-Track Application,” submitted to IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronics Systems
  • R. Romero, J. Bae, and N. Goodman,  “Theory and Application of SNR and Mutual Information Matched Illumination Waveforms,” IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronics Systems, vol 47, no. 2, Apr 2011
  • R. Romero, 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:
  • 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:
  • Interleaved Hybrid Pseudo-Noise (PN) Preamble to Prevent Denial of Service, Co-inventor, Raytheon Missile Systems, (submitted for US Patent, 2010)
  • Hybrid Communication Procedure for Capacity Optimization and Outage Minimization, Raytheon Missile Systems, (submitted for US Patent, 2009)
  • Multiplatform System and Method for Ranging Correction Using Spread Spectrum Ranging Waveforms over a Netted Data Link, Raytheon Missile Systems, Co-inventor, Raytheon Missile Systems, (submitted for US Patent, 2008)

INDUSTRY CONFERENCE PAPERS:

  • 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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