COE - Depts - ECE - Faculty - Gendron

Paul Gendron, PhD

Associate Professor

Electrical & Computer Engineering

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Science & Engineering 214D

Education

1999Worcester Polytechnic InstitutePhD in Electrical Engineering
1993Virginia TechMS in Electrical Engineering
1985University of MassachusettsBS in Electrical Engineering

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Probability theory, signals and linear networks, Fourier transforms, random processes and noise are reviewed. Analog communications including amplitude and frequency modulation with and without noise are studied. Digital communications including baseband pulse modulation, quantization, sampling theory, digital pulse shaping, matched filter, Nyquist criterion and error rates due to noise are covered.

Fundamentals of digital communications. Topics covered include information theory, vector signal space, detection of digital signals in noise, sampling process, waveform coding techniques, digital modulation and demodulation techniques, error control coding, spread spectrum modulation, and wireless communications.

Research

Research Interests

  • Adaptive filtering for angle-delay-Doppler spread channels
  • Low probability of detection acoustic communications
  • Magnetic anomaly detection and tracking
  • Seismic event detection and classification

Paul J. Gendron received his PhD from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, his MS from Viginia Tech and his BS from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, all in Electrical Engineering. His work is broad in the field of statistical signal processing, detection and estimation theory. His contributions range from seismic event detection and classification to adaptive filtering and low probability of detection acoustic communications. He was with the Naval Research Laboratory from 2000 to 2007 and with the Spawar Systems Center Pacific from 2008 to 2012. In 2000, he was the recipient of an Office of Naval Research research fellowship award for his work with the Acoustic Division at the Naval Research Laboratory. In 2006, he served as an Office of Naval Research Visiting Scientist at DRDC-Atlantic, Canada. Dr. Gendron presently conducts research for the Office of Naval Research related to the discover and invention of enabling technologies for undersea surveillance.

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