Mike Saville, Ph.D., P.E.

Electrical Engineering
Associate Professor
Russ Engineering Center 422, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Dr. Michael A. Saville is currently Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.  He teaches courses in electromagnetics, remote sensing, radar signal processing, and senior design. His current research interests range from applied electromagnetics to applied signal processing.  He previously worked as a Senior Research Engineer at Sensors Directorate, Air Force Research Lab after retiring from a 26-year career in the US Air Force. Dr. Saville is a Senior Member of IEEE, a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Ohio, and holds membership is Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, and Sigma Xi.  He serves as Associate Editor for PIERS Journal and IET Electronics Letters, and as the faculty advisor to student chapters of Tau Beta Pi and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers. 

Education History

Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006

Dissertation: Multilevel Multipole-Free Fast Algorithm for Electromagnetic Scattering Problems in Layered Media

M.S.E.E., Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT), 2000
Thesis: Investigation of Conformal High-Impedance Ground Planes

B.S.E.E., Texas A&M University, Magna cum Laude (University Undergraduate Research Fellow & Honors Citation), 1997

A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force, 1991

Professional Affiliations/Memberships

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Registered Professional Engineer, Ohio

Students Advised

26. Garrett Harris, S2022, M.S., Reconfigurable Array Control via Convolutional Neural Networks

25. Corey Stamper, F2021, M.S., Reconfigurable Antenna Array Using the PIN-Diode-Switched Printed Square Spiral Element

24. Michael Gruesbeck, S2021, M.S., Interferometry Analysis Method for Colliding Plasma Generated with Exploded Wires

23. Travis Smith, F2020, M.S., Comparing RF Fingerprinting Performance of Hobbyist and Commercial-Grade SDRs

22. Paul Staffan, F2019, M.S., Design of an Ultra-Wideband Microstrip Antenna Array with Low Size, Weight, and Power

21. Jacob Compaleo, R2018, M.S., Impact of Near-field-to-Far-field Transformation on SAR Images Formed in an Indoor Non-anechoic Environment

20. Marcus Campbell, S2018, M.S., A Simulation Method for Studying Effects of Site-Specific Clutter on SAR-GMTI Performance

19. David Pyles, F2017, M.S., Effects of the Kinematic Model on Forward-Model Based Spotlight SAR ECM

18. Andrew Hamilton, S2017, M.S., Estimating Plasma Properties with Dual-wavelength Interferometry

17. Jared Smith, S2017, M.S., 2D Spatial Filter for Continuous-wave Radar Phase History Measurements

16.Joshua Compaleo, F2015, M.S.,Split Ring Resonator Design for Agricultural Based Applications

15. Ryan Shaver, S2015, M.S., Analysis of the Tapered Transition Waveguide

14.Jason Brand, R2014, M.S.E.E., Biaxial Material Design Method for the Reduced Aperture Waveguide Model

13. Justin Farmer, R2014, M.S.E.E., Pixel Qualification Methods in Attributed Scattering Center Extraction

12. Daniel E. Hack, R2013 (AFIT), Ph.D., Passive MIMO Radar Detection

11. Dane F. Fuller, R2011 (AFIT), Ph.D., Phase History Decomposition for Efficient Scatterer Classification in SAR Imagery

10. Steven Sutara, S2011 (AFIT), M.S.E.E., Experimental Investigation into the Radar Cross Section of the Gridded Square Trihedral

 9. Steven Brady (Distinguished Graduate), S2010 (AFIT), M.S.E.E., Frequency Diverse Array Radar: Signal Characterization and Measurement Accuracy

 8. Lester Long, S2010 (AFIT), M.S.E.E, An Approach to Large Scale Radar-Based Modeling and Simulation

 7. Manuel Arriagada, S2010 (AFIT), M.S., Performance of Scattering Matrix Decomposition and Color Spaces for Synthetic Aperture Radar Imagery

 6. Nicholas Amato, S2009 (AFIT), M.S.E.E., Modeling and Simulation Architecture for Studying Doppler-Based Radar with Complex Environments

 5. James Weber, S2009 (AFIT), M.S.E.E., Modeling of DRFM Waveforms for Classification and Identification of Input Signals

 4. Jawad Farooq, S2009 (AFIT), Ph.D., Frequency Diversity for Improving Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging

 3. James Townsend, S2008 (AFIT), M.S.E.E., Improvement of ECM Techniques through Implementation of a Genetic Algorithm

 2. Soner Ozer, S2008 (AFIT), M.S., Increasing Combat Aircraft Survivability through Coherent Self-Protection Jammers

 1. Oscar Mayhew, S2007 (AFIT), M.S.E.E., Radar System Characterization Extended to Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation for the Lab-Volt System


Regular offerings (6xxx/4xxx denotes cross-listed beginning graduate and senior undergraduate courses):

  • EE 7330 Modern Radar Theory
  • EE 6480/4480 Remote Sensing Detectors and Systems
  • EE 4920 Senior Design II
  • EE 4910 Senior Design I
  • EE 3450/L Intro to Electromagnetics and EM Lab

Other courses:

  • EE 7640 Adv. Electromagnetics Engineering
  • EE 6420/4420/L Microwave I - Passive Components
  • EE 6000/4000 Linear Systems II


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