CYNTHIA M FURSE

Curriculum Vitae

2011
  • Associate Vice President for Research , University of Utah
  • Professor, Elect & Computer Engineering, University of Utah

Research

Research Summary

Electromagnetics: BioElectromagnetics, Antennas, Wireless Communication, Electrical Fault Location, Electrical properties of Sea Ice, Engineering Education -- See: www.ece.utah.edu/~cfurse

Research Statement

Dr. Furse’s expertise in electromagnetics is applied to sensing and communication in complex lossy scattering media such as the human body, geophysical prospecting, ionospheric plasma, and aircraft wiring networks. 

Research Equipment and Testing Expertise

  • Antenna Measurement, Electromagnetic Measurement, Microwave Measurement. Contact: Cynthia Furse, 8015817236.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • STEP: UTAH'S ENGINEERS. PI: FURSE,CYNTHIA M. NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION, 09/01/2007 - 08/31/2011. Total project budget to date: $2,000,000.00

Research/Scholarship Projects

  • Electrical Properties of Sea Ice. PI: Ken Golden. 08/2009 - present.
  • Engineering Education. PI: Cynthia Furse. 08/2000 - present.
  • Antenna Design and Optimization. PI: Cynthia Furse. 01/1997 - present.
  • Intermittent Fault Location on Aging Electrical Wiring. PI: Cynthia Furse. 01/1997 - present.

Patents

  • Multi-Carrier Spread Spectrum Using Non-Linear Modification of Sub-Carrier Bands (#7,634,012). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny. File date 11/29/2005; Issue date 12/15/2009. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Non-Contact Reflectometry System and Method (#7,622,931). Status: Issued. Inventors: Shang C. Wu, Cynthia Furse, Chet Lo. File date 10/03/2006; Issue date 11/24/2009. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Reflectometry Test System Using a Sliding Pseudo-Noise Reference (#7,548,071). Status: Issued. Inventors: Reid R. Harrison, Cynthia Furse, Chirag Sharma. File date 01/30/2007; Issue date 06/16/2009. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Device and Method for Detecting Anomalies in a Wire and Related Sensing Methods (#7,495,450). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, John Mahoney, You Chung Chung, Nirmal Nath Amarnath. File date 05/18/2005; Issue date 02/24/2009. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Wire Network Mapping Method and Apparatus Using Impulse Responses (#7,282,922). Status: Issued. Inventors: Chet Lo, Cynthia Furse. File date 01/31/2006; Issue date 10/16/2007. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Method and System for Testing a Signal Path Having an Operational Signal (#7,271,596). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Chet Lo. File date 09/16/2005; Issue date 09/18/2007. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Method and Apparatus for Characterizing a Signal Path Carrying an Operational Signal (#7,250,772). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Paul Smith. File date 08/04/2005; Issue date 07/31/2007. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Apparatus and Method for Testing a Signal Path From an Injection Point (#7,215,126). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Chet Lo, You Chung Chung. File date 09/30/2005; Issue date 05/08/2007. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • System and Method for Characterizing a Signal Path Using a Sub-Chip Sampler (#7,165,200). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Nilay Jani, Anurag Nigam. File date 05/05/2005; Issue date 01/16/2007. Assignee: The University of Utah. Country: United States.
  • Method and Apparatus for Characterizing a Signal Path Carrying an Operational Signal (#7,250,772). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Paul Smith. File date 2005; Issue date 2007.
  • Digital spread spectrum methods and apparatus for testing aircraft wiring (#7,069,163). Status: Issued. Inventors: J. Gunther, D. Dosibhatla, C. Furse. File date 2003; Issue date 06/27/2006.
  • Frequency domain reflectometry system for baselining and mapping of wires and cables (#6,937,944). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse, Kenneth Blemel. File date 2004; Issue date 08/30/2005.
  • Frequency Domain reflectometry system for testing wires and cables utilizing in situ connectors, passive connectivity, cable fray detection, and live wire testing (#6,868,357). Status: Issued. Inventors: Cynthia Furse. File date 2004; Issue date 03/15/2005. Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation.

Software Titles

  • Wire Fault Simulation Software. This software site provides a variety of electromagnetic software, including wire fault simulation codes used for our NASA project. http://www.ece.utah.edu/~cfurse/NASA. Release Date: 01/2010. Inventors: CFurse, JNagel, ELundquist, SWu, CLo, others.

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