PROFESSOR ENGINEERING SCIENCE
Department of Engineering
The College of
PO Box 7818
Ewing, NJ 08628
Office: Armstrong Hall 149
Phone: (609) 771-2666
D.Sc. (E.E.) New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1971
, 1966 Rutgers University
B.S.E.E. New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1964
AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST:
Distortion reduction/linearization of communications systems - particularly high power amplifiers in the microwave and millimeterwave frequency range using predistortion techniques.
Neural Networks - particularly concerning the extrapolation of information/pattern identification in the presence of noise.
Development of communications aids for the handicapped.
Earth-Moon-Earth propagation - the use of the Moon as a passive reflector for extended range microwave communications. (Edit/Publish EME Newsletter).
CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS:
- Distortion Reduction of Direct and Externally Modulated Laser Communications Systems
- Very Wideband Distortion Reduction Systems
- Improved Models for Prediction of Intermodulation/Harmonic Distortion
- Characterization of Millimeter Wave Non-linear Components
- Investigation of a Unique Neural Network Centering Element
INVOLVEMENT OF STUDENTS IN RESEARCH:
Students are highly involved in my research. Normally I have three or four students working on senior projects related directly to my research interests. These efforts regularly lead to published papers in reviewed journals. Students have also won paper contest awards for research related projects. Three past students have received patents jointly with me.
SOME RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
1) “Wideband GaN Linearizer”, Digest of 2006 Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technologies Conference,
, March 20-23, 2006. San Diego, CA
2) Linearized Microwave and Millimeter Wave Power Modules (L-MPMs)† for Space Ground Station Applications,” AIAA 23rd International Communications Satellite Systems Conf. Proc., Rome, Italy, Sept. 26-28, 2005.
Wideband Dynamic RangeImprovement of EO Modulated Microwave Photonic Links,” IEEE LEOS Avionics Fiber-Optics Conf., , MN, Sept. 20-22, 2005. Minn.
4) “A Highly Efficient & Linear Integrated PA for Ka/Q-Bands,” MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Digest, June 12-14, 2005.
5)) "Introduction to DSP Linearization," Digital Linearization of High Power Amplifiers Workshop Digest, MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, June 7, 2004.
Provide engineering consulting services to a number of companies primarily in support of the development of microwave and satellite communications hardware. (I have a long-standing arrangement with Lockheed Martin in support of their microwave engineering group. A large percentage of the engineers employed by this group are The College of New Jersey graduates.)
President and founder of Linearizer Technology, Inc. (LTI), an organization specializing in the solution of problems involving all aspects of non-linearity. Both manufacturing and consulting services are provided. LTI is the largest producer of linearizers for satellite ground stations.
COMPUTER FESTIVAL: TRENTON
Originator and presently Director of the Trenton Computer Festival (TCF). TCF, now in its 32th year, was the first computer festival in the world. It started on the TCNJ campus and has been managed by Engineering Department faculty since its inception. TCF is the principal source of funds for the Engineering Departmentís Scholarship Program.
Last Update Aug. †12, 2006