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[1]     A.N.Kalashnikov, V.Ivchenko and R.E.Challis, VLSI architecture for repetitive waveform measurement with zero overhead averaging, 2005 IEEE International Workshop on Intelligent Signal Processing, pp.334-339, 2005. E-ISBN 0-7803-9031-8

[2]     V. Ivchenko, A. N. Kalashnikov, R. E. Challis, B. R. Hayes-Gill and A.K. Holmes, Accurate Interleaved Sampling of Repetitive Ultrasonic Waveforms: Two Clock Timing Architecture and its FPGA Implementation, Proc. 2006 IEEE Instrum. Measur. Technol. Conf., pp.1374-1379. ISBN 0-78039360-0

[3]     V.Ivchenko, A.N.Kalashnikov, R.E.Challis, B.R.Hayes-Gill, High-speed Digitizing of Repetitive Waveforms Using Accurate Interleaved Sampling, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Measurem., vol.56, iss.4, p.1322-1328, 2007. ISSN 0018-9456

[4]     A.N. Kalashnikov, V. Ivchenko, R. E. Challis, B. R. Hayes-Gill, High Accuracy Data Acquisition Architectures for Ultrasonic Imaging, IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroel. and Freq. Contr., vol.54, pp.1596-1605, 2007. ISSN 0885-3010

[5]     A.N.Kalashnikov, R.E.Challis, M.U.Unwin and A.K.Holmes, Effects of frame jitter in data acquisition systems, IEEE Trans. on Instrum. Measur., vol.54, iss.6, pp. 2177 - 2183, Dec 2005. ISSN 0018-9456

[6]     A.N.Kalashnikov and R.E.Challis,Errors and uncertainties in the measurement of ultrasonic wave attenuation and phase velocity, IEEE Trans. Ultrason., Ferroel. and Freq. Contr., vol. 52, pp. 1754-1768, 2005. ISSN 0885-3010

[7]     A.N. Kalashnikov, V.G. Ivchenko, R. E. Challis, W. Chen, Self-Calibrating Scalable Research Platform for Ultrasonic Measurements in Chemical and Biological Reactors,Proc. 2006 IEEE Instrum. Measurem. Technol. Conf. ISSBN 1-4244-0589-0

[8]     V.G. Ivchenko, A. N. Kalashnikov, R. E. Challis, B. R. Hayes-Gill, R.A. Light, Development of Electronic Components for an Integrated Ultrasonic Front End ASIC,Proc. 2007 IEEE Instrum. Measurem. Technol. Conf. ISSBN 1-4244-0589-0

[9]     A.N.Kalashnikov, K.L.Shafran, R.E.Challis, C.C.Perry, M.E.Unwin, A.K.Holmes and V.Ivchenko, Super-resolution in situ ultrasonic monitoring of chemical reactions, Proc. 2004 IEEE Ultrason. Symp., pp. 549-552. ISBN 0-7803-8413-X

[10]  A.N.Kalashnikov, V.Ivchenko, R.E.Challis and A.K.Holmes, Compensation for temperature variation in ultrasonic chemical process monitoring, Proc. 2005 IEEE Ultrason. Symp., pp. 1151-1154. ISBN 0-7803-9383-X

[11]  A.N.Kalashnikov, V.Ivchenko, R.E.Challis, W.Chen (invited), Recent improvements in ultrasonic instrumentation for experimental studies of chemical reactions, 2nd Int Conference Sensor Electronics and Microsystems Technology, Odessa, Astroprint, p.9, 2006. ISBN 966-318-534-1

[12]  K.L.Shafran, C.C.Perry, V.Ivchenko, R.E.Challis, A.K.Holmes and A.N.Kalashnikov, Resolving complex chemical processes: comparison of monitoring by ultrasound with other measurement methods, Proc. 2006 IEEE Instrum. Measurem. Technol. Conf., pp.714-719. ISBN 0-78039360-0

[13]  A.N.Kalashnikov, K.L.Shafran, V.I.Ivchenko, R.E.Challis, C.C. Perry, In Situ Ultrasonic Monitoring of Aluminum Ion Hydrolysis in Aqueous Solutions:  Instrumentation, Techniques and Comparisons to pH-metry, IEEE Trans. Instrum. Measurem., vol.56, iss.4, p.1329-1339, 2007. ISSN 0018-9456





V.G.Ivchenko, ASIC for an Integrated Ultrasonic Front End, presented at the VLSI joint meeting of the EEE school on 22 June 2007


A.Wadhwa, Microprocessor controlled testing of mixing signal ASICs, internship project, presented at the UoN Graduate School conference, 2007