Renouard Lecture: Thomas Pratt on Radio Frequency
Imagine being able to continually monitor a person's vital signs without hooking them to a machine. Or noticing the first sign that something's wrong with a rotating machine's turbine without touching it. These are two of the many sensor projects possible with radio frequency (RF), the subject of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Renouard Lecture held October 28.
Dr. Thomas G. Pratt heads the Radio Frequency (RF) Communications and Sensing Laboratory. He described experiments that led to the observation of RF polarization dispersion, and then discussed some of the more recent advances and applications of the technology.