Notions of reciprocity, time-reversal and sensitivity to defects in wave propagation and field transport will be address by discussing disruptive ways in which devices are designed and employed in enabling new functionalities at high frequencies. Platforms that can benefit from these approaches include electronic and photonic devices and circuits, filters, logic operators and circulators, and their on chip implementations.
RF and millimeter wave amplifiers are key elements in modern wireless and defense applications. Existing high speed transistor technologies are approaching their limits and current amplifier design practices focus on trade-offs between key performance parameters. With 5G deploying and upcoming millimeter wave systems for defense, next generation GaN transistor technologies are emerging. This session focuses of these emerging transistor technologies for these applications.
Advances in SiGe, CMOS and GaN technology have lead to the widespread availability of low-cost millimeter wave radar transceivers. These sensors has enabled new capabilities in vibrometry and small scale motion sensing. Advances in this session include FMCW sensing of multiple targets, AI driven gesture recognition, picosecond pulse and interferometric techniques capable of resolving vibration ambiguities, and novel motion compensation approaches for vibrometry of moving targets.
Microwave and millimeter wave transmitters and receivers have been developed in Si technologies, which is attractive for the development of networked and distributed systems. Such systems promise much better imaging and or sensing properties than single transceiver systems. This session addresses such systems, in particular architectures, hardware realizations, the impact of hardware impairments, and low level signal processing approaches.
Dr. Robert J. Trew: DECEMBER 8, 1944 - FEBRUARY 24, 2019
This session attempts to capture the career and life of Dr. Robert Trew as an engineer, educator, scientist, society leader, government official, hero of the U.S. Army Research Office, musician, photographer, and above all husband and father.
Bob received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Kettering University in 1968, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1969 and 1975.
Bob was the Alton and Mildred Lancaster Distinguished Professor (Emeritus) and former head of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in NC State’s College of Engineering. He was a department head for a collective 11 years at three major research universities: Case Western Reserve University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and NC State University.
On the government side, Bob served as a program manager at the Army Research Office, Director of Research for the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the U.S. Department of Defense, and Director of the Division of the Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems at the National Science Foundation.
As a scientist, Bob made important contributions to research on semiconductor devices and microwave computer-aided design. He was a highly regarded mentor and leader. His accomplishments are well recognized within MTT-S and were acknowledged by granting him the Pioneer Award and the Career Award.
Bob served as the President of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society in 2004.