Docstoc

nikulin-eng

Document Sample
nikulin-eng Powered By Docstoc
					                                  VLADIMIR V. NIKULIN

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department           1110 Elton Drive, Endicott, NY 13760
Watson School of Engineering                             E-mail: vnikulin@binghamton.edu
State University of New York at Binghamton               Tel: (607) 777-6956, Fax: (607) 777-4464
Binghamton, NY 13902-6000                                http://www.ee.binghamton.edu/lasercom


EDUCATION:
 Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton (Aug. 2002)
 Dissertation: Advanced Control Technologies for Laser Communications
 M.S., Electrical Engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton (Jan. 1998)
 Thesis: Interconnection Network Adaptive and Fault-Tolerant Algorithms on an Associative Router
 B. S., Electrical Engineering, Karaganda Polytechnic Institute, Karaganda, Kazakhstan (July 1996)
 Senior Project: Design of Power Transmission Lines and Substations

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  Quantum Communication. Quantum-based optical signal encryption, acquisition and tracking
   for free-space links, steering and switching mechanisms, polarization control for mobile systems
   with polarization-based quantum encryption, design of electro-optical sub-systems, effects of
   wave front distortions on signal decryption.
  Optical Communication. Pointing, acquisition and tracking systems, mechanical and non-
   mechanical beam steering devices, acousto-optic and liquid crystal technologies, optimal design,
   analysis of atmospheric propagation, mitigation of turbulence effects, dynamic holography,
   development of hybrid devices for wide-range agile steering, integration of tracking and
   wavefront control, retroreflective systems.
  Laser Technologies. Laser imaging, infrared scanners and range meters, LADARs, holographic
   analysis, laser interferometry, refractometry-based identification of chemical agents, optical
   sensors and detectors.
  Systems/Controls. Analysis, modeling and characterization of dynamic systems, optimization,
   conventional and adaptive control, implementation of digital systems, soft computing
   techniques, hybrid adaptive control systems, electronic implementation of advanced control
   systems.

TEACHING INTERESTS:
  Undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of Optical/Quantum Communications (Free-
    Space and Fiber), Control Systems, Circuits, Electronics, Digital Logic, Electro-Optics, Soft
    Computing, Hardware/Software Instrumentation, and Modern Electric Drives.
  Currently/recently taught courses: EECE315 “Electronics I,” EE316 “Electronics II,”
    EECE474/530 “Electro-Optics,” EE462/510 “Linear and Sampled Data Control Systems,”
    EECE549 “Free-Space Laser Communications,” and EECE480C/580C “Electric Drives.”
  Distance learning: Development of course materials for off-campus students registered for
    regular university courses, as well as for the students enrolled in stand-alone online degree
    programs.




                                                                           Vladimir V. Nikulin-1
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Research Assistant Professor           Sept. 2002 – Present
State University of New York at Binghamton
  (a) Taught undergraduate and graduate-level courses in the Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Department.
  (b) Conducted research on various projects, made presentations at international conferences.
  (c) Served on the department- and school-wide committees, the university faculty senate, advised
      undergraduate and graduate students.
Visiting Research Faculty, Air Force Research Laboratory at Rome, NY             May – Aug. 2007
                                                                                 May – Aug. 2008
                                                                                 May – Aug. 2009
  As part of the AFRL/RI Visiting Faculty Research Program, conducted theoretical and experimental
  research on mechanical and agile acousto-optic steering for free-space quantum communications
  and on the effects of atmospheric turbulence on quantum communication links with phase-based
  encryption. Was further supported by extension grants to implement laboratory prototypes of the
  developed systems.
Summer Faculty Fellow, Air Force Research Laboratory at Rome, NY                May. – Aug. 2006
  Conducted research on Hybrid Steering Systems for Quantum Communications as part of the Air
  Force Summer Faculty Fellowship appointment. Was further supported by an extension grant to
  develop a polarization tracking system for mobile free-space quantum communications.
Visiting Faculty, Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic           Mar. – Apr. 2006
  During the Spring 2006 semester participated in a faculty exchange program with the Czech
  Technical University of Prague, the leading technical school of the Czech Republic. Course taught:
  “Free-Space Laser Communications.”
Research Scientist, State University of New York Research Foundation      Feb. 2001 – Aug. 2002
 (a) Conducted research in the laser communications laboratory, investigated new research and
     funding opportunities.
 (b) Participated in proposal writing, supervised work of research assistants under the existing
     contracts, participated in report writing and preparation of conference and journal papers,
     interacted with visiting scholars.
Research Assistant, State University of New York Research Foundation      Sept. 1998 – Jan. 2001
  Conducted research on several projects sponsored by private industry and government agencies,
  participated in writing reports.
Adjunct Lecturer, State University of New York at Binghamton                      May 2000 – Aug. 2000
                                                                                  May 2001 – Jan. 2002
  Carried full responsibility as instructor of record for the following courses: EE462 “Control Systems
  II” and EE510 “Linear and Sampled Data Control.”
Engineer, Celestica Power Systems, Johnson City, NY                       May 1998 – Aug. 1998
  (a) Developed simulation models and conducted stability analysis of voltage-mode and current-
      mode switching power supplies.
  (b) Compiled model libraries for the company’s design resources site.




                                                                              Vladimir V. Nikulin-2
Teaching Assistant, State University of New York at Binghamton          Aug. 1997 – May 1998
  Graded assignments, conducted tutorial sessions and substituted instructors for the following
  courses: EE301 “Signals and Systems,” EE302 “Signal Processing,” EE341 “Introduction to
  Electrical Machinery,” EE361 “Control Systems I.”

RESEARCH GRANTS (AS A PI):
  Internet-Accessible Research Laboratory, National Instruments Corporation, measurement and
    automation software grant (multi-license LabVIEW Professional Development System), 2002.
  Fast Acousto-Optic Steering (FAOS) Device for Optical Communication Turrets, Innovative
    Technical Solutions (dba Nova-Sol), a subcontract of an Air Force Phase I SBIR project, 2004.
  The Optical Tracking System for Quantum Communication Terminals, Advanced Technical
    Concepts (Air Force flow-through), 2007.
     Holographic Interferometry for Misalignment Measurements in Photonic Packaging
      Applications, Integrated Electronics Engineering Center, 2007.
     Enabling Optical Connectivity of the Alpha-Eta Quantum Communication System, Advanced
      Technical Concepts (Air Force flow-through), 2008.
     Holographic Interferometry for Misalignment Measurements in Photonic Packaging
      Applications: Practical Enhancements of the Approach, Integrated Electronics Engineering
      Center, 2008.
     Worldwide Accessible 1.25 Gbps Free-Space Laser Communication Laboratory, National
      Science Foundation, 2009.
     A Novel Holographic Interferometry Approach to Measuring In-Plane and Out-of-Plane
      Misalignments and Deformations in Packaging Applications, Integrated Electronics
      Engineering Center, 2009.

OTHER FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS:
  Integrity of Phase-Encrypted Optical Signals after Propagating Through Turbulent Media in
   Free-Space Quantum Communication Links, sponsored by the Visiting Faculty Research
   Program of the AFRL/RI Information Institute. Two main tasks of this project are modeling of
   spatial phase variations resulting from atmospheric turbulence and analysis of their effects on
   signal decryption in the optical systems supporting keyed communication in quantum noise
   (KCQ) protocols.
  Integration of Optical Tracking and Alpha-Eta Quantum Communication: Experimental
   Study of Atmospheric Effects and Pointing Performance, an extension project sponsored by
   the AFRL/RI Information Institute. The main objective is the implementation of a laboratory
   prototype emulating a long-range optical link for experimental investigation of the effects of the
   pointing errors and atmospheric turbulence on quantum communication receivers with optical
   pre-amplifiers.
  The Optical Tracking System for Quantum Communication Terminals, sponsored by the
   Visiting Faculty Research Program of the AFRL/RI Information Institute. Design/revision of the
   optical trains and detection circuitry to accommodate both a quantum communication link and
   the optical tracking capability was performed. Synthesis of a control algorithm was conducted to
   address all critical points of the design.
     Prototype Implementation of Agile Acousto-Optic Steering System for Free-Space Quantum
      Communication, an extension project sponsored by AFRL/IF Information Institute. The main




                                                                             Vladimir V. Nikulin-3
      goal of this project was to perform an experimental verification of the results obtained in a
      theoretical study on acousto-optic steering in free-space quantum key distribution (QKD)
      systems.
     Agile Acousto-Optic Steering for Free-Space Quantum Communication Systems, sponsored
      by the Visiting Faculty Research Program of the AFRL/IF Information Institute. Theoretical
      design of an agile acousto-optic steering system was performed. Physical parameters of the
      device were optimized to achieve the best trade-off between the steering range, diffraction
      efficiency, and dynamic characteristics of the system and to facilitate dual wavelength and
      polarization-independent operation.
     Polarization Control for Mobile Free-Space Quantum Communication Systems, an extension
      project sponsored by AFRL/IF Information Institute. The main emphasis of this project was the
      development of a technology for polarization tracking to maintain integrity of the base quantum
      states in the process of beam steering. The main tasks included mathematical modeling of the
      pointing mechanism, integration of the inertial measurement data to estimate attitude of the
      communication platform, and development of the algorithm for real-time polarization
      adjustment in systems with polarization-based quantum encryption.
     Hybrid Steering Systems for Free-Space Quantum Communication, sponsored by AFOSR
      Summer Faculty Fellowship Program and Air Force Research Laboratory at Rome, NY. Within
      the framework of this project hybrid architecture for a tracking system was developed based on
      mechanical gimbals coupled with acousto-optic Bragg cells. Advanced control strategies were
      synthesized to assure a highly coordinated operation of both system components, thus resulting
      in a beam steerer with previously unknown range, agility and accuracy.
     Advanced Beam Steering Techniques, sponsored by Air Force Research Laboratory at Rome,
      NY. This project was focused on non-mechanical beam steering devices for laser
      communications. The main tasks included mathematical modeling and experimental studies of
      acousto-optic and liquid crystal technologies, as well as the development of the tracking
      algorithms and their verification in the simulation environment.
     Analysis and Characterization of an Acousto-Optic Beam Position Control System, sponsored
      by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. An extensive study was performed to identify the factors
      responsible for the efficiency of acousto-optic steering. A genetic optimization-based approach
      for the design of acousto-optic deflectors was developed and implemented in simulation
      software.
     Neural Adaptive Flight Control Technology Study, sponsored by Lockheed Martin Control
      Systems. A decentralized adaptive control approach was developed and used as a part of a flight
      control system design project. The results were tested on a simulation model of a high-
      performance aircraft.
     Modeling and Simulation of Switching Power Supplies, sponsored by Celestica Power
      Systems. The core of this project was the development of large- and small-signal models of the
      switching power supplies and their experimental verification. A library of models was compiled
      and made available through a design resources website.

TECHNICAL COLLABORATION/CONSULTING:
 Air Force Research Laboratory at Rome, NY
 Ithaco Space Systems, Ithaca, NY
COURSE DEVELOPMENT:
 EECE 480C/580C, “Electric Drives,” a new senior elective/graduate course, also developed for



                                                                             Vladimir V. Nikulin-4
  teaching via the distance-learning network Enginet.
  EECE 549, “Free-Space Laser Communications,” a new graduate course, also developed for
  teaching via the distance-learning network Enginet.
  EECE 474/530, “Electro-Optics,” a new senior elective/graduate course, also developed for
  teaching via the distance-learning network Enginet.
  EECE 315 “Electronics I,” an existing undergraduate core course was re-designed to be offered to
  off-campus students enrolled in Binghamton University’s extension program at SUNY-IT in Utica,
  NY. This was the first undergraduate course at Binghamton University offered via the distance-
  learning network Enginet.
  EEO 315 “Electronics I,” a new online course offered through the SUNY Learning Network as part
  of an online undergraduate program, a joint effort of three SUNY university centers: Binghamton,
  Buffalo, and Stony Brook. New lecture materials, assignments and online tools were developed to
  assure that the course could be taught in an asynchronous fashion to students located worldwide.

STUDENT ADVISING:
  Ph.D. Dissertations. Currently advising two students (Vijit Bedi and Zhao Liu), serving/ have
  served on six Ph.D. guidance committees (Rahul Khandekar, Michael Elmore, Jozef Sofka, Sudha
  Thavamani, Matthew Ruschmann, and Ugur Cem Hasar).
  M.S. Theses/Projects. Advising/have advised eight students (Brendan Pancheri, Rahul Khandekar,
  Ohad Barsimantov, Zhao Liu, Dave Zhang, Gregory Mazzaro, Padma Ragunathan, and Lee
  Taehyung), served on seven thesis committees (Charles Disaverio, Lee Fang, Jason Gibbs, Matthew
  Ruschmann, Ken Maeda, Jason Decker, and Mikhail Zabran).
  SPIR Projects. In 2006 – 2007 supervised industrial student projects sponsored by Photonix
  Technologies, Finger Lakes Instrumentation, and the Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence
  (SPIR) office at Binghamton University.
  Senior Design Project. Advised seven Senior Design teams. The AY 2006 – 2007 team was
  awarded the second place in the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center national competition
  on Accessible Medical Instrumentation.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES:
  Attended the Institute for Student-Centered Learning, organized by the Center for Learning and
  Teaching, Binghamton University, 2004

HONORS AND AWARDS:
 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship (May – Aug. 2006);
 National Science Foundation Certificate of Recognition for Participation in the Showcase Event at
 the ASEE Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM (June 2001);
 Full Tuition Scholarship, SUNY at Binghamton (Aug. 1997 – Jan. 2001);
 The Electrical Engineering Department Award for Excellence in Graduate Studies, SUNY at
 Binghamton (May 1998);
 The Goel Prize for Academic Excellence in Graduate Studies, SUNY at Binghamton (May 1997);
 The Presidential Scholarship (awarded annually to 100 best students from Kazakhstan to pursue
 graduate studies abroad), Kazakhstan (Aug. 1996 – May 1997);
 The Presidential Stipend, Karaganda Polytechnic Institute, Kazakhstan (Sept.1993– Jan.1996).




                                                                             Vladimir V. Nikulin-5
COMPUTER SKILLS:
 Operating Systems: UNIX, MAC, DOS, WINDOWS 3.11, WINDOWS 95/NT/98/2000/XP/Vista;
 Software: BASIC, QuickBASIC, C++, HTML, Assembly, AHPL, MATLAB/SIMULINK, MAGIC,
 SPICE, IRSIM, VISSIM, CC, MathCAD, Mathematica, LabVIEW, STK, LOTUS 1-2-3, EXCEL,
 LATEX, Microsoft Works, Lotus Notes, Word Perfect, MathCAD;
 Microprocessors: Motorola 68000.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
 Institute Of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Member;
 IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Society, Member;
 SPIE, The International Society for Optical Engineering, Member;
 National Instruments Corporation, Academic Partner.

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:
 Member of the program committee of Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVII, XVIII,
 XIX, and XX conferences, 2005 - 2008;
 Member of the SPIE technical group on Free-Space Laser Communications, which includes experts
 from academia, industry, and the government agencies from the U.S., Europe, and Japan;
 Member of the technical program committee of ICUMT Workshop on Optical Networking
 Technologies and Data Security (OPNTDS 2009);
 Member of the review panel of MILCOM 2009 Conference;
 Proposal reviewer for the National Science Foundation. Served as a panelist at the NSF and lead
 several panel discussions, 2007 and 2009;
 Proposal reviewer for the U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation (CRDF). Evaluated
 proposals submitted for funding to the Science Center programs of the U.S. Department of State
 through CRDF, 2006;
 Proposal reviewer for the Israel Science Foundation, 2004;
 Manuscript reviewer for Optical Engineering Journal;
 Manuscript reviewer for Journal of Optical Networking;
 Manuscript reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Communications;
 Manuscript reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology;
 SUNY-Binghamton IEEE Student Branch Counselor, 2005-2008.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE:
 University Faculty Senate, AY 2007 – 2008, 2008 – 2009, Fall 2005;
 Watson School Enginet Committee, 2002 – present;
 Watson School Safety Committee, 2007 – present;
 Watson School Graduate Studies Ad Hoc Committee, 2003 – 2004;
 Electrical Engineering Graduate Studies Committee, 2002 – present;
 ECE Equipment Committee, AY 2005 – 2006;
 ECE Faculty Search Committee, 2003 – 2004;
 ECE Ad Hoc Equipment Committee 2003 – 2004;




                                                                         Vladimir V. Nikulin-6
PUBLICATIONS:
  Journal Papers:
 1. V. Nikulin, R. Khandekar, and J. Sofka, “Laser Communication System with Acousto-Optic
 Tracking and Modulation: An Experimental Study,” Optical Engineering, Vol. 48, No. 12, Dec.
 2009.
 2. J. Sofka, V. Nikulin, V. Skormin, D. Hughes, and D. Legare, “Laser Communication Between
 Mobile Platforms," IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol. 45, No. 1, Jan. 2009,
 pp. 336-346;
 3. V. Yassinskiy and V. Nikulin, “Optical Sensor on the Basis of Nonlinear Differential
 Holographic Refractometer for the Detection of Chemicals in Liquids and Gases,” Physics, No. 3,
 Kazakhstan, Sept. 2008.
 4. V. Nikulin, J. Sofka, and R. Khandekar, ” Effect of the sampling rate of the tracking system on
 free-space laser communications,” Optical Engineering; Vol. 47, No. 3, Mar. 2008, 036003;
 5. V. Nikulin, R. Khandekar and J. Sofka, “Agile acousto-optic tracking system for free-space
 optical communications,” Optical Engineering, Vol. 47, No. 6, June 2008, 064301;
 6. V. Nikulin, J. Sofka, V. Skormin, D. Hughes, and D. Legare," Demonstration of Optical
 Connectivity Between Two Mobile Platforms," Journal of Gyroscopy and Navigation, St.
 Petersburg, Russia, No. 2, 2008;
 7. J. Sofka, V. Skormin, V. Nikulin, and D. Nicholson, “Omni-Wrist III – a New Generation of
 Laser Beam Steering Devices: Control,” IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems, Vol.
 42, No. 2, Apr. 2006, pp. 726-734;
 8. J. Sofka, V. Skormin, V. Nikulin, and D. Nicholson, “Omni-Wrist III – a New Generation of
 Laser Beam Steering Devices: Mathematical Modeling,” IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic
 Systems, Vol. 42, No. 2, Apr. 2006, pp. 718-725;
 9. V. Nikulin, “Fusion of Adaptive Beam Steering and Optimization-Based Wavefront Control for
 Laser Communications in the Atmosphere,” Optical Engineering, Vol. 44, No. 10, Oct. 2005, pp.
 106001-1-9;
 10. V. Nikulin, J. Sofka, and V. Skormin, “Advanced Lyapunov Control of a Novel Laser Beam
 Tracking System,” Optical Engineering, Vol. 44, No. 5, May 2005, pp. 56004-1-8;
 11. V. Nikulin, M. Bouzoubaa, V. Skormin, T. Busch, “Lyapunov-Based Decentralized Adaptive
 Control for Laser Beam Tracking Systems,” IEEE Trans. on Aerospace and Electronic Systems,
 Vol. 39, No. 4, Oct. 2003, pp. 1191-1200;
 12. V. Nikulin, V. Skormin, “Genetic Algorithm Optimization for Bragg Cell Design,” Optical
 Engineering; Vol. 41, No. 8, Aug. 2002; pp. 1767-1773;
 13. V. Nikulin, M. Bouzoubaa, V. Skormin, T. Busch, “Modeling of an Acousto-Optic Laser Beam
 Steering System Intended for Satellite Communication,” Optical Engineering, Vol. 40, No. 10, Oct.
 2001, pp.2208-2214;
 14. R. Khandekar and V. Nikulin, "Simplex Optimization-Based Mitigation of Dynamic Wavefront
 Distortions: Experimental Study," Optical Engineering, under review;
 15. M. Beisenbi and V. Nikulin, “Stability of Control Systems with Increased Robustness Potential
 Based on the Hyperbolic Umbilica Catastrophe Function,” IEEE Trans. on Automatic Control,
 under review.
 Book Review
 James A. Svoboda “PSpice for Linear Circuits,” John Wiley and Sons, 2002. In response to a




                                                                           Vladimir V. Nikulin-7
request from the author and the publisher wrote a review and suggested changes for the next edition.
Conference Proceedings:
1. V. Nikulin, Z. Liu, R. Khandekar, J. Yermekbayeva, and A. Amirov, “Application of
Holographic Interferometry to Misalignment Measurements in Packaging Applications,” Proc.
SPIE, Vol. 7619, Practical Holography XXIV: Materials and Applications, San Francisco, CA, 23-
28 Jan. 2010.
2. V. Nikulin, J. Malowicki, R. Khandekar, V. Skormin, and D. Legare, “Experimental
demonstration of a retro-reflective laser communication link on a mobile platform,” Proc. SPIE,
Vol. 7587, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXII, San Francisco, CA, 23-28 Jan.
2010.
3. Z. Liu, V. Nikulin, and R. Khandekar, “Modeling and measurements of the effects of atmospheric
turbulence and platform vibration on free-space laser communication,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 7587,
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XXII, San Francisco, CA, 23-28 Jan. 2010.
4. V. Nikulin, R. Khandekar, and V. Skormin, "High-Bandwidth Predictive Tracking System for
Free-Space Laser Communications," Proc. 15th St. Petersburg International Conference on
Integrated Navigation Systems, St. Petersburg, Russia, 26-28 May 2008;
5. R. Khandekar and V. Nikulin, “Diffraction-based optical sensor detection system for capture-
restricted environments,” Proc. SPIE, Optics and Photonics in Global Homeland Security
IV(Defense + Security), Orlando, FL, 16 – 20 March, 2008;
6. R. Khandekar and V. Nikulin, “Estimation-based mitigation of dynamic optical turbulence: an
experimental study,” Proc. SPIE, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XX, San Jose,
CA, 19 – 24 Jan. 2008;
7. V. Nikulin, J. Sofka, V. Skormin, D. Hughes, and D. Legare," Demonstration of Optical
Connectivity Between Two Mobile Platforms," Proc. 14th St. Petersburg International Conference
on Integrated Navigation Systems, St. Petersburg, Russia, 28-30 May 2007;
8. V. Nikulin and D. Nicholson, “Hybrid beam steering system for laser communication between
mobile platforms,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6457, 645709, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies
XIX, San Jose, CA, 20 - 25 Jan. 2007;
9. R. Khandekar and V. Nikulin, “Mitigation of optical turbulence effects using a modified simplex
optimization approach: experimental study,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 6457, 64570E, Free-Space Laser
Communication Technologies XIX, San Jose, CA, 20 - 25 Jan. 2007;
10. R. Khandekar and V. Nikulin, “Mitigation of dynamic wavefront distortions using a modified
simplex optimization approach,” Proc. SPIE Vol. 6304, 63041J9, Free-Space Laser Communicatios
VI, San Diego, CA, 15 - 17 Aug. 2006;
11. V. Nikulin, R. Khandekar, and J. Sofka, “Performance of a laser communication system with
acousto-optic tracking: An experimental study,” Proc. SPIE Vol. 6105, 61050C Free-Space Laser
Communication Technologies XVIII, San Jose, CA, 21 - 26 Jan. 2006;
12. J. Sofka and V. Nikulin, “Bit error rate optimization of an acousto-optic tracking system for
free-space laser communications,” Proc. SPIE Vol. 6105, 61050L, Free-Space Laser
Communication Technologies XVIII, San Jose, CA, 21 - 26 Jan. 2006;
13. R. Khandekar and V. Nikulin, “Mitigation of dynamic wavefront distortions using a nematic
liquid crystal spatial light modulator and simplex optimization,” Proc. SPIE Vol. 6105, 61050Q,
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVIII, San Jose, CA, 21 - 26 Jan. 2006;
14. V. Nikulin, R. Khandekar, J. Sofka, and G. Tartakovsky, “Acousto-optic pointing and tracking
systems for free-space laser communications,” Proc. SPIE Vol. 5892, pp. 449-457, Free-Space



                                                                           Vladimir V. Nikulin-8
Laser Communications V, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2005;
15. V. Nikulin, J. Sofka, and R. Khandekar, “Performance of free-space laser communication
systems as a function of the sampling rate in the tracking loop,” Proc. SPIE Vol. 5892, pp. 398-407,
Free-Space Laser Communications V, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2005;
16. V. Nikulin, D. Zhang, “Simplex-based wavefront control for the mitigation of dynamic
distortions caused by atmospheric turbulence,” Proc SPIE, Vol. 5712, p. 131-139, Free-Space Laser
Communication Technologies XVII, San Jose, CA, 22 - 27 Jan. 2005;
17. V. Nikulin, R. Khandekar, “Performance of Laser Communication Uplinks and Downlinks in
the Presence of Pointing Errors and Atmospheric Distortions,” Proc SPIE, Vol. 5712, p. 37-45,
Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVII, San Jose, CA, 22 - 27 Jan. 2005;
18. J. Sofka, V. Nikulin, V. Skormin, “Omni-Wrist III, A New Generation of Beam Steering
Devices,” Proc. 1st IEEE Upstate NY Workshop on Communications and Networking, Rochester,
NY, 12 Nov. 2004;
19. V. Nikulin, “A Hybrid System for Beam Steering and Wavefront Control,” Proc. SPIE, Vol.
5338, pp. 81-89, Free-Space Laser Communication Technologies XVI, San Jose, CA, 24 - 29 Jan.
2004;
20. V. Nikulin, J. Sofka, and V. Skormin, “Decentralized Control of an Omni-Wrist Laser Beam
Tracking System,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 5338, pp. 194-203, Free-Space Laser Communication
Technologies XVI, San Jose, CA, 24 - 29 Jan. 2004;
21. V. Nikulin, “Implementation of an Engineering Laboratory with Internet-Controlled Hardware,”
Int. Symposium on Information and System Technologies in Industry, Education and Science,
Karaganda, Kazakhstan, 24 – 25 Sept. 2003;
22. J. Sofka, V. Skormin, V. Nikulin, D. Nicholson and M. Rossheim “New Generation of Gimbals
Systems for Laser Positioning Applications,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 5160, p. 182-191, Int. Symposium on
Optical Science and Technology, San Diego, CA, 3-8 Aug. 2003;
23. J. Sofka, V. Nikulin, V. Skormin, and D. Nicholson, “A Hybrid Laser Beam Steerer for Laser
Communications and Other Applications,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 5160, pp. 161-169, Int. Symposium on
Optical Science and Technology, San Diego, CA, 3-8 Aug. 2003;
24. V. Nikulin, “Simplex Optimization-Based Dynamic Wavefront Control for Mitigation of
Atmospheric Distortions of the Laser Beam,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 5160, pp. 125-132, Int. Symposium
on Optical Science and Technology, San Diego, CA, 3-8 Aug. 2003;
25. M. Elmore, V. Nikulin and V. Skormin, “A PSpice Optimal Design Tool Utilizing Genetic
Optimization,” Proc. IASTED Intl. Conference on Modeling and Simulation MS2003, pp.372-379,
Palm Springs, CA, 24 - 26 Feb., 2003;
26. V. Nikulin and V. Skormin, “Spatially Distributed Algorithm for Mitigation of Atmospheric
Distortions of the Laser Beam,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 4975, pp. 25-35, Free-Space Laser
Communication Technologies XV Conference, San Jose, CA, 25 - 31 Jan. 2003;
27. V. Nikulin, and V. Skormin, “Application of Genetic Algorithms for Design Optimization of a
Bragg Cell,” Proc. SPIE Vol. 4444, pp. 321-328, Int. Symposium on Optical Science and
Technology, San Diego, CA, 29 July - 3 Aug. 2001;
28. V. Skormin, V. Nikulin, "Engineering Laboratory Accessible via the Internet," Proc. ASEE
Annual Conference and Exposition, Albuquerque, NM, 24-27 June 2001;
29. V. Skormin, V. Nikulin, “Internet Accessible Laboratory: A Way to Enhance Technical
Personnel Training,” Proc. NATO Community-Army-Technology- Environment Conference, Brno,
Czech Republic, 9-11 May 2001;




                                                                           Vladimir V. Nikulin-9
  30. V. Nikulin, M. Bouzoubaa, V. Skormin, T. Busch, “Decentralized Adaptive Control for Laser-
  Beam Tracking Systems,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 4272, pp. 200-208, Free-Space Laser Communication
  Technologies XIII Conference, San Jose, CA, 24-25 Jan. 2001;
  31. M. Bouzoubaa, V. Nikulin, V. Skormin, T. Busch, “Model Reference Control of a Laser Beam
  Steering System for Laser Communication Applications,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 4272, pp. 93-103, Free-
  Space Laser Communication Technologies XIII Conference, San Jose, CA, 24-25 Jan. 2001;
  32. V. Nikulin, M. Bouzoubaa, V. Skormin, T. Busch, “Modeling of Tracking System Components
  of the Laser Satellite Communication Systems,” Proc. SPIE, Vol. 4272, pp. 72-82, Free-Space
  Laser Communication Technologies XIII Conference, San Jose, CA, 24-25 Jan. 2001;
  33. N. E. Wu, V. Nikulin, F. Heimes, and V. Skormin, "A Decentralized Approach to Fault Tolerant
  Flight Control," Proc. 4th International Federation of Automatic Control Symposium on
  Safeprocess, Budapest, Hungary, 14-16 June, 2000;
  34. M. Elmore, V. Nikulin, and V. Skormin, "Advanced Control of a Switching Buck Regulator,"
  Proc. 8th European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, Lausanne, Switzerland,
  Sept. 7-9, 1999.
  Technical Reports:
  1. V. Skormin, V. Nikulin, and M. Bouzoubaa, “Analysis and Characterization of an Acousto-Optic
  Beam Steering System,” Technical Report for NASA JPL, Pasadena, Ca, Sept. 2000;
  2. V. Skormin, V. Nikulin, and M. Bouzoubaa, “Advanced Beam Steering Techniques,” Technical
  Report for AFRL, Rome, NY, July 2000;
  3. V. Nikulin, N.E. Wu, “Hybrid Neural Adaptive Flight Control Systems,” Technical Report for
  Lockheed Martin Control Systems, Johnson City, NY, Sept. 1999;
  4. V. Nikulin, “PSPICE Modeling and Verification of the Magamp Post Regulators,” Technical
  Report for Celestica Corporation, Johnson City, NY, May 1999;
  5. V. Nikulin, “PSPICE Modeling and Verification of the Current Mode Controlled Switch-mode
  Power Stages,” Technical Report for Celestica Corporation, Johnson City, NY, Dec. 1998;
  6. V. Nikulin, “PSPICE Modeling and Verification of the Voltage Mode Controlled Switchmode
  Power Stages,” Technical Report for Celestica Corporation, Johnson City, NY, Aug. 1998.

REFERENCES:
 1. Stephen Zahorian, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, SUNY at
 Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13902, Phone (607) 777- 4846, zahorian@binghamton.edu;
 2. Donald Nicholson, Research Physicist, Air Force Research Laboratory, 525 Brooks Rd., Rome,
 NY 13441-4505, Phone: (315) 330-7437, Donald.Nicholson@rl.af.mil;
 3. Victor Skormin, Distinguished Service Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
 SUNY - Binghamton, Binghamton, NY 13902, Phone (607) 777-4013, vskormin@binghamton.edu;
 4. Timothy E. Busch, Project Engineer, Air Force Research Laboratory, 525 Brooks Rd., Rome, NY
 13441-4505, Phone: (315) 330-1486, Timothy.Busch@rl.af.mil;
 5. Felix Heims, Principal Systems Engineer, BAE Systems, 600 Main St., Johnson City, NY 13790,
 Phone: (607)770-5743, felix.o.heims@baesystems.com.




                                                                         Vladimir V. Nikulin-10

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:10
posted:7/22/2011
language:English
pages:10