Focus & Special Sessions

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Nizar Messaoudi
Keysight Technologies
Sorin P. Voinigescu
Univ. of Toronto
4D-4F
Abstract

This session covers a broad spectrum of cryogenic packaging, interconnect, and system integration technologies and challenges, as well as the design of microwave readout amplifier and control circuits for superconducting and ion-trap quantum computer systems. It starts with the keynote talk on the challenges of engineering quantum computers based on high fidelity superconducting qubits and continues with an overview of existing cryogenic interconnect technologies. The third talk focuses on the state-of-the-art in parametric amplifier design for readout of superconducting qubits. Finally, the last paper introduces a new microwave approach for the control of ion-trap quantum processors.

Abstract
Tu1E-1: Keynote: Engineering Quantum Systems of Superconducting Qubits
William Oliver
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
(08:00 - 08:40)
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Tu1E-2: Superconducting Microwave Interconnect Technologies for Quantum and Cryogenic Systems
Michael C. Hamilton, Bhargav Yelamanchili, Archit Shah, Sherman E. Peek, Stephen Bankson, Chase C. Tillman
Auburn Univ., Auburn Univ., Auburn Univ., Auburn Univ., Auburn Univ., Auburn Univ.
(08:40 - 09:00)
Abstract
Tu1E-3: Prospects for Parametric Amplifiers in Large-Scale Superconducting Quantum Computing
José Aumentado
NIST
(09:00 - 09:20)
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Tu1E-4: High-Fidelity RF/Microwave-Based Universal Control of Trapped Ion Qubits
R. Srinivas, S.C. Burd, H.M. Knaack, R.T. Sutherland, A. Kwiatkowski, S. Glancy, E. Knill, D.J. Wineland, D. Leibfried, A.C. Wilson, D.T.C. Allcock, D.H. Slichter
NIST, NIST, NIST, LLNL, NIST, NIST, NIST, NIST, NIST, NIST, NIST, NIST
(09:20 - 09:40)

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José E. Rayas-Sánchez
ITESO
Qi-Jun Zhang
Carleton Univ.
403-404
Abstract

Microwave design optimization has allowed accelerated progress in diverse industrial sectors, including telecommunications, energy, biomedicine, and high-performance computer platforms. Based on the historical evolution of high-frequency design optimization, in this session we identify future challenges that will be addressed by the next generation of algorithmic optimization approaches. We speculate on future developments for state-of-the-art optimization techniques, including automated feature-engineering-based optimization, optimal structure synthesis by time reversal of specified EM field responses, field-based response sensitivities, confined and dimensionally reduced surrogate-based optimization, cognition-driven space mapping approaches, as well as advanced applications of knowledge-based neuronal and machine learning techniques.

Abstract
Tu2B-1: The Synergy Between Optimization and Time Domain Electromagnetics — Past Evolution and Future Possibilities
Wolfgang J.R. Hoefer
Univ. of Victoria
(10:10 - 10:20)
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Tu2B-2: Analytical Expressions for Field-based Response Sensitivity Analysis and Their Application in Microwave Design and Imaging
Natalia Nikolova, Romina Kazemivala
McMaster Univ., McMaster Univ.
(10:20 - 10:40)
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Tu2B-3: EM-Driven Tolerance Optimization of Compact Microwave Components Using Response Feature Surrogates
Anna Pietrenko-Dabrowska, Slawomir Koziel, John W. Bandler, José E. Rayas-Sánchez
Gdansk University of Technology, Reykjavik University, McMaster Univ., ITESO
(10:40 - 10:50)
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Tu2B-4: Surrogate-Based Design and Tuning Methods for RF/Microwave Devices
Yang Yu, Zhen Zhang, Qingsha S. Cheng, Bo Liu, Yi Wang
SUSTech, SUSTech, SUSTech, Univ. of Glasgow, Univ. of Birmingham
(10:50 - 11:10)
Abstract
Tu2B-5: Recent Advances and Future Trends in Neuro-TF for EM Optimization
Feng Feng, Qianyi Guo, Qi-Jun Zhang
Tianjin Univ., Tianjin Univ., Carleton Univ.
(11:10 - 11:30)
Abstract
Tu2B-6: System-Level Measurement-Based Design Optimization by Space Mapping Technology
José E. Rayas-Sánchez, John W. Bandler
ITESO, McMaster Univ.
(11:30 - 11:40)
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Tu2B-7: Recent Advances on Aggressive Space Mapping Techniques for Waveguide Filters Design and Tuning
J.C. Melgarejo, J. Ossorio, D. Rubio, S. Cogollos, Marco Guglielmi, Vicente E. Boria
Univ. Politècnica de València, Univ. Politècnica de València, Univ. Politècnica de València, Univ. Politècnica de València, Univ. Politècnica de València, Univ. Politècnica de València
(11:40 - 11:50)

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Fabio Sebastiano
Technische Universiteit Delft
Evan Jeffrey
Google
4D-4F
Abstract

As several quantum systems must operate at cryogenic temperatures, ad-hoc methods and tools are required to test and characterize quantum and electrical devices at such temperatures. The first paper by the University of Colorado addresses the challenges in characterizing superconducting microwave resonators. The following two papers focus on cryogenic noise characterization: a methodology for noise characterization of cryogenic microwave amplifiers proposed by the Fraunhofer Institute, and the high-frequency and noise characterization of cryogenic SiGe HBTs by the University of Toronto, STMicroelectronics, and Ciena. Finally, a 4-K automated on-wafer probing system able to null the ambient magnetic field will be presented by FormFactor and MIT Lincoln Laboratory.

Abstract
Tu3E-1: Measurement Techniques for Superconducting Microwave Resonators Towards Quantum Device Applications
Corey Rae H. McRae
University of Colorado Boulder
(13:30 - 13:50)
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Tu3E-2: A Cryogenic On-Chip Noise Measurement Procedure with ±1.4-K Measurement Uncertainty
Felix Heinz, Fabian Thome, Arnulf Leuther, Oliver Ambacher
Fraunhofer IAF, Fraunhofer IAF, Fraunhofer IAF, Fraunhofer IAF
(13:50 - 14:10)
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Tu3E-3: Cryogenic Characterization of the High-Frequency and Noise Performance of SiGe HBTs from DC to 70 GHz and Down to 2 K
Shai Bonen, Gregory Cooke, Thomas Jager, Apurv Bharadwaj, Suyash Pati Tripathi, Didier Celi, Pascal Chevalier, Peter Schvan, Sorin Voinigescu
Univ. of Toronto, Univ. of Toronto, Univ. of Toronto, Univ. of Toronto, Univ. of Toronto, STMicroelectronics, STMicroelectronics, Ciena, Corp., Univ. of Toronto
(14:10 - 14:30)
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Tu3E-4: Fully Automatic 4K Cryogenic Probe Station for DC and Microwave Measurements on 150mm and 200mm Wafers
Joshua T. West, Arthur Kurlej, Alex Wynn, Chad Rogers, Mark A. Gouker, Sergey K. Tolpygo
High Precision Devices, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, High Precision Devices, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
(14:30 - 14:50)

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Jeong-sun Moon
HRL Laboratories
David Brown
BAE Systems
4D-4F
Abstract

While RF/mm-wave amplifiers are key elements in modern wireless communications and DoD applications, current RF/mm-wave amplifier performance has approached near saturation and current practice in amplifier designs requires a trade-off between output power, linearity, efficiency, and bandwidth. It is due to that current high­speed transistor technologies are limited by the reduced breakdown voltage, pre-mature current collapse, a "10 dB" rule of thumb in linearity/Pdc ratio) and a thermal issue. Mith mm-wave 5G and 6G on the horizon and DoD mm­wave systems, next-generation GaN transistor technologies are emerging rapidly to replace the conventional GaN transistors. This focused session will cover emerging mm-wave GaN transistor technologies and MMICs toward 5G/6G wireless applications and DoD applications.

Abstract
Tu4E-1: Emerging Millimeter-Wave Device Technology — Next Generation GaN and Beyond
Thomas E. Kazior, Gregory M. Jones, Tsu-Hsi Chang
DARPA, Advanced Research Consultants, HetInTec
(15:40 - 16:00)
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Tu4E-2: Improved N-Polar GaN mm-Wave Linearity, Efficiency, and Noise
Matthew Guidry, Pawana Shrestha, Wenjian Liu, Brian Romanczyk, Nirupam Hatui, Christian Wurm, Rohit R. Karnaty, Haoran Li, Elaheh Ahmadi, Stacia Keller, James F. Buckwalter, Umesh K. Mishra
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
(16:00 - 16:20)
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Tu4E-3: ScAlN-GaN Transistor Technology for Millimeter-Wave Ultra-High Power and Efficient MMICs
Eduardo M. Chumbes, John Logan, Brian Schultz, Matt DeJarld, Maher Tahhan, Nick Kolias, Matt Hardy, Mario Ancona, David Meyer
Raytheon, Raytheon, Raytheon, Raytheon, Raytheon, Raytheon, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
(16:20 - 16:40)
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Tu4E-4: Multi-Channel Schottky-Gate BRIDGE HEMT Technology for Millimeter-Wave Power Amplifier Applications
Keisuke Shinohara, Casey King, Dean Regan, Eric Regan, Andrew Carter, Andrea Arias, Joshua Bergman, Miguel Urteaga, Berinder Brar, Yu Cao, Andy Xie, Edward Beam, Cathy Lee
Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging, Qorvo, Qorvo, Qorvo, Qorvo
(16:40 - 17:00)
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Tu4E-5: Highly-Linear and Efficient mm-Wave GaN HEMTs and MMICs
Jeong-sun Moon, Bob Grabar, Joel Wong, Joe Tai, Erdem Arkun, Didiel V. Morales, Chuong Dao, Shyam Bharadwaj, Dave Fanning, Nivedhita Venkatesan, Patrick Fay
HRL Laboratories, HRL Laboratories, HRL Laboratories, HRL Laboratories, HRL Laboratories, HRL Laboratories, HRL Laboratories, HRL Laboratories, HRL Laboratories, Univ. of Notre Dame, Univ. of Notre Dame
(17:00 - 17:20)

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Nils Pohl
Ruhr Univ. Bochum
1D-1F
Abstract

In the scope of the IMS 2022 Systems Forum, the proposed Focus Session will provide an overview of the world-wide state-of-the-art of radar technology. It will present a wide range of different applications in the military, civil, and dual-use sectors, while also highlighting common features in technology and methods.

Abstract
We1F-1: Keynote: Recent Radar Advances and Their Impact
Joseph Guerci
Information Systems Labs, Inc.
(08:00 - 08:20)
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We1F-2: Upgrading the HUSIR Radar for Deep-Space Satellite Imaging
Mohamed D. Abouzahra, Michael E. MacDonald, Roy K. Lee, Donna L. Grimes, Brian H. Simakauskas, N. Lopez, Christopher Eckert, Joseph M. Usoff
MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, MIT, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
(08:20 - 08:40)
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We1F-3: Influence of Soil Moisture on the Detection of Buried Objects Using an Airborne GPSAR
Alexander Grathwohl, Bernd Arendt, Thomas Walter, Christian Waldschmidt
Universität Ulm, Technische Hochschule Ulm, Technische Hochschule Ulm, Universität Ulm
(08:40 - 09:00)
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We1F-4: Frequency-Domain Characterization of Millimeter-Wave FMCW Signal Based on a Precisely Synchronized NVNA Measurement Setup
Yichi Zhang, Dandan Wu, Hongying Gao, Zhao He, Meining Nie
NIM, CATARC, NIM, NIM, NIM
(09:00 - 09:20)
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We1F-5: Sparse Processing for Driver Respiration Monitoring Using In-Vehicle mmWave Radar
Yu Rong, Kumar Vijay Mishra, Daniel W. Bliss
Arizona State Univ., U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Arizona State Univ.
(09:20 - 09:40)

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John Papapolymerou
Michigan State Univ.
Linda Katehi
Texas A&M Univ.
1A - 1C
Abstract

This session will focus on new technologies and advances in RF circuits and systems that are expected to play a major role in future communication, radar and sensing applications. The session will include topics/papers highlighting novel circuits such as memristor-based RF electronics, GaN-based RF electronics, silicon-photonic electronics, 3D printed mm-wave packages and interconnects and active incoherent mm-wave imaging systems.

Abstract
We3E-1: High Density Integration/Multi-Function Assemblies, Photonics, and mm-Wave Components
A. Gutierrez-Aitken
Northrop Grumman
(13:30 - 13:50)
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We3E-2: A 4GHz Digital Class-E Outphasing PA
Thomas Hoffmann, Lars Schellhase, Wolfgang Heinrich, Andreas Wentzel
FBH, FBH, FBH, FBH
(13:50 - 14:10)
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We3E-3: An X/Ku Dual-Band GaAs MMIC Power Amplifier with Integrated Load Impedance Sensing
Devon T. Donahue, Philip Zurek, Zoya Popović, Taylor Barton
University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder
(14:10 - 14:30)
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We3E-4: Three-Dimensional Active Incoherent Millimeter-Wave Imaging Using Noise Pulse Integration
Stavros Vakalis, Jorge R. Colon-Berrios, Jeffrey A. Nanzer
Michigan State Univ., Michigan State Univ., Michigan State Univ.
(14:30 - 14:50)
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We3E-5: A High Bandwidth Energy Efficient Linear Transimpedance Amplifier for Short-Range 100GBd PAM-4 Applications
Christian Bohn, Ahmet Çağrı Ulusoy
KIT, KIT
(14:50 - 15:10)
Joe Guerci
Information Systems Laboratories
1D-1F
Abstract

Since its inception over 10 years ago, the field of cognitive radar (CR) has seen steady growth in both its areas of applications. In general terms, CR implements a sophisticated sense-learn-adapt (SLA) action-perception cycle that is significantly beyond what is possible with traditional adaptive radar techniques. Key enablers for CR include advanced machine learning, knowledge-aided processing, high performance embedded computing. This focus session will provide an up-to-the-minute overview of the major research activities in the CR field.

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We3F-1: Cognitive Radar Tracking with Spectrum Sensing and Prediction
Kristine Bell, Benjamin Shapo
Metron, Metron
(13:30 - 13:50)
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We3F-2: Joint Design of Radar Transmit-Receive Pair in Highly Reverberating and Congested Environments
Augusto Aubry, Sabrina De Fenza, Antonio De Maio
Università di Napoli Federico II, Università di Napoli Federico II, Università di Napoli Federico II
(13:50 - 14:10)
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We3F-3: A Fast Impedance Tuner Implementation in a Cognitive Radar for Synchronous Real-Time Optimization in a Congested Environment
Justin Roessler, Austin Egbert, Trevor Van Hoosier, Sarah Seguin, Anthony Martone, Charles Baylis, Robert J. Marks II
Baylor Univ., Baylor Univ., Baylor Univ., Baylor Univ., ARL, Baylor Univ., Baylor Univ.
(14:10 - 14:30)
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We3F-4: Radar Concepts for Inline Non-Destructive Testing
D. Nuessler, C. Krebs, A. Froehly, S. Gütgemann
Fraunhofer FHR, Fraunhofer FHR, Fraunhofer FHR, Fraunhofer FHR
(14:30 - 14:50)

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1A - 1C
Abstract

This special session is dedicated to the memory of Professor Tatsuo Itoh. Prof Itoh is a role model for researchers and educators and was a giant pillar of the microwave community. The speakers of this session are the well-known senior members of our community and are outstanding students/scholars or colleagues who have worked with Prof. Itoh for decades. Speakers will also share their golden days and experience working with Tatsuo Itoh, as a great tutor, mentor and his great humility, working habits and enthusiasm. His depth of knowledge and self-effacement were true inspirations for many, and he will remain with us forever and to many generations through his colossal work.

Agenda
15:40-15:50 - Tatsuo Itoh: More than half a Century of Contributions”, Samir Elghazali, 
15:50-16:00 - Coupled Oscillator Arrays”, Gabriel Rebeiz, 
16:00-16:15 - The Spectral Domain Approach (SDA) – A Legacy of Professor Tatsuo Itoh to the Applied Electromagnetics Community”, Ke Wu, 
16:15-16:30 - Fully 3D Printed Monopole Antennas”, Vesna Radisic
16:30-16:45 - Reflections on Professor Itoh and the Quasi-Yagi Antenna”, William Deal
16:45-17:00 - Active Integrated Electrically Small Antennas”, Yuanxun Ethan Wang

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Marc Vanden Bossche
National Instruments
Matt Spexarth
National Instruments
1D-1F
Abstract

Since the past decade phased-array antennas can no longer be ignored in the commercial market. This market reaches from telecommunication to automotive and beyond. Presently, antenna-in-module and antenna-in-package (AiP and AiM) are the most common formfactors. But as the carrier frequency (THz) and modulation bandwidths (multiple GHz) are increasing, antenna-on-chip (AoC) will play an important role, eliminating completely the traditional separation between conductive and antenna design and test. Consequently, system level designers and characterization engineers need to deal properly with conductive, antenna and radiating aspects. System level simulators evolved already including radiation aspects but it is a long way before extracting decent behavioral models that can deal with the vast number of parameters. Anechoic chambers in different sizes are commercially available but are cumbersome, time- and space-consuming for the engineer accustomed to conductive testing. Would it thinkable to come up with a desktop version as a natural extension to a cable, connecting instruments? This session introduces to industrial characterization engineers and system level designers of phased-array antenna systems the newest developments related to fast and compact characterization, even useable for production test and their impact on the improvement of system level simulation.

Abstract
Th1F-1: Keynote: Calibrating RF/Microwave Front Ends in Multichannel Receiver and Transmitter Systems
Mike Jones
Analog Devices, Inc.
(08:00 - 08:20)
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Th1F-2: Rydberg Atomic Electrometry: A Near-Field Technology for Complete Far-Field Imaging in Seconds?
D. Booth, K. Nickerson, S. Bohaichuk, J. Erskine, J.P. Shaffer
Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories, Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories, Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories, Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories, Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories
(08:20 - 08:40)
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Th1F-3: A Novel OTA Near-Field Measurement Approach Suitable for 5G mmWave Wideband Modulated Tests
Michael Löhning, Thomas Deckert, Vincent Kotzsch, Marc Vanden Bossche
National Instruments, National Instruments, National Instruments, National Instruments
(08:40 - 09:00)
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Th1F-4: Fast Simultaneous Characterization of All Analog Phased Array Elements
Michael D. Foegelle
ETS-Lindgren
(09:00 - 09:20)
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Th1F-5: Preliminary System Integration and Performance Features for an S-Band, Dual-Polarized, All-Digital Phased Array Radar
Caleb Fulton, Nathan Goodman, Mark Yeary, Robert Palmer, Hjalti H. Sigmarsson, Jay McDaniel
Univ. of Oklahoma, Univ. of Oklahoma, Univ. of Oklahoma, Univ. of Oklahoma, Univ. of Oklahoma, Univ. of Oklahoma
(09:20 - 09:40)

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Holger Maune
OvG Universität Magdeburg
Nathan Orloff
NIST
1A - 1C
Abstract

Reconfigurable RF systems are of vast importance for future communications. Besides the obvious, with such, (i) energy efficiency is expected to be higher and (ii) design complexity is reduced compared to standard fixed RF systems. In addition, such systems offer the possibility to change communication parameters even when the front-end is non-reachable, e.g., as in satellites. Reconfigurability can be implemented in many different flavors. While switching between different sub-systems with dedicated functionality is the straight-forward approach, emerging technologies such as RF-MEMS or functional materials are potential candidates. This focused session is dedicated to different technologies serving upcoming communication systems.

Abstract
Th3E-1: Slow-Wave MEMS Phase Shifter with Liquid Crystal for Reconfigurable 5G
Leonardo Gomes, Dongwei Wang, Gustavo Palomino, João Lé, Rolf Jakoby, Holger Maune, Philippe Ferrari, Ariana L.C. Serrano, Gustavo P. Rehder
Universidade de São Paulo, Technische Univ. Darmstadt, Universidade de São Paulo, Universidade de São Paulo, Technische Univ. Darmstadt, OvG Universität Magdeburg, RFIC-Lab (EA 7520), Universidade de São Paulo, Universidade de São Paulo
(13:30 - 13:50)
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Th3E-2: A 18–50GHz Two-Phase Mixer-First Receiver Front-End in 45-nm SOI
Asad A. Nawaz, Shih-Chang Hung, Matthew Hodek, John D. Albrecht, Ahmet Çağrı Ulusoy
Michigan State Univ., Michigan State Univ., Michigan State Univ., Michigan State Univ., Michigan State Univ.
(13:50 - 14:10)
Abstract
Th3E-3: Reconfigurable Millimeter-Wave Power Amplifiers in GaN and SOI Using Passive Load Modulation
Rohit R. Karnaty, Shu-Ming Chang, James F. Buckwalter
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
(14:10 - 14:30)
Abstract
Th3E-4: Dynamically Reconfigurable Metasurface Antennas for Mobile Connectivity in 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks
Alex Bautista, Ryan Stevenson, Mohsen Sazegar, Thomas Schlichter, Thomas Heyn
Kymeta, Kymeta, Kymeta, Fraunhofer IIS, Fraunhofer IIS
(14:30 - 14:50)
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Th3E-5: A Configurable Architecture for Efficient Sparse FIR Computation in Real-Time Radio Frequency Systems
Jamin Seo, Mandovi Mukherjee, Nael Mizanur Rahman, Jianming Tong, Coleman DeLude, Tushar Krishna, Justin Romberg, Saibal Mukhopadhyay
Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech
(14:50 - 15:10)