A. Brinton Cooper III

Associate Research Professor

Primary Appointment: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Research Interests

  • Optical physical layer security
  • Fiber optic communications
  • Channel coding
  • Spectral analysis for cognitive radio

Brinton Cooper is an Associate Research Professor in the ECE Department at Johns Hopkins, where he received his undergraduate and doctoral degrees. For seven years, he worked in industry on phased array radar systems, pseudorandom sequences for jam-resistant communications, and co-channel satellite repeaters. For 33 years, he was with the US Army Research Laboratory (and predecessor R&D organizations) where he conducted research into algebraic methods for decoding cyclic channel codes, defined a collaborative Army research program for battlefield wireless networking, and evaluated the performance of developmental communications systems. In collaboration with Dr. R. Adams Cowley, the founder of Maryland’s storied Shock-Trauma Center, he led a team of three that devised the first emergency medical communication system (EMS) for Baltimore, MD, and the five surrounding counties, and was instrumental in securing funds for its development. He was Adjunct Professor of ECE from 1996 to 2001 at the University of Delaware and from 1998 to 2001 at Morgan State University. His current research interests include optical physical layer security, fiber optic communications, channel coding, and spectral analysis for cognitive radio.

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