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AESS Distinguished Lecturer (2020-2022)
DST Group, Australia

Dr. Luke Rosenberg received his Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 1999, Masters in Signal and Information Processing in 2001 and Ph.D. in 2007, all from the University of Adelaide, Australia. In 2016, he received his Graduate Program in Scientific Leadership from the Universiy of Melbourne, Australia. He is currently the discipline lead for maritime radar at the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group, Australia and an adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide. 

Dr. Rosenberg’s Ph.D. thesis proposed new multichannel radar image formation algorithms and looked at techniques for forming images while suppressing undesired interference in the mainbeam of a radar.  From 2006 to 2011, he worked in the imaging radar group, where his work included radar image formation and the analysis and modelling of radar sea-clutter.  In 2011, he moved into the maritime radar group where he also worked on radar performance prediction, target detection algorithms and radar imaging of non-cooperative targets. In 2014, he spent 12 months at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) working on algorithms for focusing moving scatterers in synthetic aperture radar imagery. Now as the discipline lead for maritime radar, he is responsible for delivering the work program on maritime target detection, radar modelling and simulation, electronic protection, maritime imaging techniques and automatic target recognition. During 2012-2016, he was the Australian representative on the NATO SET-185 panel on high grazing angle sea-clutter and is currently the chair of the SET-271 panel on periscope detection. In addition, Dr. Rosenberg is an active member of the Technical Cooperation Program (TTCP) TP-2 radar group.

Dr. Rosenberg has jointly authored more than 110 publications, has received a number of paper awards at international radar conferences and is a regular presenter of tutorials. In 2016, he received the prestigious Defence Science and Technology Achievement Award for Science and Engineering Excellence, in 2017 the NRL ARPAD award with colleagues from the NRL and in 2018, the IEEE AESS Fred Nathanson award for 'fundamental experimental and theoretical work in characterising radar sea clutter.' He is also a member of the Aerospace and Electronic Systems (AES) radar systems panel, a senior member of the IEEE, an associate editor for the Transactions of AES, vice chair of the IEEE South Australian section and the SA control and AES chapter chair.


Technical Areas of Interest: 
Radar Systems; Signal processing; sea clutter; detection; SAR
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South Australia
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Award Citation:
For Fundamental, Experimental and Theoretical Work in Characterizing Radar Sea Clutter”
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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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