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GROSSMAN, Barry G.
Electrical and Computer Engineering, College of Engineering
Educational BackgroundB.S. University of Illinois
M.S. University of Illinois
Ph.D. University of Illinois
Professional ExperienceDr. Grossman is an industry consultant in fiberoptic sensing and communication, acoustooptic devices and optical signal processing. Prior to joining Florida Tech, Dr. Grossman was employed by Harris Corporation, Electronic Systems Sector.
Current ResearchFiberoptic sensors for traffic classification and weigh-in-motion measurement
Fiberoptic pore water pressure sensor
Planar sensor array for embedded 3D strain and temperature measurement
Single sensor simultaneous measurement of strain and temperature
Low cost absolute sensing technique
Ammonia and Ph sensor measurement array
Low cost salt detection system
Miniature fiberoptic shock sensor system
Reversible absolute salt sensor utilizing microbend effect
Modal multiplexed fiberoptic sensors and data links
Selected PublicationsRefereed journal papers published in last year:
Analysis of Fiber Optic Traffic Sensors in a Flexible Pavements" by Cosentino, Eckroth and Grossman October 2003, Journal of the American Society of Civil Engineering.
"Experimental determination of propagation constant using end-etched fiber, Hou, Grossman, Murshid, and Sokol, Optics and Laser Technology, 35, pp 355-360, 2003
Refereed journal papers being prepared for submission or submitted:
Bandwidth Doubling of Multi-mode Optical Fibers through Spatial Filtering of Waveguide Modes, Chau, Grossman and Sokol, submitted to Optical Engineering, 2004.
Modal Multiplexing -a New Multiplexing Technique for Digital Fiberoptic Communications, Murshid, Grossman, et al, preparing for submission to Optics Letters, 2004.
Accurate Weigh in Motion Measurement using Fiberoptic Sensors, Nikolaidis and Grossman, in preparation for submission to Journal of Transportation Engineering, 2004.
Patents being filed by Florida Tech:
Modal Multiplexing for Fiberoptic Communications, Murshid, Grossman, et al,
Variable attenuation fiberoptic device (switch), Grossman and Dekate
Three mirror Interferometric Sensor (Hydrogen/Temperature sensor), Grossman and Dekate
Refereed journal papers accepted for publication:
In-situ device for salinity measurements (chloride detection) of ocean surface, Barry G. Grossman, Thanaphong Yongphiphatwong, and Michael Sokol, accepted for publication JOLT, 2004.
Lead Insensitive Fiberoptic pH Sensor and Performance under Bending, Grossman, Boonsopa, and Sokol, accepted for publication JOLT, 2004.
Grossman, B. and L. Huang. 1997. Measurement of Three Dimensional Strain using a New Embedded Planar Strain Array. Requested paper for a special issue of the Journal of Intelligent Materials and Structures, Institute of Physics.
Huang, L., B. Grossman and P. Cosentino. 1997. Planar Array, Multidimensional Embedded Fiberoptic Strain Sensors. Transportation Research Board.
Griffin, J. and B. Grossman. 1997. Fiberoptic Ammonia, Ph and Chloride Sensors for Leachate Detection. Transportation Research Board.
Grossman, B. and P. Cosentino. 1996. Fiberoptic Sensors for Measurement of Weigh-in-Motion. Requested paper at NATDAC 1996, Albuequrque, N.M.
Thursby, M., K. Yoo and B. Grossman. 1995. Neural Control of Smart Electromagnetic Structures. IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems 31 (4):1341.
Grossman, B. and M. Thursby. 1995. Fiberoptic Sensor Signal Processing using Neural Networks. In Fiberoptic Smart Structures, E. Udd (Ed.), Wiley and Sons, N.Y.
Grossman, B., P. Cosentino, E. Kalajian, G. Kumar, S. Doi and J. Vergese. 1994. Fiber Optic Pore Pressure Sensor Development. Refereed and published in Proceedings of the Transportation Research Board.
Caimi, F., J. Blatt and B. Grossman. 1993. Advanced Underwater Laser Systems for Ranging, Size Estimation and Profiling. Refereed paper, Journal of Marine Technology.
Grossman, B., P. Cosentino, S. Doi, G. Kumar and J. Vergese. 1993. Fiberoptic Pore Pressure Sensor for Civil Engineering Applications. Proceedings of SPIE Fiberoptic Sensors and Smart Structures Conference, Boston, Mass.
Grossman, B. and J. Franke. 1993. Optically Energized Shape Memory Actuators for Smart Civil Engineering Structures. Applications of Fiberoptic Sensors in Engineering Mechanics, American Society of Civil Engineers.