David McClanahan

David McClanahan

  • Faculty Associate Emerit, Electrical Engineering


  • MSEE University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, May, 1998 (Transcript available upon request)
  • BSEE University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, December 1990 (Transcript available upon request)
  • Engineering Management Certificate, California Institute of Technology (5 of 8 courses complete)

Honors and Awards:

  • Student Success Center Recognition 2010-2011
  • Nominated for and Received College of Engineering and Applied Science Outstanding Teaching Award 2009
  • University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee Electrical Engineering Outstanding Alumni Award 1998
  • Eaton Society of Inventors – Five Patents to date
  • IEEE IMTC Paper – Practical Considerations in Pulse Echo Radar for Short Range Sensing

Publications and Patents:

  • "Pulse Radar for Short Range Applications" First Author, presented at IEEE’s IMTC conference, May 1998.
  • US Patent # 5,229,841 "Color sensor employing optical fiber bundles with varied diameters"
  • US Patent # 6,130,607 "Back-up protection sensor for a vehicle"
  • US Patent # 6,144,288 "Remote wireless switch sensing circuit using RF transceiver in combination with a SAW chirp processor"
  • US Patent # 6,259,372 "Self-powered wireless transducer"
  • US Patent # 7,068,045 “Apparatus and method for real time determination of arc fault energy, location and type