Joshua Lewis

MIT Department: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Undergraduate Institution: University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

Faculty Mentor: Ruonan Han

Research Supervisor: Xiang Yi

2018 Research Poster

Biography

My name is Joshua N. Lewis and I am from Homewood, Illinois. I am currently majoring in Electrical Engineering with a minor in Bioengineering at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. My current area of research focuses on integrative imaging techniques for assessment of peripheral angiogenesis. Other research interests of mine pertain to fabrication of biomaterials, bioelectronic devices, and medical imaging. I plan to pursue my PhD in Bioelectrical Engineering and focus on techniques that will optimize biological systems. In addition to my work, I enjoy public speaking, running, writing, and thinking about the world around me.

2018 Research Abstract

Our team develops a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imaging algorithm to create a 3D image using real time data. The SAR is created by motion of the radar antenna. Radar movement over a 2D plane combined with the range of our object enables us to create images 3D images with higher spatial resolution. 3D image reconstruction through mm-wave SAR imaging is a complex computational process due to a large number of operations. An algorithm is proposed to reduce the number of operations while capturing the data in real time using a Graphical User Interface (GUI).