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James Breakall

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering

Research Areas:

Electromagnetics; Remote Sensing and Space Systems

Interest Areas:

Antennas, Propagation, Computational EM modeling, Radio engineering, Electromagnetics, Analog.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, Penn State, 1975
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, Penn State, 1979
  • Ph D, Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, Case Western Reserve University, 1983

Publications

Journal Articles

  • James K Breakall, 2021, "Numerical Modeling and Measurement of Apis Mellifera Radar Scattering Properties", IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters
  • James K Breakall, 2021, "History of Antenna Technology at the Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico [Historically Speaking]", IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, 63, (2), pp. 103-105
  • James K Breakall, 2021, "In Memoriam - Jerry Burke", Applied Computation Electromagnetics Society Journal
  • Hamad K Alkhoori, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, James K Breakall and Craig K Bohren, 2020, "Plane-wave scattering by an ellipsoid composed of an orthorhombic dielectric-magnetic material with arbitrarily oriented constitutive principal axes", Plane-wave scattering by an ellipsoid composed of an orthorhombic dielectric-magnetic material with arbitrarily oriented constitutive principal axes, 36, pp. 60-71
  • Hamad K Alkhoori, james K Breakall, James K Breakall and Craig K Bohren, 2020, "Sufficient Conditions for Zero Backscattering by a Uniaxial Dielectric-Magnetic Scatterer Endowed With Magnetoelectric Gyrotropy", Sufficient Conditions for Zero Backscattering by a Uniaxial Dielectric-Magnetic Scatterer Endowed With Magnetoelectric Gyrotropy, 68, (2), pp. 1023-1030
  • Hamad K Alkhoori, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, James K Breakall and Craig K Bohren, 2018, "Plane-wave scattering by an ellipsoid composed of an orthorhombic dielectric–magnetic material", Plane-wave scattering by an ellipsoid composed of an orthorhombic dielectric–magnetic material, 35, (9)
  • Timothy J Garner, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, James K Breakall and Craig Bohren, 2017, "Time-domain electromagnetic scattering by a sphere in uniform translational motion", Journal of the Optical Society of America A
  • Timothy J Garner, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, James K Breakall and Craig Bohren, 2017, "Electromag- netic pulse scattering by a spacecraft nearing light speed", Applied Optics
  • Timothy J Garner, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, James K Breakall and Craig Bohren, 2017, "Lorentz in- variance of absorption and extinction cross sections of a uniformly moving object", Physical Review A
  • Timothy J Garner, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, James K Breakall and Craig Bohren, 2017, "Scattering characteristics of relativistically moving concentrically layered spheres", Physics Letters A
  • Timothy Garner, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, James K Breakall and Craig F Bohren, 2016, "Time Domain Electromagnetic Scattering by a Sphere in Uniform Translational Motion", Journal of the Optical Society of America, pp. 10
  • James K Breakall, 2014, "HAARP-Like Ionospheric Research Project Underway at Arecibo Observatory", ARRL News
  • James K Breakall, 2014, "HAARP-Like Ionospheric Research Project Underway at Arecibo Observatory", QST Magazine
  • James K Breakall, Joe Taylor and Angel Vazquez, 2010, "Moonbounce from Arecibo Observatory", American Radio Relay League (ARRL) QST Journal
  • James K Breakall, 2010, "trip to Jicamarca Observatory, Peru", EE Newsletter
  • James K Breakall, 2010, "Moonbounce experiment at Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico", EE Newsletter
  • Hamad Alkhoori, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, James K Breakall and Craig Bohren, , "Scattering by a three-dimensional object composed of the simplest Lorentz-nonreciprocal medium", 35, (12)

Conference Proceedings

  • James K Breakall, 2021, "Radar Cross Section Estimation For Entomoligcal Applications: Target Dielectric Characterization And Its Impacts", Proceedings of IEEE AP-S and URSI Symposium 2021
  • James K Breakall, 2021, "History of Antenna and Associated Engineering Technology at the Arecibo Observatory Arecibo, Puerto Rico", Proceedings of the 45th Antenna Applications Symposium - Plenary Invited Talk
  • James K Breakall, 2021, "Maximizing Performance of HF Antennas with Irregular Terrain", Contest University
  • James K Breakall, 2021, "Plans for a Restored HF Heating Facility at the Arecibo Observatory", Proceedings of the URSI GASS 2021, Mo-G13-AM2-3
  • James K Breakall, 2021, "Reconstructing the Arecibo Observatory with an Upgraded Design of the High-Power HF System at Arecibo, Puerto Rico", Proceedings of the URSI-GASS 2021, Th-HG-AM2-1
  • James K Breakall, 2021, "Entomological Target Radar Cross Section: Numerical Modelling and Estimation", Proceedings of USNC-URSI NRSM
  • James K Breakall, 2021, "An unusual spread-F-like event over Arecibo", 2021 34th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of the International Union of Radio Science, URSI GASS 2021
  • Mohamed Khalil, James K Breakall, Glenn Minko, Paul Parsons and Kate J Duncan, 2013, "Simulation and Experimental Results for a Planar Strip Dipole over PEC and Ferrite Nanoparticle Composite Ground Planes", 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC/USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
  • Kate J Duncan, James K Breakall, Rex Hall and Gary Katulka, 2013, "Screen Printed Dipole Antenna for Army Textile Platforms", 2013 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC/USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
  • Mohamed Khalil, James K Breakall, Kate J Duncan and Glenn Minko, 2013, "Simulation and Experimental Results for a Planar Strip Dipole Over PEC and Ferrite-Metmaterial Ground Planes", USNC-URSI National Radio Science Meeting (NRSM)
  • James K Breakall, Dinesh Agrawal and Tania Slawecki, 2013, "Materials Processing in E and H Fields at Microwave Frequencies", 2013 Materials in Extreme Environments Conference
  • James K Breakall, Dinesh Agrawal and Tania Slawecki, 2013, "Burning Water with High Power High Frequency (HF) Energy", 2013 Materials in Extreme Environments Conference
  • James K Breakall, 2013, "The New Arecibo HF Facility Dual Array Cassegrain Antenna", The New Arecibo HF Facility Dual Array Cassegrain Antenna
  • James K Breakall, Mohamed Khalil, Johnny Daniel, Glenn Minko and Ted Pursche, 2012, "Investigation of UHF Performance Characteristics of Antennas over Various PEC, Dielectric, Ferrite, and Hybrid PEC-Metamaterial Groundplanes", 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC/USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
  • Jeffrey Boksiner, Chrysanthou Chrysanthos, James K Breakall, Jonathan Lee, Mashuk Billah, Timothy Bocskor and David Barton, 2012, "Modeling of Radiowave Propagation in Tunnels", IEEE Miltary Communications Conference - MILCOM 2012
  • James K Breakall, 2011, "The New Arecibo HF Facility Design as a Tribute to Prof. Robert Collin", IEEE Special Memorial Session for Prof. Collin at IEEE/URSI Symposium
  • Timothy Garner, Akhlesh Lakhtakia and James K Breakall, , "Relativistic Scattering by a Dispersive Sphere", IEEE

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • James K Breakall, 2021, "In Memoriam - Jerry Burke", IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society Magazine

Manuscripts

  • Kate Duncan, Johnny Daniel, Glenn Minko and James K Breakall, 2014, "Screen Printed L-band Circularly Polarized Antenna for Textile Platforms"
  • Johnny Daniel, Glenn Minko, Paul Parsons, Kate Duncan and James K Breakall, 2014, "Simulation and Experimental Results for a Crossed- Dipole over PEC and Ferrite Nanoparticle Composite Ground Planes"
  • Kate Duncan, Sean Bernard, Zachary Larimore, Larry Holmes and James K Breakall, , "Direct-Write Techniques for the Fabrication of Flexible Antenna Structures"

Other

  • James K Breakall, 2021, "Innovative Wideband Techniques in Antennas – A New OWA Concept and other Interesting Antenna Tidbits", Innovative Wideband Techniques in Antennas – A New OWA Concept and other Interesting Antenna Tidbits
  • James K Breakall, 2021, "The Future Of The Arecibo Observatory: The Next Generation Arecibo Telescope", arXiv.org > astro-ph > arXiv:2103.01367v2
  • James K Breakall, 2013, "Amateur Radio's Contributions to Antenna Design"
  • James K Breakall, 2013, "The Wave Antenna for 200 Meter Reception of Harold H. Beverage"
  • James K Breakall, 2013, "A 14-Mc. Rotary Beam Antenna for Transmitting and Receiving of Jhon Shanklin"
  • John D. Kraus and James K Breakall, 2013, "Directional Antennas with Closely-Spaced Elements, The T-Matched Antenna"
  • James K Breakall, 2013, "The Multimatch Antenna System of Chester Buchanan"
  • James K Breakall, 2013, "Yagi Antenna Design of James Lawson"
  • James K Breakall, 2013, "Transmission Line Transformers of Jerry Sevick"
  • James K Breakall, 2013, "MININEC: The Other Edge of the Sword of Roy Lewallen"
  • James K Breakall, 2013, "A Receiving Antenna that Rejects Local Noise of Brian Beezley"

Research Projects

Honors and Awards

  • IEEE North Jersey MTT/AP-S, EDS/C&S Chapters Award, IEEE EDS, CAS, AP-S, MTTS, November 2019 - November 2019
  • Sarnoff Citation Award, Radio Club of America, January 2017 - December 2017

Service

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