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Sven Bilén

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs
  • Engineering Design
  • Law, Policy, and Engineering
  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering

Research Areas:

Biomedical Devices; Computational Science; Electromagnetics; Engineering Design; Remote Sensing and Space Systems; Space Propulsion and Physics; Systems Engineering

Interest Areas:

electrodynamic-tethers; measurements of space plasmas and environments; spacecraft-plasma interactions; plasma diagnostics; engineering design and entrepreneurship; innovative design; software-defined radio; systems

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 1991
  • M S E, Electrical Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1993
  • Ph D, Electrical Engineering, The University of Michigan, 1998

Publications

Journal Articles

  • Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Sven G Bilen, Julio Urbina, Randall Gray Bock, Peter G. Burkett and Joseph P. Portelli, 2022, "The geoPebble System: Design and Implementation of a Wireless Sensor Network of GPS-Enabled Seismic Sensors for the Study of Glaciers and Ice Sheets", Geosciences (Switzerland), 12, (1)
  • Eduardo Castro e Costa, Jose Pinto Duarte and Sven G Bilen, 2021, "Aprendizes Robóticos: Aplicação de Realidade Aumentada para Treinamento de Robôs em Fabricação Automatizada / Robotic Learners: Applying Augmented Reality for Robot Training in Automated Manufacturing", Brazilian Journal of Development, 7, (10), pp. 95490-95503
  • Junqi Zhao, Boyang Zhou, Jared Butler, Randall Gray Bock, Joseph P. Portelli and Sven G Bilen, 2021, "IoT-based sanitizer station network: A facilities management case study on monitoring hand sanitizer dispenser usage", Smart Cities, 4, (3), pp. 979-994
  • Nicholas A. Meisel, Nathan Watson, Sven G Bilen, Jose Pinto Duarte and Shadi Nazarian, 2021, "Design and System Considerations for Construction-Scale Concrete Additive Manufacturing in Remote Environments via Robotic Arm Deposition", 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
  • Mohammad S. AlQahtani, Xiaoxing Wang, Sean David Knecht, Sven G Bilen and Chunshan Song, 2021, "Plasma-enhanced catalytic reduction of SO_2: Decoupling plasma-induced surface reaction from plasma-phase reaction", Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 286
  • Tyler J. Boehmer and Sven G Bilen, 2021, "Low-power gps-disciplined oscillator module for distributed wireless sensor nodes", Electronics (Switzerland), 10, (6), pp. 1-20
  • Jiajie Wang, Mohammad S. AlQahtani, Xiaoxing Wang, Sean David Knecht, Sven G Bilen, Chunshan Song and Wei Chu, 2021, "One-step plasma-enabled catalytic carbon dioxide hydrogenation to higher hydrocarbons: significance of catalyst-bed configuration", Green Chemistry, 23, (4), pp. 1642-1647
  • Junqi Zhao, Esther A. Obonyo and Sven G Bilen, 2021, "Wearable inertial measurement unit sensing system for musculoskeletal disorders prevention in construction", Sensors (Switzerland), 21, (4), pp. 1-28
  • McKayla K.J. Nicol, Timothy R. Brubaker, Brian J. Honish, Alyssa N. Simmons, Ali Kazemi, Madison A. Geissel, Connor T. Whalen, Christopher A Siedlecki, Sven G Bilen, Sean David Knecht and Girish S Kirimanjeswara, 2020, "Antibacterial effects of low-temperature plasma generated by atmospheric-pressure plasma jet are mediated by reactive oxygen species", Scientific Reports, 10, (1)
  • Mohammad S. AlQahtani, Xiaoxing Wang, Jennifer L. Gray, Sean David Knecht, Sven G Bilen and Chunshan Song, 2020, "Plasma-assisted catalytic reduction of SO_2 to elemental sulfur: Influence of nonthermal plasma and temperature on iron sulfide catalyst", Journal of Catalysis, 391, pp. 260-272
  • Tian Jie, Wang Hongyao, Meng Guoying, Sven G Bilen and Wu Xinli, 2020, "Novel method of data compression for the online detection signal of coal mine wire rope", Insight: Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring, 62, (10), pp. 600-608
  • Hanxiong Hu, Swapnil Sinha, Nicholas A. Meisel and Sven G Bilen, 2020, "Permittivity of 3d-printed nylon substrates with different infill patterns and densities for design of microwave components", Designs, 4, (3), pp. 1-13
  • Sven G Bilen, Dale Mortensen, Richard Reinhart and Alexander Wyglinski, 2020, "Where no radio has gone before: Cognitive radios can keep deep-space missions connected to earth even when faced with Alien environments", IEEE Spectrum, 57, (8), pp. 44-50
  • Mohammad S. Alqahtani, Sean David Knecht, Xiaoxing Wang, Sven G Bilen and Chunshan Song, 2020, "One-Step Low-Temperature Reduction of Sulfur Dioxide to Elemental Sulfur by Plasma-Enhanced Catalysis", ACS Catalysis, 10, (9), pp. 5272-5277
  • J. E. Palomino, Sven G Bilen, Thomas Cawley, B. Ludwig and Sean David Knecht, 2020, "Combustion of aluminum powder with steam entrained in a helium plasma using a 2.45 GHz microwave plasma torch", Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 53, (18)
  • Yanwen Wang, Le Wang, Sven G Bilen and Yan Gao, 2020, "Research on safety technology for high-speed interruption for mining flameproof movable substation", Energies, 13, (4)
  • Salih Mehmed Bostan, Julio Urbina, John D Mathews, Sven G Bilen and James K Breakall, 2019, "An HF Software-Defined Radar to Study the Ionosphere", Radio Science, 54, (9), pp. 839-849
  • Jesse McTernan, Omar J. Leon, Sven G Bilen, John Williams, Jason A. Vaughn, Todd A. Schneider and Linda Habash Krause, 2019, "Real-Time Density Control of a Plasma Source Used for Simulating Low-Earth-Orbit Plasma Environment", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 47, (8), pp. 3891-3897
  • Paulo Victor Ferreira, Randy Paffenroth, Alexander M. Wyglinski, Timothy M. Hackett, Sven G Bilen, Richard C. Reinhart and Dale J. Mortensen, 2019, "Reinforcement Learning for Satellite Communications: From LEO to Deep Space Operations", IEEE Communications Magazine, 57, (5), pp. 70-75
  • Peng Liu, Jesus Mendoza, Hanxiong Hu, Peter G. Burkett, Julio Urbina, Sridhar Anandakrishnan and Sven G Bilen, 2019, "Software-Defined Radar Systems for Polar Ice-Sheet Research", IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing, 12, (3), pp. 803-820
  • Timothy R. Brubaker, K. Ishikawa, H. Kondo, T. Tsutsumi, H. Hashizume, H. Tanaka, Sean David Knecht, Sven G Bilen and M. Hori, 2019, "Liquid dynamics in response to an impinging low-temperature plasma jet", Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 52, (7)
  • Wang Hong-yao, Tian Jie, Lv Xin, Li Xiao-wei, Meng Guo-ying, Sven G Bilen and Xinli Wu, 2019, "Novel algorithm for compression of magnetic flux leakage signal data obtained from wire ropes", Insight: Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring, 61, (2), pp. 76-82
  • Tian Jie, Wang Hong-Yao, Sven G Bilen, Wu Xinli and Meng Guo-Ying, 2019, "Application of a morphological non-sampling wavelet method to the online detection signal processing of coal mine wire rope", Insight: Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring, 61, (9), pp. 521-527
  • Timothy M. Hackett, Sven G Bilen, David J. Bell and Martin W. Lo, 2019, "Geometric approach for analytical approximations of satellite coverage statistics", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 56, (5), pp. 1286-1299
  • A. H. Mkrtchyan, L. S. Grigoryan, H. F. Khachatryan, Sven G Bilen, M. Parrot, A. V. Sargsyan and A. R. Aramyan, 2019, "Shock wave generated megahertz radiation of atmosphere", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 47, (1), pp. 118-120
  • Timothy M. Hackett, Sven G Bilen, Paulo Victor Ferreira, Alexander M. Wyglinski, Richard C. Reinhart and Dale J. Mortensen, 2018, "Implementation and On-Orbit Testing Results of a Space Communications Cognitive Engine", IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, 4, (4), pp. 825-842
  • Jerker Y. Taudien and Sven G Bilen, 2018, "Quantifying Long-Term Accuracy of Sonar Doppler Velocity Logs", IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, 43, (3), pp. 764-776
  • Jeffrey R. Hopkins, Michael M Micci, Sven G Bilen and Silvio G. Chianese, 2018, "Direct Thrust Measurements of an 8-GHz Microwave Electrothermal Thruster", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 46, (6), pp. 2009-2015
  • Jesse McTernan, Austin C. Small and Sven G Bilen, 2018, "Indium-Tin Oxide-Coated Glass for Passive Ion Collection on Small-Scale Spacecraft", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 46, (5), pp. 1831-1840
  • Paulo Victor Ferreira, Randy Paffenroth, Alexander M. Wyglinski, Timothy M. Hackett, Sven G Bilen, Richard C. Reinhart and Dale J. Mortensen, 2018, "Multiobjective Reinforcement Learning for Cognitive Satellite Communications Using Deep Neural Network Ensembles", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 36, (5), pp. 1030-1041
  • Khashayar Kotobi and Sven G Bilen, 2018, "Secure Blockchains for Dynamic Spectrum Access: A Decentralized Database in Moving Cognitive Radio Networks Enhances Security and User Access", IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine, 13, (1), pp. 32-39
  • Timothy R. Brubaker, Kenji Ishikawa, Keigo Takeda, Jun Seok Oh, Hiroki Kondo, Hiroshi Hashizume, Hiromasa Tanaka, Sean David Knecht, Sven G Bilen and Masaru Hori, 2017, "Dynamic analysis of reactive oxygen nitrogen species in plasma-activated culture medium by UV absorption spectroscopy", Journal of Applied Physics, 122, (21)
  • Khashayar Kotobi and Sven G Bilen, 2017, "Spectrum sharing via hybrid cognitive players evaluated by an M/D/1 queuing model", Eurasip Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, 2017, (1)
  • Kevin Lesniak, Janis Terpenny, Conrad S Tucker, Chimay Anumba and Sven G Bilen, 2017, "Immersive distributed design through real-time capture, translation, and rendering of three-dimensional mesh data", Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 17, (3)
  • Jesse McTernan and Sven G Bilen, 2017, "Embodied energy repurposing via energy-harvesting electrodynamic tethers", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 54, (4), pp. 789-795
  • Iverson C. Bell, Brian E. Gilchrist, Jesse McTernan and Sven G Bilen, 2017, "Investigating miniaturized electrodynamic tethers for picosatellites and femtosatellites", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 54, (1), pp. 55-66
  • Khashayar Kotobi, Philip B. Mainwaring, Conrad S Tucker and Sven G Bilen, 2015, "Data-Throughput Enhancement Using Data Mining-Informed Cognitive Radio", Electronics, 4, (2), pp. 221-238
  • Sven G. Bilén, S. Sitamraju and M. J. Janik, 2014, "Software-Defined Radio: A New Paradigm for Integrated Curriculum Delivery", IEEE Communications Magazine, 52, (5), pp. 184-193
  • Okhtay Azarmanesh and Sven G Bilen, 2013, "I-Q diagram utilization in a novel modulation classification technique for cognitive radio applications", EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking
  • Rachel Dzombak, Chanakya Mehta, Khanjan Mehta and Sven G Bilen, 2013, "The Relevance of Systems Thinking in the Quest for Multifinal Social Enterprises", Systemic Practice and Action Research
  • Shabnam Sodagari, Alireza Attar, Victor C. M. Leung and Sven G Bilen, 2012, "Combating channel eviction triggering denial-of-service attacks in cognitive radio networks", Transactions on Emerging Telecommunications Technologies, 23, (5), pp. 454-465
  • Shabnam Sodagari and Sven G Bilen, 2011, "On cost-sharing mechanisms in cognitive radio networks", European Transactions on Telecommunications, 22, (8), pp. 515-521
  • S. Sodagari, A. Attar and Sven G Bilen, 2011, "On a Truthful Mechanism for Expiring Spectrum Sharing in Cognitive Radio Networks", IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, 29, (4), pp. 856-865
  • A. R. Aramyan, G. R. Aramyan, K. P. Haroyan, G. A. Galechyan, A. A. Vardanyan, G. A. Danielyan, H. B. Nersisyan and Sven G Bilen, 2011, "A Study of Acoustic Waves Generated by the Shock Wave of an Antihail Gun", Acoustical Physics, 57, (3), pp. 426-430
  • G. A. Lehmacher, T. D. Scott, M. F. Larsen, Sven G Bilen, C. L. Croskey, J. D. Mitchell, M. Rapp, F.-J. Lübken and R. L. Collins, 2011, "The Turbopause experiment: atmospheric stability and turbulent structure spanning the turbopause altitude", Ann. Geophys., 29, pp. 2327-2339
  • A. R. Aramyan, G. A. Galechyan, G. G. Harutyunyan, N. R. Mangasaryan, Sven G Bilen and S. Soroka, 2008, "Modeling of Interaction of Acoustic Waves With Ionosphere", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 36, (1), pp. 305-309
  • Richard Devon, Sven G Bilen, Andras Gordon, Hien Nguyen and Charles D. Cox, 2007, "Rapid and Flexible Graphical Communication for Conceptual Design", Intl. J. Engineering Education, Special Issue on Mobile Technologies for Engineering Education, 23, (3), pp. 474-482
  • Richard Devon, Gul Okudan, Hien Nguyen, Andras Gordon, Sven G Bilen, Xinli Wu and Dhushy Sathianathan, 2007, "Decision-making models for choosing CAD software", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 6, (2), pp. 227-233
  • Sven G Bilen, C. Russell Philbrick, Timothy F. Wheeler, John D. Mathews, Robert G. Melton and David B. Spencer, 2006, "An overview of space science and engineering education at Penn State", IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, 21, (7), pp. S-23 - S-27
  • Éric Choinière, Sven G Bilen, Brian E. Gilchrist, Keith R. Fuhrhop and Alec D. Gallimore, 2005, "Experimental investigation of electron collection to solid and slotted tape probes in a high-speed flowing plasma", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 33, (4), pp. 1310-1323
  • Sven G Bilen, Elizabeth C. Kisenwether, Sarah Rzasa and John Wise, 2005, "Developing students' entrepreneurial skills and mindset", J. Engineering Education, 94, (2), pp. 233-243
  • Sven G Bilen, Richard F. Devon, Mark R. Henderson and Hien Nguyen, 2004, "Global approaches to teaching global design: Stakeholders, programmes, assessments", World Transactions on Engineering and Technology Education, 3, (1), pp. 29-34
  • R. Devon, Sven G Bilen, A. de Pennington, A. McKay, P. Serrafero and J. Sanchez Sierra, 2004, "Integrated design: What knowledge is of most worth in engineering design education?", International Journal of Engineering Education, 20, (3), pp. 424-432
  • Brian E. Gilchrist, Sven G Bilen, Eric Choiniere, Alec D. Gallimore and Timothy Smith, 2002, "Analysis of chamber simulations of long collecting probes in high-speed, dense plasma", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 30, (5), pp. 2023-2034
  • Sven G Bilen, Matthew T. Domonkos and Alec D. Gallimore, 2001, "Simulating ionospheric plasma with a hollow cathode in a large vacuum chamber", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 38, (4), pp. 617-621
  • Sven G Bilen and Brian E. Gilchrist, 2000, "Transient plasma sheath model for thin conductors excited by negative high voltages with application to electrodynamic tethers", IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 26, (6), pp. 2058-2074
  • Matthew T. Domonkos, Alec D. Gallimore and Sven G Bilen, 1998, "A Hall probe diagnostic for low density plasma measurements", Review of Scientific Instruments, 69, (6), pp. 2546-2549
  • B. E. Gilchrist, C. Bonifazi, Sven G Bilen, W. J. Raitt, W. J. Burke, N. H. Stone and J. P. Lebreton, 1998, "Enhanced electrodynamic tether currents due to electron emission from a neutral gas discharge: Results from the TSS-1R mission", Geophysical Research Letters, 25, (4), pp. 437-440
  • Sven G Bilen, Victor M. Aguero, Brian E. Gilchrist and W. John Raitt, 1997, "Transient potential modification of large spacecraft due to electron emissions", Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, 34, (5), pp. 655-661
  • Sven G Bilen, Brian E. Gilchrist, Enrico Melchioni and Carlo Bonifazi, 1995, "Transient response of an electrodynamic tether system in the ionosphere: TSS-1 first results", Radio Science, 30, (5), pp. 1519-1535

Conference Proceedings

  • Timothy M Hackett, Mark Johnston, E Jay Wyatt and Sven G Bilen, 2021, "Demand Access for NASA's Deep Space Network: A New Paradigm for Operations"
  • Naveen Kumar Muthumanickam, Jose Pinto Duarte, Shadi Nazarian, Sven G Bilen and Ali M Memari, 2021, "BIM for Design Generation, Analysis, Optimization, and Construction Simulation of a Martian Habitat", pp. 1208-1219
  • Sarah Ritter, Esther A. Obonyo, Andrew S Lau and Sven G Bilen, 2020, "Client-Driven Project on Sustainability within First-Year Cornerstone Design"
  • Sarah Ritter and Sven G Bilen, 2019, "EDSGN 100: A first-year cornerstone engineering design course"
  • N. D. Watson, Nicholas A. Meisel, Sven G Bilen, Jill M Duarte and Shadi Nazarian, 2019, "Large-scale additive manufacturing of concrete using a 6-axis robotic arm for autonomous habitat construction", pp. 1583-1595
  • Sarah E Zappe, Megan Huffstickler, Joseph C. Tise, Thomas Litzinger and Sven G Bilen, 2018, "Affordances and barriers to creating educational change: A case study of an educational innovation implemented into a first-year engineering design course", 2018-June
  • Mohammad Alsager Alzayed, Eduardo Castro E Costa, Pratik Agarwal, Sai Kakarlamudi, Sven G Bilen and Scarlett Rae Miller, 2018, "Sensibuildity: The design of a communication system to identify and prevent work-related injuries in the construction industry", 3, pp. 1631-1635
  • Timothy M. Hackett, Sven G Bilen and Mark D. Johnston, 2018, "Spacecraft block scheduling for NASA’s deep space network"
  • Jerker Taudien, Greg Rivalan and Sven G Bilen, 2017, "Field validation of long-term accuracy model with phased array DVLs", 2017-January, pp. 1-6
  • Timothy M. Hackett, Sven G Bilen, Paulo Victor Ferreira, Alexander M. Wyglinski and Richard C. Reinhart, 2017, "Implementation of a space communications cognitive engine"
  • Paulo Victor Ferreira, Randy Paffenroth, Alexander M. Wyglinski, Timothy M. Hackett, Sven G Bilen, Richard C. Reinhart and Dale J. Mortensen, 2017, "Multi-objective reinforcement learning-based deep neural networks for cognitive space communications"
  • Khashayar Kotobi and Sven G Bilen, 2017, "Blockchain-enabled spectrum access in cognitive radio networks"
  • T. R. Brubaker, Sven G Bilen and S. D. Knecht, 2014, "A Microwave Microgap Plasma Source for Use in a Plasma Line System"
  • Ill Bell, C, Iversion, Brian E. Gilchrist, Jesse K. McTernan and Sven G Bilen, 2014, "Analyzing Miniature Electrodynamic Tether Propulsion Capabilities and the Interaction with the Low Earth Orbit-Plasma Environment"
  • Sven G Bilen, Khashayar Kotobi and Conrad S. Tucker, 2014, "Data Mining-Informed Cognitive Radio Networks"
  • Christopher L. Hassa, David B. Spencer and Sven G Bilen, 2014, "Drag Coefficient Estimation Using Satellite Attitude and Orbit Data"
  • Sven G Bilen, Les Johnson, Brian E. Gilchrist, Robert P. Hoyt, Craig H. Elder, Keith P. Fuhrhop, Michael P. Scadera and Nobie H. Stone, 2014, "Implementation Options for the PROPEL Electrodynamic Tether Demonstration Mission"
  • Nikhil Shashtri, Alexandria Western, Abhishek Cauligi, Roshan Radhakrishnan, Bret Bronner, Rupak Karnik, Siju Varushese, Brian E. Gilchrist, Jesse K. McTernan and Sven G Bilen, 2014, "Investigating the Feasibility and Mission Enabling Potential of Miniaturized Electrodynamic Tethers for Femtosatellites and Other Ultra-small Satellites"
  • Jesse K. McTernan, Timothy R. Brubaker and Sven G Bilen, 2014, "The Pulsed Langmuir Probe Technique to Mitigate Contamination Effects on Small Spacecraft"
  • A. Weinert, P. Erickson, H. Reis, P. Breimyer, T. Hackett, M. Samperi, J. Huff, C. Parra, E. Stoekl, P. Zunditsch, R. Morris, I. Iakimenko, E. Petschauer and Sven G Bilen, 2013, "Enabling Communications in Disadvantaged Environments: An Airborne Remote Communication (ARC) Platform"
  • Rachel Dzombak, Chanakya Mehta, Khanjan Mehta and Sven G Bilen, 2013, "The Praxis of Systems Thinking for Concurrent Design Space and Business Strategy Exploration", IEEE 2013 Global Humanitarian Technology Conference
  • Jesse K. McTernan and Sven G Bilen, 2013, "Electrodynamic Tether Systems on Small-Scale Spacecraft Using Dual-Purpose Materials for the Plasma-Spacecraft Interface", AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference and Exposition
  • Iverson C. Bell, Kyle A. Hagen, Vritika Singh, Steven L. McCarty, James W. Cutler, Brian E. Gilchrist, Jesse K. McTernan and Sven G Bilen, 2013, "Investigating Miniature Electrodynamic Tethers and Interaction with the Low Earth Orbit Plasma", AIAA SPACE 2013 Conference and Exposition
  • Iverson Bell, Brian Gilchrist, David Liaw, Vritika Singh, Kyle A. Hagen, Chen Lu, James W. Cutler, Sven G Bilen and Jesse K. McTernan, 2013, "Investigating the Feasibility and Mission Enabling Potential of Miniaturized Electrodynamic Tethers for Femtosatellites and Other Ultra-small Satellites", 27th Annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites
  • J.K. McTernan, T.R. Brubaker and Sven G Bilen, 2013, "Indium tin oxide coverings on solar panels for plasma-spacecraft connection", 2013 IEEE 39th Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC)
  • Robert P. Hoyt, C. Les Johnson, Bruce M. Wiegmann, Leslie Alexander, Craig H. Elder, Keith P. Fuhrhop, Michael Scardera, Abel Girma, Brian E. Gilchrist, Sven G Bilen and Nobie Stone, 2013, "PROPEL-TUG: Design of an Electrodynamic Tether Tug Demonstration", JANNAF JPM/MSS/LPS/SPS Meeting
  • Jesse McTernan and Sven G Bilen, 2013, "The Plasma-Spacecraft Interface on Small-Scale Spacecraft with Implications for Electrodynamic Tether Systems"
  • Iverson C. Bell, Kyle A. Hagen, Vritika Singh, Steven L. McCarty, James W. Cutler, Brian E. Gilchrist, Jesse K. McTernan and Sven G Bilen, 2013, "Investigating Miniature Electrodynamic Tethers and Interaction with the Low Earth Orbit Plasma"
  • Joanna F. DeFranco, Kathryn W. Jablokow, Sven G Bilen and Andras Gordon, 2012, "The Impact of Cognitive Style on Concept Mapping: Visualizing Variations in the Structure of Ideas", 2012 ASEE Annual Conference
  • James Nemes, Kristen S. Hochstedt, Mary Lynn Brannon, Elizabeth C. Kisenwether, Robert M. Capuro and Sven G Bilen, 2011, "SE Capstone: Introduction of Systems Engineering into an Undergraduate Multidisciplinary Capstone Course", 2011 ASEE Annual Conference
  • P. W. A. Roming, Sven G Bilen, D. N. Burrows, A. D. Falcone, D. B. Fox, T. L. Herter, J. A. Kennea, M. L. McConnell and J. A. Nousek, 2011, "Joint Astrophysics Nascent Universe Satellite: Utilizing GRBs as High Redshift Probes", Conference on GRBs as Probes: From the Progenitor's Environment to the High Redshift Universe
  • Andras Gordon, Kathryn W. Jablokow and Sven G Bilen, 2011, "Bringing the Systems Approach to Introductory Engineering Design", 2011 Middle Atlantic Regional Conference
  • Shabnam Sodagari, Alireza Attar, Victor C. M. Leung and Sven G Bilen, 2010, "Denial of Service Attacks in Cognitive Radio Networks Through Channel Eviction Triggering", IEEE Global Communications Conference
  • Shabnam Sodagari, Alireza Attar, Victor C. M. Leung and Sven G Bilen, 2010, "Time-Optimized and Truthful Dynamic Spectrum Rental Mechanism", 72nd IEEE Vehicular Technology Conference Fall (VTC 2010-Fall)
  • Charles Camarda, Sven G Bilen, Olivier de Weck, Jeannette Yen and Jack Matson, 2010, "Innovative conceptual engineering design -- A template to teach innovative problem solving of complex multidisciplinary design problems", 2010 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Sven G Bilen and Okhtay Azarmenesh, 2010, "Experiences with student-developed software-defined radios in the Smart Radio Challenge", 2010 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Renee Stepler, Steve Garguilo, Khanjan Mehta and Sven G Bilen, 2010, "Applying systems thinking for realizing the mission of technology-based social ventures in Africa", 2010 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Shabnam Sodagari, Alireza Attar and Sven G Bilen, 2010, "Strategies to achieve truthful spectrum auctions for cognitive radio networks based on mechanism design", 2010 IEEE International Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN) Symposium
  • D. N. Burrows, P. W. A. Roming, D. B. Fox, T. L. Herter, A. Falcone, Sven G Bilen, J. A. Nousek and J. A. Kennea, 2010, "JANUS: Exploring the High Redshift Universe", SPIE Astronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation Conference
  • Shabnam Sodagari and Sven G Bilen, 2010, "Power-Optimized Cooperative Spectrum Sensing in Cognitive Radio Networks using Bandit Processes", Military Communications Conference
  • Sven G Bilen and Brian C. Schratz, 2008, "The Penn State Student Space Programs Lab: Training the next generation of space systems engineers", 2008 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Sven G Bilen, Mieke Schuurman, Lisa Brown, Timothy Wheeler and Julio Urbina, 2008, "Addressing Aerospace Workforce Needs: The Impact of Hands-On Space Systems Project Experiences on Career Choices", 2008 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Khanjan Mehta and Sven G Bilen, 2008, "Championing High-Tech Renaissance: Sensor and Controller System Integration Course", 2008 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Nguyen Hien, John Wise, Sven G Bilen and Richard Devon, 2007, "The Effect of Student Tablet PC Use on Their Attitudes towards and Understanding of Conceptual Design", 2007 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Beverly K. Jaeger and Sven G Bilen, 2006, "The One-Minute Engineer: Getting design class out of the starting blocks", 2006 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Sven G Bilen, 2006, "Implementing a Hands-on Course in Software-defined Radio", 2006 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Richard F. Devon, Sven G Bilen, Javier Sánchez Sierra and Peter Olfs, 2005, "Teaching global engineering design", 15th International Conference on Engineering Design
  • Sven G Bilen and Richard F. Devon, 2005, "Innovative engineering design education", 15th International Conference on Engineering Design
  • Richard Devon, Sven G Bilen, Andras Gordon and Hien Nguyen, 2005, "Informal graphics for conceptual design", 2005 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Sven G Bilen, Charles L. Croskey, Robert Melton, David Spencer, Deborah Levin and Michael M. Micci, 2005, "Students designing and building satellites: Penn State's LionSat and the University Nanosat Program", 2005 ASEE Annual Conference
  • P. Cipollo, B. S. Surrusco and Sven G Bilen, 2004, "An electrically actuated pin-puller for space application using nickel-titanium memory alloy", 18th Annual AIAA/Utah State University Conference on Small Satellites
  • Gul E. Okudan, Sven G Bilen and Xinli Wu, 2003, "Gender orientation of the design task: Product domain and familiarity issues", 14th International Conference on Engineering Design
  • V. F. Mistoco, R. D. Siegel, B. S. Surrusco, E. Medoza and Sven G Bilen, 2003, "Design of the Local Ionospheric Measurements Satellite", 17th Annual AIAA/Utah State University Conference on Small Satellites
  • Sven G Bilen, Robert N. Pangborn and Hanna Lee, 2003, "Linking student-initiated projects to the engineering design education", 2003 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Gul E. Okudan and Sven G Bilen, 2003, "Effect of gender orientation of the design task on design team performance: A preliminary study", 2003 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Sven G Bilen, Elizabeth Kisenwether and Adrew Lau, 2002, "Development of a temperature control system laboratory and design module for an introduction to engineering design course", 2002 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Sven G Bilen, Richard Devon and Gul E. Okudan Kremer, 2002, "Cumulative knowledge and the teaching of engineering design processes", 2002 ASEE Annual Conference
  • Sven G Bilen and Brian E. Gilchrist, 2000, "Pulse propagation along electrodynamic tethers in the ionosphere", Spacecraft Charging Technology Conference, pp. 181-186

Magazines/Trade Publications

  • Sven G Bilen, 2021, "Space tethers demonstrate deorbit capability", AIAA Aerospace America
  • Zhanzhao Li, Maryam Hojati, Jose Pinto Duarte, Shadi Nazarian, Sven G Bilen, Ali M Memari and Aleksandra Radlinska, 2021, "Towards 3D-printable cementitious materials on Earth and beyond", Concrete Engineering International

Other

  • Shadi Nazarian, José Pinto Duarte, Sven G Bilen, Ali M Memari, Aleksandra Radlinska, Nicholas A. Meisel and Maryam Hojati, 2021, "Additive Manufacturing of Architectural Structures: An Interplay Between Materials, Systems, and Design", pp. 111-119
  • V. Aslanov, Sven G Bilen, Les Johnson and G. Sánchez-Arriaga, 2020, "Tethers in space", Acta Astronautica, 177, pp. 749
  • Zhanzhao Li, Maryam Hojati, Zhengyu Wu, Jonathon Piasente, Negar Ashrafi, Jose Pinto Duarte, Shadi Nazarian, Sven G Bilen, Ali M Memari and Aleksandra Radlinska, 2020, "Fresh and hardened properties of extrusion-based 3D-printed cementitious materials: A review", Sustainability (Switzerland), 12, (14)
  • Les Johnson, Sven G Bilen, Brian E. Gilchrist and Linda Habash Krause, 2017, "Tethers in Space", Acta Astronautica, 138, pp. 502
  • Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Julio V. Urbina, Sven G Bilen, Aaron Fleishman and Peter Burkett, 2014, "Penn State geoPebble system: Design, Implementation, and Initial Results"
  • Brian E. Gilchrist, Linda Habash Krause, Dennis Lee Gallagher, Sven G Bilen, Keith Fuhrhop, Walt R. Hoegy, Rohini Inderesan, Charles Johnson, Jerry Keith Owens, Joseph Powers, Nestor Voronka and Scott Williams, 2013, "Tethered Satellites as an Enabling Platform for Operational Space Weather Monitoring Systems"
  • Sven G Bilen, Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Peter Burkett, Aaron Fleishman and Julio Urbina, 2013, "Design and Implementation of a Wireless Sensor Network of GPS-Enabled Seismic Sensors for the Study of Glaciers and Ice Sheets"
  • Andrew J. Weinert, Paul Breimyer, Steven M. Devore, Joshua M. Miller, Greg S. Brulo, R. Scott Teal, David Zhang, Allen T. Kummer and Sven G Bilen, 2012, "Providing Communication Capabilities During Disaster Response: Airborne Remote Communication (ARC) Platform"
  • Iverson Bell, Brian Gilchrist, Sven G Bilen and Jesse K. McTernan, 2012, "Investigating the Use of Miniaturized Electrodynamic Tethers to Enhance the Capabilities of Femtosatellites and other Ultra-small Satellites"
  • Jesse K. McTernan and Sven G Bilen, 2012, "System for Measuring Current-Voltage Characteristics of Collectors and Emitters for Small-Scale Electrodynamic Tether Systems"
  • Iveson C. Bell, David Liaw III, Brian E. Gilchrist, Sven G Bilen, Jesse K. McTernan, Robert P. Hoyt and Nestor R. Voronka, 2012, "The Potential of Miniature Electrodynamic Tethers to Enhance Capabilities of Femtosatellites"
  • Brian Gilchrist, Sven G Bilen, Rob Hoyt, Nobie Stone, Jason Vaughn, Keith Fuhrhop, George Khazanov, Linda Krause and Les Johnson, 2012, "The PROPEL Electrodynamic Tether Mission and Connecting to the Ionosphere"
  • Thomas J. Tyson, Erik J. Davidson, Eric N. Koski and Sven G Bilen, 2012, "An Automated Design Assistant for Software-Defined Radio Design"
  • Sven G Bilen, C. Les Johnson, Bruce M. Wiegmann, Leslie Alexander, Brian E. Gilchrist, Robert P. Hoyt, Craig H. Elder, Keith P. Fuhrhop, Michael Scadera and Nobie Stone, 2012, "The PROPEL Electrodynamic Tether Demonstration Mission"
  • Jesse K. McTernan, Sven G Bilen, Iverson C. Bell III and Brian E. Gilchrist, 2012, "Current Collection to and Plasma Interaction with Femtosatellite- and CubeSat-Scale Electrodynamic Tether Subsystems"
  • Jesse K. McTernan and Sven G Bilen, 2011, "Development of a Modeling Capability for Energy Harvesting Modules in Electrodynamic Tether Systems"
  • Iverson C. Bell III, Brian E. Gilchrist, Jesse K. McTernan, Sven G Bilen, Robert P. Hoyt, Nestor R. Voronka and Mason A. Peck, 2011, "Enabling Ultra-small Sensor Spacecraft for the Space Environment using Small-Scale Electrodynamic Tethers"
  • Erica E. Capalungan, Michael M. Micci and Sven G Bilen, 2011, "The Design and Development of a 30-GHz Microwave Electrothermal Thruster"
  • Daniel P. Lubey, Sven G Bilen, Michael M. Micci and Pierre-Yves Taunay, 2011, "Design of the Miniature Microwave-Frequency Ion Thruster"
  • Sven G Bilen, Jesse K. McTernan, Brian E. Gilchrist, Iverson C. Bell, Robert P. Hoyt and Nestor R. Voronka, 2011, "Harnessing the 'Orbital Battery' for Propulsion via Energy-Harvesting Electrodynamic Tethers"
  • Iverson C. Bell, Brian E. Gilchrist, Jesse K. McTernan, Sven G Bilen, Robert P. Hoyt, Nestor R. Voronka and Mason A. Peck, 2011, "The Potential of Miniature Electrodynamic Tethers to Enhance Capabilities of Femtosatellites"
  • J. K. McTernan, Sven G Bilen, I. C. Bell, B. E. Gilchrist, R. P. Hoyt and N. R. Voronka, 2011, "Energy Harvesting on Spacecraft using Electrodynamic Tethers"
  • Okhtay Azarmanesh and Sven G Bilen, 2011, "Novel Modulation Classification Technique for Multi-Carrier and Single-Carrier Signals in Cognitive Radio Applications"
  • Christopher N. Davis, Peter Y. Peterson and Sven G Bilen, 2011, "Hypersonic or Re-Entry Plasma Communication"
  • Allen T. Kummer, Erik D. Weir, Trey J. Morris, Corey W. Friedenberger, Aseem Singh, Robert M. Capuro, Sven G Bilen, Johnny Fu, Gregory T. Swanson and David B. Hash, 2011, "Testing of a Wireless Sensor System for Instrumented Thermal Protection Systems"
  • Christopher N. Davis, Peter Y. Peterson and Sven G Bilen, 2011, "Communication through Hypersonic or Re-Entry Plasmas"
  • Allen T. Kummer and Sven G Bilen, 2011, "The Role of Suborbital Flights for Education and Technology Development within Penn State's Student Space Programs Laboratory"
  • Sven G Bilen and Brian E. Gilchrist, 2010, "Arc Suppression Coatings for Spacecraft Cabling and Electrodynamic Tether Applications"
  • Sven G Bilen, Jesse K. McTernan, Brian E. Gilchrist, Iverson Bell, Nestor R. Voronka and Robert P. Hoyt, 2010, "Energy Harvesting Electrodynamic Tethers"
  • Brian E. Gilchrist, Iverson Bell, Sven G Bilen, Jesse K. McTernan, Nestor R. Voronka and Robert P. Hoyt, 2010, "Electrodynamic Tethers for ChipSats and Nanospacecrafts"
  • Adam C. Escobar and Sven G Bilen, 2010, "A Langmuir Probe Instrument for Small Spacecraft for Research in the Terrestrial Ionosphere"
  • Daniel E. Clemens, Michael M. Micci, Sven G Bilen, Jeffrey R. Hopkins, Jacob H. Blum, Christopher A. DeForce and Silvio G. Chianese, 2010, "Evaluation and Optimization of an 8-GHz Microwave Electrothermal Thruster", pp. AIAA 2010-6520
  • Gerald Lehmacher, Miguel Larsen, Richard Collins, Sven G Bilen, Charles Croskey, John Mitchell, Franz-Josef Luebken and Markus Rapp, 2010, "Simultaneous observations of density fluctuations, trimethyl aluminum trail diffusion, wind shears and gravity waves in the Turbopause region"
  • Kenneth W. Jenkins and Sven G Bilen, 2010, "EEREU @ Penn State: Research Toward Applications"
  • Collin Brady, Jim Coyne, Sven G Bilen, Liz Kisenwether, Garry Miller, Robert P. Mueller and Kris Zacny, 2010, "Feasibility Study of Commercial Markets for New Sample Acquisition Devices", pp. AIAA-2010-8704
  • Okhtay Azarmanesh, Pradyumna Desale, Christopher Gardner and Sven G Bilen, 2010, "Feature extraction methods on a novel modulation classification technique for cognitive radio applications"
  • Sven G Bilen, Jesse K. McTernan, Brian E. Gilchrist, Iverson C. Bell, Nestor R. Voronka and Robert P. Hoyt, 2010, "Electrodynamic Tethers for Energy Harvesting and Propulsion on Space Platforms", pp. AIAA-2010-8844
  • Sven G Bilen, Pavol Pribula, Allen T. Kummer, Adam C. Escobar, Julio V. Urbina, Paul A. Bernhardt, Michael T. Rietveld, Michael J. Kosch and Sixto A. Gonzalez, 2009, "The OSIRIS CubeSat Mission: A System of Satellites for Investigating the Response of the Stimulated Ionosphere"
  • Sven G Bilen and Brian E. Gilchrist, 2009, "Arc Suppression Coatings for Electrodynamic Tethers and Spacecraft Cabling"
  • Jacob H. Blum, Jeffrey R. Hopkins, Michael M. Micci and Sven G Bilen, 2009, "Evaluation and optimization of an 8-GHz Microwave Electrothermal Thruster", pp. IEPC-2009-201
  • Thomas A. Trudel, Sven G Bilen and Michael M. Micci, 2009, "Design and performance testing of a 1-cm Miniature Radio-Frequency Ion Thruster", pp. IEPC-2009-167
  • Jeffrey R. Hopkins, Michael M. Micci and Sven G Bilen, 2009, "Design and testing of a low power Radio-Frequency Electrothermal Thruster", pp. IEPC-2009-201
  • Sven G Bilen, 2009, "Academia's Role in Educating SDR Engineers'"
  • Kyle M. Holmes, Brian C. Schratz and Sven G Bilen, 2009, "High Energy Monitoring Instrument for gamma-ray burst studies"
  • Steven M. Devore, Allen T. Kummer, Brian C. Schratz and Sven G Bilen, 2009, "The Student Space Programs Laboratory: Fostering student space Systems education and research within a university environment"
  • Allen T. Kummer, Sven G Bilen, Richard T. Fissinger and Brian A. Herrold, 2009, "The Hybird Plasma Probe: A unique combination for plasma probes for in situ space environment characterization"
  • Gerald A. Lehmacher, Miguel F. Larsen, Sven G Bilen, Charles L. Croskey, John D. Mitchell, Franz-Josef Lübken, Markus Rapp and Richard Collins, 2009, "Where Is the Turbopause? Rocket Campaign: Overview and First Results"
  • M. M. Micci, Sven G Bilen and D. E. Clemens, 2009, "History and Current Status of the Microwave Electrothermal Thruster", 1, pp. 425-438
  • Enyu Gao and Sven G Bilen, 2008, "COMSOL Multiphysics Modeling of a 20-W Microwave Electrothermal Thruster"
  • Okhtay Azarmanesh and Sven G Bilen, 2008, "A Modulation Classification Technique for Software-Defined Radio Using In Phase-Quadrature Diagrams"
  • Okhtay Azarmanesh and Sven G Bilen, 2008, "Developing a Rapid Prototyping Method Using a MATLAB/Simulink/FPGA Development Environment to Enable Importing Legacy Code"
  • Sven G Bilen, Dongwon Lee, John I. Messner, Hien T. Nguyen, Timothy W. Simpson, Angsana A. Techatasanasoontorn and Richard F. Devon, 2008, "Tablet PC Use and Impact on Learning in Technology and Engineering Classrooms: A Preliminary Study"
  • Ronan Farrell, Rudi Villing, Alexander M. Wyglinski, Christopher R. Anderson, Jeffrey H. Reed, Philip Balister, Chris Phelps, Tom Tsou, Joseph Gaedert, Carlos Aguayo, Sven G Bilen, George Nychis, Behrouz Farhang-Boroujeny, Neil Patwari, John Chapin, Jean-Christophe Schiel and Francois Montaigne, 2008, "Rationale for a Clean Slate Radio Architecture"
  • Valerie M. Mistoco and Sven G Bilen, 2008, "Numerical Modeling of a Miniature Radio-Frequency Ion Thruster"
  • Thomas S. Rutledge, Michael M. Micci and Sven G Bilen, 2008, "Design and Initial Tests of a Low Power Radio-Frequency Electrothermal Thruster"
  • Angsana Techatassanasoontorn, Sven G Bilen, Dongwon Lee, John Messner, Timothy Simpson and Hien Nguyen, 2008, "Tablet PC Use, Diffusion Patterns, and Impact on Learning"
  • Sven G Bilen, Andrew Price, Okhtay Azarmanesh and Julio Urbina, 2007, "Modulation Classification for Radio Interoperability via SDR"
  • Chrysanthos Chrysanthou, James K. Breakall, Kyle L. Labowski, Sven G Bilen and William J. Glessner, 2007, "A Simplified Analytical Urban Propagation Model (UPM) for Use in CJSMPT"
  • Hien Nguyen, Sven G Bilen, Richad Devon and John Wise, 2007, "Adopting Tablet PCs in Design Education: Student Use of Tablet PCs and Lessons Learned"
  • Nestor R. Voronka, Robert P. Hoyt and Sven G Bilen, 2007, "Multipoint In-Situ Radiation and Plasma Sensing System (MIRPSS)"
  • Matthew C. Edgar and Sven G Bilen, 2007, "Design and Testing of a High Power Electron Cyclotron Resonance Neutralizer"
  • Karl M. Goovaerts, Sven G Bilen and Michael M. Micci, 2007, "Design and Initial Testing of a Miniature Microwave Electrothermal Thruster (MiniMET)"
  • M. M. Micci, Sven G Bilen and D. E. Clemens, 2007, "History and Current Status of the Microwave Electrothermal Thruster"
  • Sven G Bilen, C. Russell Philbrick, Adam C. Escobar, Brian C. Schratz, Eivind V. Thrane, Michael Gausa, Kolbjorn Dahle, Farideh Honary, Steven Marple, Roger Smith, Martin Friedrich and Thomas Zilaji, 2007, "NittanySat--A Student Satellite Mission for D-Region Study and Calibration of Riometers"
  • Brian C. Schratz, Sven G Bilen and C. Russell Philbrick, 2007, "The Student Space Programs Laboratory: Fostering Student Space Systems Education and Research Within a University Environment"
  • Timothy F. Wheeler, Sven G Bilen, Kenneth Haugland and C. Russell Philbrick, 2007, "A Broader Vision: Space Projects and International Collaboration"
  • D. E. Clemens, M. M. Micci, Sven G Bilen and S. G. Chianese, 2007, "Microwave Electrothermal Thruster Performance Using Nitrogen, Simulated Hydrazine, and Ammonia Propellants"
  • D. E. Clemens, M. M. Micci and Sven G Bilen, 2006, "Microwave electrothermal thruster using simulated hydrazine"
  • Sven G Bilen, C. J. Valentino, M. M. Micci and D. E. Clemens, 2005, "Numerical electromagnetic modeling of a low power microwave electrothermal thruster"
  • Sven G Bilen, Pavol Pribula, Allen T. Kummer, Adam C. Escobar, Julio V. Urbina, Paul A. Bernhardt, Michael T. Rietveld, Michael J. Kosch, Sixto A. Gonzalez and José Román-Rasado, , "The OSIRIS Mission: An Orbital System for Investigating the Response of the Ionosphere to Stimulation and Space Weather"

Research Projects

  • February 2022 - January 2025, "High Temperature Additively Manufactured Monolithic Heat Pipe Radiators," (Sponsor: National Aeronautics and Space Administration).
  • June 2018 - March 2024, "Sensor Networks on Greenland Glaciers (PHASE I)," (Sponsor: Heising-Simons Foundation [MP]).
  • October 2021 - September 2022, "Power Demonstration of Green Propellant for F-16 Emergency Power Unit," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of the Air Force).
  • August 2018 - December 2021, "Physics of Beamed Microwave Plasmas in Supersonic Flows," (Sponsor: Air Force Office of Scientific Research).

Honors and Awards

  • Exceptional Service Award, AIAA Space and Missiles Group, 2012
  • Lawrence J. Perez Memorial Student Advocate Award, College of Engineering, 2008
  • Outstanding Advising Award, Penn State Engineering Society, 2003
  • Joel and Ruth Spira Teaching Award, Electrical Engineering Dept., 2002

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Administrative Support Work, Director, Student Space Programs Laboratory, August 2006

Service to External Organizations:

  • Other, Contributor, P1920.2 Standard for Vehicle to Vehicle Communications for Unmanned Aircraft Systems, IEEE, March 2019
  • Participation in or Service to Professional and Learned Societies, Committee Member, Space Tethers Technical Committee, AIAA, 2010
  • Other, Contributor, P1920.1 Aerial Communications and Networking Standards, IEEE, 2022