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Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen

Professor

  • 3024 Eaton Hall
  • 1520 West 15th Street
  • Lawrence, KS 66045-7608

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1984 (Honors)
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1982
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Kansas, Lawrence, 1980 (with highest distinction)

Teaching

  • Electronic Circuits
  • Senior Design Laboratory
  • High-Speed Digital Circuit Design
  • Microwave Remote Sensing
  • Intro to Radar

Research

  • Lightwave/photonics systems and devices
  • Microwave remote sensing
  • Radar system design and analysis

Affliliations

  • Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)

Memberships

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Honors

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Eta Kappa Nu
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • Eta Kappa Nu Harry Talley Excellence in Teaching Award, 1998
  • Center for Teaching Excellence recognition for classroom excellence, 1998
  • Miller Award for Research, 1999
  • Ned N. Fleming Trust Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001
  • Miller Scholar for teaching, research, and service, 2001
  • W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, 2001
  • John E. Sharp and Winifred E. Sharp Teaching Professorship, School of Engineering, 2002
  • Bellows Scholar, 2005
  • Center for Teaching Excellence for graduate teaching, 2007
  • Miller Scholar, University of Kansas, 2010

Service

  • Reviewer for various journals (recent examples include)
    • IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing
    • IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement
    • IEEE Communications Letters
    • IEEE Photonics Technology Letters

Publications

  • Paden J; Akins T; Dunson D; Allen C; Gogineni P; "Ice sheet bed 3D tomography," Journal of Glaciology, 56(195), pp. 3-11, 2010.
  • Adany P; Allen C; Hui R; "Chirped lidar using simplified homodyne detection," Journal of Lightwave Technology, 27(16), pp. 3351-3357, 2009.
  • Allen C; "A brief history of radio echo sounding of ice," Earthzine, Sept 26, 2008.
  • Allen C; Paden J; "Synthetic-aperture radar images polar ice-sheet bed," SPIE Newsroom,  DOI: 10.1117/2.1200706.0780, June 11, 2007.
  • Adany P; Hui R; Allen C; "Simplified coherent detection scheme for FM chirped laser radar," Coherent Optical Technologies and Applications, Whistler, BC, Canada, paper CFB6, June 28-30, 2006.
  • Allen CT; Mozaffar SN; Akins TL; "Suppressing coherent noise in radar applications with long dwell times," IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2(3), pp. 284-286, 2005.
  • Paden JD;Allen CT;Gogineni S; Dahl-Jensen D; Larsen LB; Jezek KC; "Wideband measurements of and ice sheet attenuation and basal scattering," IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 2(2), pp. 164-168, 2005.
  • Kondamuri PK; Allen C; Richards DL; "Laplacian pdf of DGD time derivative and application to predicting PMD-induced outage rates," Electronics Letters, 40(8), pp. 503-504, 2004.
  • Allen CT; Kondamuri PK; Richards DL; Hague DC; “Measured temporal and spectral PMD characteristics and their implications for network-level mitigation approaches,” Journal of Lightwave Technology, 21(1), pp. 79-86, 2003.
  • Allen C; Kondamuri PK; Richards DL; Hague DC; "Analysis and comparison of measured DGD data on buried single-mode fibers," Symposium on Optical Fiber Measurements, Boulder, CO, pp. 195-198, Sept. 24-26, 2002.
  • Allen C; Chong SK; Cobanoglu Y; Gogineni S; "Development of a 1319 nm laser radar using fiber optics and RF pulse compression," Coherent Laser Radar Conference (CLCR '01), Great Malvern, Worcesters, UK, pp. 140-143, July 2001.
  • Pua H Y; Peddanarappagari KV; Zhu B; Allen C; Demarest K; Hui R; "An adaptive first-order polarization-mode dispersion compensation system: theory and demonstration," Journal of Lightwave Technology, 18(6), pp. 832-841, 2000.

Patents

  • Hui R; Allen C; Adany P; "Coherent detection scheme for FM chirped laser radar," U.S. Patent 7,742,152, issued June 22, 2010.
  • Richards DL; Allen CT; Hague DC; Jones ML; "Identification of polarization-mode dispersion on a communication network,"
    • U.S. Patent US7,221,871, issued May 22, 2007
    • U.K. Patent GB2404295, issued June 14, 2006.
  • Stump GS; Allen CT; "Apparatus and method for horizontal drilling," U.S. Patent 7,182,151, issued February 27, 2007.Hui, R., C.T. Allen, and K.R. Demarest, "Optical systems with diversity detection," U.S. Patent 6,999,688, issued February 14, 2006.
  • Stump GS; Allen CT; "Apparatus and method for horizontal drilling," U.S. Patent 6,886,644, issued May 3, 2005.
  • Richards DL ;Allen CT; Hague DC; “Identifying a polarization-mode dispersion event,” U.S. Patent 6,781,679 issued August 24, 2004.
  • Pua HY; Allen C; Demarest K; Hui R; Peddanarappagari KV; "Method and apparatus to compensate for polarization-mode dispersion," U. S. Patent Number 6,647,176 issued November 11, 2003.
  • Demarest K; Johnson C; Allen C; Hui R; hu B; "Method and apparatus for recovering an optical clock signal," U. S. Patent Number 6,542,274 issued April 1, 2003.
  • Pua HY; Allen C; Demarest K; Hui R; Peddanarappagari KV; "Method and apparatus to compensate for polarization-mode dispersion," U. S. Patent Number 6,459,830 issued October 1, 2002.
  • Stump GS; Allen CT; "Apparatus and method for detecting a location and an orientation of an underground boring tool," U. S. Patent Number 6,435,286 issued August 20, 2002.
  • Stump GS; Allen CT; "Apparatus and method for controlling an underground boring tool," U. S. Patent Number 6,161,630 issued December 19, 2000.
  • Pelz LJ, Jr; Ji H; Fang X; Allen CT; Demarest KR; Frost VS; "Method and apparatus for controlling an optical signal," U. S. Patent Number 5,970,188, issued October 19, 1999.
  • Stump GS; Allen CT; "Apparatus and method for detecting a location and an orientation of an underground boring tool," U. S. Patent Number 5,904,210, issued May 18, 1999.
  • Stump GS; Allen CT; "Apparatus and method for detecting an underground structure," U. S. Patent Number 5,819,859, issued October 13, 1998.
  • Stump GS; Allen CT; "Trenchless underground boring system with boring tool location,"
    • World Intellectual Property Organization Number WO9725519A1, issued July 17, 1997
    • Canadian Patent Number CA2241808AA, issued July 17, 1997
    • U.S. Patent Number US5,720,354, issued February 24, 1998
    • Australian Patent Number AU1688897A1 issued August 1, 1998
    • European Patent Number EP873465A1, issued October 28, 1998
    • Chinese Patent Number . CN1209184A, issued February 24, 1999
    • Brazilian Patent Number BR9612401A, issued December 28, 1999
    • Japanese Patent Number JP2000-503088A, issued March 14, 2000
    • Russian Patent Number 2175368, issued October 27, 2001.
    • German Patent Mumber DE69620242D issued February 5, 2002
    • Austrian Patent Number AT215174T issued April 15, 2002.