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Bradley Duncan

Executive Director, Graduate Academic Affairs; Professor

Full-Time Faculty

School of Engineering: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering; Graduate Academic Affairs


Email: Bradley Duncan
Phone: 937-229-2390


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, VA Tech, 1991
  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, VA Tech, 1988
  • B.S.E.E., Electrical Engineering, VA Tech, 1986

Research Interests

  • LADAR system analysis and design
  • RF digital and free space optical communications
  • Fiber optic sensing/communications
  • Optical waveguide transmission applications
  • Non-destructive evaluation and holography

Courses Taught

  • EOP 513, Guided Wave Optics
  • EOP 514, Fourier Optics
  • ECE 340, Engineering Probability, Random Variables and Random Processes

Professional Activities

  • Senior Member, IEEE
  • Senior Member, Optical Society of America
  • Member, SPIE

Selected Publications

  • Stafford, J. W., Duncan, B. D., & Rabb, D. J. (2017, May). Holographic aperture LADAR with range compression. Journal of the Optical Society of America A, 34(5), A1-A9.
  • Stafford, J. W., Duncan, B. D., & Rabb, D. J. (2016, June). Phase gradient algorithm method for 3D holographic LADAR imaging. Applied Optics, 55(17), 4611-4620.
  • Venable III, S. M., Duncan, B. D., Dierking, M. P., & Rabb, D. J. (2012, August). Demonstrated resolution enhancement capability of a stripmap holographic aperture ladar system. Applied Optics 51(22), 5531-5542.
  • Carns, J. L., Duncan, B. D., & Dierking, M.P. (2012, August 20). Saturated semiconductor optical amplifier phase modulation for long range laser radar applications. Applied Optics 51(24), 5850-5862.
  • Stokes, A. J., Duncan, B. D., & Dierking, M. P. (2010, March 1). Improving mid-frequency contrast in sparse aperture optical imaging systems based upon the golay-9 array. Optics Express 18(5), 4417-4427.
  • Dierking, M. P., & Duncan, B. D. (2010, April 1). Periodic, pseudo-noise waveforms for multi-function coherent ladar. Applied Optics 49(10), 1908-1922.
  • Stafford, J. W., Duncan, B. D., & Dierking, M. P. (2010, April 20). Experimental demonstration of a stripmap holographic aperture ladar system. Applied Optics 49(12), 2262-2270.
  • Duncan, B.D., & Dierking, M. P. (2009, February 20). Holographic aperture ladar. Applied Optics 48(6), 1168-1177.