Systems & Applications

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Victor M. Lubecke
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Alessandra Costanzo
Univ. of Bologna
501-502
Abstract

This session covers advances in radio-frequency identification (RFID) technologies. The session reports advances in operating at mm-wave and dual-band frequencies, focusing on systems on the human body and transponders without a chip or relying on third-order intermodulation backscattering.

Abstract
Tu1C-1: Ultra-Long-Range Dual Rotman Lenses-Based Harmonic mmID’s for 5G/mm-Wave IoT Applications
Charles A. Lynch III, Ajibayo Adeyeye, Aline Eid, Jimmy Hester, Manos M. Tentzeris
Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech, Atheraxon, Georgia Tech
(08:00 - 08:20)
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Tu1C-2: An Efficient Algorithm to Determine the Operational Range of Near-Field On-Body UHF RFID Systems
Alessandro Felaco, Kamil Yavuz Kapusuz, Hendrik Rogier, Dries Vande Ginste
Ghent Univ., Ghent Univ., Ghent Univ., Ghent Univ.
(08:20 - 08:40)
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Tu1C-3: Gesture Recognition Using Chipless RFID Tag Held in Hand
Zeshan Ali, Nicolas Barbot, Etienne Perret
LCIS (EA 3747), LCIS (EA 3747), LCIS (EA 3747)
(08:40 - 09:00)
Abstract
Tu1C-4: A Novel Dual-Band and Bidirectional Nonlinear RFID Transponder Circuitry
Payman Pahlavan, Shah Zaib Aslam, Najme Ebrahimi
Univ. of Florida, Univ. of Florida, Univ. of Florida
(09:00 - 09:20)
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Tu1C-5: Enhanced Two-Way Communication for Battery-Free Wireless Sensors: SWIPT with IM3 Backscattering
Yasser Qaragoez, Sofie Pollin, Dominique Schreurs
KU Leuven, KU Leuven, KU Leuven
(09:20 - 09:40)

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Thomas Ussmueller
Universität Innsbruck
Hamed Rahmani
IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
501-502
Abstract

This session focuses on novel solutions in radio frequency (RF) sensors, including gesture recognition, radiation detection, and vibration sensing, proposing adopted chipped and chip-less configurations in the microwave and mm-wave range as well as passive microwave resonators.

Abstract
Tu2C-1: Interferometric Motion Sensing with a Single-Channel Radar Sensor Based on a Novel Calibration-Free Phase Demodulation Technique
Wei Xu, Changzhan Gu, Jun-Fa Mao
Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Shanghai Jiaotong University
(10:10 - 10:30)
Abstract
Tu2C-2: A Noise-Immune Motion Sensing Technique with Low-IF CW Radars
Jingtao Liu, Fei Tong, Changzhan Gu, Junfa Mao
SJTU, SJTU, SJTU, SJTU
(10:30 - 10:50)
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Tu2C-3: Vibration Sensing Using Doppler-Modulated Chipless RFID Tags
Ashkan Azarfar, Nicolas Barbot, Etienne Perret
LCIS (EA 3747), LCIS (EA 3747), LCIS (EA 3747)
(10:50 - 11:10)
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Tu2C-4: High Resolution Ultra-Violet Radiation Detection Using TNT-Integrated Wireless Passive Microwave Resonator
Mandeep Chhajer Jain, Mahnaz Alijani, Benjamin D. Wiltshire, Jan M. Macak, Mohammad H. Zarifi
Univ. of British Columbia, Univ. of British Columbia, Univ. of British Columbia, Brno Univ. of Technology, Univ. of British Columbia
(11:10 - 11:30)
Abstract
Tu2C-5: A Machine Learning Enabled mmWave RFID for Rotational Sensing in Human Gesture Recognition and Motion Capture Applications
Ajibayo Adeyeye, Charles Lynch, Jimmy Hester, Manos M. Tentzeris
Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech, Atheraxon, Georgia Tech
(11:30 - 11:50)

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Dieff Vital
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
Kenjiro Nishikawa
Kagoshima Univ.
501-502
Abstract

In this session, state-of-the-art rectifiers, metamaterials, rectennas, DC to RF amplifiers, and waveforms are presented. On-chip CMOS as well as discrete Schottky rectifiers are presented in the 5G spectrum and up to the W-band. At 5.8GHz, multi-sine waveform and high-gain rectenna design are presented. A multi-band metamaterial is demonstrated for high efficiency WPT. Furthermore, a joint optimization of a photovoltaic system and a power amplifier is presented for solar power beaming satellites.

Abstract
Tu3C-1: Rectifier Circuit for 5G mm-Wave Energy Harvesting Using Capacitor Boosted Cross-Coupled Topology in 65nm CMOS
Tal Elazar, Edoh Shaulov, Eran Socher
Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv University
(13:30 - 13:50)
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Tu3C-2: A W-Band Rectifier Design Based on GCPW
Nathan Chordas-Ewell, Zhi Li, Jun H. Choi, Dongyin Ren, Ryan Wu
SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo, SUNY Buffalo, NXP Semiconductors, NXP Semiconductors
(13:50 - 14:10)
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Tu3C-3: Improving Wireless Power Transfer Efficiency with DC/DC Boost Charger by Multi-Sine Excitation at 5.8 GHz
Marco Passafiume, Giovanni Collodi, Alessandro Cidronali
Univ. of Florence, Dept. Information Engineering, Univerity of Floren, Dept. Information Engineering, Univerity of Floren
(14:10 - 14:30)
Abstract
Tu3C-4: Wideband Stacked Metamaterial for a Compact and Efficient Dual-Band Wireless Power Transfer
Xin Jiang, Ramesh K. Pokharel, Adel Barakat, Kuniaki Yoshitomi
Kyushu Univ., Kyushu Univ., Kyushu Univ., Kyushu Univ.
(14:30 - 14:50)
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Tu3C-5: Mutual Power Optimization of Photovoltaics and Wireless Power Transfer for Space Based Solar Power
Alex Ayling, Ailec Wu, Ali Hajimiri
Caltech, Caltech, Caltech
(14:50 - 15:10)

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Dieff Vital
Univ. of Illinois at Chicago
Nuno Borges de Carvalho
Universidade de Aveiro
501-502
Abstract

This session will feature advanced topics in low-frequency wireless power transfer and harvesting. Sub-GHz antennas, metasurfaces, and rectifying circuits will be demonstrated for passive and active tags, as well as ultra-low-power emerging technologies for biomedical and wearable applications.

Abstract
Tu4C-1: Experimental Demonstration of Nonlinear Metasurfaces for High-Performance Low-Cost Near-Field Base Station
Jorge Virgilio de Almeida, Xiaoqiang Gu, M.M. Mosso, C.A.F. Sartori, Ke Wu
Polytechnique Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, PUC-Rio, Universidade de São Paulo, Polytechnique Montréal
(15:40 - 16:00)
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Tu4C-2: Capacitive Coupler for Wireless Power Transfer to Intravascular Implant Devices
Masaya Tamura, Takamasa Segawa, Marimo Matsumoto
Toyohashi University Of Technology, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi University Of Technology
(16:00 - 16:20)
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Tu4C-3: Power Supply to Multiple Sensors and Leakage Field Analysis Using Cavity Resonance-Enabled Wireless Power Transfer
Suzuka Akai, Hiromasa Saeki, Masaya Tamura
Toyohashi University of Technology, Murata Manufacturing, Toyohashi University of Technology
(16:20 - 16:40)
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Tu4C-4: Low Magnetic Loss Metamaterial Based Miniaturized WPT System for Biomedical Implants
S. Alshhawy, Adel Barakat, Ramesh K. Pokharel, Kuniaki Yoshitomi
Kyushu Univ., Kyushu Univ., Kyushu Univ., Kyushu Univ.
(16:40 - 17:00)

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Kenneth E. Kolodziej
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Arnaldo S.R. Oliveira
Universidade de Aveiro
501-502
Abstract

This session provides an update on recent advancements in wireless MIMO architectures for sub-6GHz and mm-wave communication systems. It also reports on new techniques for over-the-air characterization and compensation of various linear and nonlinear sources of distortions exhibited by the aforementioned architectures.

Abstract
We1C-1: Air-Induced PIM Cancellation in FDD MIMO Transceivers
Vesa Lampu, Lauri Anttila, Matias Turunen, Marko Fleischer, Jan Hellmann, Mikko Valkama
Tampere Univ., Tampere Univ., Tampere Univ., Nokia, Nokia, Tampere Univ.
(08:00 - 08:20)
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We1C-2: Virtual Receiver Matrix for Future Multifunction Wireless Systems
Seyed Ali Keivaan, Pascal Burasa, Ke Wu
Polytechnique Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal
(08:20 - 08:40)
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We1C-3: Over-The-Air Test Method for Evaluation of 5G Millimeter Wave Devices Under 3D Spatially Dynamic Environment from Single Feeder
David Reyes Paredes, Mark A. Beach, Moray Rumney
Silicon Austria Labs, Univ. of Bristol, Rumney Telecom
(08:40 - 09:00)
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We1C-4: Proof-of-Concept of Millimeter-wave RF Beamforming Transmitter Architecture Employing Frequency-Multiplier-Based Up-converters
Ahmed Ben Ayed, Ifrah Jaffri, Patrick Mitran, Slim Boumaiza, Ali Darwish
Univ. of Waterloo, Univ. of Waterloo, Univ. of Waterloo, Univ. of Waterloo, United States Army Research Laboratory
(09:00 - 09:20)
Abstract
We1C-5: Over-the-Air Digital Predistortion of 5G FR2 Beamformer Array by Exploiting Linear Response Compensation
Mattia Mengozzi, Gian Piero Gibiino, Alberto M. Angelotti, Corrado Florian, Alberto Santarelli
Univ. of Bologna, Univ. of Bologna, Univ. of Bologna, Univ. of Bologna, Univ. of Bologna
(09:20 - 09:40)

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Qi-Jun Zhang
Carleton Univ.
Jake Rezac
National Institute of Standards and Technology
501-502
Abstract

This session presents AI/ML algorithms, hardware implementations, and demonstrations for power amplifiers, impedance matching, antenna tuning, RF sensing circuits, and accelerators for signal classification.

Abstract
We2C-1: Deep Learning Enabled Inverse Design of 30-94 GHz Psat,3dB SiGe PASupporting Concurrent Multi-band Operation at Multi-Gbps
Zheng Liu, Emir Ali Karahan, Kaushik Sengupta
Princeton Univ., Princeton Universiy, Princeton Univ.
(10:10 - 10:30)
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We2C-2: An On-Chip Accelerator with Hybrid Machine Learning for Modulation Classification of Radio Frequency Signals
Kuchul Jung, Jongseok Woo, Saibal Mukhopadhyay
Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech, Georgia Tech
(10:30 - 10:40)
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We2C-3: RF Fingerprinting of LoRa Transmitters Using Machine Learning with Self-Organizing Maps for Cyber Intrusion Detection
Manish Nair, Tommaso Cappello, Shuping Dang, Vaia Kalokidou, Mark A. Beach
Univ. of Bristol, Univ. of Bristol, Univ. of Bristol, Univ. of Bristol, Univ. of Bristol
(10:40 - 11:00)
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We2C-4: Design and Optimization of T-Coil-Enhanced ESD Circuit with Upsampling Convolutional Neural Network
Zonghao Li, Anthony Chan Carusone
Univ. of Toronto, Univ. of Toronto
(11:00 - 11:10)
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We2C-5: A Novel Convolutional-Autoencoder Based Surrogate Model for Fast S-Parameter Calculation of Planar BPFs
Ren Shibata, Masataka Ohira, Zhewang Ma
Saitama University, Saitama University, Saitama University
(11:10 - 11:20)
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We2C-6: Zeroth-Order Optimization for Varactor-Tuned Matching Network
Michelle Pirrone, Emiliano Dall’Anese, Taylor Barton
University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder
(11:20 - 11:30)
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We2C-7: Closed-Loop Antenna Impedance Tuning via Transfer Function Learning for 5G sub-6GHz User Equipment
Taha Yekan, Donghoon Lee, Pranav Dayal, Walid Y. Ali-Ahmad
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., Samsung Semiconductor, Inc., Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
(11:30 - 11:50)
Wael A. Ahmad
Keysight Technologies
Alexander Koelpin
Technische Universität Hamburg
1D-1F
Abstract

This session addresses new radar concepts for 77GHz. This includes topics to extend sensing towards radar networks and harmonic radar tags for clutter-free identification. Additionally, this session will address a new concept for radar target simulators and novel incoherent self-mixing radars. Finally, this session also addresses new signal processing concepts for improving angular resolution.

Abstract
We2F-1: W-Band Active Repeater Arrays and Cognitive Receivers for OFDM Radar Networks
Tony Liu, Hao Yun Hsu, Juergen Hasch, Sorin P. Voinigescu
Univ. of Toronto, Univ. of Toronto, Robert Bosch, Univ. of Toronto
(10:10 - 10:30)
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We2F-2: A Harmonic Automotive Radar for Bicycle Detection with RFID Tags at 79/158GHz
Tobias T. Braun, Jan Schöpfel, Christian Schweer, Nils Pohl
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
(10:30 - 10:50)
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We2F-3: High Angular Resolution Digital Beamforming Based on Combination of Linear Prediction and 1D-CLEAN for Automotive MIMO Radar
Minh Q. Nguyen, Reinhard Feger, Demerlika Amarilda, Markus Pichler-Scheder, Andreas Stelzer
Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz, ZF Friedrichshafen, LCM, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
(10:50 - 11:10)
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We2F-4: Efficient Bandwidth Enhanced Multirate Radar Target Simulation
Georg Körner, Christoph Birkenhauer, Patrick Stief, Christian Carlowitz, Martin Vossiek
FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
(11:10 - 11:30)
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We2F-5: Design of a Wideband E-Band Radar Frontend for a Novel Incoherent Self-Mixing Radar Principle
Janis Wörmann, Sven Ebeling, Benjamin Schoch, Ingmar Kallfass
Univ. Stuttgart, Univ. Stuttgart, Univ. Stuttgart, Univ. Stuttgart
(11:30 - 11:50)

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Suresh Venkatesh
Princeton Univ.
Rudy Emrick
Northrop Grumman
1D-1F
Abstract

This session explores the vast topic of advanced radar and signal processing techniques spanning novel methods for object detection, imaging, signal strength estimation, and terrain profiling for applications spanning space to industrial.

Abstract
We4F-1: A 75GHz Dynamic Antenna Array for Real-Time Imageless Object Detection via Fourier Domain Filtering
Daniel Chen, Stavros Vakalis, Jeffrey A. Nanzer
Michigan State Univ., Michigan State Univ., Michigan State Univ.
(15:40 - 16:00)
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We4F-2: Incoherent Point Spread Function Estimation and Multipoint Deconvolution for Active Incoherent Millimeter-Wave Imaging
Jorge Colon-Berrios, Stavros Vakalis, Daniel Chen, Jeffrey Nanzer
Michigan State Univ., Michigan State Univ., Michigan State Univ., Michigan State Univ.
(16:00 - 16:20)
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We4F-3: Received Signal Strength Estimation in Indoor Environment using High Frequency Rytov Approximation
Amartansh Dubey, Samruddhi Deshmukh, Dingfei Ma, Ross Murch
Hong Kong Univ. of Science and Technology, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
(16:20 - 16:40)
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We4F-4: A 300–1300MHz Single Antenna Digital-FMCW Ground Penetrating Radar for the Mars Science Helicopter with Switched-Gain Calibration to Improve Dynamic Range
Adrian Tang, Emmanuel Decrossas, Yonggyu Gim, Robert Beauchamp, Stanislav Culaclii
Jet Propulsion Lab, Jet Propulsion Lab, Jet Propulsion Lab, Jet Propulsion Lab, Jet Propulsion Lab
(16:40 - 17:00)
Abstract
We4F-5: Thickness Profile Estimation of Fluid-Carrying Non-Metallic Pipes
Maharshi B. Shah, Yuki Gao, Maryam Ravan, Reza K. Amineh
NYIT, NYIT, NYIT, NYIT
(17:00 - 17:20)

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Robin Garg
MediaTek, Inc.
Julio Navarro
Boeing
1D-1F
Abstract

Recent advances in the area of phased-arrays and beam forming systems for 5G and SATCOM are presented in the session. Session covers line-of-sight communications, system design, implementation and performance.

Abstract
Th2F-1: 16–52GHz 5G Transmit and Receive 64-Element Phased-Arrays with 50–51.7dBm Peak EIRP and Multi-Gb/s 64-QAM Operation
Abdulrahman Alhamed, Gokhan Gultepe, Gabriel M. Rebeiz
Univ. of California, San Diego, Univ. of California, San Diego, Univ. of California, San Diego
(10:10 - 10:30)
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Th2F-2: A Ka-Band Transmit Phased-Array Antenna-in-Package for SATCOM-on-the-Move User Terminals
Amir Raeesi, Naimeh Ghafarian, Wael M. Abdel-Wahab, Ardeshir Palizban, Ahmad Ehsandar, Ehsan Alian, Mohammad-Reza Nezhad-Ahmadi, Safieddin Safavi-Naeini
Univ. of Waterloo, Univ. of Waterloo, Univ. of Waterloo, Univ. of Waterloo, Univ. of Waterloo, Univ. of Waterloo, Univ. of Waterloo, Univ. of Waterloo
(10:30 - 10:50)
Abstract
Th2F-3: Implementation and Far-Field Calibration of an 8×8 37–40GHz Phased Array with Vivaldi Aperture
Gregor Lasser, Aman Samaiyar, Gaeron R. Friedrichs, Ljubodrag B. Bosković, Mohamed A. Elmansouri, Dejan S. Filipović
University of Colorado Boulder, Ansys, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder
(10:50 - 11:10)
Abstract
Th2F-4: Dual-Input Digital Predistortion of Millimeter-Wave RF Beamforming Arrays Driven by Two Non-Contiguous Intra-Band Signals
Ahmed Ben Ayed, Yushi Cao, Patrick Mitran, Slim Boumaiza
Univ. of Waterloo, Univ. of Waterloo, Univ. of Waterloo, Univ. of Waterloo
(11:10 - 11:30)
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Th2F-5: A 32-Element 28/39GHz Dual-Band Dual-Beam 5G Phased-Array with 40dBm EIRP and Simultaneous 64 QAM Operation
Shufan Wang, Gabriel M. Rebeiz
Univ. of California, San Diego, Univ. of California, San Diego
(11:30 - 11:40)
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Th2F-6: A 1024-Element Ku-Band SATCOM Phased-Array Transmitter with 39.2dBW EIRP and ±53° Beam Scanning
Yi-Hsiang Wang, Jui-hung Chou, Wen-Jie Lin
Rapidtek, Rapidtek, Rapidtek
(11:40 - 11:50)

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Olga Boric-Lubecke
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Tomislav Markovic
Univ. of Zagreb
401-402
Abstract

This session covers a broad range of topics related to biological measurements and healthcare applications, including wireless neural recorder, detection of cancer stem cells, measurements of human systolic time intervals and hardware and digital signal processing techniques for Doppler radar based multi-subject physiological monitoring.

Abstract
Th3A-1: A 0.43g Wireless Battery-less Neural Recorder with On-chip Microelectrode Array and Integrated Flexible Antenna
Hengying Shan, John Peterson III, Nathan Conrad, Yu Tang, Yuhang Zhu, Shabnam Ghotbi, Sutton Hathorn, Alexander Chubykin, Saeed Mohammadi
Purdue Univ., Purdue Univ., Purdue Univ., Purdue Univ., Purdue Univ., Purdue Univ., Purdue Univ., Purdue Univ., Purdue Univ.
(13:30 - 13:50)
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Th3A-2: UHF-Dielectrophoresis Signatures as a Relevant Discriminant Electromagnetic Biomarker of Colorectal Cancer Stem Cells
Elisa Lambert, Elodie Barthout, Rémi Manczak, Sofiane Sadaa, Barbara Bessette, Muriel Mathonnet, Fabrice Lalloué, Claire Dalmay, Arnaud Pothier
XLIM (UMR 7252), CAPTuR (EA 3842), XLIM (UMR 7252), CAPTuR (EA 3842), CAPTuR (EA 3842), CAPTuR (EA 3842), CAPTuR (EA 3842), XLIM (UMR 7252), XLIM (UMR 7252)
(13:50 - 14:10)
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Th3A-3: Contactless Measurement of Human Systolic Time Intervals based on Differential Doppler Cardiogram in Clinical Environment
Shuqin Dong, Li Wen, Zhi Zhang, Changzhan Gu, Junfa Mao
Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Shanghai General Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ., Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.
(14:10 - 14:30)
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Th3A-4: Multi-Target Concurrent Vital Sign and Location Detection Using Super-Regenerative Oscillator-Based Metamaterial Pulsed Radar
Yichao Yuan, Chung-Tse Michael Wu
Rutgers Univ., Rutgers Univ.
(14:30 - 14:50)
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Th3A-5: Multi-Subject Heart Rate Estimation and Real-Time Tracking Using a mmWave Radar and Trace Carving Algorithm
Chandler J. Bauder, Abdel-Kareem Moadi, Marvin Joshi, Aly E. Fathy
Univ. of Tennessee, Univ. of Tennessee, Univ. of Tennessee, Univ. of Tennessee
(14:50 - 15:10)