Dr. Willie Thompson

Title: 
Associate Professor
Office Location: 
SEB 334
Phone: 
(443) 885-4752
Email: 
willie.thompson@morgan.edu
Education:

D.Eng. Morgan State University
B.S.E.E Morgan State University

Curriculum Vitae

Education:

D.Eng. Morgan State University
B.S.E.E Morgan State University

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Willie L Thompson, II serves as a Senior Principal Investigator within the Center of Excellence for Tactical and Cyber Technologies (CETACT) since August 2009. Dr. Thompson leads research programs in the development advanced communication systems for space & terrestrial applications. Currently, he is the system engineer for the development of multi-band, multi-mode software-defined radio for next-generation DoD telemetry applications. In addition, he leaded the development of a NASA Software-Defined Radio Testbed for the test & evaluation of space communication technologies. Dr. Thompson has served as the PI for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) SDR Technology Program from 2005 to 2009 and designed a RF front end for a GPS receiver for Hubble Servicing Mission 2 in 2008. Dr. Thompson has over 10-years of experience in the areas of RF/microwave engineering and communication systems. His technical expertise includes RF/microwave component and circuit design, multi-band transceiver design, software-defined radio hardware, and embedded system design.

Center of Excellence for Tactical and Cyber Technologies (CETACT) is an applied research consortium between MSU faculty, industry, and government for the design, implementation, and test & evaluation of advanced embedded systems and technologies. Technology domain includes software-defined radio, cognitive radio, electronic warfare and cyber. The primary research focus is the development of advanced embedded hardware and software algorithms in support of different technology domains. In addition, CETACT is developing technologies for adaptive radio management, spectrum sensing, and spectrum sharing to support of cognitive radio applications.

Research Interests:

  • Advanced Embedded System Design
  • Adaptive Transceiver Design
  • Software-Defined Radio & Cognitive Radio
  • Signal Intelligence & Electronic Warfare Technologies
  • Embedded Cyber Operations
  • Embedded Software & Firmware Design
  • Embedded Hardware Assurance
  • Adaptive RF/Microwave Components and Circuits
  • Cognitive Radiometry
  • Spectrum Management