R&D Focus, Research Group

Recent Significant Press Coverage

Dr. Arumugam listed as one of 10 amazing innovators who changed the world in 2017.

Darmindra D. Arumugam received the PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), with focus in applied physics. He is currently a senior research technologist and applied physics program manager at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech). 


Dr. Arumugam leads the Applied Electromagnetics Group at JPL, Caltech. The groups expertise is in field and wave electrodynamics.

Our current research focus is non-line-of-sight and occluded field and wave electromagnetics, with present application to non-line-of-sight positioning and localization systems, sub-surface and through-the-wall remote sensing, imaging, and radio/wireless power transfer. We study phenomena, and develop novel sensors and systems to address high impact and challenging, scientific and engineering problems.

Newsweek 2-page article on the Dr. Arumugam's POINTER for first responder tracking and rescue.

Tech Crunch technology report on Dr. Arumugam's magneto-quasistatic sensor for 6 DOF non-line-of-sight sensing

Air & Space coverage of JPL's sensor work for cave robotics, including Dr. Arumugam's  subsurface navigation 

Dr. Arumugam leads the Applied Electromagnetics Group within the Radar Science & Engineering Section at JPL/Caltech.

Dr. Arumugam's LF radio research listed on NASA JPL 2017 Technical Highlights

Dr. Arumugam's Orbiting Rainbows research receives national coverage