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Robert Prance
Research Professor (Engineering and Design)
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Selected publications

Article

Fatoorechi, M, Parkinson, J, Prance, R, Prance, H, Seth, A K and Schwartzman, D J (2015) A comparative study of electrical potential sensors and Ag/AgCl electrodes for characterising spontaneous and event related electroencephalagram signals. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 251. pp. 7-16. ISSN 0165-0270

Fatoorechi, M, Schwartzman, D, Prance, H, Parkinson, J, Seth, A K and Prance, R J (2015) New directions in EEG measurement: an investigation into the fidelity of electrical potential sensor signals. Sensors & Transducers, 184 (1). pp. 101-107. ISSN 2306-8515

Rendon-Morales, Elizabeth, Prance, Robert, Prance, Helen and Aviles-Espinosa, Rodrigo (2015) Non-invasive electrocardiogram detection of in vivo zebrafish embryos using electric potential sensors. Applied Physics Letters, 107 (19). 193701-1-193701-4. ISSN 0003-6951

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

Mukherjee, S, Watson, P and Prance, R J (2011) Microscopic resolution broadband dielectric spectroscopy. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 310 (1). 012003. ISSN 1742-6588

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

Aydin, Ahmet, Stiffell, P B, Prance, R J and Prance, H (2010) A high sensitivity calibrated electric field meter based on the electric potential sensor. Measurement Science and Technology, 21 (12). ISSN 0957-0233

Aydin, Ahmet, Prance, R J, Prance, H and Harland, C J (2009) Observation of Pressure Stimulated Voltages in rocks using an Electric Potential Sensor. Applied Physics Letters, 95 (12). ISSN 0003-6951

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 (9). 095711-717. ISSN 0957-0233

Beardsmore-Rust, S T, Prance, R J, Aydin, Ahmet, Prance, H, Harland, C J and Stiffell, P B (2009) Signal specific electric potential sensors for operation in noisy environments. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 178 (1). ISSN 1742-6588

Prance, R J, Beardsmore-Rust, S T, Watson, P, Harland, C J and Prance, H (2008) Remote detection of human electrophysiological signals using electric potential sensors. Applied Physics Letters, 93 (3). 0339061. ISSN 0003-6951

Prance, R, Gebrial, W and Antrobus, C (2008) Depth profiling of defects in stainless steel using electric potential sensors and a non-contact a.c. potential drop method. Insight, 50 (2). pp. 95-98. ISSN 1354-2575

Harland, C J, Prance, R J and Prance, H (2008) Remote monitoring of biodynamic activity using electric potential sensors. Journal of Physics Conference Series, 142. p. 12042. ISSN 1742-6588

Prance, R J and Aydin, Ahmet (2007) Acquisition of a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Signal using an Electric Field Detection Technique. Applied Physics Letters, 91. 044103/1-044103/3. ISSN 0003-6951

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. ISSN 0034-6748

Harland, C J, Prance, R J and Prance, H (2007) Remote monitoring of biodynamic activity using eletric potential sensors. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 142 (1). ISSN 1053-587X

Gebrial, W, Prance, R J, Harland, C J, Antrobus, C and Clark, T D (2007) The Propagation Delay of Electrical Signals in Saline Using Electric Potential Sensors. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 40 (1). pp. 31-35. ISSN 0022-3727

Gebrial, W, Prance, R J, Harland, C J and Clark, T D (2006) Non-Invasive Imaging Using an Array of Electric Potential Sensors. Review of Scientific Instruments, 77. 063708-1. 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 analogs of quantum optical phenomena: Macroscopic quantum superpositions ans squeezing in a superconducting quantum-interference device ring. Physical Review A, 69 (4). p. 43804. ISSN 1050-2947

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

Harland, C.J., Clark, T.D. and Prance, R.J. (2003) High resolution ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring using wrist mounted electric potential sensors. Measurement Science and Technology, 14 (7). pp. 923-928. ISSN 0957-0233

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

Harland, C J, Clark, T D and Prance, R J (2003) High Resolution Ambulatory Electrocardiographic Monitoring using Wrist Mounted Electric Potential Sensors. Measurement Science and Technology, 14. pp. 923-928. ISSN 0957-0233

Harland, C.J., Clark, T.D. and Prance, R.J. (2002) Remote detection of human electroencephalograms using ultrahigh input impedance electric potential sensors. Applied Physics Letters, 81 (17). pp. 3284-3286. ISSN 0003-6951

Harland, C J, Clark, T D and Prance, R J (2002) Remote Detection of Human Electroencephalograms using Ultrahigh Input Impedance Electric Potential Sensors. Applied Physics Letters, 81 (17). pp. 3284-3286. ISSN 0003-6951

Gebrial, W, Prance, R J, Clark, T D, Harland, C J, Prance, H and Everitt, M (2002) Non-invasive Imaging of Signals in Digital Circuits. Review of Scientific Instruments, 73 (3). pp. 1293-1298. ISSN 0034-6748

Harland, C.J., Clark, T.D. and Prance, R.J (2002) Electric potential probes - new directions in the remote sensing of the human body. Measurement Science and Technology, 13 (2). pp. 163-169. ISSN 0957-0233

Harland, C J, Prance, R J and Clark, T D (2002) Electric Potential Probes - New Directions in the Remote Sensing of the Human Body. Measurement Science and Technology, 13 (2). pp. 163-169. ISSN 0957-0233

Clark, T D, Prance, R J, Whiteman, R, Prance, H, Everitt, M J, Bulsara, A R and Ralph, J F (2001) Giant relaxation oscillations in a very strongly hysteretic SQUID ring-tank circuit system. Journal of Applied Physics, 90 (6). pp. 3042-3047. ISSN 0021-8979

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

Everitt, M J, Stiffell, P, Clark, T D, Vourdas, A, Ralph, J F, Prance, H and Prance, R J (2001) Fully quantum mechanical model of a SQUID ring coupled to an electromagnetic field. Physical Review B, 63 (14). pp. 144530-1. ISSN 0163-1829

Everitt, M J, Clark, T D, Stiffell, P, Prance, H, Prance, R J, Vourdas, A and Ralph, J F (2001) Quantum statistics and entanglement of two electromagnetic field modes coupled via a SQUID ring. Physical Review B, 64 (18). pp. 184517-184529. ISSN 1098-0121

Prance, R J, Debray, A, Clark, T D, Prance, H, Nock, M, Harland, C J and Clippingdale, A J (2000) An Ultra Low Noise Electric Potential Probe for Human Body Scanning. Measurement Science and Technology, 11 (3). pp. 291-297. ISSN 09570233

Prance, R J, Clark, T D, Prance, H and Howells, G (1999) Imaging of Magnetically Recorded Data using a Novel Scanning Magnetic Microscope. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 193 (1-3). pp. 437-440. ISSN 0304-8853

Prance, R J, Whiteman, R, Clark, T D, Prance, H, Schollmann, V, Ralph, J F, Al-Khawaja, S and Everitt, Mark (1999) Non-linear Multi-level Dynamics of a SQUID Ring-resonator System in the Hysteretic Regime. Physical Review Letters, 82 (26). pp. 5401-5404. ISSN 00319007

Whiteman, R, Schollmann, V, Everitt, M, Clark, T D, Prance, H, Prance, R J, Diggins, J, Buckling, G and Ralph, J F (1998) Adiabatic Modulation of a SQUID Ring by an Electromagnetic Field. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 10. pp. 9951-9968. ISSN 0953-8984

Clark, T D, Ralph, J F, Prance, R J, Prance, H, Diggins, J and Whiteman, R (1998) Bifurcations and Chaos in a Coupled SQUID Ring-resonator System. Physics Review, E57 No. pp. 4035-4040.

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

Whiteman, R, Clark, T D, Prance, R J, Prance, H, Schollmann, V, Ralph, J F, Everitta, M and Digginsa, J (1998) Microwave Induced Quantum Transitions in a SQUID Ring. Journal of Modern Optics, 45 (6). pp. 1175-1184. ISSN 0950-0340

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

Whiteman, R, Diggins, J, Schollmann, V, Clark, T D, Prance, R J, Prance, H and Ralph, J F (1997) Opposed (hammerhead) Bifurcations in the Resonant Lineshape of a Strongly Driven SQUID Ring - Tank Circuit System. Physics Letters A, 234 (3). pp. 205-212. ISSN 03759601

Ralph, J F, Clark, T D, Prance, R J and Prance, H (1996) Transitions in a distributed quantum ring. Physics Letters A, 220 (1-3). pp. 30-40. ISSN 0375-9601

Ralph, J F, Clark, T D, Prance, R J, Prance, H and Diggins, J (1996) Capacitance in a Radio Frequency SQUID Magnetometer. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 8. pp. 10753-10760. ISSN 0953-8984

Book

Prance, R J, Clark, T D and Prance, H (2006) Room Temperature Induction Magnetometers. Encyclopedia of Sensors . American Scientific Publishers. ISBN 9781588830562

Book Section

Roggen, Daniel, Pour Yazdan, Arash, Ordóñez Morales, Francisco Javier, Prance, Robert J and Prance, Helen (2016) Electric field phase sensing for wearable orientation and localisation applications. In: ISWC '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. ACM, New York, pp. 52-53. ISBN 9781450344609

Yazdan, A, Prance, R, Prance, H, Roggen, D and Unset (2016) Wearable electric potential sensing: a new modality sensing hair touch and restless leg movement. In: UbiComp '16 Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct. ACM, New York, pp. 846-850. ISBN 9781450344623

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: AAATE 2009. IOS Press, pp. 109-113. ISBN 9781607500421

Prance, Robert J, Aydin, Ahmet, Harland, Christopher J and Prance, Helen (2009) Development of Electric Field Nmr Signal Acquisition System. In: Fraissard, Jacques and Lapina, Olga (eds.) Explosives Detection Using Magnetic And Nuclear Resonance Techniques. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics . Springer Verlag, Dordrecht, pp. 245-252. ISBN 9789048130603

Conference or Workshop Item

Rendon Morales, E, Pour Yazdan, A, Prance, R, Prance, H and Aviles-Espinosa, R (2017) Microelectroscope: a multimodal approach for morphological and functional recording of embryonic Zebrafish heart activity. In: Focus on Microscopy, 9 - 12 April 2017, Bordeaux, France.

Rendon-Morales, E, Prance, R J, Prance, H and Aviles-Espinosa, R (2016) Electric potential sensors: novel biosensors for cardio-electrophysiology in embryos. In: Sensors 2016 Wearable Smart Sensors and Technologies, Tuesday, 21st June 2016, London- Royal Society of Chemistry. (Accepted)

Rendon-Morales, Elizabeth, Prance, Helen, Prance, Robert and Aviles-Espinosa, Rodrigo (2016) A novel non-invasive sensor based on electric field detection for cardio-electrophysiology in zebrafish embryos. In: Biosensors Congres Elsevier 2016, 25-27 May 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden. (Accepted)

Rendon-Morales, Elizabeth, Prance, Robert, Prance, Helen and Aviles-Espinosa, Rodrigo (2016) Functional characterization of developing heart in embryos using Electric Potential Sensors. In: IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium 2016, April 20-23, 2016, Catania, Italy. (Accepted)

Rendon-Morales, E, Roggen, D, Prance, H and Prance, R J (2015) Towards the correlation between human hydration and the electrical activity of the heart using Electric Potential Sensors. In: IEEE Sensors Applications Symposium, April 13-15, 2015, Zadar Croatia.

Watson, P, Prance, R J, Beardsmore-Rust, S T, Aydin, Ahmet and Prance, H (2010) Imaging the microscopic properties of dielectrics via potential and charge. In: Proceedings of the joint ESA conference, Charlotte NC, 22 June through 24 June, 2010, Charlotte, USA.

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.

Watson, P, Prance, R J, Prance, H and Beardsmore-Rust, S T (2010) Imaging the time sequence of latent electrostatic fingerprints. In: Optics and Photonics for Counterterrorism and Crime Fighting VI and Optical Materials in Defence Systems Technology VII; Toulouse; 20 September 2010 through 23 September 2010, Toulouse, France.

Beardsmore-Rust, S, Watson, P, Stiffell, P B, Prance, R J, Harland, C J and Prance, H (2009) Detecting electric field disturbances for passive through wall movement and proximity sensing. In: Smart Biomedical and Physiological Sensor Technology VI; Orlando, FL; 16 April 2009 through 17 April 2009, Orlando, FL, USA.

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, Robert, Beardsmore-Rust, Sam, Harland, Christopher and Prance, Helen (2008) Application of smart electric potential sensors. In: Intelligent Sensing Programme , IET, IET, Savoy Place, London, UK.

Prance, Robert (2008) Non-contact defect detection in multilayer carbon composite materials using electric potential sensors and an a.c. potential drop method. In: 17th SIMoNET Meeting “Development of Sensors & SIM of Infrastructure”, 8th April, 2008, University College London, UK.

Prance, R J, Beardsmore-Rust, S T, Aydin, Ahmet, Harland, C J and Prance, H (2008) Biological and medical applications of a new electric field sensor. In: Proceedings of the Electrostatics Society of America, Minneapolis.

Beardsmore-Rust, S, Watson, P, Stiffell, P B, Prance, R J, Harland, C J and Prance, H (2008) Detecting Electric Field Disturbances for Passive Movement and Proximity Sensing. In: SPIE Defence, Security + Sensing Conference, 13-17 April, Orlando, 2008, Orlando, USA.

Prance, Robert J, Harland, Christopher J and Prance, Helen (2008) Security applications of a remote electric-field sensor technology. In: Unmanned/Unattended Sensors and Sensor Networks V, 16-18 Sep 2008, Cardiff, Wales.

Prance, R, Harland, C, Prance, H, Aydin, Ahmet, 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, R J, Beardsmore-Rust, S, Prance, H, Harland, C J and Stiffell, P B (2007) Adaptive Electric Potential Sensors for smart signal acquisition and processing. In: Sensors and their applications XIV, Liverpool.

Prance, Robert J (2007) The Electric potential sensor applied to the detection of defects in composite materials. In: GU8 - International Symposium on Advanced Technologies (ISAT07), 26-27th June, Université du Havre, France.

Gebrial, W, Prance, R J and Antrobus, C (2006) Characterisation and location of faults in composite materials using a new electric potential sensor. In: Conference on Damage in Composite Materials (CDCM) 2006, Stuttgart,Germany.

Gebrial, W, Prance, R J and Antrobus, C (2006) Characterisation and location of faults in composite materials using a novel electric potential sensor. In: The British Institute of Non-destructive Testing, Stratford-upon-Avon.

Prance, R J and Aydin, Ahmet (2006) Electric field NMR- a new technique. In: European Magnetic Resonance conference (EUROMAR), 16-21 July 2006, York.

Prance, Robert and Antrobus, Charles (2006) Technique for determining the internal integrity of composite laminates. In: National Agency for Finite Element Methods and Standards (NAFEMS) 2006 conference, Crewe Hall,Chesire,UK.

Gebrial, W, Antrobus, C and Prance, R J (2006) Non-destructive testing of materials using a novel electric potential sensor. In: Proceedings of IEEE SAS2006 - Sensors Applications Symposium, Houston,Texas,USA.

Gebrial, W, Prance, R J, Antrobus, C J and Aydin, Ahmet (2005) Noninvasive imaging using an array of electric potential sensors. In: British Electromagnetic Measurements Conference (14th - 17th November 2005), National Physical Laboratory,Teddington,UK.

Harland, C J, Clark, T D and Prance, R J (2004) Non-invasive Human Body Electrophysiological Measurements using Displacement Current Sensors. In: 1st International Workshop on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, London.

Harland, C J, Clark, T D and Prance, R J (2003) Applications of electric potential (displacement current) sensors in human body electrophysiology. In: 3rd World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography, Banff, Canada.

Ralph, Jason F, Vourdas, Apostolos, Clark, Terence D, Everitt, Mark J, Steiffell, Peter, Prance, Robert J and Prance, Helen (2001) Behavior of a persistent current qubit in a time-dependent electromagnetic field. In: Proceedings of SPIE conference 'Quantum computing II', Orlando,Florida,USA.

Prance, H, Whiteman, R, Schollmann, V and Prance, R J (1997) An Ultra High Quality Factor Radio Frequency SQUID Magnetometer Based on a Liquid Helium Cooled Quartz Resonator. In: 3rd European Conference on Applied Superconductivity EUCAS'97: Institute of Physics Conference Series, VELDHOVEN, NETHERLANDS, JUN 30-JUL 03, 1997.

Patent

University of Sussex; Prance, Robert; Harland, Christopher (2007) Electric potential sensor. PCT/GB2007/000490.

University of Sussex; Prance, Robert; Clarke, Terence (2007) Electric potential sensor for use in the detection of nuclear magnetic resonance signals. PCT/GB2007/000248.

University of Sussex; Prance, Robert; Harland, Christopher (2006) Electric potential sensor (improvement 1). PCT/GB2007/002645.

University of Sussex; Clark, Terence D; Prance, Robert J; Harland, Chrisopher J (2003) Electrodynamic sensors and applications thereof. PCT/GB2002/005560.