|Christopher Allen||Professor||Microwave remote sensing and radar system design/analysis|
|Shannon Blunt||Professor, RSL Director||Adaptive signal processing, interference cancellation, multistatic radar, and waveform diversity|
|Haiyang Chao||Assistant Professor||Vision-aided navigation, wind/gust estimation, cooperative control, remote sensing, and small UAV development|
|Kenneth Demarest||Professor||Computational electromagnetic techniques and lightwave systems|
|Mark Ewing||Associate Professor, FRL Director||Structural vibrations of high performance structures, aircraft structural acoustics and interior noise reduction|
|Rongqing Hui||Professor||Novel Photonic Devices, Lidar Based Remote Sensing, Optical Communication Systems, Optical/RF Measurement and Biosensors|
|Glenn Prescott||Professor||Digital signal processing applications and low probability of intercept communication|
|Alessandro Salandrino||Assistant Professor||Microwave and optical metamaterials, sub-diffraction imaging, plasmonics and nonlinear optics for communications and sensing|
|James Stiles||Associate Professor||Radar remote sensing and propagation, scattering of electromagnetic waves in random media, radar signal processing|
|Guanghui (Richard) Wang||Assistant Professor||Image processing, pattern recognition, computer vision, robotics, and artificial intelligence|
|Yang Yi||Assistant Professor||Very Large Scale Integrated (VLSI) Circuits and Systems, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Neuromorphic Architecture for Brain-inspired Computing Systems|
The university academic unit for RSL faculty is the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department.
RSL was originally founded as the Remote Sensing Laboratory in 1964. Professor R. K. Moore (Electrical Engineering) served as its director and Professors D. S. Simonett (Geography), L. F. Dellwig (Geology), and R. D. Ellermeier (EE) as associate directors. At that time, Prof. Moore led the NASA Radar Team that devised a space-based radar that was a predecessor to the radar later flown as SIR-C (Shuttle-Imaging Radar-C). RSL has been involved with numerous remote sensing radar systems flown in space, radar remote sensing for myriad scientific missions, and with the development of radar technology for defense applications.
Early RSL accomplishments include:
RSL has been involved with the following space-borne radar programs: Skylab, Seasat, SIR-A, SIR-B, SIR-C, ERS-1, JERS-1, TRMM, and SeaWinds. RSL has participated in many large national and international programs for study of vegetation, oceans, sea ice, and glacial ice.
In 1998, RSL merged with the Telecommunication & Information Sciences Lab (TISL) to form the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center (ITTC) at KU. In 2005, RSL research formed the basis of the Center for the Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS), an NSF Science and Technology Center established to study the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica.