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Undersea Signal Processing at the Office of Naval Research: A Status Report

John Tague


The Undersea Signal Processing Program develops and demonstrates advanced signal processing algorithms that improve the Navy’s ability to conduct anti-submarine warfare with passive and active acoustics. Sonar signal processing draws upon classic digital signal processing, statistical decision theory, linear algebra, matrix theory and underwater acoustic propagation physics to tease information from time series data collected by acoustic sensor arrays. We fund a diverse portfolio of projects that encompass a wide range of specific objectives, technical approaches, and technical maturity. There are many interesting problems that need to be solved, and funds are available to underwrite basic research, graduate education, and new faculty at research universities throughout the country.


John A. Tague was born in Waukegan, Illinois on September 27, 1953. He earned a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1976 and a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 1987. He was commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy, attended Nuclear Power and Submarine School, and served as the Reactor Controls Assistant on the USS Kamehameha from 1977-1979. He taught Electrical Engineering at Ohio University from 1987-1998 and directed 3 Ph.D. and 7 M.S. students in a variety of signal processing research projects. Dr. Tague is currently the Team Leader of the Undersea Signal Processing Program at the Office of Naval Research, and is responsible for the U.S. Navy’s basic research, applied research, and advanced development of new passive and active sonar signal processing algorithms.
Dr. Tague is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, a Senior Member of the IEEE, and a former member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society Sensor Array and Multichannel Signal Processing Technical Committee. He is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Sigma Xi.

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John Tague
EEB 105
EEB 105
15 Apr 2008, 12:00am until 12:00am