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Douglas J. Fouts
Professor and Chair
Mail Code: EC/Fs
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering &
Space Systems Academic Group
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Monterey, CA 93943
Phone: 831-656-2852
Email: fouts (at) nps.edu
EDUCATION:
PhD - UC Santa Barbara, 1990
MS - UC Santa Barbara, 1984
BA - UC Berkeley, 1980
NPS EXPERIENCE:
  • Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (dual appointment with Space Systems Academic Group), July 2003 to present
  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (dual appointment with Space Systems Academic Group), July 1996 to July 2003
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (dual appointment with Space Systems Academic Group), September 1990 to July 1996
OTHER EXPERIENCE:
  • Graduate Research Assistant, University of California at Santa Barbara, June 1985 - June 1990
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of California at Santa Barbara, August 1986 to December 1986
  • Instructor, University of California at Santa Barbara Extension Service, August 1985
  • Design Engineering, Burroughs Corp. (now Unisys), Mission Viejo, California, September 1980 to January 1983
TEACHING INTERESTS:
  • VLSI Design
  • Advanced VLSI and Mixed-Signal IC Design
  • Fault Tolerant Computing
  • Computer Architecture
  • Advanced Computer Architecture, Parallel Processing, and Reconfigurable Computing
  • Microprocessors for Space Applications
  • Microprocessor Based Systems Design
  • Logic Design and Switching Theory
  • Analog and Digital Circuits
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
  • Mixed-Signal System-on-a-Chip Design
  • Digital Signal Processing Architectures for Radar Signal Processing and Electronic Warfare
  • Reconfigurable Computer Architecture
  • FPGA Design
  • Fault Tolerant and High Reliability Computers and Digital Systems.
  • Space and Nuclear Radiation Effects on Electonic Components and Systems.
AWARDS:
  • Menneken Award for Excellence in Scientific Research, 2002 (given annually by U.S. Navy to a civilian scientist).
  • Received 1997 Outstanding Research Achievement award for the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
  • Received 1996 Outstanding Instructional Performance award for the Space Systems Academic Group, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
  • Granted academic tenure by the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, July 1996.
  • Received 1993 Outstanding Research Achievement award for the Space Systems Academic Group, U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
BOARDS/MEMBERSHIPS:
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society
  • American Radio Relay League
  • Registered Professional Engineer, State of California, Field of Electrical Engineering
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Circuits and Systems Society, American Radio Relay League
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS: (View an extended list)
KEYWORDS/TECHNOLOGIES:
  • Keywords: Radiation Effects on Microelectronics, Modeling and Simulation, Space Electronics, Imaging Decoys, Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar, Counter-Targeting, Counter-Terminal, Digital Radio Frequency Memories, DRFM
  • DOD Key Technologies:
    • 8 - Computing and Software
    • 10 - Electronics
    • 15 - Materials, Processes and Structures
    • 19 - Modeling and Simulation



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