Lyle School of Engineering

Research could change course of treatment for cancer that spreads to bones

150x120MicroCT%20cropped.jpgNew research by Southern Methodist University and UT Southwestern Medical Center holds promise for the thousands of people whose cancer has spread to their bones.

A common treatment for such patients is radiation surgery — even though very little is known about radiosurgery’s impact on bone strength, says Edmond Richer, associate professor of engineering at SMU. Continue reading

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DOD funds tiny cave camera, iris recognition technology for military, homeland security

PANOPTES_OpticalDesign.jpgResearchers are expanding new miniature camera technology for military and security uses so soldiers can track combatants in dark caves or urban alleys, and security officials can unobtrusively identify a subject from an iris scan.

The two new surveillance applications both build on “Panoptes,” a platform technology developed under a project led by Marc Christensen at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and funded by the Department of Defense.
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Will high-density PICs be the next big thing?

point3.jpgLasers have the potential to improve and revolutionize human lives in many ways, from consumer electronics and communications to medical equipment and homeland security. Helping unlock the barriers to these advancements is the research of SMU Electrical Engineering Professor Gary Evans.

Evans has been recognized by his peers for his contributions to the development, design and fabrication of semiconductor lasers, microscopic manufactured devices that can amplify subatomic light particles called photons. Continue reading

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The 33 news: SMU developing micro camera for front-line soldiers

PANOPTES_OpticalDesign.jpgSouthern Methodist University researchers are taking a different approach to producing photo and video images for military surveillance cameras outfitted on unmanned aerial vehicles and helmets.

Walt Maciborski of The 33 news broadcast in Dallas reported July 8 on research in the lab of Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Marc Christensen.
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Wired: DARPA’s smart, flat camera packed with beady eyes

Subiimager.jpgSouthern Methodist University researchers are taking a different approach to producing photo and video images for military surveillance cameras outfitted on unmanned aerial vehicles and helmets.

David Hambling of Wired magazine reported July 1 on research in the lab of Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Marc Christensen.
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Defense News: Sharper image for military surveillance

helmetcamera.jpgSouthern Methodist University researchers are taking a different approach to producing photo and video images for military surveillance cameras outfitted on unmanned aerial vehicles and helmets.

William Matthews of Defense News reported June 8 on research in the lab of Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Marc Christensen.
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Icons of industry align with Texas universities to supercharge technology

battlefield-afghanistan.ashx.jpegSMU is a partner in a newly designated National Science Foundation research consortium aimed at building both military and commercial superiority by making technology faster, better and smarter.

The Net-Centric Software and Systems Industry/University Cooperative Research Center, which also includes two other universities and 11 companies, will focus on improving how complicated information is gathered, shared and used, from the battlefield to the boardroom.
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Lockheed Skunk Works® chief to lead-off SMU lecture series

frank-cappuccio-sm.ashx.jpegInnovation is a tough concept to define and even harder to teach. But Lockheed Martin’s legendary Skunk Works&#174, where the fastest military jets are born in secret, is sharing its name and formula for innovation with Southern Methodist University’s Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering.

Frank Cappuccio, Lockheed Martin executive vice president and Skunk Works&#174 director, will deliver the program’s inaugural lecture at 3:30 p.m. March 18 in the Hughes Trigg Student Center Theater on the SMU campus. Cappuccio will be speaking on “Creating an Environment for Innovation” to mark the beginning of this unique partnership.

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Hi-tech lens sharpens military surveillance

helmetcamera.jpgIn Greek mythology, Argos Panoptes was a giant sentry with a hundred eyes.

But in the lab of Electrical Engineering Associate Professor Marc Christensen, Panoptes is a type of camera technology. The technology is being developed with funding from the U.S. military for surveillance by small aircraft at low altitudes.
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