Mike Macdonald

Murray Hill, NJ, USA


B.S.                       The University of Notre Dame    in Physics
M.S. and Ph.D.      The University of Illinois              in Physics

Selected articles and publications

[1]        Larry Drabeck et. al., "Network Optimization Trials of a Vendor-Independent Methodology Using the Ocelot Tool", BLTJ, 9(4) 2005.

[2]        H. Viswanathan, S. Das, and W. M. MacDonald, "Sensitivity analysis of handoff algorithms on CDMA forward link",  IEEE Trans. Veh. Technol . Volume 54,  Issue 1,  Jan. 2005

[3]        Hampel, G.; Abush-Magder, D.; Diaz, A.; Drabeck, L.M.; Flanagan, M.J.; Graybeal, J.M.; Hobby, J.D.; MacDonald, M.; Polakos, P.A.; Srinivasan, J.; Trickey, H.; Zhang, L.; Rittenhouse, G., “The new paradigm for wireless network optimization: a synergy of automated processes and human intervention”,IEEE Communications, Volume 43,  Issue 3,  March 2005.

[4]        J. Graybeal, W. M. MacDonald, A. BuvaneswariD. James, “Measurements of the lost call rate as a function of the total forward-link power on the dominant interfering cell-sector in a CDMA2000 network”, IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference WCNC 2006: 58-62.

[5]        P. Andrews, D. Chizhik, J. Ling, W. M. MacDonald, D. Morgan, C. , “Radar Probing of Building Interiors”, Tran, Submitted to BAE in fulfillment of our contract.  Available upon request

[6]        A. Buvaneswari, J. Graybeal, D. James, D. Lambert, C. Liu, W. M. MacDonald, “A Statistical View of the Transient Signals That Support a Wireless Call”, Technometrics, vol. 49, no, 3, August 2007.

[7]        D. Chizhik, L. Drabeck, W. M. MacDonald,  "Propagation Over Parabolic Terrain: Asymptotics And Comparison To Data",  IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, June 2010.

[8]        R. Palaniappan, P. Mirowski, T.K. Ho, H. Steck, P. Whiting, M. MacDonald, "Autonomous RF Surveying Robot for Indoor Localization and Tracking",International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation, Guimaraes, September 2011

[9]        P. Mirowski, P. Whiting, H. Steck, R. Palaniappan, M. MacDonald, D. Hartmann, T.K. Ho, "Probability kernel regression for WiFi localisation", Journal of Location-Based Services, 2012

[10]     D. Samardzija, J. Pastalan, M. MacDonald, S. Walker, and R. Valenzuela, "Compressed Transport of Baseband Signals in Radio Access Networks", IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, VOL. 11, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2012.


[1]        D. A. Ackerman, G. E. Blonder, and W. M. MacDonald, “Photonics Module and Alignment Method”, US Patent 5,023,881,  June 11, 1991

[2]        D. A. Ackerman, G. E. Blonder, and W. M. MacDonald,  “Method of fabricating a Photonics Module Comprising a Spherical Lens”, US Patent 5,124,281, June 23, 1992.

[3]        D. A. Ackerman, G. E. Blonder, and W. M. MacDonald, “Photonics Module Apparatus”, US Patent 5181216,  January 19 1993.

[4]        G. E. Blonder and W. M. MacDonald, “Article comprising compression bonded parts”, US Patent 5291572, March 1 1994.

[5]        G. E. Blonder and W. M. MacDonald , “Article comprising a laser coupled to an optical fiber”, US Patent 5307434, April 26 1994.

[6]        W. M. MacDonald and V. Mizrahi, “Optical Fiber Package”, US Patent 5367589,  November 22, 1994.

[7]        D. Bishop, W. M. MacDonald, and Ruel, “Optical Packaging Assembly For Reflective Devices”, US Patent 5815616 , : September 29, 1998.

[8]        F. Anigbo, M. Dautartas, W. M. MacDonald and Y.H.Wong, “Low Profile Optical Subassembly”, US Patent 5881193,  March 9, 1999.

[9]        W. M. MacDonald and Y. H. Wong, “Subassembly And Method For Coupling Optical Devices”, US Patent 5911021, June 8, 1999.

[10]     D. Bishop, W. M. MacDonald, and R. Ruel, “Optical Packaging Assembly For Transmissive Devices”, US Patent 5940558, August 17, 1999.

[11]     V. Poosala, K. Hampel, W. M. MacDonald, “Reverse Lookup Of Mobile Location”, US Patent Number:7840222, November 23, 2010.

[12]     K. Hampel, W. MacDonald, N. Nithi, V. Poosala, “Prioritization Of Location Queries In A Location-Based Services System”, South Korea Patent101051616,  July 19, 2011.

[13]     K. Hampel, W. MacDonald, V. Poosala, “Traffic-Synchronized Location Measurements”, US Patent 8265611, September 11, 2012.

[14]     P. Mirowski, T. Ho, W. MacDonald, R. Palaniappan, H. Steck, P. Whiting, “K-L Divergence Kernel Regression for Non-Gaussian Fingerprint Based Localization”, US Patent 8463291.

[15]     K. Hampel, W. MacDonald, V. Poosala, “Broadcast Channel Delivery of Location-Based Services Information”, Japan 307707, July 5 2013.