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University of Hawaii

Electrical Engineering

ARL Sensor Development Projects

Date: 2020-07-02           Add to Google Calendar
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Online via Microsoft Teams: contact for participation details
Speaker: Dr. Noah Hafner, Director of Sensor Systems, UH Applied Research Laboratory

In this talk, I will present information on ARL sensor development efforts.  These efforts include low cost sensor prototyping, environmental sensing, data analysis, visualization, and multidomain communications.  In particular, I will review progress on reconfigurable sensor packages, as well as intersecting efforts, and future directions.  For many of these projects, we have followed commonly espoused STEM education models of decomposing larger tasks into subtasks and solving more tractably scaled efforts, but individual efforts can be adjusted and retargeted to work in various combinations to provide useful capabilities.  We work with students to gain assistance completing sponsored tasks and benefit from their perspective.  Students at ARL gain experience with applied engineering tasks and problem solving; with guidance and mentorship from ARL staff.  I look forward to collaborating on projects, especially those of interest to the United States Navy, the Department of Defense, the State of Hawaii, and the Nation.
Noah Hafner is the Director of Sensor Systems at the Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawaii.  He is leading projects to provide environmental data collection, analysis, and visualization for a fuel storage facility, situational awareness with an automatic information system heads-up display, and COVID-19 modeling and visualization.  Additional projects include cross-domain communications, personnel monitoring, and computer vision.  Dr. Hafner has worked with low-power radar systems, application specific integrated circuits, and commercially available sensors; focusing on systems integration, capability development, data analysis, and applications.  He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Hawaii, B.S. and M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.  He has headed technical outreach projects for local and global communities, such as the Learn to Soldier workshop at the Honolulu Mini Maker Faire, electrical circuit design and fabrication workshops, and software programming seminars.