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Research Fellow in Distributed Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar (ISAR) for Space Residents Characterization

University of Birmingham - School of Engineering

Location: Birmingham
Salary: £40,521
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 16th February 2024
Closes: 10th March 2024
Job Ref: 103254

Salary: As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is Grade 7, salary £40,521

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract up to October 2027

Background

The researcher will be part of the research team within the Microwave Integrated Systems Laboratory (MISL) to work on EPSRC funded project Multi-dimensional quantum-enabled sub-THz Space-Borne ISAR sensing for space domain awareness and critical infrastructure monitoring – SBISAR, to create a framework of novel approaches and methods for characterising objects in space.

Role Summary

  • Apply knowledge in a way which develops new intellectual understanding
  • Present research outputs, including (but not limited to) drafting peer-reviewed top level conference and journal papers, or parts thereof, technical reports, create and maintain data or software repositories
  • Attend and present results at relevant top-rank conferences to ensure that results are disseminated timely
  • Support other research staff, supervise students on research related work and provide guidance/co-supervise PhD students where appropriate to the discipline
  • Contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Contribute to exploring and writing new proposals within the area of specialism

Main Duties

  • Development of algorithms for the formation of multi-temporal and multi-perspective 2D/3D ISAR imaging algorithms
    • Development of 3D point-cloud image fusion based on alignment/matching methods;
    • Formation of multi-temporal 2D/3D ISAR imaging
    • Formation of multi-perspective 2D/3D ISAR imaging
  • Development of Quantum-enabled InSAR &Distributed ISAR network, including 
    • Devising synchronisation requirements
    • Benchmark comparison of quantum and other high stability clocks 
    • Devising solution for synchronising distributed ISAR

Person Specification

  • The applicant should have a PhD (or one near to completion) in Radar, Signal processing, Physics or relevant disciplines at the time of taking up the position
  • A strong record of research and publications and familiarity with SAR and processing techniques.
  • High level analytical capability
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Fluency in relevant models, techniques or methods and ability to contribute to developing new ones
  • Ability to assess resource requirements and use resources effectively 
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to broader management/administration processes
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
  • Co-ordinate own work with others to avoid conflict or duplication of effort
  • Knowledge of the protected characteristics of the Equality Act 2010, and how to actively ensure in day to day activity in own area that those with protected characteristics are treated equally and fairly

Informal enquiries to Prof Marina Gashinova (Lead), email: M.S.Gashinova@bham.ac.uk and Prof. Marco Martorella, email: m.martorella@bham.ac.uk and Dr Michail Antoniou, email: M.Antoniou@bham.ac.uk (domain chairs).

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the above ‘Apply’ button.

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