David McLaughlin


205 Marcus Hall
100 Natural Resources Rd.
Amherst MA 01003-9284 

(413) 336-1707

B.S.E.E., University of Massachusetts, 1984
Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, 1989 

Research Interests: 

Microwave Remote Sensing. Radar Systems. Wireless Networks. 

Selected Publications: 
  • D. McLaughlin, V. Chandrasekar, K. Droegemeier, S. Frasier, J. Kurose, F. Junyent, B. Philips, S. Cruz-Pol, and J. Colom, "Distributed Collaborative Adaptive Sensing (DCAS) for Improved Detection, Understanding, and Prediction of Atmospheric Hazards," preprints, 9th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface, 9-13 January, 2005, San Diego, CA, American Meteorological Society.
  • D.J. McLaughlin, "Short Wavelength Technology and the Potential for Distributed Networks of Small Radar Systems," World Weather Research Program Symposium on Nowcasting and Very Short Range Forecasting (WSN05), Toulouse, France, 5-9 September, 2005.
  • X. Zhang, E.M. Twarog, D.J. McLaughlin, M.A. Sletten, G.O. Marmorino, C.L. Trump, and N. Allan, "Radar scattering behavior of estuarine outflow plumes," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, vol 42, pp. 367-379, February 2004.
  • G. Farquaharson, W.N. Junek, A. Ramanathan, S.J. Frasier, R. J. Tessier, D.J. McLaughlin, and M.A. Sletten, "A Pod-Based Dual-Beam SAR," IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters,  Vol. 1, No. 2,  April 2004, pp. 62 – 65.
Society Memberships: 

Member of the American Geophysical Union. Member of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation, Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Ocean Engineering, and Geoscience and Remote Sensing Societies. Member of Tau Beta Pi and Eta Kappa Nu. 

Honors & Awards: 

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Distinguished Lecturer (2005/06); AIAA New England Section Engineer of the Year (2004); Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) Summer Faculty Research Fellowship (1996); Office of Naval Research Summer Faculty Fellowship (1990, 1991). 

Institutional & Professional Service: 

Review papers submitted for publication to IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, IEEE Transactions on Education, Proceedings of the IEEE, Radio Science, and the Journal of Geophysical Research. Invited Session Chair for Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Seattle, WA, June 1995. Member of the Conference Committee for the IEEE International Phased Array Symposium, Boston, MA, 1996. Member of the Technical Program Committee for the IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Society Symposium (IGARSS'96) Lincoln, Nebraska during May 27-31, 1996.