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Opportunity at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL)

Acoustic Processing and Analysis

Location

Information Directorate, RI/Information Exploitation

RO# Location
13.20.91.C0606 Rome, NY 134414514

Advisers

name email phone
Darren Michael Haddad darren.haddad@us.af.mil 315-330-2906

Description

AFRL/RI is involved in all aspect of R&D of acoustical analysis and processing capabilities, to address the needs and requirements that are unique to the DoD’s counter unmanned aerial systems (cUAS).  The group is dedicated to the detection of these systems by exploiting their acoustic emissions. Therefore, a wide spectrum of topics of basic research need to be addressed, such as real-time implementation of acoustic detecting, tracking, and classification of specific acoustical signatures in dynamic environments via array processing. Additional topics include significant thrusts in noise estimation and removal (both spectral and spatial via beamforming), acoustical identification (AID) (both open and close set), acoustic modeling and robust feature extraction. State of the art techniques such as Deep Neural Networks and other machine learning algorithms are used to pursue solutions for real-time and offline problems such as detection and AID.

Keywords:
Acoustic processing; Acoustic detection; acoustic tracking; acoustic identification; acoustic modeling; acoustic array networking; noise reduction; acoustic beamforming

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral and Senior applicants

Stipend

Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$76,542.00 $4,000.00

$3,000 Supplement for Doctorates in Engineering & Computer Science

Experience Supplement:
Postdoctoral and Senior Associates will receive an appropriately higher stipend based on the number of years of experience past their PhD.

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