Prof. Richie's Web Page
James E. Richie, Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Associate Chair
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Milwaukee, WI 53201--1881
Phone: (414) 288 -- 5326
(best viewed using any
browser, but I prefer *links)
Office Hours, Summer 2021
I will not hold regular office hours during the summer. If you
need assistance, please e-mail me and I will contact you as soon as I
Active Course Links
Course Materials are now kept on D2L, except the files below
Helpful Hints when Writing Papers
Other Links of Interest
- Schedule, Microwave Seminar
The MU-COE Antenna Range
The Marquette University College of Engineering has sponsored the
construction of a low-budget antenna range through a student-centered
learning project. During the 2012/13 academic year, one senior design
team worked on this project. Once their work was finished, Mattison
LeMieux put together a web site for
the MU Antenna Range.
The antenna range was improved during the 2013/14 academic year by a
second senior design team. Improvements include:
- full computer automation of each test
use of a usb power sensor to measure the received power
construction of an enclosure using donated absorbing materials;
a larger space to house the facility has been provided by the MU
College of Engineering (room 440 in Olin Hall)
The lab layout is shown in this
The panels constructed to create the chamber are shown
presentation provided regarding the project as a student-centered
learning activity is here.
A video of an example test was created:
link. The data for the pattern is listed on the computer screen
as the antenna rotates. If you skip forward, you can see that a
pattern graphic is also created by the software. The data and
graphic are automatically saved on the computer.
The Antenna Range was presented at the 2014 May Student Poster Competition
held by the Milwaukee Section of the IEEE. The project won second
place in the undergraduate projects category.
Work on the facility is not complete; interested students are
encouraged to contact Dr. Richie for more information and
opportunities to contribute to the project.
I respect proprietary software,
I just choose not to participate
Useful Outside Links (like elinks)
Gnu Software, for really good source code,including links.
- www.ctan.org for TeX.
For links, a text based browser.
For Slackware, my favorite GNU/Linux distribution.
Binaries may die, but source code lives forever
Microsoft $ells you windows, Linux gives you the whole house
Never ignore the beauty of the command line
"You mean you STILL use Plain TeX ? "
Not only that, I use sc for grades
Make me proud, use makefiles for everything