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1 Furse, Cynthia M.13 crazy, notorious things to do in an EM classThe average attention span of an adult human is 12-20 minutes. Our lectures are 50-80 minutes. Attention Span Math reminds us to take a break now and then, and to bring the class back to life by bringing some life to the class. Many students learn things better if they can see and touch them, so thi...Attention span; Fun2005-06
2 Furse, Cynthia M.3D ray-tracing for intra-vehicle environmentsIn order to develop a wireless communication system that could be used for all types of aircraft sensor networks, the severe multipath channel found inside aircrafts must be well defined. This multipath channel is much more complex than usual outdoor/indoor channels and thus far, research has been l...2009
3 Khan, Faisal Habib5 kW multilevel DC-DC converter for hybrid electric and fuel cell automotive applicationsA 5 kW multilevel modular capacitor clamped dc-dc converter (MMCCC) for future hybrid electric vehicle and fuel cell automotive applications will be presented in this paper. The modular structure of the MMCCC topology was utilized to build this 5 kW converter with high reliability and fault bypassi...2007-09
4 Blair, StevenA 3D glass optrode array for optical neural stimulationThis paper presents optical characterization of a first-generation SiO2 optrode array as a set of penetrating waveguides for both optogenetic and infrared (IR) neural stimulation. Fused silica and quartz discs of 3-mm thickness and 50-mm diameter were micromachined to yield 10×10 arrays of up to 2-...2012-01-01
5 Khan, Faisal HabibA 5 kW Bi-directional multilevel modular DC-DC converter (MMCCC) featuring built in power management for fuel cell and hybrid electric automobilesAbstract- A new capacitor clamped modular dc-dc converter with bi-directional power handling capability will be presented in this paper. This inductor-free design is modular, and it is possible to integrate multiple loads and sources simultaneously in the converter. Moreover, this 5 kW dc-dc convert...2007
6 Ziegenfuss, DonnaA Busy Professor's Guide to Sanely Flipping Your ClassroomThe Flipped Classroom has become a popular teaching method. Students watch video lectures before class, saving class time for active learning (problem solving, demonstrations, applications, etc.). This paper is a useful guide for busy professors who would like to try out the flipped classroom approa...flipped classroom; inverted classroom; engineering education; teaching electromagnetics; assessment pedagogy2019
7 Mathews, V. JohnA baseband residual vector quantization algorithm for voiceband data signalsAbstract-In this paper, we present a new approach to the digitization and compression of a class of voiceband modem signals. Our approach, which we call baseband residual vector quantization (BRVQ), relies heavily upon the simple structure present in a modem signal. After the signal is converted to...1989
8 Mathews, V. John; Schlegel, ChristianA blind adaptive projection receiver for CDMA systemsAbstract - This paper presents a blind and adaptive CDMA receiver that does not require knowledge of the spreading codes associated with users other than the ones of interest. Receivers for synchronous as well as asynchronous transmission by multiple users with error control coding are develope...1998
9 Mathews, V. John; Schlegel, ChristianA blind projection receiver for coded CDMA systemsABSTRACT This paper presents a blind adaptive CDMA receiver that requires no knowledge of the spreading codes, the delays, and the energy of the received signals associated with the interfering users. Our receiver is based on linear interference cancellation and adaptive interference signal subspa...1999
10 Furse, Cynthia M.A busy professors guide to sanely flipping your classroomThis paper describes the use of the flipped classroom approach for an Introduction to Electromagnetics course. Video lectures were created on a tablet PC, and uploaded to YouTube. Students watched the videos before coming to class. Class time was used for problem solving strategy (using homework as ...2013-01-01
11 Furse, Cynthia M.A comparative study on two types of transparent patch antennasProperties of optically transparent patch antennas designed from meshed conductor and transparent conductive films are studied and compared. It is shown that at S band, meshed antenna provides the best antenna efficiency for the highest transparency. It is practical to design a 90% transparent mesh...2011
12 Myers, Chris J.A compositional minimization approach for large asynchronous design verificationThis paper presents a compositional minimization approach with efficient state space reductions for verifying non-trivial asynchronous designs. These reductions can result in a reduced model that contains the exact same set of observably equivalent behavior in the original model, therefore no false ...2012-01-01
13 Mathews, V. JohnA fast recursive least-squares adaptive nonlinear filterThis paper presents a fast, recursive least-squares (RLS) adaptive nonlinear filter. The nonlinearity in the system is modeled using the Hammerstein model, which consists of a memoryless polynomial nonlinearity followed by a finite impulse response linear system. The complexity of our method is abou...1988
14 Mathews, V. JohnA fast recursive least-squares second order volterra filterABSTRACT This paper presents a fast, recursive least-squares (RLS) adaptive nonlinear filter. The nonlinearity is modelled using a second order Volterra series expansion. The structure presented in the paper makes use of the ideas of fast RLS multichannel filters and has a computational complexity ...1988
15 Simpson, Jamesina J.A feasibility study of microjets applied to breast cancer detectionThe feasibility of detecting small tumors of diameter 0.5mm inside a human breast is demonstrated using microjets. Microjets are photonic nanojets scaled to microwave frequencies wherein a plane-wave-illuminated dielectric sphere produces a high-intensity, narrow beam of light extending from the sha...2012-01-01
16 Tasdizen, Tolga; Whitaker, Ross T.A geometric multigrid approach to solving the 2D inhomogeneous laplace equation with internal drichlet boundary conditionsThe inhomogeneous Laplace (Poisson) equation with internal Dirichlet boundary conditions has recently appeared in several applications to image processing and analysis. Although these approaches have demonstrated quality results, the computational burden of solution demands an efficient solver. Desi...2005
17 Khan, Faisal HabibA high-efficiency modular switched-capacitor converter with continuously variable conversion ratioThe multilevel modular capacitor clamped converter (MMCCC) topology overcomes the difficulties of the multilevel switched capacitor (SC) based dc-to-dc converters in high conversion ratio applications. MMCCC is completely modular and has many other advantageous features. Like most other SC converter...2012-01-01
18 Mastrangelo, Carlos H.A high-resolution flexible tactile imager system based on floating comb electrodesFlexible high-resolution contact force imagers are needed in many applications for robotic grippers and gait analysis, but its intrinsic intimate contact requirement often causes breaking of top metallization layers and failure in a short time. The use of floating electrodes has significantly improv...2012-01-01
19 Furse, Cynthia M.A history & future of implantable antennasImplantable antennas have been used for communication with medical implants for decades. This paper traces their roots from early transcutaneous inductively coupled devices to the microstrip and wire antennas in use today. A suggestion for where this technology may go in the future as medical device...2014-01-01
20 Stevens, KennethA low power UART design based on asynchronous techniquesAbstract-Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitter (UART) implements serial communication between peripherals and remote embedded systems. The UART protocol is defined based on fixed frequencies with a sampling method to achieve robustness under reasonable frequency variations between systems. Suc...2013-01-01
21 Khan, Faisal HabibA low-cost non-mechanical maximum power point tracking scheme for grid-tied single-phase induction generatorsA new configuration of a single-phase induction generator based power generation system with maximum power point tracking capability is proposed in this paper, and this configuration is suitable for small-scale variable speed wind energy conversion system. Using this technique, the synchronous speed...2012-01-01
22 Simpson, Jamesina J.A magnetic field-independent absorbing boundary condition for magnetized cold plasmaAn effective absorbing boundary condition (ABC) based on the second-order approximations of Engquist and Majda's wave equations is presented for terminating three-dimensional finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) models employing the E-J collocated magnetized cold plasma algorithm. Numerical tests de...2011-01-01
23 Stevens, KennethA mathematical approach to a low power FFT architectureArchitecture and circuit design are the two most effective means of reducing power in CMOS VLSI. Mathematical manipulations have been applied to create a power efficient architecture of an FFT. This architecture has been implemented in asynchronous circuit technology that achieves significant powe...1998
24 Mathews, V. John; Clark, Edward B.A mathematical basis for the application of the modified geometric method to maximum frequency estimationAbstract-The application of ultrasound in assessing the fetal cardiovascular system often requires the accurate estimation of maximum blood flow velocity waveforms using Doppler measurements. The modified geometric method estimates the maximum Doppler frequency as the frequency at which the vertica...2004
25 Blair, StevenA methodology for physical design automation for integrated opticsAdvancements in silicon photonics technology are enabling large scale integration of electro-optical circuits and systems. To fully exploit this potential, automated techniques for design space exploration and physical synthesis for integrated optics must be developed. This paper investigates how co...2012-01-01
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