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Assoc Prof Jim Ball

Assoc Prof Jim Ball
Name Jim Ball
Position Honorary Associate Professor
Section School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
Email
Qualifications BSc(Hons) Leicester , GDipEd DDIAE , MSc London , PhD Qld

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering not elsewhere classified ( 090699 )

Research interests
Radio frequency and microwave techniques
Numerical solution of electromagnetic problems
Time domain reflectometry

Professional memberships
Member, Institution of Engineering and Technology (formerly IEE)(UK)
Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (USA).

USQ Research affiliations

  • Computational Engineering and Science Research Centre (CESRC)

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
37 Years

Administrative responsibilities
1989 - 2004 Head, Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

Research most recent
Sharma R. and Ball J.A.R., Unipolar Switched Inverter Low Frequency Harmonics Caused by Switching Delay, IET Power Electronics, Vol. 2, Issue 5, pp. 508-516, September 2009.

Wells C.G. and Ball J.A.R., Attenuation of a Shielded Rectangular Dielectric Rod Waveguide, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol.54, No.7, July 2006, pp.3013-3018.

Wells C.G. and Ball J.A.R., Mode Matching Analysis of a Shielded Rectangular Dielectric Rod Waveguide, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol 53, No. 10, October 2005, pp. 3169-3177.


Research most notable
Ball J.A.R., Characteristic Impedance of Unbalanced TDR Probes, IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol.51, No.3, pp.532-536, June 2002.

Ball J.A.R.and Sulda T., Small Aperture Crossed Waveguide Broad Wall Directional Couplers, IEE Proceedings - Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 147, No. 4, August 2000, pp. 249-254.

Horsfield B and Ball J A R, Surface Wave Propagation on a Grounded Dielectric Slab Covered by a High Permittivity Material, IEEE Microwave and Guided Wave
Letters, Vol. 10, No. 5, pp. 171-173, May 2000

Ball J A R and Horsfield B, Resolving Ambiguity in Broadband Waveguide Permittivity Measurements on Moist Materials, IEEE Trans. Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol 47, No. 2, April 1998, pp. 390-392.

Sabburg J, Ball J A R and Hancock N H, Dielectric Behaviour of Moist Swelling Clay Soils at Microwave Frequencies, IEEE Trans Geosciences and Remote Sensing, Vol 35, No. 3, May 1997, pp. 784-787.


Publications in ePrints

Shahid, S. and Ball, J. A. R. and Wells, C. G. and Wen, P. (2011) Reflection type Q-factor measurement using standard least squares methods. IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propogation, 5 (4). pp. 426-432. ISSN 1751-8725

Sharma, R. and Ball, J. A. R. (2009) Unipolar stitched inverter low-frequency harmonics caused by stitching delay. IET Power Electronics, 2 (5). pp. 508-516. ISSN 1755-4535

Ku, H. and Cardona, F. and Ball, J. and Jacobson, W. and Trada, M. (2008) Relationship between electrical and mechanical loss tangents of SLG reinforced phenolic composites: pilot study. Journal of Composite Materials, 42 (19). pp. 2083-2095. ISSN 0021-9983

Wells, Colin G. and Ball, James A. R. (2006) Attenuation of a shielded rectangular dielectric rod waveguide. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 54 (7). pp. 3013-3018. ISSN 0018-9480

Ku, Harry S. and Siores, Elias and Ball, James A. R. (2005) Application of variable frequency microwave (VFM) to adhesives. Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, 19 (11). pp. 1467-1484. ISSN 0920-5071

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