The research interests of Christopher Gerekos range from understanding radar scattering from random rough surfaces to designing novel radar instrument concepts for space or airborne platforms. While a PhD student at the University of Trento (Italy), he devised a coherent radar sounding simulator that is able to treat complex three-dimensional terrains with multiple subsurface layers much faster than state-of-the-art finite elements methods. He is also interested in clutter discrimination techniques, the mathematical modelling natural planetary surfaces, and the possibility of using signals of opportunity from astrophysical objects to perform passive radar sounding.
Areas of Expertise
Scattering of electromagnetic waves from rough random surface, mathematical modelling of natural surfaces, computational electromagnetics, Martian and Europan radar science