KU students take first in IEEE student paper contest


Lawrence,Kansas (04-22-2002)

From School of Engineering Web site
By Jill Hummels



Travis Plummer, senior in electrical engineering from Lawrence, and Bharath Parthasarathy, senior in electrical engineering from New York City, won first prize in the IEEE Region 5 student paper contest on Saturday, April 20, in Houston. The University of Kansas students developed a radar target simulator for testing and calibrating a wideband radar used by the Remote Sensing Laboratory to map near-surface internal layers in the Greenland ice sheet. They wrote a paper and made a presentation on their work at the Region 5 2002 Technical Conference Leadership Conference and Student Contests April 19 to 21 in Houston.

Parthasarathy works on the Greenland research project as an undergraduate research assistant and Plummer did the work as a honors project. This work was carried out at the Remote Sensing Laboratory of the Information and Telecommunication Technology Center. The students work with Prasad Gogineni, Deane E Ackers distinguished professor of electrical engineering and computer science. The project was supported by the Greenland Ice Project, funded by NASA.

Region 5 includes universities in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and portions of Illinois, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota and New Mexico. The first place award carries with it a $500 cash prize. The paper will be published in a book to be distributed to IEEE student chapters and libraries around the world.



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