Systems & Applications
Active and passive sensors for liquids and biomaterials, ranging from biological cells to fuels, are discussed. Considered devices are based on CMOS, iSMM and SIW technologies.
Techniques of non-destructive evaluation of diverse dielectric materials are discussed. Imaging systems based on resonant and broadband applicators are presented.
The session presents new advancements in wireless sensors targeting sensing applications such as material, biomedical, and capacitive sensing. The novel wireless sensors are based on well-chosen communication technologies to serve its specific applications, for example, passive backscatter, active far-field, and passive near-field communication technologies. A particular focus of the session lies on integrated wireless sensors based on the CMOS technology.
Improving sensing accuracy for biomedical purposes is currently an intensively investigated research topic. This session will explore the latest advancements on microwave sensing devices, implantable antenna systems and the effect of RF exposure on biological samples. The application of microwave on wearable devices for in-body sensing, speech reconstruction using microwave sensing and wireless powering of deep body implants will be discussed for novel biomedical sensing approaches.
The session covers advances in 5G millimeter-wave wireless system performance including improved throughput and spectrum efficiency, various digital predistortion techniques in MIMO and phased array systems, antenna design for higher directivity, and new designs for direction finding.
This session presents a variety of radar and backscatter sensor systems for applications such as negative resistance-based backscatter systems, reflector tags, 3D radar sensing, and high linear motion sensing.
This section discusses recent advancements in biomedical radar and imaging technologies for non-contact detection and monitoring. Applications include knee prostheses imaging, blood pressure monitoring, human tracking, respiratory and heartbeat monitoring.
This session introduces advanced beamforming transceivers, array implementations and techniques for 5G communication networks. It presents novel arrays and front-ends for mobile devices and base-stations and discusses new optimization techniques for interference cancellation including a machine learning approach.
This session will present the latest beamforming array advances for satellite communications and sensors. The papers cover Ku-, Ka-, and E-band applications of 256 to 1024-element active transceivers and radar sensors.
This session is on advanced radar systems and concepts for automotive and vehicular applications. The topics range from modulation schemes for MIMO radar and in-depth analysis of radar noise performance, to concepts for speed over ground estimation and model-based and neural-network based super-resolution range and angle-of-arrival estimation techniques.
The recent advances for novel topologies and layout realizations of high-efficiency rectenna and rectifiers for RF energy harvesting are proposed. Both narrowband and broadband solutions with record efficiencies at ultra-low power are discussed using discrete and integrated CMOS solutions.
Only due to persistent progress in phased-array beamforming technologies and techniques did phased-arrays move from the defense and space domains into a multitude of applications, including much lower-cost commercial applications. In this session, progress is reported on digital as well as analog implementations. Aspects including wideband beamforming, mutual coupling, calibration and tracking are covered, even addressing flexible phased-array sheets.
In this session novel applications of wireless power transfer to different technologies is presented ranging from low frequency to millimeter wave. Applications spanning from under water, textile, automotive and space will be discussed.
In-band full-duplex, also known as same-frequency simultaneous transmit and receive, requires self-interference cancellation to enable practical operation. This session will present papers on advanced RF/analog cancellers as well as highly-integrated transceivers that provide suppression across multiple domains. These novel techniques and systems should help advance the field of in-band full-duplex, and move the technology towards adoption within a future wireless standard.
Advances and emerging technologies for radar, tracking and imaging will be highlighted. Areas included for discussion include range and angular resolution based on MIMO and UWB techniques. Advances in applications for motion tracking are included.