Research

EXTERNALLY FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Marc P. Christensen

STUDENTS INDIRECTLY UNDER MY ADVISEMENT

STUDENTS DIRECTLY UNDER MY ADVISEMENT

APPEARANCES IN OTHER MEDIA:

WIRED Magazine, Coverage of PANOPTES Project ( http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/07/darpas-smart-flat-camera-is-packed-with-beady-eyes/ )

Defense News, Coverage of PANOPTES Project (http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=4127273).

Walt Maciborski, Channel 33 coverage of PANOPTES Project (http://www.the33tv.com/news/kdaf-micro-camera-story,0,806030.story?track=rss).

Bennet Cunningham, Expert interviewed for investigative report on Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamps, Broadcast on channel 11, CBS, Dallas, Texas, April 28, 2003.

Jennifer Jacobson, “Lessons in Grantsmanship,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 22, 2003.

 

Student

 

Thesis Topic

Research Project

Dates of Support

Graduation Date

Degree Type

Manjunath Somayaji

Enhancement of Form Factor and Light Collection in Computational Imaging Systems through Wavefront Coding Techniques

Awarded:

Best EE Graduate Student 2006 &

Outstanding SMU Graduate Research 2006.

PANOPTES

6/2003-5/2006

5/2006

Ph.D.

Vikrant

Bhakta

Performance analysis of an Adaptive Flat Multi-aperture Computational Imaging Sensor

PANOPTES

6/2003-Present

9/2006

(5/2010)

M.S.

Ph.D.

Stephen David Lively

(Undergraduate Research Assistant, M.S. Student)

Integrated Photonics

9/2005-Present

5/2007

(12/2010)

B.S.

M.S.

 

Michael Buynak

(Undergraduate Research Assistant, M.S. Student)

Integrated Photonics

6/2006-12/2008

5/2007

12/2008

B.S.

M.S.

Timothy

Gray

Low Cost Optical Backplane Approach

Industry

9/2005-Present

(5/2010)

Ph.D.

Nathan Huntoon

FDTD Analysis of Evanescent Nanophotonic Couplers

Integrated Photonics

1/2007-8/2009

12/2010

Ph.D.

Jieda Li

Lithium Niobate Waveguide Development

Integrated Photonics

9/2007-present

(12/2010)

(5/2012)

M.S.

Ph.D.

Franz Aguirre-Farro

Nanophotonics

Integrated Photonics

6/2008-present

(5/2012)

Ph.D.

Indranil

Sinharoy

Computational Imaging

PANOPTES

9/2009-Present

(5/2012)

Ph.D.

 

Student

 

Thesis Advisor

Research Project

Dates of Support

Graduation Date

Degree Type

Tejaswini Mirani

Dinesh Rajan

PANOPTES

6/2003-Present

5/2006

ABD

M.S.

Ph.D.

J.D.

Norris

Scott Douglas

PANOPTES

(none)

5/2006

ABD

M.S.

Ph.D.

Indranil

Sinharoy

Scott Douglas

PANOPTES

9/2005-9/2006

9/2006

M.S.

Prasanna Rangarajan

Panos Papamichalis

DARPA YFA

1/2008-Present

(12/2010)

Ph.D.

Agency

Title

Dates

SMU Award

Total Award

ONR

PANOPTES for Sea Surveillance, PI Marc P. Christensen, Co-PIs D. Rajan, S. Douglas, P. Papamichalis, P Gui, Subcontract to Northrop Grumman

9/2007-8/2009

$315,000

$1,200,000

DARPA

PHASER: Active Lattice Filter Development, PI Marc P. Christensen, Subcontract to University of Texas at Dallas

2/2007-3/2010

$274,132

$1,550,000

DARPA

Young Faculty Award:

Active Illumination with Micro-mirror-arrays for Computational Adaptive Multi-resolution Sensing: AIM-CAMS, PI M. P. Christensen

5/2007-

8/2009

$149,000

$149,000

ONR

Photonic Phase Lock Loop, PI Marc P. Christensen, CoPI: Gary Evans, Subcontract to University of Texas at Dallas and Drexel University

9/2006-8/2008

$266,000

 

$2,400,000

ARL

High-tech Eyes for the Battlefield, PI Marc P. Christensen, CoPI Dinesh Rajan, Scott Douglas, and Panos Papamichalis

9/2006-12/2011

$3,685,002

3 increments.

 4th pending

$3,685,002

NSF

SBIR: Dispersion Guided Photonic Crystal Laser, PI Marc P. Christensen.  Subcontract to Photodigm Inc.

9/2005-8/2007

$25,000

$500,000

ONR

Lightweight Flat Form Factor Adaptive Imaging Sensor for Convoy and Fleet Protection, PI Marc P. Christensen, CoPI Dinesh Rajan & Scott Douglas

9/2005-8/2006

$150,000

$150,000

AFOSR

Quantum Cryptography STTR, PI Marc P. Christensen.  Subcontract to Photodigm Inc.

9/2005-6/2006

$9,987

$100,000

PTAP

Photonics Technology Assistance Program:  Request for 2-D Steerable Micro-mirror Array in Support of PANOPTES, PI Marc P. Christensen

7/2004 Equipment Grant

$51,000

$51,000

NRO

Photonic True Time Delay, PI Marc P. Christensen.  Subcontract to Photodigm Inc.

7/2004-9/2005

$29,722

$350,000

DARPA

Information Optimized Co-design for PANOPTES, PI Marc P. Christensen, CoPI  Dinesh Rajan & Scott Douglas

3/2004-12/2005

$75,000

$75,000

NSF

Rewarding Achievement and Promoting Success* (PI transfer) PI Marc P. Christensen, CoPI Betsy Willis

9/2003-8/2008

$385,000

$385,000

DARPA

Analysis of Irregular Sampling for Information Efficient Sensors, PI Marc P. Christensen, CoPI Dinesh Rajan

7/2003-6/2004

$100,000

$100,000

National Defense University

The role of integrated micro-laser array technology in future autonomous networked battlefield sensors, PI Marc P. Christensen

3/2003-2/2004

$16,887

$50,000