MICKLE, Marlin H.
|Marlin H. Mickle was the Nickolas A. DeCecco Professor in the School of Engineering of the University of Pittsburgh. He holds appointments as Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Primary), Professor of Computer Engineering, Professor of Telecommunications, and Professor of Industrial Engineering. He is the Executive Director of the Swanson Center for Product Innovation. He received the B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E., and the Ph.D. degrees from the University of Pittsburgh in 1961, 1963, and 1967. His research, development and educational activities have been supported by grants and/or contracts from the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the National Science Foundation, the United States Army, the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, NASA, the Bureau of Mines, the Department of Commerce, the Pittsburgh Foundation, the Pennsylvania Power and Light Company, American Sterilizer Company, Contraves Goertz Corporation, PPG, Inc., the Electric Power Research Institute, Intel, Digital Equipment Corporation, Tandy, Motorola, Texas Instruments Corporation, Ben Franklin Program, WesDyne, the Lemelson Foundation, Argonne Laboratory, EPA, Coleman Foundation, DARPA, the Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse, Medrad, Siemens, Vocollect, Mobile Aspects, Matthews Marking Corp., ChemDAQ, Syracuse Research Corporation, Gnostic Systems, Identifi Technologies, FireFly, ADCUS, SSI, Inc. He is co-author and co-editor of over 20 books. In addition, Marlin H. Mickle has over 125 publications in referred journals, conference proceedings, etc Among his many outstanding credits, Marlin H. Mickle is a member of the Scientific, Product or Technical Advisory Boards of MandalMed, Inc., and E-SOC, Inc. both in San Francisco, SmartWear Technologies, San Diego, FireFly Power Technologies, LLC, Ligonier, PA, ClearCount, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, and a member of the team that won Honorable Mention at the 2004 Carnegie Science Center Awards for Excellence 2004, a 1988 Recipient of the Systems Research and Cybernetics Award of the International Institute for Advanced Studies in Systems Research and Cybernetics, Life Fellow of the IEEE, Faculty Honor Roll 2001, Advisor or Co-Advisor of four teams selected by the NCIIA for March Madness for the Mind with displays at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. (3 times) and at the Boston Museum of Science. Marlin is the recipient of the Carnegie Science Center Award for Excellence in Corporate Innovation, 2005. He has held engineering positions with the IBM and Westinghouse Electric Corporation and has also served as Program Director of the Systems Theory and Applications Program of the National Science Foundation. Specific activities as relating to the Automatic Identification industry include: 1. The following two RFID research projects established the testing procedures for DOD (AHRIST Project) and the 915 MHz Standard: DARPA - Feasibility of RFID Paper Tags for Identification, Sortation, and Tracking of Hazardous Materials, Billo, R.E. and Mickle M. H., 1999 2000. U.S. Defense Logistics Agency - A Local Positioning System for Movement Alert, Billo, R.E. and Mickle, M. H., 1999 2000. 2. The following research projects have been to establish an RFID technology as an alternative to backscatter. This technology is termed ARS for Active Remote Sensing: Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse - A Wireless SOC with RF Capability, Marlin H. Mickle, PI, December 2000 to November 2000. Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse A Stand Alone RF SOIC, February 2002 to April 2003. Pittsburgh Digital Greenhouse SOC Frequency Synthesis and Control for Radio Frequency Communication: Development of Novel Hardware and Design Flow, January 2002 to December 2002, William W. Clark, James T. Cain, Michael R. Lovell, Marlin H. Mickle, and Qing-Ming Wang. Identifi Systems, Antenna Design for an RF Chip, Marlin H. Mickle, 1 year. NASA/Gnostic Systems STTR, Passive Wireless Sensors for Spacecraft Applications, Marlin H. Mickle and James T. Cain. FireFly Power Technologies, Inc. - Research and Development in Energy Harvesting, Marlin H. Mickle and James T. Cain, July 2004 - July 2005. 3. The following RFID research projects are directly related to active or backscatter RFID: ADCUS, Inc. - An RFID Tag Generation System for the ADCUS EISC 16 Bit Processor and Design Environment, Marlin H. Mickle, Alex K. Jones, James T. Cain and Raymond Hoare, $175,947, 1 year, September 2004 - August 2005. ClearCount, Inc. - RFID Solutions for Tagging Instruments and Sponges, Marlin H. Mickle and James T. Cain, $14,000, SCPI, 4 Months, 2004. 4. The following are traditional backscatter RFID research publications: " Total Asset Visibility using Intelligent Labels," Jose David Porter, Marlin H. Mickle and Richard E. Billo, Warehouse of the Future Conference, Atlanta, GA, May 14-16, 2000. "Autonomous Wireless Information Systems on a Chip with Seamless Integration, "Marlin H. Mickle, Raymond R. Hoare, Richard E. Billo, James T. Cain, Ivan Kourtev and Ronald G. Hoelzeman, 4TH WORLD MULTICONFERENCE ON SYSTEMICS, CYBERNETICS AND INFORMATICS, July 2000. Porter, J.D., Mickle, M., Billo, R.E., Harmon, C.K., Harmon, M.A., Bruno, T.A., "Total Asset Visibility using Intelligent Labels", Frontline Solutions Conference, Chicago, IL, Oct 3-5, 2000. A Standard Test Protocol for Evaluation of Radio Frequency Identification Systems For Supply Chain Applications, Porter, J.D., Billo, R.E., Mickle, M.H. Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Volume 23, Number 1, 2004, pp. 46 - 55. 4. The following are ARS style RFID publications: "Energy Harvesting, Profiles and Potential Sources," Marlin H. Mickle, Michael Lovell, Leonid Mats, Lorenz Neureuter, Dmitry Gorodetsky, International Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems and Networks, Vol. 4, No. 3, p. 150 - 160, October 2001. "Energy Harvesting for DNA Gene Sifting and Sorting," James T. Cain, William C. Clark, Laura Schaefer, Wlodek Moldeki, Dan Ulinski and Marlin H. Mickle, International Journal of Parallel and Distributed Systems and Networks, Vol. 4, No. 3, p. 140-149, October 2001. Marlin H. Mickle , Minhong Mi, Chris Capelli, and Harold Swift, "RF Energy Harvesting with Multiple Antennas in the Same Space."" to appear in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, December 2005. Minhong Mi, Marlin H. Mickle, James T. Cain and Timothy Minor, "Protocol and Device Model for Remote Autonomous Devices with Limited Power, accepted for publication in the International Journal of Computers and Applications, 2005. Marlin H. Mickle , Minhong Mi, Chris Capelli, and Harold Swift, "Powering Autonomous Cubic Millimeter Devices" to appear in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, February 2006. "The PENI Tag," Marlin H. Mickle and Alex Wang, 2nd Academic Alliance Meeting, May 2002 "The PENI Tag," Alex Wang and Marlin H. Mickle, Smart Labels, USA, 2003. 5. PATENTS relating to ARS type Sensors and RFID Apparatus for Energizing a Remote Station and Related Method, with Kevin W. Wells and Ronald G. Hoelzeman, 2001, U.S. Patent No. 6,289,237. Apparatus for Energizing a Remote Station and Related Method, with Minhong Mi, Dmitry Gorodetsky, Leonid Mats, Lorenz Neureuter, 2003, U.S. Patent No. 6,615,074 Energy Harvesting Circuit and Associated Methods, Marlin H. Mickle, Chris Capelli, Harold Swift, U. S. Patent No. 6,856,291. 6. INVENTION DISCLOSURES relating to traditional backscatter and active RFID tags Case No. Title 1015 Method for manufacturing RFID Tags 1055 Method for Automatic Generation of Software for Integrated Circuit Microprocessors 1056 Method and Device for Reducing Power Consumption of Active RFID Tags 1058 Radio frequency identification (RFID) Packing Tape 1070 Air Interface for an Active RFID Tag 1094 An RFID Tag with 2 Dimensional Backscatter 7. INVENTION DISCLOSURES relating to ARS type Sensors including RFID CaseNo. Title 858 ENERGY HARVESTING CIRCUIT 901 WiFi Recharging Apparatus 1072 RFID Bar Code: Multiple Antennas-Single Diode 1081 Continuous Communication from a Base Station to a Passive Device Continuous Communication from a Base Station to a Passive Device 1038 Virtual Pulse Ultra Wide Band Communication 1055 Method and Software for Customized/Power Efficient IC Devices (An Extension of Froot Loops to RF Signatures) 1068 AM Energy Harvesting Transmitting Profile(s) 1069 AM Energy Harvesting Transmitting Profile and Communications with a Wireless Autonomous Device(WAD) 1071 Method and Software for Customized/Power Efficient IC Devices 1072 RFID Bar Code: Multiple Antennas-Single Diode 1082 Device Data Transmission Disclosure 1081 Continuous Communication from a Base Station to a Passive Device Continuous Communication from a Base Station to a Passive Device 1083 Method and Software for Customized/Power Efficient IC Devices 1095 Multiple Antenna Energy Harvesting 1093 A Multi-Dimensional RFID Tag 1096 Multiple Phase Energy Harvesting 8. M. S. THESES DIRECTED TO COMPLETION in RFID Chad Emahiser - An Investigation of a Radio Frequency Energy Detector Using Microstrip Technology, 1999, (co-advisor Raymond R. Hoare) Dmitry Gorodetsky, 2002, An Investigation of On-Chip Antenna Characteristics Related to Energy Harvesting Applications Charles E. Greene, 2002, On-Chip Impedance Transformations for a Standard CMOS Michael Snyder, 2004, An Analysis of Antennas and the Effect of Proximate Elements and Conductors, 2003 David Sammel, 2005, Designing, Fabricating and Testing Concurrently Active Wireless Sensors 9. Ph.D. DISSERTATIONS DIRECTED TO COMPLETION in RFID Minhong Mi, "Analysis, Design, and Optimization of Antennas on CMOS Integrated Circuits for Energy Harvesting Applications, 2003 Joshua Maina, "Complex Pulse Forming Technique using AM Detector Type Circuitry and the Application of CDMA to RFID for the Simultaneous reading of Multiple Tags", 2005. 10. Memberships Member of the Science Advisory Board of FireFly Power Technologies, LLC, Ligonier, PA Member of the Science Advisory Board of ClearCount, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA Member of the Science Advisory Board of E-SOC, Inc., San Francisco, CA and Pittsburgh, PA Member of the Product Advisory Board of Mobile Aspects, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA Member of the Scientific Advisory Board, SmartWear, San Diego, CA Editor, International Journal for Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications, Inderscience Publishers Alternate Member, INCITS T6 Standards Committee|