Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen
  • Professor

Contact Info

3024 Eaton Hall



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

Research interests:

  • Lightwave/Photonics Systems and Devices
  • Radar Systems Design and Analysis


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


  • Kansas Applied Research Lab (KARL)
  • Institute for Information Sciences (I2S)
  • Center for Remote Sensing of Ice Sheets (CReSIS)

Selected Publications

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Recent Publications

Journal Papers

Al Aziz M; Allen CT; "Experimental Results of a Differential Angle-of-Arrival Based 2D Localization Method Using Signals of Opportunity," International Journal of Navigation and Observation, v. 2018, Article ID 5470895, 6 pages, 2018. doi:10.1155/2018/5470895.

Kunwar S; Abbasi R; Allen C; Belz J; Besson D; Byrne M; Farhang-Boroujeny B; Gillman WH; Hanlon W; Hanson J; Myers I; Novikov A; Prohira S; Ratzlaff K; Rezazadeh A; Sanivarapu V; Schurig D; Shustov A; Smirnova M; Takai H; Thomson GB; Young R; “Design, Construction and Operation of a Low-Power, Autonomous Radio-Frequency Data-Acquisition Station for the TARA Experiment,” Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res., pp. 110-120, 2015.


Allen CT; Keshmiri SS; Al Aziz M; “Techniques for navigating UAVs using ground-based transmitters,” US Patent 9,945,931, issued April 17, 2018.

Allen CT; Shuey TD; Hui R; “Low-altitude altimeter and method,” U.S. Patent 8,583,296 issued November 12, 2013
* U.S. Patent 9,008,869 issued April 14, 2015.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Harnett L; Hemmingsen D; McCormick P; Blunt SD; Allen C; Martone A; Sherbondy K; Wikner D; “Optimal and adaptive mismatch filtering for stretch processing,” 2018 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon), Oklahoma City, OK, pp. 682-686, 23 April 2018.

Owen J; Ravenscroft B; Kirk B; Blunt SD; Allen C; Martone A; Sherbondy K; Narayamam R; “Experimental demonstration of cognitive spectrum sensing & notching radar,” 2018 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon), Oklahoma City, OK, pp. 957-962, 23 April 2018.

Owen J; Blunt SD; Gallagher K; McCormick P; Allen C; Sherbondy K; “Nonlinear radar via intermodulation of FM noise waveform pairs,” 2018 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon), Oklahoma City, OK, pp. 951-956, 23 April 2018.

Zook G; McCormick PM; Blunt SD; Allen C; Jakabosky J; “Dual-polarized FM noise radar,” Hemmingsen DM; McCormick PM; Blunt SD; Allen C; Martone A; Sherbondy K; Wikner D; Waveform-diverse stretch processing,” 2018 IEEE Radar Conference (RadarCon), Oklahoma City, OK, pp. XX-YY, 23 April 2018. 


Awards & 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


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


  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)