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Shannon Blunt

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KU School of Engineering
United States
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AESS BoG (2018-2019); Nathanson Awards Committee Chair, IEEE Fellow, Radar Systems Panel Chair
University of Kansas

Shannon D. Blunt received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri in 2002. From 2002 to 2005 he was with the Radar Division of the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. Since 2005 he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas where he is currently a Professor and Director of the Radar Systems & Remote Sensing Lab (RSL).  
In 2012 Prof. Blunt received the IEEE/AESS Nathanson Memorial Radar Award and in 2008 received the AFOSR Young Investigator Award. He has over 140 refereed journal and conference publications, 14 patents/patents-pending, and 7 book chapters. He co-edited the book Principles of Waveform Diversity & Design and the recent book Radar & Communication Spectrum Sharing.
Prior to become Chair of the IEEE/AESS Radar Systems Panel (RSP) he served as Chair of the RSP Conferences Committee and the Nathanson Award Committee. He is an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace & Electronic Systems and is on the Editorial Board for IET Radar, Sonar & Navigation. He was General Chair of the 2011 IEEE Radar Conference in Kansas City, Technical Co-Chair of the 2018 IEEE Radar Conference in Oklahoma City, and is a member of the Program Committee for the MSS Tri-Service Radar Symposium series. He was Chair of the NATO SET-179 research task group on “Dynamic Waveform Diversity & Design” and a member of SET-182 on “Radar Spectrum Engineering & Management” and SET-227 on “Cognitive Radar”. In 2016 he became a Fellow of the IEEE for “contributions to radar waveform diversity and design”.

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For contributions to adaptive radar signal processing and waveform diversity
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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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