Electrical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

Electrical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines

Randy Haupt

Professor, Electrical Engineering

Randy HauptRandy L. Haupt received the BSEE from the USAF Academy (1978), the MS in Engineering Management from Western New England College (1982), the MSEE from Northeastern University (1983), and the PhD in EE from The University of Michigan (1987). He was an RF Staff Consultant at Ball Aerospace & Technologies, Corp. a Senior Scientist and Department Head at the Applied Research Laboratory of Penn State, Professor and Department Head of ECE at Utah State, Professor and Chair of EE at the University of Nevada Reno, and Professor of EE at the USAF Academy. He was a project engineer for the OTH-B radar and a research antenna engineer for Rome Air Development Center early in his career. Dr. Haupt was the Federal Engineer of the Year in 1993 and is a Fellow of the IEEE, the Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES), and the Electromagnetics Academy. He is chair of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Fellows Committee and an IEEE representative to the National Academy of Engineering Union of Radio Science.



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  • B.S. Electrical Engineering, USAF Academy, 1978
  • M.S. Electrical Engineering, Northeastern University, 1983
  • Ph.D. Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1987

Research Areas

  • antennas
  • phased arrays
  • smart antennas
  • genetic algorithms
  • wireless communications

Selected Publications

  • R.L. Haupt, T. O’Donnell, and H. Southall, “Biological antenna design methods,” in “Frontiers in Antennas: Next Generation Design & Engineering,” F. Gross, ed., McGraw-Hill, 2011
  • R.L. Haupt, J. R. Flemish, and D.W. Aten, “Adaptive nulling using photoconductive attenuators,” IEEE AP-S Trans., Vol. 59, No. 3, Mar 2011, pp. 869-876.
  • P. Rocca, R.L. Haupt, and A. Massa, “Interference suppression in uniform linear arrays through a dynamic thinning strategy,” IEEE AP-S Trans., Vol. 59, No. 12, Dec 2011, pp. 4525-4533
  • R. Guinvarc’h and R.L. Haupt, “Connecting spirals for wideband dual polarization phased array,” IEEE AP-S Trans., Vol. 59, No. 12, Dec 2011, pp. 4534-4541
  • R.L. Haupt, “Adaptive nulling with weight constraints,” Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 26, 23-38, 2010
  • R. A. Monzingo, R. L. Haupt, and T.W. Miller, Introduction to Adaptive Antennas, 2ed., Scitech Publishing, 2010
  • R.L Haupt, Antenna Arrays: A Computational Approach, New York: Wiley, 2010
  • J.R. Flemish and R.L. Haupt, “Optimization of a photonically controlled microwave switch and attenuator,” IEEE MTT Trans., Vol. 58, No. 10, Oct 2010, pp. 2582-2588
  • R. Guinvarch and R. L. Haupt, Dual polarization interleaved spiral antenna phased array with an octave bandwidth, IEEE Trans. Antennas Propagat., Vol. 58, No. 2, 2010, 1-7
  • R.L. Haupt, “Genetic algorithms for antennas,” in Modern Antenna Handbook, ed. Constantine Balanis, Wiley, 2008
  • R.L. Haupt and D. Werner, Genetic Algorithms in Electromagnetics, New York: Wiley, 2007
  • R.L. Haupt, “Numerical Techniques,” in Engineering Electromagnetics Applications edited by Rajeev Bansal, CRC Press, 2006, pp. 161-188.
  • R.L. Haupt and R. Martin, “Antenna arrays for direction of arrival estimation,” in Advances in Direction of Arrival Estimation, Sathish Chandran (Ed.), Boston,MA: Artechhouse, 2006, pp. 3-19
  • R.L. Haupt and S.E. Haupt, Practical Genetic Algorithms, 2nd edition, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2004
  • R.L. Haupt, “Beamforming with Genetic Algorithms,” in Adaptive Beamforming edited by Sathish Chandran, Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 2004, pp. 78-93
  • R.L. Haupt, “Numerical Techniques,” in Handbook of Engineering Electromagnetics edited by Rajeev Bansal, Marcel Dekker, 2004, pp. 549-578
  • R.L. Haupt and M. Lanagan, “Reconfigurable antennas,” accepted to IEEE AP-S Mag
  • R.L. Haupt, H.L. Southall, and T.H. O’Donnell, “Biological Beamforming,” in Frontiers of Mathematical Methods in Electromagnetics edited by D. H. Werner and R. Mittra, IEEE press, 1999, pp. 329-370
  • D.H. Werner, P.L. Werner, D.L. Jaggard, A.D. Jaggard, C.P. Baliarda, & R.L. Haupt, “The Theory and Design of Fractal Antenna Arrays,” in Frontiers of Mathematical Methods in Electromagnetics edited by D. H. Werner and R. Mittra, IEEE press, 1999, pp. 94-203
  • R.L. Haupt, “Thinned Arrays Using Genetic Algorithms,” in Electromagnetic System Design Using Evolutionary Optimization Techniques: Genetic Algorithms, Yahya Rahmat-Samii and Eric Michielssen, Eds., JohnWiley & Sons, 1999
  • R.L. Haupt and S.E. Haupt, Practical Genetic Algorithms, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1998

Complete list of publications

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