Kamran Kiasaleh

Kamran Kiasaleh

Professor - Electrical Engineering
Optical Communications Lab
Tags: Electrical Engineering Computer Engineering

Professional Preparation

Ph.D. - Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California - 1986
M.S. - Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California - 1982
B.S. - Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California - 1981

Research Areas

Research Areas
Software-Define Radios
Cognitive Radios
RF and Optical Wave Interaction with Biological Systems
Free Space Optical Communication Systems
Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA)
Novel Multiple Access Schemes for Wireless Communications
Channel Estimation and Synchronization for Wireless Channels
Network Synchronization      


D. Cao, A. Modiri, G. Sureka, K. Kiasaleh, "DSP Implementation of the Particle Swarm and Genetic Algorithms for Real-Time Design of Thinned Array Antennas," IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 11, 2012. 2012 - Publication
M. Abaz and K. Kiasaleh, "Erratum to "Performance of APD-Based, PPM Free-Space Optical Communication Systems in Atmospheric Turbulence," IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 59, no. 9, pp. 2638-2639, 2011. 2011 - Publication
Ali Montazeri, Allen Web, and Kamran Kiasaleh, "Low-Power Spectral-Line Clock Recovery Algorithm for SDR Applications, IEEE Transactions on Circuit and Systems II, vol. 58, no. 11, pp. 773-777, 2011. 2011 - Publication
Modiri and K. Kiasaleh, "Efficient Design of Microscript Antennas for SDR Applications Using Modified PSO Algorithm," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, vol. 47, no. 5, pp. 1278-1281, 2011. 2011 - Publication
Modiri and K. Kiasaleh, "Modification of Real-Number and Binary PSO Algorithms for Accelerated Convergence," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 214-224, 2011. 2011 - Publication
Kamran Kiasaleh, "Hybrid ARQ for FSO Communication Through Turbulent Atmosphere," IEEE Communications letters vol. 14, No. 9, pp. 866-868, 2010. 2010 - Publication
Ali Montazeri and Kamran Kiasaleh, "Design and Performance Analysis of a Low Complexity Digital Clock Recovery Algorithm for Software-Defined Radio Applications, IEEE Transactions on Consumer Electronics, vol. 56, no. 3, pp. 1258-1263, 2010. 2010 - Publication
Beilei Zhang and Kamran Kiasaleh, "Partially-Coherent Receiver Architectures for QAM Communications in the Presence of Non-constant Phase Estimation Error," IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 8, no. 2, pp 568-573, Feb. 2009. 2009 - Publication


Associate Department Head
University of Texas at Dallas [2006–Present]
Full Professor
Full Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1999–2000]
Communications Engineer/Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory [1998–1999]
Senior Communications Engineer
"Texas Instruments, Inc" [1996–1997]
Digital Signal Processing R&D Center
Associate Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1992–1999]
Communications Engineer/Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory [1992–1992]
Assistant Professor
University of Texas at Dallas [1987–1992]
University of Southern California [1987–1987]
Communications Engineer
Teknekron Communication Systems [1986–1987]

Additional Information

NASA Group Achievement Award in 1993 for contribution to the success of Galileo Optical Experiment (GOPEX) demonstration (first successful demonstration of an optical communications link between a ground-based transmitter and a deep-space vehicle) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Invited Talks

"Time transfer technique for global positioning in master-slave systems," presented at The Center for Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, Oct. 1987.

"Galileo Optical Experiment," Laser and Electro-Optical Society (LEOS) Meeting, The University at Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX, Jan. 13, 1993.

"On the Statistics of Signal Intensity in Free-Space Optical Communications System Impaired by Pointing Jitter and Turbulence," IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTTS) Chapter Meeting, Hewlette Packard, Richardson, TX , Dec. 1994.

"Spectral Efficiency: A Key Performance Measure in Wireless  Communications," IEEE/ACM Computer Society Meeting, Texas Instruments, Inc., Dallas, TX, Oct. 1996.

Kiasaleh, A Robust Multi-hop Virtual topology for WDM Communications in the Presence of Link Failures, DIMACS Workshop on Network Switching, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, July 7-9, 1997.

Kiasaleh, T-PPM: A novel modulation scheme for Optical PPM Communications Systems Impaired by Pulse width Inaccuracies, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Aug. 3, 1998.        

  • Channel-aided, decision-directed delay-locked loop (USPTO:6,373,862)
  • Synchronization and clock recovery (USPTO:6,324,234)
  • Interferometric, self-homodyne optical receiver and method and optical transmission system incorporating same (USPTO:5,319,438)
  • A low complexity CDMA receiver (pending, with Mahant Shett)