Richard Moore (engineer)

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Richard Moore was an American engineer, Professor Emeritus for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Kansas and founder of the Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory Lab (RSL).[1]

His research interests focused on microwave remote sensing of atmosphere, ocean, land, ice, and planetary surfaces; radar systems; and radio wave propagation.

Moore received his B.S. in E.E. from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1943, and graduated from M.I.T. Radar School in 1945. In 1951, he earned his Ph.D. from Cornell University.

The same year Moore joined Sandia Corporation and became Section Supervisor. In 1955 he transferred to the University of New Mexico as Acting Chairman and Associate Professor, becoming Chairman of the EE Department and Professor the following year. In 1962 Moore became Black & Veatch Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Kansas.

The Radar Systems and Remote Sensing Laboratory Lab (RSL) was founded, with Prof. Moore as its director, in 1964.[1] One of its early inventions was the radar radiometer[1][2] and later the scatterometer.[3] Such an instrument was flown on Skylab as the S-193 RADSCAT.[4]

In 1994 he became Distinguished Professor Emeritus.

He died on hist 89th birthday, November 13, 2012, in Lawrence, KS.[5]


Professional Activities[edit]

  • Vice-Chairman, International Commission F (1990-1993), Chairman (1993-1996)


  1. ^ a b c "History of the Radar Systems & Remote Sensing Lab (RSL)". University of Kansas. 
  2. ^ Moore, R.K.; Ulaby, F.T. (April 1969). "The radar radiometer". Proc. IEEE. IEEE. 57 (4): 587–590. 
  3. ^ a b "1995 Australia Prize: Professor Richard Moore (USA)". 
  4. ^ Moore, R. K.; Spring, W.; Greenwood, C; Fung, A. K.; Young, J. D.; Claassen, J. P.; Chan, H. L.; Afarani, M.; Pierson, W. J.; Cardone, V. J.; Hayes, J. (1 June 1975). "Skylab S-193 Radscat microwave measurements of sea surface winds". 
  5. ^ "Dr. Richard K. Moore Ph.D.Obituary (USA)". 

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