|Post:||Reader in Electronic Engineering (Engineering and Design, Sensor Technology Research Centre)|
|Internal:||8087 or 8048|
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• Reader in Electronics, Sussex, 2003-present
• Lecturer in Electronics, Sussex, 1999-2003
• EPSRC Advanced Research Fellow, Sussex, 1994-1999
• Postdoctoral researcher, Sussex, 1985-1994
• DPhil in Experimental Physics, Sussex, 1978-1985
• MSc in Bio-medical Physics and Bioengineering, Aberdeen, 1977-1978
• BSc (Hons, 1st class) in Physics, Birmingham, 1974-1977
Head of Department, Engineering and Design
I am a member of the Sensor Technology Research Centre and am currently working on applications of a novel electric potential sensor to human-machine interfacing, security and the imaging of materials over a range of frequencies from quasi-dc to rf and on micron length scales. These include semiconductors and insulators and the imaging of charge distributions on dielectrics. I also have expertise on superconducting devices, such as flux qbits, ultra low noise amplifiers and receivers from radio frequency to microwave, cryogenically cooled electronic systems and non-linear dynamics in electronic circuits.
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Electronic Devices and Circuit Protoyping (Year 1)
Professional and Managerial Skills (Year 2)
I am available for consultation Mondays 0900-1000h, Thursdays 1600-1700h.
Prance, H, Watson, P, Prance, R J and Beardsmore-Rust, S T (2012) Position and movement sensing at metre standoff distances using ambient electric field. Measurement Science and Technology, 23 (11). pp. 115101-115108. ISSN 0957-0233
Watson, Philip, Prance, Robert J, Beardsmore-Rust, Sam T and Prance, Helen (2011) Imaging electrostatic fingerprints with implications for a forensic timeline. Forensic Science International, 209 (1-3). e41-e45. ISSN 0379-0738
Skinner, J C, Prance, H, Stiffell, P B and Prance, R J (2010) Sisyphus effects in a microwave-excited flux-qubit resonator system. Physical Review Letters, 105 (25). pp. 257002-1. ISSN 0031-9007
Beardsmore-Rust, S, Stiffell, P B, Prance, H, Prance, R J and Watson, P (2010) Passive tracking of targets using electric field sensors. In: Proc SPIE: Sensors and Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence Technologies for Homeland Security and Defense; Orlando, FL; 5 April 2009 through 9 April 2010, Orlando, USA.
Beardsmore-Rust, S T, Watson, P, Prance, R J, Harland, C J and Prance, H (2009) Imaging of charge spatial density on insulating materials. Measurement Science and Technology, 20. 095711-717. ISSN 0957-0233
Prance, Helen, Watson, Philip, Prance, Robert, Harland, Christopher, Beardsmore-Rust, Sam and Aydin, Ahmet (2009) High spatial resolution, dry-electrode surface EMG acquisition system. In: Assistive technology from adapted equipment to inclusive environments - Proceedings of AAATE 2009, eds PL Emiliani et al, IOS Press, Florence, Italy.
Beardsmore-Rust, S T, Watson, P, Prance, R J, Harland, C J and Prance, H (2009) Quantitative Measurement of Tribo-electric Charging Phenomena of Dielectric Materials. In: Joint ESA/IEEE-IAS/IEJ/SFE/IEA Conference, Boston, MA.
Stiffell, P, Prance, R J, Gebrial, W, Harland, C J and Prance, H (2008) Defect detection using a non-contact electric potential drop method for multilayer carbon composite materials. In: Emerging Technologies in NDT, Stuttgart, Germany.
Prance, R, Harland, C, Prance, H, Aydin, A, Stiffell, P, Gebrial, W, Beardsmore-Rust, S, Watson, P, Mukherjee, S, Skinner, J, Antrobus, C, Nock, M and Smith, D (2007) Non-contact voltage and electric field measurement using the electric potential sensor. In: EMDay, Electromagnetics network, London, UK.
Prance, Helen, Prance, Robert and Stiffell, Peter (2007) Hardware Comb Filter Enhances Dynamic Range and Noise Performance of Sensors in Noisy Environments. Review of Scientific Instruments, 78 (7). 07470-1 - 07470-6. ISSN 0034-6748
Gebrial, W, Prance, R J, Harland, C J, Stiffell, P B, Prance, H and Clark, T D (2006) Non-contact imaging of carbon composite structures using electric potential (displacement current) sensors. Measurement Science and Technology, 17 (6). ISSN 0957-0233
Everitt, M J, Clark, T D, Stiffell, P B, Vourdas, A, Ralph, J F, Prance, R J and Prance, H (2004) Superconducting analogues of quantum mechanical optical phenomena: macroscopic quantum superpositions and squeezing in a SQUID ring. Physical Review A, 69 (4). 043804/1-043804/8. ISSN 1050-2947
Prance, R J, Clark, T D and Prance, H (2003) Compact room-temperature induction magnetometer with superconducting quantum interference device level field sensitivity. Review of Scientific Instruments, 74 (8). pp. 3735-3739. ISSN 0034-6748
Prance, R J, Clark, T D, Harland, C J and Prance, H (2003) Vector Measurements with Combined Magnetic and Electric Field Sensors. Review of Scientific Instruments, 74 (3). pp. 1319-1322. ISSN 0034-6748
Prance, H, Clark, T D, Whiteman, R, Prance, R J, Everitt, M, Stiffell, P and Ralph, J F (2001) Pinch resonances in a radio-frequency driven SQUID ring-resonator system. Physical Review E, 64 (1). 016208-1 . ISSN 1063-651X
Clark, T D, Diggins, J, Ralph, J F, Prance, R, Everitt, M, Prance, R J, Prance, H and Whiteman, R (1998) Coherent Evolution and Quantum Transitions in a Two Level Model of a SQUID Ring. Annals of Physics, 268. Jan-30. ISSN 0003-4916
Ralph, J F, Clark, T D, Diggins, J, Prance, R J, Prance, H and Widom, A (1997) Flux and voltage periodic behaviour in a superconducting weak-link ring. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 9 (39). pp. 8275-8285. ISSN 0953-8984