Benjamin John Tobias
- Masters of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of California at Davis
Design and Implementation of an Electron Cyclotron Emission Imaging Diagnostic for the TEXTOR Tokamak
- Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Arizona State University
- Associate of Applied Science in Electronic Systems Technology
Community College of the Air Force
RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, UK
- Wideband, Satellite Communications, and Telemetry Journeyman
422 Air Base Squadron, 100th Air Refueling Wing, United States Air Forces Europe
RAF Croughton, Northamptonshire, UK
Senior Airman, E-4, AFSC 2E151
July 2001 to 2004
- University of California at Davis Plasma Diagnostics Group
Graduate Student Researcher
June 2007 to present
- Microwave and Millimeter wave diagnostics for magnetically confined fusion plasmas, including radiometry, reflectometry, and interferometry.
- Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) phenomena and turbulence in fusion plasmas.
- Plasma heating and current drive.
- Development of millimeter wave and sub-THz frequency sources, amplifiers, mixers, etc.
- Antennas, optics, and quasi-optical frequency filters.
Development of Electron Cyclotron Emission Imaging (ECEI) and Microwave Imaging Reflectometer (MIR) diagnostics and numerical data evaluation techniques for the study of MHD and microturbulence observed as temperature and density fluctuations in tokamak plasmas.
- B. Tobias, X. Kong, T. Liang, A. Spear, C.W. Domier, I.G.J. Classen, J.E. Boom, M.J. van de Pol, R. Jaspers, A.J.H. Donné, H.K. Park, T. Munsat, and N.C. Luhmann Jr., Advancements in electron cyclotron emission imaging demonstrated by the TEXTOR ECEI diagnostic upgrade, Review of Scientific Instruments 80, 093502 (2009)
- B. Tobias, C.W. Domier, A.J.H. Donné, R. Jaspers, X. Kong, T. Liang, M. Smith, R. Nazikian, H.K. Park and N.C. Luhmann, Jr., A New and Highly Flexible Dual Array Electron Cyclotron Emission Imaging Diagnostic for DIII-D, in proceedings of the Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference 2009, December 7-10, Singapore
- B. Tobias, C.W. Domier, A.J.H. Donné, R. Jaspers, X. Kong, T. Liang, H.K. Park, and N.C. Luhmann, Jr., Dual Array ECE Imaging on the DIII-D Tokamak, in proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter and Terahertz Waves, 21-25 September, 2009, Busan, Republic of South Korea
- G.S. Yun, W. Lee, M.J. Choi, J. Kim, H.K. Park, B. Tobias, C.W. Domier, T. Liang, X. Kong, N.C. Luhmann, Jr., ECE Imaging for KSTAR, in proceedings of the 19th International Toki Conference on Advanced Physics in Plasma and Fusion Research, December 8-11, 2009, Gifu, Japan
- T. Munsat, C.W. Domier, X. Kong, T. Liang, N.C. Luhmann, Jr., B. Tobias, W. Lee, H.K. Park, G. Yun, I.G.J. Classen, A.J.H. Donné, Electron Cyclotron Emission Imaging in Tokamak Plasmas, Applied Optics, accepted for publication December 2009