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Student Awarded Department of Defense Fellowship

Jonathan Knowles

Student Awarded Department of Defense Fellowship


May 18, 2023 // 5:00 PM CST

Jonathan Knowles, a doctoral student in the Gallogly College of Engineering and Advanced Radar Research Center (ARRC), has been awarded a prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship from the U.S. Department of Defense. In addition to a three-year annual stipend and full coverage of tuition and fees, Knowles will receive funding for professional development, travel, and more. He is advised by Jay McDaniel, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and ARRC affiliate faculty.

“This award is a game-changer for me because it allows me to continue pursuing my Ph.D. within an area of research that I am passionate about,” Knowles said.

Knowles is developing a framework for distributed sensor navigation that could improve the accuracy of mobile radar nodes with and without GPS access. This research can provide critical insights into next-generation inertial navigation system design, precise relative navigation in non-ideal environments, cooperative flight dynamics, and future distributed sensing modalities.

Read more on the OU's Vice President for Research and Partnerships website. Story by Josh DeLozier.