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Robert Burkholder

  • Research Professor, Electrical & Computer Engr.
  • Room #161
    1330 Kinnear Road
    Columbus, OH 43212
  • 614-292-4597

About


Bob Burkholder received his BSEE in 1984, his MSEE in 1985 and his PhD in 1989, all from The Ohio State University. He has since worked at the ElectroScience Laboratory where he is currently a Research Professor and served as Interim Director from 2016 to 2018. He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Full Member of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI), Commission B. He is also a member of the American Geophysical Union and the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society. Currently Dr. Burkholder is serving as Track Editor for IEEE Antennas and Propagation Letters.

Research Interests
Dr. Burkholder's research interests are in electromagnetic wave propagation and scattering theory, numerical modeling, and imaging applications in radar cross-section analysis, remote sensing, synthetic aperture radar imaging, near-field microwave imaging, ultra-wideband antenna design, and radio frequency identification (RFID). He has contributed extensively to the study of radar scattering and imaging of objects in the presence of a rough surface, ships on the ocean, and through-wall microwave imaging. 

Additional Information: Research Summary

Honors

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Fellow.

Chapters

2010

  • 2010. "Analytical Ray Methods for Through-the-Wall Radar Imaging." In Through-the-Wall Radar Imaging, edited by Amin, M.,

Journal Articles

2013

  • O'Donnell, A.N.; Burkholder, R.J., 2013, "High-frequency asymptotic solution for the electromagnetic scattering from a small groove around a conical or cylindrical surface." IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 61, no. 2, 1003-1008 - 1003-1008.
  • Shao, S.; Burkholder, R.J., 2013, "Item-level RFID tag location sensing utilizing reader antenna spatial diversity." IEEE Sensors Journal 13, no. 10, 3767-3774 - 3767-3774.
  • O'Donnell, A.N.; Wilson, J.L.; Koltenuk, D.M.; Burkholder, R.J., 2013, "Compressed sensing for radar signature analysis." IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems 49, no. 4, 2631-2639 - 2631-2639.
  • Browne, K.E.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L., 2013, "Fast optimization of through-wall radar images via the method of lagrange multipliers." IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 61, no. 1, 320-328 - 320-328.

2012

  • Chang, P.C.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L., 2012, "Model-corrected microwave imaging through periodic wall structures." International Journal of Antennas and Propagation 2012,
  • Browne, K.E.; Burkholder, R.J., 2012, "Nonlinear optimization of radar images from a through-wall sensing system via the lagrange multiplier method." IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 9, no. 5, 803-807 - 803-807.

2011

  • Browne, K.E.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L., 2011, "Through-wall opportunistic sensing system utilizing a low-cost flat-panel array." IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 59, no. 3, 859-868 - 859-868.

2010

  • Burkholder, R.J.; Browne, K.E., 2010, "Coherence factor enhancement of through-wall radar images." IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters 9, 842-845 - 842-845.
  • Chang, P.C.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L., 2010, "Adaptive CLEAN with target refocusing for through-wall image improvement." IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 58, no. 1, 155-162 - 155-162.

2009

  • Burkholder, R.J.; Tokgöz, C.; Reddy, C.J.; Coburn, W.O., 2009, "Iterative physical optics for radar scattering predictions." Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal 24, no. 2, 241-258 - 241-258.
  • Chang, P.C.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L.; Marhefka, R.J. et al., 2009, "High-frequency em characterization of through-wall building imaging." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 47, no. 5, 1375-1387 - 1375-1387.
  • Johnson,Joel,T; Burkholder,Robert,J; Toporkov,Jakov,V; Lyzenga,David,R; Plant,William,J, 2009, "A Numerical Study of the Retrieval of Sea Surface Height Profiles From Low Grazing Angle Radar Data." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 47, no. 6, 1641-1650 - 1641-1650.

2008

  • Mahachoklertwattana, P.; Pathak, P.H.; Burkholder, R.J., 2008, "A fast MoM approach for analyzing large arrays in a grounded multilayered medium." RADIO SCIENCE 43, no. 6,

2007

  • Janpugdee, P.; Pathak, P.H.; Burkholder, R.J., 2007, "On the boundary diffraction wave method for the analytical prediction of the radiation from large planar phased array antennas." Radio Science 42, no. 6,

2006

  • Janpugdee, P.; Pathak, P.H.; Mahachoklertwattana, P.; Burkholder, R.J., 2006, "An Accelerated DFT-MoM for the Analysis of Large Finite Periodic Antenna Arrays." IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 54, no. 1, 279-283 - 279-283.
  • Burkholder,R,J; Pathak,P,H; Sertel,K; Marhefka,R,J; Volakis,J,L; Kindt,R,W, 2006, "A hybrid framework for antenna/platform analysis." APPLIED COMPUTATIONAL ELECTROMAGNETICS SOCIETY JOURNAL 21, no. 3, 177-195 - 177-195.

2004

  • Johnson,J,T; Burkholder,R,J, 2004, "A study of scattering from an object below a rough surface." IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON GEOSCIENCE AND REMOTE SENSING 42, no. 1, 59-66 - 59-66.
  • Burkholder, R.J.; Lee, J.F., 2004, "Fast dual-MGS block-factorization algorithm for dense MoM matrices." IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 52, no. 7, 1693-1699 - 1693-1699.

2003

  • Lee, J.F.; Lee, R.; Burkholder, R.J., 2003, "Loop star basis functions and a robust preconditioner for EFIE scattering problems." IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 51, no. 8, 1855-1863 - 1855-1863.

2002

  • Pino, M.R.; Burkholder, R.J.; Obelleiro, F., 2002, "Spectral acceleration of the generalized forward-backward method." IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 50, no. 6, 785-797 - 785-797.
  • Burkholder, R.J.; Pino, M.R.; Obelleiro, F., 2002, "Low angle scattering from 2-D targets on a time-evolving sea surface." IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 40, no. 5, 1185-1190 - 1185-1190.

2001

  • Chou, H.T.; Pathak, P.H.; Burkholder, R.J., 2001, "Feed array synthesis for reflector antennas in contoured beam applications via an efficient and novel Gaussian beam technique." Radio Science 36, no. 6, 1341-1351 - 1341-1351.
  • Burkholder, R.J.; Pino, M.R.; Obelleiro, F., 2001, "A Monte Carlo study of the rough-sea-surface influence on the radar scattering from two-dimensional ships." IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine 43, no. 2, 25-33 - 25-33.
  • Pino, M.R.; Obelleiro, F.; Rodríguez, J.L.; Burkholder, R.J., 2001, "A multiblock generalized forward-backward method." Radio Science 36, no. 1, 19-29 - 19-29.

2000

  • Pino, M.R.; Obelleiro, F.; Landesa, L.; Burkholder, R.J., 2000, "Application of the fast multipole method to the generalized forward-backward iterative algorithm." MICROWAVE AND OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY LETTERS 26, no. 2, 78-83 - 78-83.

1999

  • Rodriguez Pino, M.; Landesa, L.; Rodriguez, J.L.; Obelleiro, F. et al., 1999, "The generalized forward-backward metod for analyzing the scattering from targets on ocean-like rough surfaces." IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 47, no. 6, 961-969 - 961-969.

Papers in Proceedings

2011

  • Goodman, S.; Burkholder, R.J.; Gupta, I.J. "Plane wave synthesis approach to compensate range induced errors in antenna measurements." (11 2011).
  • Goodman, S.; Burkholder, R.J.; Gupta, I.J. "Plane Wave Synthesis Approach to Compensate Range Induced Errors in Antenna Measurements." in IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI)/USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. (1 2011).
  • Goodman, S.; Burkholder, R.J.; Gupta, I.J.; IEEE, "Plane Wave Synthesis Approach to Compensate Range Induced Errors in Antenna Measurements." (1 2011).
  • Browne,Kenneth,E; Burkholder,Robert,J; Volakis,John,L "Non-Linear Optimization Methods for Enhancing Through-Wall Radar Imagery Forged via a Portable Wideband UHF Array." in IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI)/USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. (1 2011).
  • Goodman,Scott; Burkholder,Robert,J; Gupta,Inder,J "Plane Wave Synthesis Approach to Compensate Range Induced Errors in Antenna Measurements." in IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI)/USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. (1 2011).
  • Browne, K.E.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L. "Non-Linear Optimization Methods for Enhancing Through-Wall Radar Imagery Forged via a Portable Wideband UHF Array." in IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI)/USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. (1 2011).
  • Browne, K.E.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L. "Non-linear optimization methods for enhancing through-wall radar imagery forged via a portable wideband UHF array." (11 2011).
  • Browne, K.E.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L.; IEEE, "Non-Linear Optimization Methods for Enhancing Through-Wall Radar Imagery Forged via a Portable Wideband UHF Array." (1 2011).

2010

  • Kim, Y.; Burkholder, R.J.; Pathak, P.H.; IEEE, "Complex Source Extension of UTD for Analyzing Large Reflector Antennas." (1 2010).
  • Browne, K.E.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L. "A Novel Low-Profile Portable Radar System for High Resolution Through-Wall Radar Imaging." in 2010 IEEE Radar Conference. (1 2010).
  • Burkholder, R.J.; Kim, Y.; Pathak, P.H.; Lee, J-F. et al. "Green's function approach for interfacing UTD with FEM for a conformal array antenna on a large platform." (1 2010).
  • Pathak, P.H.; Janpugdee, P.; Burkholder, R.J.; IEEE, "A Comparison of Two Different Ray Based Methods for Analyzing Large Convex Conformal Antenna Arrays." (1 2010).
  • Pathak, P.H.; Janpugdee, P.; Burkholder, R.J. "A comparison of two different ray based methods for analyzing large convex conformal antenna arrays." (8 2010).
  • Kim, Y.; Burkholder, R.J.; Pathak, P.H. "Complex source extension of UTD for analyzing large reflector antennas." (8 2010).
  • Burkholder, R.J.; Kim, Y.; Pathak, P.H.; Lee, J.F. "Green's function approach for interfacing UTD with FEM for a conformal array antenna on a large platform." (8 2010).
  • Burkholder, R.J.; Kim, Y.; Pathak, P.H.; Lee, J-F. "Green's function approach for interfacing UTD with FEM for a conformal array antenna on a large platform." in 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). (1 2010).
  • Pathak, P.H.; Janpugdee, P.; Burkholder, R.J. "A Comparison of Two Different Ray Based Methods for Analyzing Large Convex Conformal Antenna Arrays." in 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). (1 2010).
  • Kim, Y.; Burkholder, R.J.; Pathak, P.H. "Complex Source Extension of UTD for Analyzing Large Reflector Antennas." in 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). (1 2010).
  • Browne, K.E.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L. "Through-Wall Radar Imaging System Utilizing a Light-Weight Low-Profile Printed Array." in 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). (1 2010).
  • Chang,Paul,C; Burkholder,Robert,J; Volakis,John,L "Time-Reversal Processing and Autofocus of Targets Behind Complex Wall." in 2010 IEEE International Symposium Antennas and Propagation/CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting. (1 2010).
  • Chang, P.C.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L. "Time-Reversal Processing and Autofocus of Targets Behind Complex Wall." in 2010 IEEE International Symposium Antennas and Propagation/CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting. (1 2010).
  • Kim,Y; Burkholder,R,J; Pathak,P,H "Complex Source Extension of UTD for Analyzing Large Reflector Antennas." in 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). (1 2010).
  • Browne, K.E.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L.; IEEE, "A Novel Low-Profile Portable Radar System for High Resolution Through-Wall Radar Imaging." (1 2010).
  • Chang, P.C.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L.; IEEE, "Time-Reversal Processing and Autofocus of Targets Behind Complex Wall." (1 2010).
  • Browne, K.E.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L.; IEEE, "Through-Wall Radar Imaging System Utilizing a Light-Weight Low-Profile Printed Array." (1 2010).
  • Chang, P.C.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L. "Time-reversal processing and autofocus of targets behind complex wall." (11 2010).
  • Browne, K.E.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L. "Through-wall radar imaging system utilizing a light-weight low-profile printed array." (8 2010).
  • Browne, K.E.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L. "A novel low-profile portable radar system for high resolution through-wall radar imaging." (7 2010).
  • Browne,Kenneth,E; Burkholder,Robert,J; Volakis,John,L "Through-Wall Radar Imaging System Utilizing a Light-Weight Low-Profile Printed Array." in 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). (1 2010).
  • Burkholder,Robert,J; Kim,Youngchel; Pathak,Prabhakar,H; Lee,Jin-Fa "Green's function approach for interfacing UTD with FEM for a conformal array antenna on a large platform." in 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). (1 2010).
  • Pathak,P,H; Janpugdee,P; Burkholder,R,J "A Comparison of Two Different Ray Based Methods for Analyzing Large Convex Conformal Antenna Arrays." in 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP). (1 2010).
  • Browne,Kenneth,E; Burkholder,Robert,J; Volakis,John,L "A Novel Low-Profile Portable Radar System for High Resolution Through-Wall Radar Imaging." in 2010 IEEE Radar Conference. (1 2010).

2009

  • Browne, K.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L. "Low-Cost Flat-Panel Array for Through Wall Opportunistic Sensing." in IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium /USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. (1 2009).
  • Browne, K.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L. "Low-cost flat-panel array for through wall opportunistic sensing." (11 2009).
  • Browne,Kenneth; Burkholder,Robert,J; Volakis,John,L "Low-Cost Flat-Panel Array for Through Wall Opportunistic Sensing." in IEEE Antennas and Propagation International Symposium /USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting. (1 2009).
  • Browne, K.; Burkholder, R.J.; Volakis, J.L.; IEEE, "Low-Cost Flat-Panel Array for Through Wall Opportunistic Sensing." (1 2009).