Steve F. Russell, Ph.D., P.E. 

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Wireless Communication System Theory and Practice, DSP for Receivers, Global Positioning System, RF design, Wireless Network Security Phone: (515)-294-1273 Fax: (515)-294-8432

Steve F. Russell


Bird-Truax Trail • Collins Radio • Communication Theory • Consulting Engineer • Dance Band • Dixieland • Global Positioning System • Ham Radio • Historic Preservation • Historic Trails • Idaho • Iowa • Iowa State University • Jazz & Classical Trumpet • Kansas • King Radio • Lewis & Clark • Lochsa Lodge • Logging • Lolo Trail • Montana State University • Montana • Navstar GPS • Nondestructive Evaluation • Polka Band • RF Design • Rockwell-Collins • Spread Spectrum • Swing Band • TACSATCOM • Wireless Security

BSEE (1966) Montana State University - Bozeman
MSEE (1973) Iowa State University - Ames
PhDEE (1978) Iowa State University - Ames

Dr. Russell joined the faculty at Iowa State University in 1984. Prior to that, he was a Principal Engineer at King Radio Corporation, Olathe, Kansas (1980-84) and a Research and Development Engineer at Rockwell-Collins Avionics in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (1976 to 1980) . At Rockwell, Dr. Russell was a member of the initial design team that developed the high anti-jam NAVSTAR Global Positioning System User Equipment. From 1970 to 1976, he held various positions as a private consultant, an instructor at Iowa State, and a full-time member of the technical staff in the Physics Research Center at the University of Iowa. He was an RF design engineer at Collins Radio Company from 1966 to 1970.

His professional experience and interests are in the general areas of wireless communication systems, wireless network security, digital signal processing for communications, Global Positioning System, and RF design. He teaches courses in wireless communication systems, networking, discrete math, communication systems theory, statistical communications theory, spread-spectrum, DSP, spectral analysis, electric circuits, and filters. His current research interests are in wireless network security, spread-spectrum and DSP techniques applied to radio communications and acoustics. He has also done research in image processing and digital filter design theory. His sponsored research has been with RCA/GE, Rockwell International, Texas Instruments, Center for NDE, and Center for Advanced Technology Development.

He is a Senior member of IEEE and is a past student branch advisor for the Central Iowa Section of IEEE. He is a member of the American Society for Nondestructive Testing (ASNT). He is also a member of Sigma Xi and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Iowa. Dr. Russell is a native of Idaho and Montana. He was born in Lewiston, Idaho and spent his growing years in Idaho at Weippe, Orofino, and Lochsa Lodge (Powell), and in Montana in the Bitter Root Valley, and at White Sulphur Springs.

Dr. Russell is a Past Chair of the Iowa Section of ASNT and a Past President of the Nez Perce National Historic Trail Foundation.

Steve F. Russell, Ph.D., P.E.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
207 Nuclear Engineering
Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011
Revised: Aug 23, 1999, Nov 29, 2005, Sep 19, 2006