Collaboration will propel innovations in computational electromagnetics

"Since the 1940s, the OSU ElectroScience Laboratory has influenced radio research like no other institution in the world."

Project lead:
John Volakis, Ph.D., The Ohio State University

Funding sources:
National Science Foundation

Recently, the Ohio Supercomputer Center and The Ohio State University ElectroScience Laboratory (ESL) agreed to collaborate in developing parallel software codes for computational electromagnetics (CEM), especially layered sensing research. Under the agreement, ESL faculty and researchers will provide expertise in novel computational approaches to enable the design of future radar, imaging and sensor systems in a wireless setting. OSC staff will assist in porting the CEM codes to various high performance computing architectures, including the Tesla GPGPU system.

"This collaboration is timely and critical to realizing the potential of wideband wireless communication systems, sensor networks and imaging approaches," said John Volakis, Ph.D., director of ESL. "ESL has an ambitious plan to enable portable medical imaging devices for remote health care, and OSC's experience is most valuable in designing and testing the proposed platforms."

The ESL is a major center of excellence within OSU's College of Engineering, focusing its efforts on all aspects of wireless communications. Being able to evaluate the connectivity of a satellite, airborne platform or ground vehicle requires large-scale computing. ESL's research enables high data-rate communications so that real-time images and data can be shared through wireless networks.

For more information, see: http://www.electroscience.osu.edu/9259.cfm/