Clark School Home UMD

ECE News Story

Davis Issued Patent for Agile IR Scene Projector

Davis Issued Patent for Agile IR Scene Projector

Minta Martin Professor of Engineering Christopher Davis (ECE/ISR), along with colleagues from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (JHU APL), was awarded U.S. Patent No. 8552381 titled, “Agile IR Scene Projector.”

Davis worked with Raul Fainchtein and David M. Brown from JHUAPL on the project, which received patent on October 8, 2013. The abstract of the patent is as follows:

 An infrared (IR) scene projector device includes a light emitter and a thermal emitter. The light emitter is configured to selectably provide visible light. The thermal emitter includes a vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACN) array. The VACN array includes a plurality of carbon nanotubes disposed proximate to a thermally conductive substrate, such that a longitudinal axis of the carbon nanotubes extends substantially perpendicular to a surface of the substrate. The thermal emitter absorbs the visible light from the light emitter and converts the visible light from the light emitter into IR radiation.

Davis’ current research interests include optical and RF directional wireless, real-time advanced surveillance systems with “event” detection, the optical properties of nanostrcutures where surface plasmons can be excited, laser interferometry, dielectrometry, fiber sensors and biosensors, magnetooptics, optical trace detection, atmospheric turbulence, optical communication systems and devices, and studies of the biological effects of non-ionizingradiation. 

Related Articles:
Davis, Llorca, and Milner Receive U.S. Patent No. 8,831,524
Professor Romel Gomez Selected as 2016-2017 Undergraduate Studies Faculty Fellow
Khaligh and Dusmez issued U.S. Patent 9,419,522
Ephremides and colleagues issued U.S. Patent 9,318,232
UMD Inventors Zoom In on New Camera Technology 
Qu Wins NIST Grant
Alumnus Amr Adly Promoted to Vice President at Cairo University
Waks Elevated to Fellow of the Optical Society of America
Espy-Wilson Featured in MIT’s Tech Review
Alumnus Jie Chen Elevated to IEEE Fellow

October 10, 2013

Prev   Next

Current Headlines

PhD student Upal Mahbub and Prof. Rama Chellappa win IEEE UEMCON best paper award 

Paley Presents at NAE 2016 Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Solar cells improved with nanospheres is subject of ACS journal cover

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering hosts the 4th Annual Back to School Night

It’s not your ears, it’s your brain

Munday, Ha, and Collaborators' Research featured on the Cover of ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

NSF Awards $3.45M National Innovation Ecosystem Grant to University of Maryland

Mayergoyz Publishes a book, "Quantum Mechanics for Electrical Engineers"

News Resources

Return to Newsroom

Search News

Archived News

Events Resources

Events Calendar

Additional Resources

UM Newsdesk

Faculty Experts