Carlton Thompson

Carlton Thompson

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Research Interests

  • Biomedical applications of microwave/RF systems
  • Wireless Power


  • Born in Kingston, Jamaica, grew up and completed high school in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Completed BS & MS degree at the University of Florida in the Department of Electrical Engineering. Previous research was done using  Electrical Impedance Tomography (EIT) for the development of a system for capturing and reconstructing impedance images of the head, and extracting information about bleeding-related impedance changes from background noise. Results gathered from two and three-dimensional finite element models of the head will be used to test reconstruction methods on a skull model. Noise similar to that expected from in-vivo measurements will be simulated and added to synthetic data to determine the approximate uncertainty in rate estimations.

Research Work

  • The WEAV is a vehicle which is propelled by a plasma (ionized gas) discharge, requires no moving parts and provides near-instantaneous response. The vehicle operates in atmospheric pressure and is capable of 360° maneuverability. The key to the success of the project is to reduce the ratio of power to vehicle weight while significantly increasing the thrust generation capabilities of the plasma discharge. My area is plasma actuation within the Applied Physics Research Group, specifically in developing the power electronics.


  • Sadlier R and Thompson C., “Electrical Impedance Tomography,” Journal of Undergraduate Research 2005.


  • Dance Instructor for Salsa Caliente Dance Studios, Gainesville, FL.
  • Member of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).