Dr. Charles Alexander

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Current Courses

Personal Bio

TEACHING EXPERIENCE (Part Time: 1965 - Present)

1989-present     Johns Hopkins University - (Adjunct EE Instructor in EP Program)

1978-2001        University of Maryland - (EE Instructor; Summer Semesters)

1981-1987         George Washington University - (Adjunct EE Professor)

1965-1967         Florida State University - (Adjunct Engineering Science Instructor)

WORK EXPERIENCE

1978-2009  - DoD and Northrop Grumman (Senior Research Electrical Engineer) Led in-house efforts in the modeling of communication, Developed  algorithms in geolocation and propagation. Designed prototype models to evaluate communication channel performance, Served as a Technical Advisor on wireless communication research programs.

1974-1978  - USDA - REA (Senior Electrical Engineer) Conducted transmission line studies on transmission line electrostatic effects, Developed mathematical models on the stability performance of systems, Served as the Technical Director for system research, Designed mathematical models to minimize electromagnetic induction.                                                    

1967-1974 - Harry Diamond Laboratories - Army (Senior Electrical Engineer)      Designed digital and analog circuits for radar sensor applications, Laboratory evaluated proximity radar sensor circuits, Lead Designer of the Maverick (SAM-D) pulsed Doppler radar sensor, Developed a unique synthesis technique for wide bandwidth oscillators using nonlinear devices.

1964-1967 - United States Air Force-AFSC (Captain/Project Engineer) Evaluated directional antenna systems for proximity radar fuzes, Directed research on steerable optical antenna array technology, Served as the Technical Advisor on several USAF Sensor Committee

HONORS/AWARDS/COMMITTEES (HIGHLIGHTS)

               IEEE (Senior Member)

               IEEE (ABET EE Track Committee Member)

               IEEE Award (ABET Evaluator)

               ACE (Member of American Council for Education Committee)

               JHU (EE Committee Member)

               DOD/NSA (Cryptologic Service Award)

               DOD/NSA (Member of TCP Group on Co-Channel Interference)

               DOD/NSA (Member of Geolocation Focus Plan Panel)

               DOD/NSA (Member of Education and Training Panel)

               DOD/NSA (Certified Technical Track Engineer)

               DOD/NSA (Certified Operations Research Analyst)

               DOD/NSA (Certified Education & Training Officer)

               DOD/NSA (Adjunct Master Instructor at the NCS)

               DOD/USAF (Member of JANAF Fuze Committee)

               DOD/USAF (Member of JTCG Non-Nuclear Fuze Committee)

               DOD (Member of Vandenburg Air Society)

               DOD (Member of Society of Military Engineers)

               DOD (National Merit Unit Citation)

               DOD (Joint Meritorious Unit Award)

               DOD (AFCEA Member)

               DOD (Professional Certificate for Master Instructor)

               DOD (35 Letters of Appreciation)

               DOD (7 Substantial Cash Awards)

PUBLICATIONS (Sample of Forty Nine)

 (a) Tutorial on Geolocation Estimation Techniques Using Multiple Collector TDOA/DD/LOB

 (b) Performance of Interference Suppression Filtering (ISF) in CDMA Communication Systems

(c) Rain Clutter Analyses for Single & Multiple Range - Gated Pulse Doppler Fuzes

(d) Wide-band Linear Frequency Modulation Techniques for Power Fault Detection

(e) Linear Tuning of Variable Frequency Networks

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION (Upon Request)

HOBBIES – Mentoring students, reading, traveling, repairing mechanical and electrical devices

TECHNICAL AND TEACHING AREAS OF INTERESTS AND GOALS

(1)Technical Areas of Interest - Perform research & conduct studies in the areas of signal processing, communications, networks, systems and microelectronic circuits

(2) Teaching Areas of Interest – Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Electrical Engineering (EE) and Engineering Science (EgSc) in my technical areas of interest. Courses taught include: Signals and Systems, Digital Signal Processing, Digital Filter Design, Data Communications, Stochastic Processes, Modern Communications, Telecommunication Signal Processing, Circuit Theory, Network Theory, Network Analysis & Synthesis, Optimal Controls and Microelectronics

Education History

  • PhD Electrical Engineering Communication and Signal Processing, University of Maryland

Work Experience

Lecturer, JHU Whiting School of Engineering, Engineering for Professionals

Publications

PUBLICATIONS (Sample of Forty Nine)
(a) Tutorial on Geolocation Estimation Techniques Using Multiple Collectors
(b) Performance of Interference Suppression Filtering (ISF) in CDMA Communication Systems
(c) Rain Clutter Analyses for Single & Multiple Range - Gated Pulse Doppler Fuzes
(d) Wide-band Linear Frequency Modulation Techniques for Power Fault Detection
(e) Linear Tuning of Variable Frequency Networks

Honors and Awards

  • JHU EP Teaching Excellence Award (2003)
  • DOD (Joint Meritorious Unit Award) (1991)
  • DOD (Adjunct Master Instructor) (1989)
  • DOD (Cryptologic Service Award) (1987)
  • DOD (Vandenburg Air Society) (1962)

Professional Organizations

IEEE
IEEE (ABET EE Track Committee Member)
Joint Army Navy AF (JANAF) Committee