Richard J. Vaccaro


  • Subspace Estimation for Sensor Array Signal Processing, Including Applications to Direction Finding
  • Statistical Modeling of Inertial Sensors
  • Control System Design


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, 1983
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, 1979
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, 1979

Selected Publications

Adhikari K, Vaccaro RJ, Al Kinani RA. Optimal Subspace Estimation in Radar Signal Processing. 2023 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarConf23), 2023; 1-6. doi: 10.1109/RadarConf2351548.2023.10149565
Adhikari K, Vaccaro JR, Sartori  DD. Shift Invariant Sparse Arrays and their Optimal Signal and Noise Subspaces. Signal Processing, 2022; 108579. doi: 10.1016/j.sigpro.2022.108579Get
Vaccaro RJ. The Role of Subspace Estimation in Array Signal Processing. 2019 53rd Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers, 2019; 1566-1572. doi: 10.1109/IEEECONF44664.2019.9048994

Recent Grants

8/8/2023. PI. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Gain-Phase Calibration for Sensor Arrays.”
6/21/2021. PI. Office of Naval Research. “EGR: Vaccaro: ONR: IEEE Underwater Acoustic Signal Processing Workshop Series.”
7/31/2017. Co-PI. Electro Standards Laboratories. “Tradeoff in Chemistry of Lithium Ion Battery for Energy/Power with External Lithium Ion Super Capacitor.”


  • Zaki AS, Vaccaro R, Inventors; US Secretary of Navy, Assignee. Method of Reducing Random Drift in the Combined Signal of an Array of Inertial Sensors. US Patent 10025891B1. July 17, 2018
  • Boufounos PT, Vaccaro R, Benosman M, Inventors; Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc., Assignee. Distributed Path Planning for Mobile Sensors. US Patent 9218646B1. December 22, 2015

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