Ph.D. student Matthew Belz received a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship for a new research project to create a jamming-resistant radar chip to improve the safety of autonomous vehicles.
Belz will begin the project in the fall. Currently, he is finishing a project joint with the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab to design a specialized circuit to reduce necessary power and improve the phasemeter used in satellite detection of gravitational waves (which are the result of two black holes orbiting or colliding with each other). Belz works in the Michigan Integrated Circuits Laboratory, and he is advised by Prof. Mike Flynn. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Ohio State University.