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Daniel W. O’Hagan

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First Name: 
Daniel W.
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Editor-in-Chief, AESS Magazine; AESS Magazine Associate Editor (Area of Specialty: Radar Systems)
University of Cape Town, South Africa

Prof. Daniel W. O’Hagan is an Associate Professor in Radar at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and has occupied his current post since mid-2014.

He is the Convener of the UCT Radar Masters Course, which attracts some of the world’s top radar talent as guest lecturers on the UCT programme.

Dr. O’Hagan is the TPC co-chair of the 2015 IEEE Radar Conference.

Since 2009, Dr. O’Hagan has been employed as a Radar Scientist at the Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques (FHR) in Wachtberg, Germany. He has been extensively engaged in passive radar/commensal radar research. Additional research interests have included VHF radar, antenna array design and beamforming, LPI techniques, low-observable platform design considerations, and bistatic clutter. 

Dr. O’Hagan is the Chairman of the NATO Sensors and Electronics Technology group, “Advanced situation-specific modeling and vulnerability mitigation using passive radar technology SET-207”. He chairs a multinational team of distinguished scientists from throughout NATO and Partnership for Peace (PfP) nations.

 From 2010 to 2013, Dr. O’Hagan served as the German representative to, and chairman of, the NATO “Advanced Modelling and Systems Applications for Passive Sensors group SET-164”. He has led research programmes concerning bistatic clutter analysis and studies to determine the suitability of passive radar for particular surveillance roles.

 He has obtained a Ph.D. in radar from University College London.

Technical Areas of Interest: 
Radar Systems, Passive Radar, Bistatic, Multistatic, MIMO, Antenna Arrays
Contact Information
Cape Town
South Africa

Field of Interest

“The field of interest shall be the organization, systems engineering, design, development, integration, and operation of complex systems for space, air, ocean, or ground environments. These systems include but are not limited to navigation, avionics, mobile electric power and electronics, radar, sonar, telemetry, military, law-enforcement, automatic test, simulators, and command and control."


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