Dr. Clinton Edwards

Program Coordinator Space Systems Engineering

Current Courses

Personal Bio

Clinton L. Edwards is a member of the Senior Professional Staff at The Johns Hopkins University - Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU-APL). He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from The University of Maryland, College Park.   Dr. Edwards has worked in the areas of electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) systems for the United States Navy. He is currently the Assistant Program Manager for Naval Remote Sensing Algorithm Development in the Force Projection Sector of APL. His projects have included modeling stochastic processes relating to foliage penetration, as well as image processing, discrimination and enhanced tracking algorithms for EO/IR cameras and other remote sensing technologies. He has also worked on various projects for the Office of Naval Research. His Ph.D. research included first-principles modeling and validation of the pointing and jitter performance of two-axis (tip-tilt) MEMS mirrors and a generalized model for electrostatic two-axis (tip-tilt) structures. He has authored papers in the Journal of Applied Optics, the SPIE Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS and MOEMS and the IEEE Journal of Microwave Theory and Techniques as well as other conference proceedings. Dr. Edwards is a Senior Member of IEEE and a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi.   Dr. Edwards has developed and taught graduate courses with the Johns Hopkins University - Whiting School of Engineering (JHU-WSE) including "Principles of Optics" (EN.615.471), "Digital Signal Processing" (EN.525.427), "ECE Fundamentals: Circuits, Devices and Fields" (EN.525.201) and "ECE Fundamentals: Signals and Systems" (EN.525.202). Dr. Edwards serves as the Vice Chair of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Program.   Dr. Edwards enjoys running, swimming, and cycling and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Corinne, are the parents of five wonderful children and live near Columbia, MD.

Education History

  • Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland

Publications

• C. L. Edwards, M. L. Edwards, “A Generalized Electrostatic Model (GEM) for a Arbitrarily Shaped Two-Axis Structures,” IEEE Journal of Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (Publication Pending)
• C. L. Edwards, L. R. Gauthier, D. R. Prendergast, “Design and Analysis of Dual-Camera Dual-Band Infrared Imaging System,” SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference, April 2009
• C. L. Edwards, M. L. Edwards, “A Generalized Electrostatic Micro-mirror (GEM) Model for a Two-Axis Convex Piecewise Linear Shaped MEMS Mirror,” SPIE Defense, Security and Sensing Conference, April 2009
• C. L. Edwards, J. R. Bruzzi, B. G. Boone, “Free-Space High Data Rate Communication Technologies For Near Terrestrial Space,” Proceedings of the SPIE, Free-Space Optical Laser Communications VIII, 2008
• C. L. Edwards, B. G. Boone, W. S. Levine, C. C. Davis, “First Principles Jitter Characterization of Two-Axis MEMS Mirrors,” SPIE Journal of Microlithography, MEMS and MOEMS, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2008
• C. L. Edwards, B. G. Boone, W. S. Levine, C. C. Davis, “An Analytic Torque Model for Two-axis MEMS Mirrors,” SPIE Journal of Microlithography, MEMS and MOEMS, Vol. 7, No. 4, 2007
• C. L. Edwards, B. G. Boone, W. S. Levine, C. C. Davis, “Modeling of Electro-Statically Actuated Two-Axis Tip-Tilt MEMS Micro-Mirrors for Laser Beamsteering,” SPIE Defense and Security Conference, April 2007
• C. L. Edwards, L. R. Gauthier, L. M. Howser, M. P. Mattix, “Recognizing Objects Based Upon Statistical Tracks (ROBUST) Track Extraction Algorithm for a Bolometer Camera,” AIAA Weapons Systems Effectiveness Symposium, October 2007
• C. L. Edwards, C. C. Davis, “Free-Space Optical Communication Through a Forest Canopy,” Journal of Applied Optics, pp. 191-200, January 2006
• C. L. Edwards, M. L. Edwards, S. Cheng, R. K. Stilwell, C. C. Davis, “A Simplified Analytic CAD Model for Linearly Tapered Microstrip Lines Including Losses,” IEEE Transactions of the MTT, pp. 823-830, March 2003
• D. V. Hahn, C. L. Edwards, D. D. Duncan, “Link Availability Model for Optical Communications Through Clouds”, Proceedings of the SPIE, pp. 4821-4837, 2002
• Dissertation “On the Pointing and Jitter Characterization of MEMS Two-Axis (Tip-Tilt) Mirrors”
• Master’s Thesis “Free-Space Optical Communication Through a Forest Canopy”

Honors and Awards

  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America (1991)

Professional Organizations

IEEE