Colleges, School and Institutes
Willingness to take PhD students
Phil Atkins’s research includes underwater position fixing; remote imaging within hazardous materials; remotely measuring capillary waves on the surface of the ocean; underwater bispectral and cyclo-stationary direction finding; subsurface covert communication and imaging systems; mapping in the surf zone; remote marine creature classification; incoherent synthetic aperture systems; and the location of pin-hole leaks in landfill liner membranes.
Phil supervises doctoral research in the following areas:
Sonar systems: target phase measurement and automatic classification of underwater objects
Sonar systems: automatic normalisation of active sonar system receiver signals in long-range, highly-reverberant environments
Underground detection: the use of streaming potentials for underground asset location and condition monitoring
Micro-gravity gradient surveying methods