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Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering
3108 Engineering Hall
1701D Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506
Fax: 785-532-1188

Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m.-noon, 1-5p.m.

Personal Webpage of Donald Lenhert

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Office Address Home Address

Kansas State University 10255 Highway 13

2077 Rathbone Hall, Dept. of Elec. & Comp. Engg. Manhattan, KS 66502

Manhattan, KS 66506-5204 Phone: (785) 537-1058

Phone: (785) 532-4663; FAX: (785) 532-1188 Email: lenhert@ksu.edu


Personal data

Date of Birth: November 25, 1934 Health: Good

Marital Status: Married; Two grown sons Hobbies: Woodworking, farm work


Education Registration

B.S. - E.E. Kansas State University, 1956 Registered Professional Engineer

M.S. - E.E. Syracuse University, 1958 Kansas #6566 since Jan, 1973

Ph.D. - E.E. University of New Mexico, 1966


Academic Experience

1966 - Present, Professor, Kansas State University

1962 - 1966, Teaching and Research Associate, University of New Mexico


Classes Taught Recently

EECE 533 Real-Time Electronics - Designed in 2000 taught 3 times

EECE 590 Seminar - Taught occasionally

EECE 631 Microcomputer System Design - Designed in 1975 - Continually update -Teach most semesters till 2005

EECE 633 Real-Time Embedded Systems -Designed in 2000 - Continually update - Teach every time offered

EECE 733 Real-Time Embedded Systems Design Designed in 2000 - Continually update - Teach every time offered

EECE 746 Fault Diagnosis in Digital Systems - Teach whenever number of students adequate


Industrial Experience

Summers 1991 to 2000, Motorola Semiconductor Product Sector, Austin, TX, Test Consultant

Sabbatical Leave - Area of Digital Testing, 1983-1984

Intel Corp., Hillsboro, OR - Digital Board Self-Test; Tektronix Inc., Beaverton, OR - Board and System Testing; Motorola Inc., Austin, TX - Digital Chip Testing; Delco Electronics, Oak Creek, WI - High Volume Board Test

Summers 1977 and 1955, The Boeing Company, Wichita, KS.

Summers 1968, 1969, and 1970, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA.

1960-1962, The Dikewood Corporation, Albuquerque, NM.

1958-1960, U.S. Air Force Special Weapons Center, Albuquerque, NM.

1956-1958, General Electric Company, Syracuse, NY.


Recent Research and Professional Activities

1999 - 2003, NSF, Real-Time Embedded Systems Combined Research and Curriculum Development.

1990 - 1992, Advanced Manufacturing Institute, KSU, The development of a microprocessor board with boundary scan and built-in self-test.

1978 - 1990, Sandia National Laboratories, Multiple contracts regarding hardware evaluation and implementation of A/D converters and various microprocessor systems.

1988 - 2001, Webmaster, IEEE Test Technology Technical Committee, Newsletter Editor- IEEE Design & Test


Recent Publications

Wei, Jiantao, Zhang, Naiqian, Lenhert, Donald, Han, Shufeng, "An Overview and Comparison of Time-Triggered Protocols for X-By-Wire Applications", Paper 053090, 2005 ASAE Annual International Meeting, Tampa, FL 17-20, July 2005.

J. Wei, N. Zhang, N. Wang, D. Lenhert, M. Neilsen, M. Mizuno, and G. Singh, " A Structural and Modular Approach to Implement Communication Interface for Tractor Electronics Communication Using CAN Kingdom",ASAE Paper No. 02-1178, American Society of Agricultural Engineers, ASAE 2002 Annual International Meeting, July 28-31, 2002.

M. Mizuno, D. Lenhert, M. Neilsen, G. Singh, N. Zhang, and A. Gross, "A Case Study of Interdisciplinary Teaching at Kansas State", In Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Session 1320, Montreal, Quebec, 2002.

M.L. Neilsen, D.H. Lenhert, M. Mizuno, G. Singh, N. Zhang, and A.B. Gross, "An interdisciplinary curriculum on real-time embedded systems", In Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Session 1526, Montreal, Quebec, 2002.

M. Mizuno, G. Singh, M.L. Neilsen, D.H. Lenhert, N. Zhang, and A.B. Gross, "An invariant pattern-based approach to develop concurrent programs", In Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Session 1520, Montreal, Quebec, 2002.

G. Singh, M. Mizuno, M. Neilsen, D. Lenhert, N. Zhang, and A. Gross, "Evaluating the impact of real-time systems theory course on a multidisciplinary embedded systems curriculum", In Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference and Exposition, Montreal, Quebec, 2002.



1. ALU-Based Programmable MISR/Pseudorandom Generator for Self-Test. No. 5416783, Granted 5/16/95


Embedded Real-time Systems Research


Useful Sites

Freescale (Motorola) Microcomputer Information and Freeware Motorola Chip Data Sheetshttp://www.freescale.com/webapp/sps/library/prod_lib.jsp

KSU Electronic Design Lab's Electronic Links 
has good set of electronic parts sites http://www.ksu.edu/ksuedl/links/distributors.htm

KSU Career and Employment Services http://www.ksu.ksu.edu/ces/

KSU Libraries http://www.lib.ksu.edu

IEEE Home Page http://www.eece.ksu.edu/~ieee

IEEE Kansas City Section http://www.ieee-kc.org