Asst.Prof. Satılmış TOPCU

Computer Technology and Information Systems (CTIS)

Communications and Spectrum Management Research Center

Deputy Director

Bilkent University,  6. Cad  No: 6

06800 Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey

Phone   : +90 (312) 290 2457
Fax       : +90 (312) 290 2410
E-mail
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Education

 

·  Ph.D.  Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, 1994

·  M.Sc. Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Bilkent University, 1989

·  B.Sc.  Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Middle East Technical University, 1986


Work Experience

 

·  2007 – Present:     Assistant Professor

                                 Dept. of Computer Technology and Information Systems (CTIS)

                                 Bilkent University

·  2005 – Present:     Deputy Director

                                 Communications and Spectrum Management Research Center (İSYAM)

                                 Bilkent University

·  2004 – 2007:        Part-time Instructor

                                 Bilkent University

·  1998 – 2005:        Spectrum Engineering Project Coordinator

                                 Communications and Spectrum Management Research Center (İSYAM)

                                 Bilkent University

·  1997 – 1998:        Vice Head of Dept.

                                 Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

                                 Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus

·  1995 – 1998:        Assistant Professor

                                 Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

                                 Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus

·  1994 – 1995:        Instructor

                                 Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

                                 Bilkent University

·  1994 – 1995:        Member of Frequency Planning Commission

                                 Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK)

·  1986 – 1994:        Research and Teaching Assistant

                                 Dept. of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

                                 Bilkent University


Courses given

 

CTIS163 – Discrete Mathematics

CS223 – Digital Design

EEE313 – Electronic Circuit Design

EEE211 – Analog Electronics

CS 111 – Introduction to Computing in Engineering and Science

CS 112 – Introduction to Object-Oriented Programming

EE 283 – Introduction to Analog Electronics

Math106 – Introduction to Calculus

Electrical Circuits

Logic Circuit Design

Integrated Circuits and Systems

 


Projects

 

1.      Development of Propagation Models Software Library, Client: ASELSAN Electronic Industries Inc., Turkey, 2016-2017.

2.      Development of Frequency Planning Software for Microwave Links, Client: ASELSAN Electronic Industries Inc., Turkey, 2016-2017.

3.      Channel Modelling and Estimation for P2P and PMP Communication Systems, Client: ASELSAN Electronic Industries Inc., Turkey, 2013-2017.

4.      Consultation work on the Feasibility Study of Installation of Solar Power Station in TRT Ankara Emirler Short Wave Radio Broadcasting Station, Client: Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), 2014-2015.

5.      Frequency Planning System for Terrestrial Radio and TV Broadcasting Services, Client: Turkish Supreme Council of Radio and Television (RTÜK), Turkey, 2011-2012

6.      Central Monitoring and Control System for Ancillary Services, Client: Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEİAŞ), Turkey, 2011-2012

7.      Consultation work on Outdoor and Indoor Field Measurements for Acceptance Tests of the Digital Trunk Radio (PMR) System in İzmir, Client: İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey, 2011.

8.      Consultation work on the Coverage Area Analysis, Frequency Planning and Traffic Capacity Estimation of the Digital Trunk Radio (PMR) System in İzmir, Client: İzmir Metropolitan Municipality, Turkey, 2010.

9.      Consultation work for Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) on Reviewing of Existing National Frequency Allocation Plan, Spectrum Auditing, Mechanism to Allocate Frequency for New Services and their Pricing Policy, Client: HELIOS  Technology Ltd., UK, 2009

10.  Consultation work on the E-Book for Minimum Receiver Requirements for Terrestrial Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB-T) in Turkey, Client: Turkish Supreme Council of Radio and Television (RTÜK), 2007-2008.

11.  Consultation work for Orange on the Ofcom Spectrum Usage Rights (SUR) in the 2 GHz Bands, Client: InterConnect Communications Ltd. (ICC), UK, 2007.

12.  Maintenance of National Frequency Management System (NFMS), Client: Turkish Telecommunications Authority (BTK), 2006-2008.

13.  Propagation Analysis and Coverage Area Predictions for APCO25 Radio Systems, Client: ASELSAN Electronic Industries Inc., Turkey, 2005-2009.

14.  Development of Frequency Planning and Interference Analysis Software for Terrestrial Radio and TV Broadcasting Services, Client: Turkish Supreme Council of Radio and Television (RTÜK), 2006-2007.

15.  Development of Analysis and Planning Software for Terrestrial Broadcasting Services, Client: Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), 2004-2005.

16.  Development of RF Propagation Analysis and Microwave Link Analysis Software Library, Client: ASELSAN Electronic Industries Inc., Turkey, 2004.

17.  Assessment of Existing PMR (Private Mobile Radio) System and Requirement Analysis for the İstanbul Police Department, Client: ASELSAN Electronic Industries Inc., Turkey, 2002-2003.

18.  Development of National Frequency Management System (NFMS) in National Monitoring System (NMS) Project, Client: Turkish Telecommunications Authority (BTK), 1998-2004.

19.  Frequency Planning for Terrestrial Digital Audio (T-DAB) and Video (DVB-T) Broadcasting  Services in Turkey, Client: Turkish Supreme Council of Radio and Television (RTÜK), 1999-2000.

20.  Frequency Planning for Terrestrial Analog Broadcasting (FM Radio and TV) Services in Turkey, Client: Turkish Supreme Council of Radio and Television (RTÜK), 1994-1995.


Fields of Interests

 

·   Management of Frequency Spectrum

Advanced Automated Spectrum Management Systems (ASMS)

Development of Spectrum Engineering Software Tools

RF Propagation Simulation and Frequency Planning

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Spatial Data Manipulation

·   Design and Simulation of VLSI Circuits

Circuit and timing simulation of VLSI circuits

Computer aided design and testing of VLSI circuits

Development of VLSI CAD tools

 


Publications

Journal Papers:

1.       A. Ali, B. Özbey, S. Topcu, and A. Altıntaş, “Feasibility study of installation of solar panels on a high power HF antenna land,” International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, Vol. 26, No. 4, pp. 379-384, May 2016, DOI: 10.1002/mmce.20975

 

2.       S. Topcu, A. Atalar, and M. A. Tan, “Application of asymptotic waveform evaluation for time domain analysis of nonlinear circuits,” International Journal of Electronics, Vol. 83, No. 3, pp. 351-361, Sept. 1997, DOI: 10.1080/002072197135436

 

3.       A. Altıntaş, O. Ocalı, S. Topcu, S. G. Tanyer, and H. Köymen, “Computer aided frequency planning for the radio and TV broadcasts,” IEEE Trans. on Broadcasting, Vol. 42, No. 2, pp. 144-148, June 1996, DOI: 10.1109/11.506832

 

4.       S. Topcu, O. Ocalı, A. Atalar, and M. A. Tan, “A novel algorithm for DC analysis of piecewise-linear circuits: POPCORN,” IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems, Part I: Fundamental Theory and Applications, Vol. 41, No. 8, pp. 553-556, Aug. 1994, DOI: 10.1109/81.311546

 

Edited Book Chapters:

1.       S. Topcu, H. Köymen, A. Altıntaş, and M. İ. Aksun, “A GIS aided frequency planning tool for terrestrial broadcasting and land mobile services”, Chapter in GIS for Emergency Preparedness and Health Risk Reduction, Edited by David J. Briggs et al., pp. 157-171, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands, 2002, DOI: 10.1007/978-94-010-0616-3_8

 

International Conference Papers:

1.       P. Göktaş, S. Topcu, E. Karaşan and A. Altıntaş, “Short­Term Propagation Measurements and Modeling for Terrestrial Line­of-Sight Links,” EuCAP2016 - 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, Davos, Switzerland, Apr. 2016, DOI: 10.1109/EuCAP.2016.7481271

 

2.       S. Topcu, P. Göktaş, E. Karaşan and A. Altıntaş, “A New Approach to Diffraction Modelling for Line-of-Sight (LOS) Paths,” 2015 IEEE-APS Topical Conference on Antennas and Propagation in Wireless Communications (IEEE APWC15), pp. 696-699, Torino, Italy, Sept. 2015, DOI: 10.1109/APWC.2015.7300175

 

3.       A. Ali, B. Özbey, S. Topcu, and A. Altıntaş, “Feasibility Study of Installation of Solar Panels on a High Power HF Antenna Terrain,” EMC Türkiye 2015, The Third International EMC Conference, İstanbul, Turkey, Sep. 2015.

 

4.       P. Göktaş, S. Topcu, E. Karaşan and A. Altıntaş, “The Multipath Fading Effect on Terrestrial Microwave LOS Radio Links,” 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, pp. 918-919, Vancouver, Canada, July 2015, DOI: 10.1109/APS.2015.7304846

 

5.       P. Göktaş, A. Altıntaş, S. Topcu, and  E. Karaşan, “The Effect of Terrain Roughness in the Microwave Line-of-Sight Multipath Fading Estimation Based on Rec. ITU-R P.530-15,” 31st URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium (URSI GASS 2014), Beijing, China, Aug. 2014, DOI: 10.1109/URSIGASS.2014.6929679

 

6.       Ç. Kızılırmak, S. Topcu and H. Köymen, “Design of an emergency PMR network based on CDMA 450 in İstanbul metropolitan region”, TEHOSS2006-The Second IEEE International Conference on Technologies for Homeland Security and Safety, pp. 350, İstanbul, Turkey, Oct. 2006.

 

7.       A. Altıntaş, V. B. Erturk, C. A. Tunç, and S. Topcu, "Application of fast methods to large scale rough surface scattering and propagation problems," IVth International Workshop on Electromagnetic Wave Scattering, pp.3.27-3.32, Gebze, Turkey, Sept. 2006.

 

8.       A. Altıntaş, S. Topcu, H. Köymen, G. Moral and Ö. Yılmaz, “Outdoor propagation models: applications and considerations for real life problems,” The 2003 IEEE International Symposium on Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC03), pp. 705-708, İstanbul, Turkey, May 2003, DOI: 10.1109/ICSMC2.2003.1428997

 

9.       S. Topcu, H. Köymen, A. Altıntaş, and İ. Aksun, “A GIS aided frequency planning tool for terrestrial broadcasting and land mobile services,” NATO Advanced Research Workshop on GIS for Emergency Preparedness and Health Risk Reduction, Budapest, Hungary, April 2001.

 

10.   S. Topcu, H. Köymen, A. Altıntaş, and İ. Aksun, “Propagation prediction and planning tools for digital and analog terrestrial broadcasting and land mobile services,” Proc. of IEEE 50th Annual Broadcast Symposium, Tysons Corner, Virginia, USA, Sept. 2000.

 

11.   A. Altıntaş, M. İ. Aksun, H. Köymen, S. Topcu and V. Yurchenko, “The use of propagation prediction for broadcast and telecommunication services,” Int. Workshop on Direct and Inverse Wave Scattering, pp.6.3-6.12, Gebze, Turkey, Sept. 2000.

 

12.   A. Altıntaş, M. İ. Aksun, S. Topcu, H. Köymen, V. Yurchenko, E. Yetginer, and Ö. Yılmaz, “Comparison of various propagation models on real terrain: difficulties and remedies,” IEEE APS International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, pp.41, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, July 2000.

 

13.   A. Altıntaş, M. İ. Aksun, Ö. Balta, H. Köymen, S. Topcu and V. Yurchenko, “GIS-Aided propagation prediction study for broadcast and Telecommunication services,” Proc. of 10th Virginia Tech Symposium on Wireless Personal Communications, pp.329-340, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA, June 2000.

 

14.   A. Altıntaş, H. Köymen, S. Topcu, S. G. Tanyer, and O. Ocalı, “Topography and demography based spectrum utilization in the VHF and UHF terrestrial broadcast bands,” URSI XXVth General Assembly, Lille, France, Sept. 1996.

 

15.   A. Altıntaş, O. Ocalı, S. Topcu, S. G. Tanyer, and H. Köymen, “Computer aided frequency planning for the radio and TV broadcasts,” NATO-AGARD 4th SPP Symposium on Digital Communications Systems: Propagation Effects, Technical Solutions, Systems Design, pp. 46-1 – 46-6, Athens, Greece, Sept. 1995.

 

16.   C. T. Dikmen, M. M. Alaybeyi, S. Topcu, A. Atalar, E. Sezer, M. A. Tan, and R. A. Rohrer, “Piecewise-linear asymptotic waveform evaluation for transient simulation of electronic circuits,” Proc. of 1991 IEEE Int. Symp. on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS’91), pp. 854-857, Singapore, June 1991, DOI: 10.1109/ISCAS.1991.176497

 

17.   S. Topcu, İ. E. Ungan, and A. Atalar, “Implementation of a 128-bit programmable digital correlator chip”, Proc. of 1990 Bilkent International Conference on New Trends in Communication, Control, and Signal Processing, Edited by E. Arıkan, pp. 1234-1240, Elseiver Science Publishers B.V., Ankara, Turkey, July 1990.

 

18.   E. Ungan, S. Topcu, and A. Atalar, “A 128-bit microprocessor compatible programmable correlator chip for use in synchronous communication,” Proc. of VLSI and Computer Peripherals (Comp Euro’89), pp. 5/146 - 5/147, Hamburg, Germany, May 1989, DOI: 10.1109/CMPEUR.1989.93504

 

19.   S. Topcu, İ. E. Ungan, Ş. Toygar, and A. Atalar, “Design and testing of a microprocessor compatible 128-bit correlator,” Proc. of Third International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, pp. 798-803, Izmir, Turkey, Oct. 1988.

 

20.   E. Ungan, S. Topcu, and A. Atalar, “VLSI implementation of a microprocessor compatible 128-bit programmable correlator,” Proc. of Third International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, pp. 791-797, Izmir, Turkey, Oct. 1988.

 

21.   İ. E. Ungan, İ. Torunoğlu, S. Topcu, M. Karaman, İ. Dalgıç, and A. Atalar, “A CMOS VLSI layout editor,” Proc. of Second International Symposium on Computer and Information Sciences, pp. 596-608, İstanbul, Turkey, Oct. 1987.

 

National Conference Papers:

1.       P. Göktaş, S. Topcu, E. Karaşan ve A. Altıntaş, “Sabit Karasal Noktadan-Noktaya Haberleşme Sistemlerinin Analizi”, USMOS2015 - 6. Ulusal Savunma Uygulamaları Modelleme ve Simülasyon Konferansı, Ankara, Turkey, Nov. 2015.

 

2.       P. Göktaş, S. Topcu, E. Karaşan ve A. Altıntaş, “Sabit Karasal Noktadan-Noktaya Sistemlerin Çok Yollu Sönümlenmesini Azaltmak için Uzaysal Çeşitleme Teknigini Değerlendirme”, SİU2015 - IEEE 23. Sinyal İşleme ve İletişim Uygulamaları Kurultayı, pp. 1929-1932, Malatya, Turkey, May 2015, DOI: 10.1109/SIU.2015.7130238

 

3.       P. Göktaş, S. Topcu, E. Karaşan ve A. Altıntaş, “Sabit Karasal Mikrodalga LOS/NLOS Radyo Linklerin Enterferans Analizi”, SİU2015 - IEEE 23. Sinyal İşleme ve İletişim Uygulamaları Kurultayı, pp. 1969-1972, Malatya, Turkey, May 2015, DOI: 10.1109/SIU.2015.7130249

 

4.       P. Göktaş, S. Topcu, E. Karaşan ve A. Altıntaş, “Mikrodalga Karasal Radyo Link Analiz ve Simülasyonlarının Rec. ITU-R P.530 Tavsiyesine Uygun Olarak Gerçeklenmesi”, VII. URSI-Türkiye Bilimsel Kongresi, Elazığ, Turkey, Aug. 2014.

 

5.       S. Topcu, “Karasal Sayısal Yayıncılık Teknolojileri ve Ülkemizdeki Durum,” Karasal Sayısal Yayıncılık Çalıştayı, TMMOB Elektrik Mühendisleri Odası, pp.10-18, Ankara, Turkey, Dec. 2013.

 

6.       A. Altıntaş and S. Topcu, “Sayısal Karasal TV Planlaması,” Birey eksenli interaktif yayıncılık: IPTV kitabı, Radyo ve Televizyon Üst Kurulu ve Türkiye Bilişim Derneği, pp.195-200, March 2008.

 

7.       A. Altıntaş and S. Topcu, “Sayısal Televizyon Yayıncılığında Frekans Planlama,” Broadcast, Cable & Satellite Eurasia, a CeBit Event,  İstanbul, Turkey, Nov. 2006.

 

8.       V. B. Ertürk, C. A. Tunç, S. Topcu ve A. Altıntaş, “Geniş ölçekli pürüzlü yüzeylerden saçınım ve yayınım problemleri için hızlı yöntemler ve uygulamaları”, URSI – Türkiye  3. Ulusal Kongresi Bildiriler Kitabı, pp. 20, Ankara, Turkey, Sept. 2006.

 

9.       A. Altıntaş and S. Topcu, “Sayısal Televizyon Yayıncılığında Frekans Planlaması,” Radyo ve Televizyon Üst Kurulu Sayısal TV Paneli,  İstanbul, Turkey, May 2006.

 

10.   M. B. Güldoğan, S. Gürel ve S. Topcu, “Sabit genişbant kablosuz sistem tasarımı için planlama methodu ve yazılımı”, URSI – Türkiye 2004 İkinci Ulusal Kongresi Bildiriler Kitabı, pp. 331-333, Ankara, Turkey, Sept. 2004.

 

11.   A. Altıntaş, H. Köymen, S. Topcu ve E. Tın, “Milli Frekans Yönetim Sistemi”, İletişim Teknolojileri 1. Ulusal Sempozyum ve Fuarı Bildiriler Kitabı, pp. 51-56, Ankara, Turkey, Oct. 2001.

 

12.   S. Topcu, C. T. Dikmen, M. M. Alaybeyi, A. Atalar, E. Sezer ve M. A. Tan, “Elektronik devrelerin geçici durum çözümlenmesi için yeni bir devre benzetişim yazılımı,” 1991 Bilkent Universitesi Elektrik-Elektronik ve Bilgisayar Mühendisliği Konferansı (Bilkon’91) Bildiriler Kitabı, pp. 301-305, Ankara, Turkey, July 1991.

 

13.   S. Topcu, İ. E. Ungan, A. Atalar, N. Aral ve T. Ergün, “Bir 128-bit CMOS korelatör yongası,” ODTU EEMB 30. Yıl Sempozyumu Bildiriler Kitabı, pp. 229-232, Ankara, Turkey, Feb. 1989.

 

14.   İ. Torunoğlu, İ. E. Ungan, S. Topcu, M. Karaman, I. Dalgıç ve A. Atalar, “Bir VLSI layout editörü”, Elektrik Mühendisliği II. Ulusal Kongresi Bildiriler Kitabı, pp. 447-450, Ankara, Turkey, Sept. 1987.

 


 

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