ECE Student Research

June 9, 2014

Journal paper with student authors

  1. J. S. Ullom, M. L. Oelze, and J. R. Sanchez, “Speckle reduction for ultrasonic imaging using frequency compounding and despeckling filters along with coded excitation and  pulse compression”, Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, vol. 2012, pp. 1-16, 2012.

Recent conference presentations (Peer-reviewed conference paper with student author)

  1. A. Pfalzgraf and J. Driscoll, "A Low-Cost Computer Cluster for High-Performance Computing Education," IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, June 5-7, 2014, Milwaukee, WI. 
  2. J. R. Sanchez, E. Keating, S. Muir, J. Sandlund, and James Irwin Jr., “An FPGA-based coded excitation system for ultrasonic imaging using a second-order, one-bit sigma-delta modulator,”  IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 9-11, 2013, Rapid city, South Dakota.
  3. Y. Lu, I. S. Ahn, and A. Gaught , “Design and verification of a low-cost reconfigurable 16-QAM system”, IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 9-11, 2013, Rapid city, South Dakota.
  4. C. Brady, J. Arbona, I. S. Ahn, and Y. Lu, “FPGA-based adaptive noise cancellation for ultrasonic NDE application ”, IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 6-8, 2012, Indianapolis, Indiana.  
  5. A. S. Rodriguez, M. C. Mensinger Jr., I. S. Ahn, and Y. Lu, “Model-based software-defined radio (SDR) design using FPGA”, IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology , May 15-17, 2011, Mankato, Minnesota.
  6. M. Alluru, I. S. Ahn, and Y. Lu, “Discrete cosine transform(DCT)-based reconfigurable system design”, IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 15-17, 2011, Mankato, Minnesota.
  7. J. S. Ullom, M. L. Oelze, and J. R. Sanchez, “Ultrasound speckle reduction using coded excitation, frequency compounding, and postprocessing despeckling filters,” IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, Oct 10-14, 2010, San Diego, California.
  8. D. Monroe, I. S. Ahn, and Y. Lu, “Adaptive filtering and target detection for ultrasonic backscattered signal”, IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, May 20-22, 2010, Normal, Illinois.

Recent competitions (design, student paper or poster)

  1. Devon Bates, Frayne Go, Thomas Joyce, and Elyse Vernon, 2013 ASEE Undergraduate Student Poster Competition, ASEE IL/IN Section, Angola, Indiana, 2013. (1stplace)
  2. A. Aubry, “Combined GPS and inertial navigation system”, IEEE region 4 student paper contest, Rapid City, South Dakota, 2013. (2nd prize)   
  3. A. Gaught, “Reconfigurable communication system design”,  IEEE region 4 student paper contest, Rapid City, South Dakota, 2013. (Honorable mention)
  4. Devon Bates, Frayne Go, Thomas Joyce, and Elyse Vernon, Dean’s award at the 2013 Student Scholarship Exposition, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, 2013.
  5. Anthony Podkowa, Honorable Mention at the 2013 Student Scholarship Exposition, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, 2013.
  6. A. Gaught,  A. Norton, and C. Brady,“FPGA-based 16-QAM communication system design”, Digilent Inc. Design Contest 2012(U.S.A.),  Indianapolis, Indiana, 2012. (3rd place)
  7. Emma Muir, “An FPGA-based coded excitation system for ultrasonic imaging”, IEEE region 4 student paper contest, Mankato, Minnesota 2011. (1st Prize)
  8. P. Ellis and S. Jaris, “Implementation of software-defined radio using USRP boards”, IEEE region 4 student paper contest, Mankato, Minnesota 2011.
  9. David Smith, College of Engineering Dean’s award at the 2011 Student Scholarship Exposition, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, 2011.
  10. M. Mensinger and A. Rodriguez, “Software-defined radio using Xilinx”,  IEEE region 4 student paper contest, Bloomington, Illinois, 2010. (1st prize)
  11. L. Pfister and D. Monroe, “Satellite/Inertial navigation and positioning system”, IEEE region 4 student paper contest, Bloomington, Illinois, 2010. (2nd prize)
  12. Josh Ullom, Engineering, Computer, and Mathematical Sciences at 2010 Student Scholarship Exposition, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois, 2010. (1st place)
  13. S. Price, “Software Defined GPS”, IEEE region 4 student paper contest, Windsor, Canada, 2009. (1st prize)

Recent conference presentations by student(s)   

  1. R. J. Smith, Y. Lu and I. S. Ahn, “Ultrasonic signal processing platform for nondestructive evaluation”, Central States University Incorporated (CSUI) Research Conference,  Argonne, Illinois, November 2013.
  2. N. Sikkema, B. Roos, and J. A. Driscoll, “Nuts and bolts of using CUDA, Fortran, etc. all together”, Central States University Incorporated (CSUI) Research Conference, Argonne, Illinois, November 2013.
  3. B. Roos, N. Sikkema, and J. A. Driscoll, “Performance boost in DFT code using GPU processing”, Central States University Incorporated (CSUI) Research Conference,  Argonne, Illinois, November 2013.
  4. A. Pfalzgraf and J. A. Driscoll, “A low-cost cluster based on single-board computers for parallel computing education”, Central States University Incorporated (CSUI) Research Conference, Argonne, Illinois, November 2013.
  5. W. Rouse and J. A. Driscoll, “Molecular dynamics simulation of adhesion in MEMS devices”, Central States University Incorporated (CSUI) Research Conference, Argonne, Illinois, November 2013.
  6. Z. Saigh, M. Pregara, I. S. Ahn, and Y. Lu, “Forward error correction coding system using FPGA”, Central States University Incorporated (CSUI) Research Conference, Argonne, Illinois, October 2012.
  7. A. Gaught, I. S. Ahn, and Y. Lu, “Reconfigurable communication system design”, Central  States University Incorporated (CSUI) Research Conference, Argonne, Illinois, October 2012.
  8. J. Arbona, C. Brady, I. S. Ahn, and Y. Lu, “Audio equalizer design using MATLAB/Simulink”, Central States University Incorporated (CSUI) Research Conference, Argonne, Illinois, October 2011.
  9. D. Uppala, I. S. Ahn, J. R. Sanchez, and Y. Lu, “An FPGA-based ultrasound beamforming system”, Central States Universities Incorporated (CSUI) Research Conference, Argonne, Illinois, September 2010.
  10. D. Monroe, I. S. Ahn, and Y. Lu, “Adaptive filtering and target detection for ultrasonic nondestructive evaluation”, the 20th Argonne Annual Undergraduate Symposium, Argonne, Illinois, November 2009.
  11. M. S. Adawadwar, I. S. Ahn, and Y. Lu, “An FPGA-based ECG analyzer and QRS Detector”, Central States Universities Incorporated (CSUI) Research Conference, Argonne, Illinois, November 2009.