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School of Engineering wins $113,000 research grant

November 24, 2008 : N/A

Liberty University’s School of Engineering and Computational Sciences (SECS) has been awarded a $113,000 contract by the Center for Advanced Engineering Research (CAER) to investigate vulnerabilities of certain communications systems in an unfriendly electromagnetic environment.

The work was awarded in support of a local high-technology engineering company, in part to help stimulate the local Lynchburg economy. The research is expected to last one year and, if successful, could result in several new jobs in the area. The work will also help contribute to national security, a particular emphasis of research at LU’s SECS.

Professor Michael Maiuzzo will lead the project, which involves predicting the relative merits or deficiencies of various jamming waveforms on high-technology communications signals. Maiuzzo has extensive experience in successful Matlab Simulink modeling of cellular phones, radios and other communications and electronics systems.

SECS Dean Dr. Ron Sones and SECS electrical engineering students will also contribute support on this funded research.