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Jay Weitzen

Jay Weitzen
Jay A WeitzenProfessor
  • CollegeFrancis College of Engineering
  • DepartmentElectrical & Computer Eng
  • Phone(978) 934-3315
  • Emailjay_weitzen@uml.edu

Research Interests

Wireless Communication

Wireless communication, digital communication systems, navigation position location.

Education

  • Ph D, (1983), University Of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin
  • MS, (1979), University Of Wisconsin - Madison Wisconsin
  • BS, (1977), University Of Wisconsin - Madison Wisconsin

Publications

  • Weitzen, J.A., Rashid, M.M., Johnston, S.P., Maase, E.L., Willis, D.J. (2015) "A methodology for restructuring our first year introduction to engineering sequence at university of Massachusetts lowell," American Society for Engineering Education 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society:
  • Weitzen, J.A., Wakim, R.E., Webster, E. (2015) "Comparison of Coverage Quality RSRP,CQI, SINR for coordinated and uncoordinated LTE Small Cell Clusters ," Proceedings IEEE COMCAS Conference
  • Weitzen, J.A., Grosch, T. (2015) "Measurements of Inter-Femtocell Reverse Link Interference, ," Proceedings 2015 International Conference on Wireless Networks
  • Weitzen, J.A., Wakim, R.E. (2015) "Using Informatics to Manage and Measure Performance of Large Femtocell Networks ," Journal of Data Analysis and Information Processing (JDAIP)
  • Weitzen, J., Rux, A., Webster, E. (2014) "The university of massachusetts lowell laboratory in a box a new teaching technique for ECE labs," ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
  • Weitzen, J.b., Li, M., Anderland, E., Eyuboglu, V. (2013) "Large-scale deployment of residential small cells," Proceedings of the IEEE 101:11 pp. 2367-2380
  • Weitzen, J., Wakim, R. (2013) "Managing and measuring performance of large femtocell networks," 2013 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems, COMCAS 2013
  • Sevindik, V., Bayat, O., Weitzen, J.A. (2011) "Scheduler design for traffic classification in CDMA2000 1xEVDO network," Wireless Networks 17:8 pp. 1731-1744
  • Sevindik, V., Bayat, O., Weitzen, J.A. (2011) "Traffic differentiation for BE users in CDMA 1xEVDO networks," Multimedia Tools and Applications 55:3 pp. 507-523
  • Sivananthan, S., Weitzen, J.A. (2010) "Sub-optimality of the prefilter in deeply coupled integration of GPS and INS," Navigation, Journal of the Institute of Navigation 57:3 pp. 175-184
  • Fagen, D., Vicharelli, P.A., Weitzen, J.A. (2008) "Automated wireless coverage optimization with controlled overlap," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 57:4 pp. 2395-2403
  • Cannon, P.S., Weitzen, J.A., Ostergaard, J., Rasmussen, J.E. (1996) "Relative impact of meteor scatter and other long-distance high-latitude propagation modes on VHF communication systems," Radio Science 31:5 pp. 1129-1140
  • Mawrey, R.S., Weitzen, J.A. (1995) "Measured performance of meteor burst systems using antenna beam steering," IEEE Transactions on Communications 43:2 -4 pt 3 pp. 1467-1476
  • Ralston, W.T., Weitzen, J.A. (1995) "Spread spectrum multiple access for mobile meteor burst communications," IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 44:2 pp. 280-290
  • Sheridan, P.F., Weitzen, J.A. (1989) "Evaluation of network planning and design for corporate internetworks," IEEE Network 3:6 pp. 11-14
  • Weitzen, J.A., Sowa, M.J., Scofidio, R.A., Quinn, J. (1987) "CHARACTERIZING THE MULTIPATH AND DOPPLER SPREADS OF THE HIGH-LATITUDE METEOR BURST COMMUNICATION CHANNEL.," IEEE Transactions on Communications COM-35:10 pp. 1050-1058
  • Weitzen, J.A. (1987) "COMMUNICATING VIA METEOR BURST AT SHORT RANGES.," IEEE Transactions on Communications COM-35:11 pp. 1217-1221
  • Weitzen, J.A. (1987) "DATA BASE APPROACH TO ANALYSIS OF METEOR BURST DATA.," Radio Science 22:1 pp. 133-140
  • Weitzen, J.A. (1986) "PREDICTING THE ARRIVAL OF METEORS USEFUL FOR METEOR BURST COMMUNICATION.," Radio Science 21:6 pp. 1009-1020
  • Weitzen, J.A., Birkemeier, W.P., Grossi, M.D. (1984) "ESTIMATE OF THE CAPACITY OF THE METEOR BURST CHANNEL.," IEEE Transactions on Communications COM-32:8 pp. 972-974
  • Weitzen, J.A., Grossi, M.D., Birkemeier, W.P. (1984) "HIGH-RESOLUTION MULTIPATH MEASUREMENTS OF THE METEOR SCATTER CHANNEL.," Radio Science 19:1 pp. 375-381
  • Weitzen, J.A., Fontaine, A.B., Birkemeier, W.P. (1981) "SKEW ESTIMATOR METHOD FOR ALIGNMENT OF TROPOSCATTER ANTENNAS AND SYNCHRONIZATION OF MASTER CLOCKS.," IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement IM-31:1 pp. 56-60

Presentations

  • Constraints on Deploying Femtocells Co-Channel with Macrocells - Comcas 2011, November 2011 - Tel Aviv Israel
  • Constraints of operating femtocells co-channel with macro networks - IEEE COMCAS 2011 Conference, November 2011 - Tel Aviv Israel
  • Traffic differentiation for BE users in CDMA 1xEVDO networks - Multi-media tools and networks, Springer Verlag, July 2010
  • Measuring Coverage Quality for Femtocell and Macrocell Broadband Data Services - IEEE COMCAS 2009 Conference, November 2009 - Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Measuring Coverage Quality for Femtocell and Macrocell Broadband Data Services - IEEE COMCAS 2009 Conference, November 2009 - Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Advantages of Femtocells for Mobile Broadband Data Services - 2009 Femto Forum,, July 2009 - London United Kingdon
  • Advantages of Femtocells for Mobile Broadband Data Services - Advantages of Femtocells for Mobile Broadband Data Services, July 2009 - London United Kingdon
  • Analysis of Inter-User Best Effort Class Users in CDMA 1xEVDO Network - 2009 NetEval, April 2009 - Boston, MA
  • Analysis of Inter-User Best Effort Class Users in CDMA 1xEVDO Network - 2009 NetEval, April 2009 - Boston, MA
  • Automated Coverage Optimization in Wireless Networks - VTC Fall 2006, 2006
  • Multicarrier CDMA with cross-system interference cancellation - Wireless Communications and Networking Conference, 2004
  • On the use of unlicensed frequency spectrum, use rule evolution, and interference mitigation - Wireless Communication Association Conference, 2001 - San Jose
  • Spatial and Angular correlation properties of Log-Normal shadowing and applications to design of CDMA systems - IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference, 2000 - Boston, MA
  • Performance of Dual slant polarization relative to vertical polarization with horizontal space diversity in operational CDMA Personal Communication Networks - 1998 Personal Indoor mobile Radio Conference, September 1998 - Boston, MA
  • Simulation of a Vessel Tracking System using the DSC protocol - Mass Tech Conf on Research in Mass, March 1996 - Lowell, MA
  • Performance Comparison of Horizontal Space Diversity and Polarization Diversity in an Operational AMPS System - Mass Tech Conf on Research in Mass, Lowell Ma, March 1996 - Lowell, MA.
  • Performance Comparison of Polarization Diversity and Horizontal Space Diversity in an Operational AMPS Cellular Base Station Receiver - Mass Telecom, Research in Mass Conference, March 1996
  • Analysis of a Vessel Traffic System using the DSC Protocol - Research in Mass Conference, March 1996
  • The Relative Importance of Meteor Burst and Other Long Distance Polar Cap Propagation Modes in the Low VHF Band - AGARD Advisory Group 244, 1993 - Trieste, Italy
  • The relative importance of meteor burst and other long distance polar cap propagation modes in the low VHF band - AGARD, Electromagnetic Wage propagation Panel Symposium, October 1993 - Rotterdam The Netherlands
  • Direct sequence CDMA for Large Meteor Burst Networks - IEEE MILCOM, October 1993 - Boston, MA
  • Meteor Burst System Design Using an Advanced Computer Based Prediction Model - IEEE MILCOM-93, October 1993 - Boston, MA
  • Design of a meteor scatter communication network for vehicle tracking - IEEE Vehicle Technology Symposium, May 1993 - Secaucus NJ
  • "The use of meteor scatter and extended Range VHF for vehicle tracking and communication" - IVHS America 1993 Annual Meeting., April 1993 - Washington, D.C.
  • Conversational voice communication over a high performance meteor burst channel - IEEE Milcom-92, October 1992 - San Diego, CA.
  • Use of Antenna Beam Steering to Improve the Performance of Meteor Burst Communication Systems - IEEE Milcom-92, October 1992 - San Diego, CA.
  • "Network Waiting time for meteor-burst communication" - MILCOM, October 1992 - San Diego, CA.
  • Real time simulation of atmospheric noise for use in characterizing Loran-C receivers - Wild Goose Association, International Symposium., August 1992 - Birmingham U.K.
  • Design of a Meteor Scatter Communication Network for Vehicle Tracking - IEEE Vehicle Technology Conference, May 1992 - Denver CO
  • Probability of message contention in a very large meteor scatter communication network, Accepted - Vehicular Technology Conference, Denver Colorado, May 1992 - Denver Colorado
  • Feasibility of large meteor scatter networks for vehicle tracking, 1992 Wireless Information Laboratory Conference - Wireless Information Laboratory Conference, Rutgers University, April 1992 - Rutgers University
  • Performance of Large Meteor Scatter Networks using Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) - (CDMA), 1991 MILCOM, 1991 - Washington DC.
  • Improving the resistance of meteor scatter communication to interception - 1991 MILCOM, 1991 - Washington, DC.
  • Seasonal Variations in Meteoric And Non-meteoric Duty Cycle in the Polar Cap and Auroral Regions, IEE International HF Conference, Edinborough, Scotland, 1991,July 1991 - IEE International HF Conference, July 1991 - Edinborough, Scotland
  • New Results on Effect of Polar Cap Absorption on High Latitude Meteor Scatter Communication, U.S. Navy High Special Meeting on High Latitude Propagation - U.S. Navy High Special Meeting on High Latitude Propagation, February 1991 - Monterey Ca
  • Meteor Scatter Network/Channel Simulator - 1990 MILCOM Military Communication Conference, September 1990
  • DPSK Signaling Rates That Maximize the Performance of 60 GHz Crosslinks in a Doubly Dispersive Channel - 1990 Military Communication Conference, September 1990
  • Effect of Polar Cap Absorption on High Latitude Meteor Scatter Communication, Proceedings, 1990 Ionospheric Effects Symposium, Washington DC, May 1-3, - 1990 Ionospheric Effects Symposium, May 1990 - Washington DC
  • Distributions of meteor trail amplitudes and its application to meteor scatter communication system design - International Phoenix Conference on Computers and Communication, March 1990 - Phoenix, AZ
  • Effects of polarization Coupling Loss Mechanism on Design of Meteor Scatter Antennas for Short and Long Range Communication - Radio Science, August 1989
  • Performance predictions for several meteor scatter antenna configurations - International Communication Conference, June 1989 - Boston, MA
  • Effects of auroral multipath interference on meteor communication, 1989 Communication Theory Workshop - 1989 Communication Theory Workshop, April 1989 - Hawks Cay Florida
  • A study of the ground interceptability of meteor scatter communication - MILCOM Communication Conference, October 1988
  • Optimum bit rate predictions for meteor communication - MILCOM Communication Conference, October 1988 - San Diego, CA.
  • Some observations on the distribution of Meteor Trail Amplitudes and Duration's and Ramifications on the Design of Meteor Scatter Communication Protocols - MILCOM Communication Conference, October 1988 - San Diego, Ca
  • Some Observations on the Performance of Meteor Scatter communication at short ranges - NATO STC Symposium on Meteor Scatter Communication, November 1987 - The Hague Netherlands.
  • The Effect of Auroral Clutter on Meteor Communication - TTCP/STC-8 Workshop on Meteor Communication, June 1987 - Farnborough, UK
  • The Range Dependence of Meteor Burst Communication - MILCOM Communication Conference, October 1986
  • Predicting the Occurrence of Meteors in Meteor Burst Communication - IEEE MILCOM Conference, October 1985
  • High Speed Meteor Burst Communications for Military Applications - DCEC Symposium on Meteor Burst Communications, October 1983 - Reston, Va.
  • A New Method for Alignment of Troposcatter Antennas and Synchronization of Master Clocks - IEEE MTIC Conference, September 1982 - Ottawa, Canada

Intellectual Property

  • - Parl, S.A., Bussgang, J.B., Weitzen, J.A., Zagami, J.A."A novel technique for position location using angle or arrival and time difference of arrival," US Patent 5,883,598 United States

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Managing Large Femtcoell networks (2012), - Airvana, Chelmsford Ma
    Weitzen, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • Airvana Test Plans for Femtocell and System (2010), -
    Weitzen, J.A. (Principal)
  • Tools for Testing and Analysis of 1xEV-DO Performance Data (2003), - Airvana, Chelmsford Ma
    Weitzen, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • TDOA Position Location System For Locating GSM Phones (Phase 1 SBIR (2002), - USMC through Signatron Technology Corporation
    Weitzen, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • Personal Locator System for Alzheimer's patients Phase II (STTR) (1998), - National Institute on Aging, Signatron Technology Corporation
    Weitzen, J. (Co-Principal), Melillo, K., Futrell, M.
  • Support of Panama Canal Communication and Tracking System (1998), - US Department of Transportation, Volpe Center Cambridge
    Weitzen, J., Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • Personal Locator System for Alzheimer's patients Phase I (STTR) (1994), - National Institute on Aging, Signatron Technology Corporation
    Weitzen, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • HF Groundwave Identification (1994), - US. Navy (Navy Undersea Systems Center (from Signatron, Inc.)
    Weitzen, J. (Co-Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal), Sales, G. (Principal)
  • Hybrid GPS/Loran-C navigation availability (1994), - Department of Transportation, VNTSC
    Weitzen, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • LF atmospheric noise model (1992), - Department of Transportation, VNTSC
    Weitzen, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • High Latitude Radio Propagation Program Phase III (1991), - Air Force Geophysics Laboratory
    Weitzen, J. (Co-Principal), Ostergaard, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal), Reinisch, B. (Principal), Sales, G. (Principal)
  • Meteor Scatter Communication Research (1991), - Meteor Communication Corporation
    Weitzen, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • VHF beyond line of sight modeling (1991), - Boeing Aerospace
    Weitzen, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • High Latitude Radio Propagation Program Phase II (1988), - Air Force Geophysics Laboratory
    Weitzen, J. (Co-Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal), Reinisch, B. (Principal), Sales, G. (Principal)
  • Ground Illumination and Space Diversity Model (1990), - GE Aerospace
    Weitzen, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • SICBM Communication Performance Prediction (1990), - GE Aerospace
    Weitzen, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • Space Diversity in Meteor Scatter Networks (1989), - Signatron, Inc.
    Weitzen, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • Short Range Meteor Scatter Communication Study (1988), - USAF Rome Air Development Center, Subcontract from Signatron.
    Weitzen, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • High Latitude Meteor scatter Modeling (1988), - US. Navy Ocean Systems Center
    Weitzen, J. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)
  • High Latitude Meteor Scatter Research (1987), - Air Force Geophysics Laboratory/Northwest Research
    Weitzen, J., Reinisch, B. (Principal), Weitzen, J. (Principal)