Who are we?

The Central Florida Remote Sensing Laboratory of the Electrical & Computer Engineering Department performs state-of-the-art research in the field of microwave remote sensing of atmosphere, ocean and land geophysical parameters. As electrical engineers, we participate in the development of advanced microwave remote sensing instruments and measurement techniques for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), other federal governmental agencies and the U.S. aerospace industry. These microwave sensors have applications for environmental monitoring from earth-based, airborne and satellite platforms. Also, we participate on international science teams to develop geophysical data interpretation algorithms using the electrical engineering principles of electromagnetic fields theory, communications theory and digital signal processing. Current satellite remote sensing projects are: Ocean Vector Wind Science Team, Precipitation Measurements Mission Science Team, and Sea Surface Salinity Science Team.

Mission Statement

To promote satellite remote sensing and communications technologies.

CFRSL Area of Specializations:


  • Atmospheric propagation & radiative transfer modeling.


  • Satellite communications & radar systems.
  • On-orbit antenna/sensor calibration.

Satellite Remote Sensing:

  • Microwave sensor computer simulation.
  • Remote sensing geophysical algorithm development

Current research projects:

DFS, Microwave Radiometer, QuikSCAT Ocean Wind Vector Science Team, Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission Science Team, High-Resolution Microwave Radiometer and UHF Satellite Communications. The lab receives grant funding from federal agencies and industrial sponsors such as: NASA - Goddard Space Flight Center, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Langley Research Center; and Raytheon Co. - St. Petersburg