Ryan VolzResearch Scientist Radio science problems involving signal processing, statistical estimation, and novel instrumentation.
I’ve had the traditional meandering path toward my current work and interests, starting in Aerospace Engineering and heading more toward applied math and statistics with a touch of Electrical Engineering. I earned a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University in 2007 where I gained a love for control systems. That interest grew through an M.Phil degree in Engineering (Control Systems) from the University of Cambridge in 2008. I continued that pursuit at Stanford University where my activities broadened to include radar signal processing and geospace science, culminating in MS and PhD degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2009 and 2015, respectively. I came to MIT Haystack shortly thereafter for postdoctoral research and so far haven’t left.
AERO-VISTA CubeSat mission
A NASA twin CubeSat mission for auroral radio science and space interferometry technology.
Zephyr Meteor Radar Network
A novel multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) radar network designed to estimate the 3D wind field in the upper atmosphere by way of meteor trail scattering.
Next-Generation Meteor Radar Networks for MLT Science. (2022).