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Josh B

- Research Program Mentor

MS at University of Colorado at Boulder


radar signal processing, simulations, integrated circuits, robotics, atmospheric analysis


Remote sensing allows us to gather critical information about an object without making physical contact. Want to measure how bright the sun is? Want to know how hot the lava from a volcano is? I enjoy making accurate measurements from safe distances thanks to remote sensing techniques we use here on Earth and in space! When I’m not focusing on a project at work, I enjoy riding my mountain bike to get my adrenaline pumping. After serving in the military as a helicopter search and rescue flight mechanic, I am always looking for my next adventure or hobby. I also love spending time with my son, playing outside, and having a good laugh!

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Opening a Garage Door: How Hard Can It Be?

Having a garage door open at the click of a button is very convenient. It makes parking in our home after a long day of work quick and easy. What if we could automate the process and have the door open for us at the exact moment needed to allow us to drive right into our garage seamlessly? Doppler radar is a cheap, reliable, and off the shelf solution that provides the data needed to recognize approaching vehicles and determine how fast they are moving towards or away from us. Using our radar, we could generate a function that would tell us exactly when we need to open our garage to prevent our vehicle from colliding with the door, no matter how fast or slow we are driving. No more clickers, no more waiting for the door to open!

Coding skills

Matlab, Python, C++

Teaching experience

Taught undergraduate aerospace electronics laboratory course. Provided office hours for homework review, test preparation, and lab questions. Polygence mentor


Work experience

Northrop Grumman (2022 - Current)
System Engineer
CU Boulder (2020 - 2022)
Research Assistant
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (2016 - 2018)
Test Engineering Intern
United States Coast Guard (2007 - 2012)
Avionics Electrical Technician


University of San Diego
BS Bachelor of Science (2018)
Electrical Engineering
University of Colorado at Boulder
MS Master of Science (2022)
Aerospace Engineering

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