Special Sessions


Dimitris Pavlidis
Florida International Univ.
Yuanxun Ethan Wang
Univ. of California, Los Angeles

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.

We1E-1: Lamb Wave Resonator Loaded Non-reciprocal RF Devices
Ting Lu, Joseph Schneider, Xiating Zou, Sidhant Tiwari, Zhi Yao, Greg Carman, Robert Candler, Yuanxun Wang
Ting Lu, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
(08:00 - 08:20) 2020-06-24
We1E-2: Microwave applications of zirconium-doped hafnium oxide ferroelectrics: from nanoscale calculations up to experimental results
Martino Aldrigo, Mircea Dragoman, Emiliano Laudadio, Sergiu Iordanescu, Mircea Modreanu, Ian Povey, Florin Nastase, Silviu Vulpe, Pierluigi Stipa, Andrea Di Donato, Luca Pierantoni, Davide Mencarelli
Martino Aldrigo, National Institute for Research and Development in
(08:20 - 08:40) 2020-06-24
We1E-3: Novel non-reciprocal microwave spin wave and magneto-elastic wave devices for on-chip signal processing
Amanatullah Khan, Ilya Krivorotov, Eric Montoya, Andrei Slavin, Mingzhong Wu
Amanatullah Khan, Univ. of California, Irvine
(08:40 - 09:00) 2020-06-24
We1E-4: Organic Ferrimagnetic Material Vanadium Tetracyanoethylene for Non-reciprocal Microwave Applications
Na Zhu, Andrew Franson, Seth Kurfman, Michael Chilcote, Denis Candido, Michael Flatte, Katherine Nygren, Kristen Buchanan, Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, Hong Tang
Hong Tang, Yale Univ.
(09:00 - 09:20) 2020-06-24
We1E-5: Non-Reciprocal Lithium Niobate-on-Silicon Acoustoelectric Delay Lines
Hakhamanesh Mansoorzare, Reza Abdolvand
Hakhamanesh Mansoorzare, Univ. of Central Florida
(09:20 - 09:30) 2020-06-24
We1E-6: A Highly Linear Non-Magnetic GaN Circulator Based on Spatio-Temporal Modulation with an IIP3 of 56 dBm
Jose Bahamonde, Ioannis Kymissis, Harish Krishnaswamy
Jose Bahamonde, Columbia Univ.
(09:30 - 09:40) 2020-06-24
Jeong-Sun Moon
HRL Laboratories
Kenneth Mays

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.

We1G-1: Emerging High Power mm-Wave RF transistors
Young-Kai Chen, Abirami Sivananthan, Tsu-Hsi Chang
Abirami Sivananthan, Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc.
(08:00 - 08:20) 2020-06-24
We1G-2: Advanced GaN HEMT Modeling Techniques and Power Amplifiers for Millimeter-Wave Applications
Shintaro Shinjo, Masatake Hangai, Yutaro Yamaguchi, Moriyasu Miyazaki
Shintaro Shinjo, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
(08:20 - 08:40) 2020-06-24
We1G-3: Qorvo’s Emerging GaN Technologies for mmWave Applications
Yu Cao, Vipan Kumar, Shuoqi Chen, Yongjie Cui, Edward Beam, Andy Xie, Jose Jimenez, Andrew Ketterson, Cathy Lee, Douglas Linkhart, Anton Geiler
Yu Cao, QORVO, Inc.
(08:40 - 09:00) 2020-06-24
We1G-4: High-speed GaN HEMTs with State-of-the-art Linearity and Efficiency
Jeong Moon, Bob Grabar, Mike Antcliffe, Joel Wong, Peter Chen, Dao Chuong, Erdem Arkun, Isaac Khalaf, Andrea Corrion, James Chappell, Nivendhita Venkatesan, Patrick Fay
Jeong Moon, Hughes Research Laboratories
(09:00 - 09:20) 2020-06-24
We1G-5: Advances in the Super-Lattice Castellated Field Effect Transistor (SLCFET) for High Power Density, Energy Efficient RF Amplification
Josephine Chang, Shamima Afroz, Brian Novak, Jordan Merkel, Ken Nagamatsu, Rob Howell
Josephine Chang, Northrop Grumman Corp.
(09:20 - 09:40) 2020-06-24


Chris Robenbeck
Naval Research Laboratory
Chai-Chan Chang
National Chung Cheng Univ.

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.

We3D-1: Silent Speech Recognition based on Short-Range Millimeter-Wave Sensing
Li Wen, Changzhan Gu
Li Wen, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.
(15:50 - 16:10) 2020-06-24
We3D-2: Non-Contact Vital Signs Monitoring for Multiple Subjects Using a Millimeter Wave FMCW Automotive Radar
Shekh Md Mahmudul Islam, Naoyuki Motoyama, Sergio Pacheco, Victor Lubecke
Shekh Md Mahmudul Islam, University of Hawaii at Manoa
(16:10 - 16:30) 2020-06-24
We3D-3: Multi-Spectral THz Micro-Doppler Radar Based On A Silicon-Based Picosecond Pulse Radiator
Sam Razavian, Aydin Babakhani
Sam Razavian, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
(16:30 - 16:50) 2020-06-24
We3D-4: Using FMCW Radar for Spatially Resolved Intra-Chirp Vibrometry in the Audio Range
Lukas Piotrowsky, Jan Siska, Christian Schweer, Nils Pohl
Lukas Piotrowsky, Ruhr Univ. Bochum
(16:50 - 17:10) 2020-06-24
We3D-5: AI-driven Event Recognition with a Real-Time 3D 60-GHz Radar System
Asaf Tzadok, Alberto Valdes-Garcia, Petar Pepeljugoski, Jean-Olivier Plouchart, Mark Yeck, Huijuan Liu
Alberto Valdes-Garcia, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
(17:10 - 17:30) 2020-06-24


Christian Waldschmidt
Ulm Univ.
Martin Vossiek
Ulm Univ.

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.

Th2C-1: A Self-Mixing Receiver for Wireless Frequency Synchronization in Coherent Distributed Arrays
Serge Mghabghab, Jeffrey Nanzer
Serge Mghabghab, Michigan State Univ.
(10:10 - 10:30) 2020-06-25
Th2C-2: A Digital Interferometric Array with Active Noise Illumination for Millimeter-Wave Imaging at 13.7 fps
Stavros Vakalis, Jeffrey Nanzer
Stavros Vakalis, Michigan State Univ.
(10:30 - 10:50) 2020-06-25
Th2C-3: Wireless Coherent Full-Duplex Double-Sided Two-Way Ranging (CFDDS-TWR) Approach with Phase Tracking Based Multipath Suppression for Submillimeter Accuracy Displacement Sensing
Michael Gottinger, Marcel Hoffmann, Martin Vossiek
Marcel Hoffmann, Univ. of Erlangen-Nuremberg
(10:50 - 11:10) 2020-06-25
Th2C-4: Phase Recovery in Sensor Networks Based on Incoherent Repeater Elements
David Werbunat, Benedikt Meinecke, Maximilian Steiner, Christian Waldschmidt
David Werbunat, Ulm Univ.
(11:10 - 11:30) 2020-06-25
Th2C-5: Fusion of Radar and Communication Information for Tracking in OFDM Automotive Radar at 24 GHz
Jessica Sanson, Daniel Castanheira, Atilio Gameiro, Paulo Monteiro
Jessica Sanson, Instituto De Telecomunicacoes
(11:30 - 11:50) 2020-06-25


Samir El-Ghazaly
Univ. of Arkansas
George Haddad
National Science Foundation

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.

Th3B-1: Remembering Dr. Robert James Trew
Heather Trew
Heather Trew, US Department of Defense (DoD)
(13:40 - 14:00) 2020-06-25
Th3B-2: Following the Evolution of High-Frequency Electronics: From Diodes to Transistors A Memorial to the Life of Dr. Robert J. Trew (1944 – 2019)
Madhu Gupta
Madhu Gupta, Univ. of California, San Diego
(14:00 - 14:20) 2020-06-25
Th3B-3: Robert J. Trew and the Microwave Community
Mike Golio
Mike Golio, Golio Endeavors
(14:20 - 14:40) 2020-06-25
Th3B-4: Bob Trew: Teacher, Researcher, Mentor, and Friend
Alfy Riddle
Alfy Riddle, Quanergy Systems, Inc.
(14:40 - 15:00) 2020-06-25