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Wayne Blanding, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Connecticut, 2007
  • Ocean Engineer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Joint Program, 1990
  • B.S., Systems Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy, 1982


  • Signals and Systems
  • Digital Signal Processing
  • Analog and Digital Communications

Research Interests

  • Signal Processing
  • Detection and Estimation Theory
  • Target Tracking using Radar and Sonar Systems


  • Best paper award, Office of Naval Research/University Laboratory Initiative Program Conference (June 2004)
  • Andrew I. McKee Award for excellence in the understanding and application of submarine systems design and operation, Naval Submarine School (1983)
  • Colt’s award for excellence in Systems Engineering, U.S. Naval Academy (1982)

Recent Publications

  • Blanding, Willett, Bar-Shalom, Coraluppi, “Multisensor Track Management for Targets with Fluctuating SNR,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 45-4, 1275- 1292, October 2009.
  • Blanding, Koch, Nickel, “Adaptive Phased-Array Tracking in ECM Using Negative Information,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 45-1, 152-166, January 2009.
  • Blanding, Willett, Bar-Shalom, “MLPDA: Advances and a New Multitarget Approach,” EURASIP Journal on Advanced in Signal Processing, Vol. 2008, Article ID 260186, 13 pages, 2008.
  • Blanding, Willett, Bar-Shalom, Lynch, “Directed Subspace Search ML-PDA with Application to active Sonar Tracking,” IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 44-1, 201-216, January 2008.
  • Blanding, Willett, Bar-Shalom, “Offline and Real-Time Methods for ML-PDA Track Validation,” IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, Vol. 55 Part II, 1994-2006, May 2007.
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