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Frederick E. Daum

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AESS Distinguished Lecturer (2020-2022)

Fred Daum is an IEEE Fellow, a Principal Fellow at Raytheon, a Distinguished Lecturer for the IEEE and a graduate of Harvard University. Fred was awarded the Tom Phillips prize for technical excellence, in recognition of his ability to make complex radar systems work in the real World. Fred developed,  analyzed and tested the real time tracking, waveform scheduling, calibration and discrimination algorithms for essentially all the long range phased array radars built by the USA in the last four decades, including: Cobra Dane, PAVE PAWS, Cobra Judy, BMEWS SSPAR,ROTHR, SBX, THAAD radar, TPY-2, and UEWR. Fred has also worked on many other systems, including: sonar, GPS, air traffic control radars, ship board fire control radar systems, multi-sensor data fusion systems (e.g., JADGE), as well as JLENS and SPY-3 radars. Fred's exact fixed finite dimensional nonlinear filter theory generalizes the Kalman and Beneš filters to the exponential family. Fred’s particle flow nonlinear filter is many orders of magnitude faster than standard particle filters for the same accuracy. He has published over one hundred technical papers, and he has given invited lectures at MIT, Harvard, Yale, Caltech, the
Technion, Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris, Brown, Georgia Tech., Duke, Stony Brook University, Univ. of Connecticut, Univ. of Minnesota, Melbourne Univ., Univ. of Toulouse, Univ. of New South Wales, Univ. of Canterbury, Liverpool Univ., Xidian Univ., Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Washington Univ. at St Louis, McMaster Univ., Boston Univ., Northeastern University, WPI, Huntsville, Colorado, Arizona at Tucson and Rutgers.

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Large Long Range Phased Array Radars, Extended Kalman Filters, Bayesian Discrimination
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“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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