IMS2020 Technical Sessions

Dan Jiao
Purdue Univ.
Werner Thiel

This session presents new components, structures, and techniques for various microwave applications. One structure is a new type of metasurface that offers broadband polarization conversion for an incident plane wave. Another contribution is a novel design of a microwave circulator that is based on coupled CRLH lines on a ferrite substrate. A new type of slow wave structure based on nanowires that are incorporated into a substrate is presented. The session also presents an insightful examination of the reactive and radiative regimes for a leaky-wave antenna, and discusses a new way to use leaky-wave antennas for beam scanning.

Tu1E-1: Linear-to-Circular Polarization Converter Based on Stacked Metasurfaces with Aperture Coupling Interlayer
Cheng Tao, Anastasios Papathanasopoulos, Tatsuo Itoh
Cheng Tao, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Tu1E-2: A Coupled Pair of Anti-Symmetrically Nonreciprocal Composite Right/Left-Handed Metamaterial Lines
Tetsuya Ueda, Kohei Yamagami, Tatsuo Itoh
Tetsuya Ueda, Kyoto Institute of Technology
Tu1E-3: Partially-Air-Filled Slow-Wave Substrate Integrated Waveguide in Metallic Nanowire Membrane Technology
Jordan Corsi, Gustavo P. Rehder, Leonardo G. Gomes, Matthieu Bertrand, Ariana L.C. Serrano, Emmanuel Pistono, Philippe Ferrari
Jordan Corsi, RFIC-Lab (EA 7520)
Tu1E-4: The Transition Between Radiative and Reactive Region for Leaky Waves in Planar Waveguiding Structures
Walter Fuscaldo, Paolo Burghignoli, Alessandro Galli
Walter Fuscaldo, Università di Roma “La Sapienza”
Tu1E-5: Small-Scale Beam Scanning with an Ultrathin High Impedance Surface-Based Leaky Wave Antenna with Multiple Feeds
M.M. Reazul Haque Tanmoy, Saeed I. Latif, Ahmad T. Almutawa, Filippo Capolino
M.M. Reazul Haque Tanmoy, Univ. of South Alabama
Marc Franco
Robert Caverly
Villanova Univ.

This session presents the latest developments in high-power technology for HF, VHF, UHF and S band. The techniques include amplifiers based upon a novel serial combiner and a broadband transmission-line combiner. Also included are a kilowatt 27 MHz amplifier with supply modulation and an amplifier based upon new high-voltage GaN FETs. Finally, an S-band magnetron that produces 20 kW of power will be presented.

Tu1F-1: Series-Combined Coaxial Dielectric Resonator Class-F Power Amplifier System
Ramon A. Beltran, Feiyu Wang, Greg Villagrana
Ramon A. Beltran, Ophir RF
Tu1F-2: An Over 230W, 0.5–2.1GHz Wideband GaN Power Amplifier Using Transmission-Line-Transformer-Based Combining Technique
Yoshitaka Niida, Masaru Sato, Masato Nishimori, Toshihiro Ohki, Norikazu Nakamura
Yoshitaka Niida, Fujitsu Laboratories
Tu1F-3: Compact and Highly Efficient Lumped Push-Pull Power Amplifier at Kilowatt Level with Quasi-Static Drain Supply Modulation
Renbin Tong, Dragos Dancila
Renbin Tong, Uppsala Univ.
Tu1F-4: A 2.3kW 80% Efficiency Single GaN Transistor Amplifier for 400.8MHz Particle Accelerators and UHF Radar Systems
Gabriele Formicone, James Custer
Gabriele Formicone, Integra Technologies
Tu1F-5: An Enhanced Large-Power S-Band Injection-Locked Magnetron with Anode Voltage Ripple Inhibition
Xiaojie Chen, Bo Yang, Xiang Zhao, Naoki Shinohara, Changjun Liu
Xiaojie Chen, Sichuan Univ.
Guoan Wang
Univ. of South Carolina
John Ebel
US Air Force Research Laboratory

This session presents design of RF switches based on phase change materials and new dielectrics, various implementation methods including standard MEMS, printing, and SiGe BiCMOS processes are discussed. Applications of switches have been demonstrated for the design of latching variable attenuator and reconfigurable filters.

Tu1G-1: RF-MEMS Switched Capacitor Using Ta/Ta2O5 Electrodes
Jean-Christophe Orlianges, Mariem Laouini, Clement Hallepee, Pierre Blondy
Pierre Blondy, XLIM (UMR 7252)
Tu1G-2: A 25THz FCO (6.3 fs RON*C_OFF) Phase-Change Material RF Switch Fabricated in a High Volume Manufacturing Environment with Demonstrated Cycling > 1 Billion Times
Nabil El-Hinnawy, Gregory Slovin, Jefferson Rose, David Howard
Nabil El-Hinnawy, Tower Semiconductor
Tu1G-3: Fully Printed VO2 Switch Based Flexible and Reconfigurable Filter
Shuai Yang, Weiwei Li, Mohammad Vaseem, Atif Shamim
Shuai Yang, KAUST
Tu1G-4: Miniaturized Reconfigurable 28GHz PCM-Based 4-Bit Latching Variable Attenuator for 5G mmWave Applications
Tejinder Singh, Raafat R. Mansour
Tejinder Singh, Univ. of Waterloo
Tu1G-5: Monolithic Integration of Phase-Change RF Switches in a Production SiGe BiCMOS Process with RF Circuit Demonstrations
Gregory Slovin, Nabil El-Hinnawy, Chris Masse, Jefferson Rose, David Howard
Gregory Slovin, Tower Semiconductor
Erin Kiley
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Jose Rayas-Sanchez
ITESO - The Jesuit Univ. of Guadalajara

This session provides an exposition of the recent developments on numerical modeling, optimization, and simulation-driven design for microwave engineering. The presented papers cover a variety of topics, including novel techniques for surrogate modeling of microwave passives, methodological advancements in variability analysis in highly-dimensional spaces, cost function formulation for efficient extraction of circuit parameters, as well as applications of surrogate modeling techniques for design optimization and uncertainty quantification of high-frequency components. Theoretical developments are complemented by application case studies.

Tu1H-1: High-Dimensional Variability Analysis via Parameters Space Partitioning
Ye Tao, Francesco Ferranti, Michel Nakhla
Ye Tao, Carleton Univ.
Tu1H-2: Adaptively Weighted Training of Space-Mapping Surrogates for Accurate Yield Estimation of Microwave Components
Jianan Zhang, Feng Feng, Weicong Na, Jing Jin, Q.J. Zhang
Feng Feng, Carleton Univ.
Tu1H-3: Computationally Efficient Performance-Driven Surrogate Modeling of Microwave Components Using Principal Component Analysis
Slawomir Koziel, Anna Pietrenko-Dabrowska, John W. Bandler
Slawomir Koziel, Reykjavik University
Tu1H-4: Design of SIW Filters in D-Band Using Invertible Neural Nets
Huan Yu, Hakki Mert Torun, Mutee Ur Rehman, Madhavan Swaminathan
Hakki Mert Torun, Georgia Tech
Tu1H-5: Automated Spiral Inductor Design by a Calibrated PI Network with Manifold Mapping Technique
Xiaolin Fan, Song Li, Paul D. Laforge, Qingsha S. Cheng
Xiaolin Fan, Univ. of Regina
Tu1H-6: An Objective Function Formulation for Circuit Parameter Extraction Based on the Kullback-Leibler Distance
Roberto Loera-Díaz, José E. Rayas-Sánchez
Roberto Loera-Díaz, ITESO
Mona Jarrahi
Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Luca Pierantoni
Univ. Politecnica delle Marche

This session gives an overview of recent advances in the areas of microwave photonics, terahertz photonics, and nanotechnology.
Specifically, new approaches for photonics-assisted nanoantennas, generation, and detection of microwave/terahertz radiation and nearfield microwave scanning microscopy are included in this session.

Tu2E-1: High-Sensitivity Plasmonic Photoconductive Terahertz Detector Driven by a Femtosecond Ytterbium-Doped Fiber Laser
Deniz Turan, Nezih Tolga Yardimci, Mona Jarrahi
Deniz Turan, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Tu2E-2: Terahertz Generation Through Bias-Free Telecommunication Compatible Photoconductive Nanoantennas Over a 5THz Radiation Bandwidth
Deniz Turan, Nezih Tolga Yardimci, Ping Keng Lu, Mona Jarrahi
Deniz Turan, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Tu2E-3: A 63-Pixel Plasmonic Photoconductive Terahertz Focal-Plane Array
Xurong Li, Mona Jarrahi
Xurong Li, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
Tu2E-4: Operation of Near-Field Scanning Millimeter-Wave Microscopy up to 67GHz Under Scanning Electron Microscopy Vision
P. Polovodov, D. Théron, S. Eliet, V. Avramovic, C. Boyaval, D. Deresmes, G. Dambrine, K. Haddadi
P. Polovodov, IEMN (UMR 8520)
Tu2E-5: Covert Photonics-Enabled Millimeter-Wave Transmitter
Elad Siman-Tov, Jean H. Kalkavage, Juan C. Juarez, David M. Coleman
Jean H. Kalkavage, Johns Hopkins Univ.
Tu2E-6: Microwave Photonic Self-Adaptive Bandpass Filter and its Application to a Frequency Set-On Oscillator
Georgios Charalambous, Stavros Iezekiel
Georgios Charalambous, Univ. of Cyprus
Vittorio Camarchia
Politecnico di Torino
Damon Holmes
NXP Semiconductors

This session presents techniques for the design and control of power amplifiers for S and C bands including a dual-band Doherty amplifier and a two-level outphasing amplifier. Additionally, techniques for the design and integration of the output filter and matching network are presented. Finally, there is an analysis of a technique for regulating the output power in the presence of a variable load.

Tu2F-1: Optimal Supply Voltage for PA Output Power Correction Under Load Varying Scenarios
Cristiano F. Gonçalves, Filipe M. Barradas, Luís C. Nunes, Pedro M. Cabral, José C. Pedro
Cristiano F. Gonçalves, Instituto de Telecomunicações
Tu2F-2: A 3.9-GHz-Band Outphasing Power Amplifier with Compact Combiner Based on Dual-Power-Level Design for Wide-Dynamic-Range Operation
Ryoichi Ogasawara, Yoichiro Takayama, Ryo Ishikawa, Kazuhiko Honjo
Ryoichi Ogasawara, Univ. of Electro-Communications
Tu2F-3: Co-Designed High-Efficiency GaN Filter Power Amplifier
José Antonio Estrada, Pedro de Paco, Seth Johannes, Dimitra Psychogiou, Zoya Popović
José Antonio Estrada, University of Colorado Boulder
Tu2F-4: Integrated Filtering Class-F Power Amplifier Based on Microstrip Multimode Resonator
Li-Heng Zhou, Xin Yu Zhou, Wing Shing Chan, Jingzhou Pang, Derek Ho
Li-Heng Zhou, CityU
Amelie Hagelauer
Univ. of Bayreuth
Songbin Gong
Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The session discusses the advances and challenges in synthesizing filter responses using micro-machined resonators in either the acoustic or electromagnetic domain. On the lower frequency end, acoustics resonators are arranged to produce reconfigurable or switchable responses. Towards higher frequencies, novel micro-machined chip-scale electromagnetic resonators are exploited to produce W-band filters. Suppression of unwanted acoustic resonance in an electromagnetic structure will also be discussed.

Tu2G-1: High-Q Bandpass-to-Bandstop Reconfigurable Filter Based on SAW Resonators
Ruixuan Chen, Qinxue Sheng, Lingyun Zhou, Chang Chen, Hualiang Zhang
Ruixuan Chen, USTC
Tu2G-2: Microfabrication of a Miniaturized Monolithic Folded Half-Mode Integrated Waveguide Cavity for W-Band Applications
Thomas R. Jones, Mojgan Daneshmand
Thomas R. Jones, Univ. of Alberta
Tu2G-3: An Intrinsically Switchable Balanced Ferroelectric FBAR Filter at 2GHz
Milad Zolfagharloo Koohi, Wenhao Peng, Amir Mortazawi
Milad Zolfagharloo Koohi, Univ. of Michigan
Tu2G-4: W-Band Micro-Fabricated Waveguide Band-Pass Filters
Naira Jguirim, Claire Dalmay, Damien Passerieux, Pierre Blondy
Naira Jguirim, XLIM (UMR 7252)
Tu2G-5: Suppression of Acoustic Resonances in All-Oxide Varactors
Dominik Walk, Daniel Kienemund, Prannoy Agrawal, Patrick Salg, Lukas Zeinar, Philipp Komissinskiy, Lambert Alff, Rolf Jakoby, Holger Maune
Dominik Walk, Technische Univ. Darmstadt
Zhizhang David Chen
Dalhousie University
Marco Pirola
Politecnico di Torino

This session presents the most recent developments on numerical modeling methods and their applications. It includes an efficient integration equation method for multilayer structures, an effective volume current-based method of moments for layered media, an interesting time-domain multiphysics sensitivity analysis method with the FDTD technique, an entropy technique towards practical time reversal source-reconstructions, and a methodology for rigorous validation of coupled multi-physics modeling algorithms.

Tu2H-1: Surface-Volume-Surface EFIE for Analysis of 3-D Microwave Circuits in Multilayered Substrates with Finite Dielectric Inclusions
Shucheng Zheng, Reza Gholami, Vladimir Okhmatovski
Shucheng Zheng, Univ. of Manitoba
Tu2H-2: A Volume Current Based Method of Moments Analysis of Shielded Planar 3-D Circuits in Layered Media
James C. Rautio, Matthew Thelen
James C. Rautio, Sonnet Software
Tu2H-3: Multiphysics Sensitivity Analysis in FDTD Based Electromagnetic-Thermal Simulations
Kae-An Liu, Costas D. Sarris
Costas D. Sarris, Univ. of Toronto
Tu2H-4: Application of Conformal Mapping to Rigorous Validation of 2D Coupled EM-CFD Modelling
Konrad Wilczynski, Marzena Olszewska-Placha, Malgorzata Celuch
Marzena Olszewska-Placha, QWED
Tu2H-5: The Entropy Technique for the Time-Reversal Source Reconstruction
Xiao-yao Feng, Zhizhang Chen, Jing-cheng Liang
Xiao-yao Feng, Dalhousie University
Jun Choi
Univ. at Buffalo
Maurizio Bozzi
Univ. of Pavia

Integrated waveguides play an important role for modern millimeter-wave systems. This session presents recent advances for substrate integrated, 3D printed and dielectric waveguides. Theory, design and experimental results are presented.

Tu3A-1: Dual Image Dielectric Guide (DIDG) for Polarization Diversity Applications at Millimeter Wave Frequency
Moein Noferesti, Tarek Djerafi
Tarek Djerafi, INRS-EMT
Tu3A-2: A Cost-Efficient Air-Filled Substrate Integrated Ridge Waveguide for mmWave Application
Cheng-Wu Ting, Siang Chen, Tzong-Lin Wu
Cheng-Wu Ting, National Taiwan Univ.
Tu3A-3: Travelling-Wave SIW Transmission Line Using TE20 Mode for Millimeter-Wave Antenna Application
Zhan Wang, Yuandan Dong
Yuandan Dong, UESTC
Tu3A-4: AFSIW-to-Microstrip Directional Coupler for High-Performance Systems on Substrate
Anthony Ghiotto, Jean-Charles Henrion, Tifenn Martin, Jean-Marie Pham, Vincent Armengaud
Anthony Ghiotto, IMS (UMR 5218)
Tu3A-5: Design and Analysis of 3D Printed Slotted Waveguides for D-Band Using Stereolithography and Electroless Silver Plating
K. Lomakin, M. Sippel, K. Helmreich, G. Gold
K. Lomakin, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Pekka Kangaslahti
Jet Propulsion Lab
George Duh
BAE Systems

This session focuses on state-of-the-art low-noise circuit results with applications to quantum computing, radio astronomy, and millimeter-wave communications. First, a cryogenic SiGe LNA achieving record noise performance for silicon from 4-8 GHz will be presented. Next, the first ever W-band SiGe cryogenic LNA will be described. The third talk will focus on a broadband InP HEMT cryogenic LNA covering the entire 5-35 GHz frequency range. This will be followed by the presentation of a single-chip IQ downconverter MMIC covering the full W-band. In the final talk of the session a state-of-the-art CMOS D-band LNA operating from 125.5-157 GHz will be described.

Tu3B-1: A 1mW Cryogenic LNA Exploiting Optimized SiGe HBTs to Achieve an Average Noise Temperature of 3.2K from 4–8GHz
Wei-Ting Wong, Mohsen Hosseini, Holger Rücker, Joseph C. Bardin
Mohsen Hosseini, UMass Amherst
Tu3B-2: Cryogenic W-Band SiGe BiCMOS Low-Noise Amplifier
Mikko Varonen, Nima Sheikhipoor, Bekari Gabritchidze, Kieran Cleary, Henrik Forstén, Holger Rücker, Mehmet Kaynak
Mikko Varonen, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Tu3B-3: X- to Ka-Band Cryogenic LNA Module for Very Long Baseline Interferometry
Andy Fung, Lorene Samoska, James Bowen, Steven Montanez, Jacob Kooi, Melissa Soriano, Christopher Jacobs, Raju Manthena, Daniel Hoppe, Ahmed Akgiray, Richard Lai, Xiaobing Mei, Michael Barsky
Andy Fung, Jet Propulsion Lab
Tu3B-4: A Fully-Integrated W-Band I/Q-Down-Conversion MMIC for Use in Radio Astronomical Multi-Pixel Receivers
Fabian Thome, Erdin Ture, Arnulf Leuther, Frank Schäfer, Alessandro Navarrini, Patrice Serres, Oliver Ambacher
Fabian Thome, Fraunhofer IAF
Tu3B-5: A 125.5–157GHz 8dB NF and 16dB of Gain D-Band Low Noise Amplifier in CMOS SOI 45nm
Abdelaziz Hamani, Alexandre Siligaris, Benjamin Blampey, Cedric Dehos, José Luis Gonzalez Jimenez
Abdelaziz Hamani, CEA-LETI
Christian Carlowitz
Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg
Hermann Boss
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co KG

This session addresses advanced mixed-signal transmitter and optical driver ICs towards 100 Gbit/s. It starts with a 100-Gbit/s 3-bit DAC for PAM signal generation, followed by two 50-Gbit/s class optical drivers for MZ modulator and VCSEL. Finally, a CMOS wideband FMCW radar transmitter is presented as well as a Ka-band phase shifter for 5G applications.

Tu3C-1: A 3-Bit DAC with Gray Coding for 100-Gbit/s PAM Signal Generation
Vincent Rieß, Paul Stärke, Mohammad Mahdi Khafaji, Corrado Carta, Frank Ellinger
Vincent Rieß, Technische Universität Dresden
Tu3C-2: A 50-Gb/s Optical Transmitter Based on Co-Design of a 45-nm CMOS SOI Distributed Driver and 90-nm Silicon Photonic Mach-Zehnder Modulator
Navid Hosseinzadeh, Kelvin Fang, Luis A. Valenzuela, Clint L. Schow, James F. Buckwalter
Navid Hosseinzadeh, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Tu3C-3: A 2.85pJ/Bit, 52-Gbps NRZ VCSEL Driver with Two-Tap Feedforward Equalization
Luis A. Valenzuela, Hector Andrade, Navid Hosseinzadeh, Aaron Maharry, Clint L. Schow, James F. Buckwalter
Luis A. Valenzuela, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Tu3C-4: A 6.5~7.5-GHz CMOS Wideband FMCW Radar Transmitter Based on Synthetic Bandwidth Technique
Hanyang Su, Siegfred D. Balon, Ke You Cheong, Chun-Huat Heng
Hanyang Su, NUS
Tu3C-5: A 24–30GHz Ultra-Compact Phase Shifter Using All-Pass Networks for 5G User Equipment
Eduardo V.P. Anjos, Dominique M. M.-P. Schreurs, Guy A.E. Vandenbosch, Marcel Geurts
Eduardo V.P. Anjos, Katholieke Univ. Leuven
Malgorzata Celuch
QWED Sp. z o.o
Arnaud Pothier
Xlim - CNRS- Unversite De Liroges

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.

Tu3D-1: An SIW Oscillator for Microfluidic Lossy Medium Characterization
Mohammad Abdolrazzaghi, Nazli Kazemi, Mojgan Daneshmand
Mohammad Abdolrazzaghi, Univ. of Alberta
Tu3D-2: Selective Measurement of Water Content in Multivariable Biofuel Using Microstrip Split Ring Resonators
Masoud Baghelani, Navid Hosseini, Mojgan Daneshmand
Masoud Baghelani, Univ. of Alberta
Tu3D-3: A CMOS Microwave Broadband Adaptive Dual-Comb Dielectric Spectroscopy System for Liquid Chemical Detection
Elif Kaya, Kamran Entesari
Elif Kaya, Texas A&M Univ.
Tu3D-4: A 162GHz Ring Resonator Based High Resolution Dielectric Sensor
Hai Yu, Bo Yu, Xuan Ding, Juan Sebastián Gómez-Díaz, Qun Jane Gu
Hai Yu, Univ. of California, Davis
Tu3D-5: Electrical Properties of Jurkat Cells: An Inverted Scanning Microwave Microscope Study
Gianluca Fabi, C.H. Joseph, Xin Jin, Xiaopeng Wang, Tiziana Pietrangelo, Xuanhong Cheng, James C.M. Hwang, Marco Farina
Gianluca Fabi, Università Politecnica delle Marche
Brice Ivira
Broadcom Corp.
Amir Mortzawi
Univ. of Michigan

The session presents advancements in design, model, simulation and experimental results of Lithium Niobate-based SAW and lamb wave resonators to address sub-5 GHz applications and beyond 6GHz up to 19 GHz. The material use different cuts of Lithium Niobate to address different applications. A technique to place poles and zeros during a filter design phase is presented.

Tu3E-1: A 19GHz Lithium Niobate Acoustic Filter with FBW of 2.4%
Liuqing Gao, Yansong Yang, Songbin Gong
Liuqing Gao, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tu3E-2: 5.4GHz Acoustic Delay Lines in Lithium Niobate Thin Film with 3dB Insertion Loss
Ruochen Lu, Yansong Yang, Steffen Link, Songbin Gong
Ruochen Lu, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tu3E-3: An X-Band Lithium Niobate Acoustic RFFE Filter with FBW of 3.45% and IL of 2.7dB
Yansong Yang, Liuqing Gao, Songbin Gong
Yansong Yang, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tu3E-4: Surface Acoustic Wave Resonators Using Lithium Niobate on Silicon Carbide Platform
Shibin Zhang, Ruochen Lu, Hongyan Zhou, Steffen Link, Yansong Yang, Zhongxu Li, Kai Huang, Xin Ou, Songbin Gong
Shibin Zhang, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Tu3E-5: Synthesis and Realization of Chebyshev Filters Based on Constant Electromechanical Coupling Coefficient Acoustic Wave Resonators
Shu-Yuan Tseng, Chin-Chung Hsiao, Ruey-Beei Wu
Shu-Yuan Tseng, National Taiwan Univ.
Charles Campbell
Gayle Collins
Obsidian Microwave, LLC.

New design techniques for broad/dual-band GaN and GaAs high-performance power amplifiers are presented in this session. This body of work covers DC–20 GHz with efficiencies up to and greater than 60%. Power outputs of less than one watt to over 60 Watts are demonstrated. The methodologies include non-uniform distributed amplifier design for broadband performance, dual band approaches including leveraging the bias circuit for improved performance and broadband techniques for the driver amplifier. Both MMIC and hybrid approaches are covered.

Tu3F-1: A Compact 10W 2–20GHz GaN MMIC Power Amplifier Using a Decade Bandwidth Output Impedance Transformer
Michael Roberg, Manyam Pilla, Scott Schafer, Thi Ri Mya Kywe, Robert Flynt, Nguyenvu Chu
Michael Roberg, Qorvo
Tu3F-2: 2.5 to 10.0GHz Band-Pass Non-Uniform Distributed GaN MMIC HPA
Jun Kamioka, Masatake Hangai, Shinichi Miwa, Yoshitaka Kamo, Shintaro Shinjo
Jun Kamioka, Mitsubishi Electric
Tu3F-3: Two-Stage Concurrent X/Ku Dual-Band GaAs MMIC Power Amplifier
Philip Zurek, Zoya Popović
Philip Zurek, University of Colorado Boulder
Tu3F-4: Broadband Driver Amplifier with Voltage Offset for GaN-Based Switching PAs
T. Hoffmann, Florian Hühn, S. Shevchenko, Wolfgang Heinrich, Andreas Wentzel
Andreas Wentzel, FBH
Tu3F-5: A Dual-Mode Bias Circuit Enabled GaN Doherty Amplifier Operating in 0.85–2.05GHz and 2.4–4.2GHz
Yuji Komatsuzaki, Rui Ma, Shuichi Sakata, Keigo Nakatani, Shintaro Shinjo
Yuji Komatsuzaki, Mitsubishi Electric
Patrick Fay
Univ. of Notre Dame
Tony Ivanov

This session focuses on the latest advances in microwave semiconductor devices. Gallium Nitride transistor advancements in power, efficiency, and 3D heterogeneous integration are highlighted. In addition, sub-100nm metamorphic HEMT noise performance and emerging high power diamond-based diodes are discussed.

Tu3H-1: Impact of Input Nonlinearity on Efficiency, Power, and Linearity Performance of GaN RF Power Amplifiers
Sagar K. Dhar, Tushar Sharma, Ramzi Darraji, Damon G. Holmes, Joseph Staudinger, Xin Yu Zhou, Vince Mallette, Fadhel M. Ghannouchi
Sagar K. Dhar, Univ. of Calgary
Tu3H-2: High Power AlN/GaN HEMTs with Record Power-Added-Efficiency >70% at 40GHz
Kathia Harrouche, Riad Kabouche, Etienne Okada, Farid Medjdoub
Kathia Harrouche, IEMN (UMR 8520)
Tu3H-3: InAlN/GaN-on-Si HEMT with 4.5W/mm in a 200-mm CMOS-Compatible MMIC Process for 3D Integration
Shireen Warnock, Chang-Lee Chen, Jeffrey Knecht, Richard Molnar, Donna-Ruth Yost, Matthew Cook, Corey Stull, Ryan Johnson, Christopher Galbraith, Jeffrey Daulton, WeiLin Hu, Gianni Pinelli, Joshua Perozek, Tomas Palacios, Beijia Zhang, Jeffrey Herd, Craig Keast
Shireen Warnock, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Tu3H-4: Noise Performance of Sub-100-nm Metamorphic HEMT Technologies
Felix Heinz, Fabian Thome, Arnulf Leuther, Oliver Ambacher
Felix Heinz, Fraunhofer IAF
Tu3H-5: High-Power RF Characterization of Diamond Schottky Barrier Diodes at X-Band
Xenofon Konstantinou, Cristian J. Herrera-Rodriquez, Aaron Hardy, John D. Albrecht, Timothy Grotjohn, John Papapolymerou
Xenofon Konstantinou, Michigan State Univ.
Christian Damm
Ulm Univ.
Jason Soric
Raytheon Company

In this session, innovative waveguiding structures for the generation, transmission and manipulation are presented. These include liquid crystal based phase manipulation, negative group delay enabled leaky waves, loss reduced multilayer structures, full tensor anisotropic metamaterial modelling and picosecond pulse generation using nonlinear transmission lines. Theoretical and experimental results are presented to substantiate the interest of these techniques.

Tu4A-1: A Fine Picosecond Pulse Generator Based on Novel SRD Topology and Tapered NLTL
MuhibUr Rahman, Ke Wu
MuhibUr Rahman, Polytechnique Montréal
Tu4A-2: Liquid Crystal Based Parallel-Polarized Dielectric Image Guide Phase Shifter at W-Band
Henning Tesmer, Roland Reese, Ersin Polat, Rolf Jakoby, Holger Maune
Henning Tesmer, Technische Univ. Darmstadt
Tu4A-3: Negative Group Delay Enabled Artificial Transmission Line Exhibiting Squint-Free, Dominant Mode, Backward Leaky-Wave Radiation
Minning Zhu, Chung-Tse Michael Wu
Minning Zhu, Rutgers Univ.
Tu4A-4: Demonstration of Low Loss RF Conductor in Ka and V Bands Using Cu/Fe Multilayers for 5G and Millimeter Wave Applications
Renuka Bowrothu, Yong-Kyu Yoon
Renuka Bowrothu, Univ. of Florida
Tu4A-5: Equivalent Circuit Models for Full-Tensor Anisotropic Composite Right/Left-Handed Metamaterials
Tsutomu Nagayama
Tsutomu Nagayama, Kagoshima Univ.
Chinchun Meng
National Chiao Tung Univ.
Luciano Boglione
Naval Research Laboratory

This session presents LNAs from C to D band: the first paper demonstrates a new gain equalization technique, the second paper addresses the frequency tunability for 5G transceivers, the third paper shows flat gain response at mm-wave, the fourth paper shows a K/Ka/V band variable gain LNA, and the last paper demonstrates a new design exploiting magnetic coupling at E band

Tu4B-1: A 6.5–12GHz Balanced Variable Gain Low-Noise Amplifier with Frequency-Selective Non-Foster Gain Equalization Technique
Huiyan Gao, Nayu Li, Min Li, Shaogang Wang, Zijiang Zhang, Yen-Cheng Kuan, Xiaopeng Yu, Qun Jane Gu, Zhiwei Xu
Huiyan Gao, Zhejiang Univ.
Tu4B-2: A Compact Frequency-Tunable VGA for Multi-Standard 5G Transceivers
Roee Ben Yishay, Danny Elad
Roee Ben Yishay, ON Semiconductor
Tu4B-3: A CMOS Band-Pass Low Noise Amplifier with Excellent Gain Flatness for mm-Wave 5G Communications
Han-Woong Choi, Sunkyu Choi, Choul-Young Kim
Han-Woong Choi, Chungnam National University
Tu4B-4: A Tri (K/Ka/V)-Band Monolithic CMOS Low Noise Amplifier with Shared Signal Path and Variable Gains
Chia-Jen Liang, Ching-Wen Chiang, Jia Zhou, Rulin Huang, Kuei-Ann Wen, Mau-Chung Frank Chang, Yen-Cheng Kuan
Chia-Jen Liang, National Chiao Tung Univ.
Tu4B-5: A 64.5–88GHz Coupling-Concerned CMOS LNA with >10dB Gain and 5dB Minimum NF
Kaijuan Zhang, Chunqi Shi, Guangsheng Chen, Jinghong Chen, Runxi Zhang
Kaijuan Zhang, East China Normal Univ.
Nils Pohl
Ruhr Univ. Bochum
Hiroshi Okazaki
NTT DoCoMo, Inc.

This session introduces recent advances in X to G band voltage controlled oscillator design techniques. It includes new design methods for octave-range multi-band oscillators, injection-locked oscillators, and wide tuning range oscillators with advanced technologies such as 16 nm FinFET and 22 nm FD-SOI.

Tu4C-1: Octave Frequency Range Triple-Band Low Phase Noise K/Ka-Band VCO with a New Dual-Path Inductor
Md. Aminul Hoque, Mohammad Chahardori, Pawan Agarwal, Mohammad Ali Mokri, Deukhyoun Heo
Md. Aminul Hoque, Washington State Univ.
Tu4C-2: A Superharmonic Injection Based G-Band Quadrature VCO in CMOS
Xuan Ding, Hai Yu, Bo Yu, Zhiwei Xu, Qun Jane Gu
Xuan Ding, Univ. of California, Davis
Tu4C-3: A Power Efficient 60-GHz Super-Regenerative Oscillator with 10-GHz Switching Rate in 22-nm FD-SOI CMOS
Ali Ferschischi, Hatem Ghaleb, Zoltán Tibenszky, Corrado Carta, Frank Ellinger
Ali Ferschischi, Technische Universität Dresden
Tu4C-4: A 0.011-mm² 27.5-GHz VCO with Transformer-Coupled Bandpass Filter Achieving -191dBc/Hz FoM in 16-nm FinFET CMOS
Chi-Hsien Lin, Ying-Ta Lu, Hsien-Yuan Liao, Sean Chen, Alvin L.S. Loke, Tzu-Jin Yeh
Chi-Hsien Lin, TSMC
Tu4C-5: An X-Band LC VCO Using a New Boosted Active Capacitor with 53% Tuning Range and -202.4dBc/Hz FoMT
Pawan Agarwal, Mohammad Chahardori, Deukhyoun Heo
Mohammad Chahardori, Washington State Univ.
Pawel Kopyt
Warsaw Univ. of Technology
Rashaunda Henderson
Univ. of Texas at Dallas

Techniques of non-destructive evaluation of diverse dielectric materials are discussed. Imaging systems based on resonant and broadband applicators are presented.

Tu4D-1: Broadband Measurement of Dielectric Properties of Substrates up to 67GHz Using a Coaxial Air Line
Nikita Mahjabeen, Alan Paul Zanders, Rashaunda Henderson
Nikita Mahjabeen, Univ. of Texas at Dallas
Tu4D-2: High-Resolution Millimeter-Wave Tomography System for Characterization of Low-Permittivity Materials
Andreas Och, Patrick A. Hölzl, Stefan Schuster, Jochen O. Schrattenecker, Philipp F. Freidl, Stefan Scheiblhofer, Dominik Zankl, Venkata Pathuri-Bhuvana, Robert Weigel
Andreas Och, Infineon Technologies
Tu4D-3: Non-Destructive Testing of Non-Metallic Concentric Pipes Using Microwave Measurements
Hailun Wu, Maryam Ravan, Raveena Sharma, Jay Patel, Reza K. Amineh
Raveena Sharma, NYIT
Tu4D-4: Portable Low-Cost Measurement Setup for 2D Imaging of Organic Semiconductors
Malgorzata Celuch, Olivier Douheret, Przemyslaw Korpas, Ryszard Michnowski, Marzena Olszewska-Placha, Janusz Rudnicki
Marzena Olszewska-Placha, QWED
Tu4D-5: Clutter Mitigation Based on Adaptive Singular Value Decomposition in Tomographic Radar Images for Material Inspection
Dominik Meier, Bersant Gashi, Torsten Link, Thomas Schwarze, Christian Zech, Benjamin Baumann, Michael Schlechtweg, Jutta Kühn, Markus Rösch, Leonhard M. Reindl
Dominik Meier, Fraunhofer IAF
Christopher Silva
The Aerospace Corporation
Subrata Halder

This session addresses the nonlinear analysis, design, and novel application of circuits and systems to current challenging problems in microwave and millimeter wave technologies. The papers will cover topics ranging from coupled oscillators to wireless power transfer to over-the-air behavioral modeling using neural networks.

Tu4E-1: Mutual Injection Locking of Oscillator Circuits Through Inductor Coupling
A. Suárez, Franco Ramírez, R. Melville
A. Suárez, Universidad de Cantabria
Tu4E-2: Analysis of the Transient Dynamics of Coupled-Oscillator Systems
Sergio Sancho, A. Suárez, Franco Ramírez
Sergio Sancho, Universidad de Cantabria
Tu4E-3: Analysis and Design of a Concurrent Dual-Band Self-Oscillating Mixer
M. Pontón, A. Herrera, A. Suárez
M. Pontón, Universidad de Cantabria
Tu4E-4: A Coupling Factor Independent Wireless Power Transfer System Employing Two Nonlinear Circuits
Ruiying Chai, Amir Mortazawi
Ruiying Chai, Univ. of Michigan
Tu4E-5: Over-The-Air Behavioral Modeling of Millimeter Wave Beamforming Transmitters with Concurrent Dynamic Configurations Utilizing Heterogenous Neural Network
Hang Yin, Zhengbo Jiang, Xiao-Wei Zhu, Chao Yu
Hang Yin, Southeast Univ.
David Brown
BAE Systems
Mark van der Heijden
NXP Semiconductors

This session presents InP and GaN broadband millimeter-wave power amplifiers up to 150 GHz. Innovations include process development, high power combining techniques, and circuit techniques.

Tu4F-1: High Output Power Ultra-Wideband Distributed Amplifier in InP DHBT Technology Using Diamond Heat Spreader
Tanjil Shivan, Maruf Hossain, Ralf Doerner, Tom K. Johansen, Ksenia Nosaeva, Hady Yacoub, Wolfgang Heinrich, Viktor Krozer
Tanjil Shivan, FBH
Tu4F-2: Broadband PA Architectures with Asymmetrical Combining and Stacked PA Cells Across 50–70GHz and 64–110GHz in 250nm InP
Tushar Sharma, Zheng Liu, Chandrakanth R. Chappidi, Hooman Saeidi, Suresh Venkatesh, Kaushik Sengupta
Tushar Sharma, Princeton Univ.
Tu4F-3: C to V-Band Cascode Distributed Amplifier Design Leveraging a Double Gate Length Gallium Nitride on Silicon Process
Patrick E. Longhi, Sergio Colangeli, Walter Ciccognani, Lorenzo Pace, Rémy Leblanc, Ernesto Limiti
Patrick E. Longhi, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”
Tu4F-4: A 20W GaN-on-Si Solid State Power Amplifier for Q-Band Space Communication Systems
R. Giofrè, F. Costanzo, A. Massari, A. Suriani, F. Vitulli, Ernesto Limiti
R. Giofrè, Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”
Tu4F-5: Highly Linear & Efficient Power Spatium Combiner Amplifier with GaN HPA MMIC at Millimeter Wavelength Frequency
Soack Dae Yoon, John Kitt, Dylan Murdock, Eric Jackson, Michael Roberg, Gamal Hegazi, Patrick Courtney
Soack Dae Yoon, Qorvo
Rob Jones
Raytheon Company
Doug Teeter

This session focuses on several aspects of modeling and characterization of GaN and GaAs HEMT and HBT transistors. The first two papers cover new behavioral and compact modeling approaches while the next two papers discuss novel characterization and analysis of trapping effects in GaN devices. The final paper presents HBT model extraction up to 325 GHz.

Tu4H-1: Gate Bias Incorporation into Cardiff Behavioural Modelling Formulation
Ehsan M. Azad, James J. Bell, Roberto Quaglia, Jorge J. Moreno Rubio, Paul J. Tasker
Ehsan M. Azad, Cardiff University
Tu4H-2: GaN and GaAs HEMT Channel Charge Model for Nonlinear Microwave and RF Applications
Anthony E. Parker
Anthony E. Parker, Macquarie Univ.
Tu4H-3: A Transient Two-Tone RF Method for the Characterization of Electron Trapping Capture and Emission Dynamics in GaN HEMTs
Pedro M. Tomé, Filipe M. Barradas, Luís C. Nunes, João L. Gomes, Telmo R. Cunha, José C. Pedro
Pedro M. Tomé, Instituto de Telecomunicações
Tu4H-4: Explaining the Different Time Constants Extracted from Low Frequency Y22 and IDS-DLTS on GaN HEMTs
João L. Gomes, Luís C. Nunes, José C. Pedro
João L. Gomes, Instituto de Telecomunicações
Simone Bastioli
RS Microwave
Miguel Laso
Public Univ. of Navarre (UPNA)

Advanced synthesis solutions for non-planar filters and multiplexers.

We1A-1: Direct Synthesis Technique of Quasi-Canonical Filters Comprising Cascaded Frequency-Variant Blocks
Yuxing He, Zhewang Ma, Nobuyuki Yoshikawa
Yuxing He, Yokohama National Univ.
We1A-2: Design of Extracted-Pole Filters: An Application-Oriented Synthesis Approach
Giuseppe Macchiarella, Stefano Tamiazzo
Giuseppe Macchiarella, Politecnico di Milano
We1A-3: A Dispersive Coupling Structure for In-Line Helical Resonator Filters with Transmission Zeros
Yan Zhang, Ke-Li Wu
Yan Zhang, CUHK
We1A-4: Synthesis of Extracted Pole Filters Without the Extra Spikes
Y. Yang, Yi Zeng, M. Yu, Q. Wu
Y. Yang, CUHK
We1A-5: A Synthesis-Based Design Procedure for Waveguide Duplexers Using a Stepped E-Plane Bifurcated Junction
Giuseppe Macchiarella, Gian Guido Gentili, Luciano Accatino, Vittorio Tornielli di Crestvolant
Giuseppe Macchiarella, Politecnico di Milano
Jasmin Grosinger
Graz Univ. of Technology
Etienne Perret
Grenoble Institute of Technology

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.

We1B-1: Highly Sensitive Capacitive Sensor Based on Injection Locked Oscillators with ppm Sensing Resolution
Meissa Babay, Clement Hallepee, Claire Dalmay, Bruno Barelaud, Emre Can Durmaz, Canan Baristiran Kaynak, Mehmet Kaynak, David Cordeau, Arnaud Pothier
Arnaud Pothier, XLIM (UMR 7252)
We1B-2: An Integrated Battery-Less Wirelessly Powered RFID Tag with Clock Recovery and Data Transmitter for UWB Localization
Hamed Rahmani, Aydin Babakhani
Hamed Rahmani, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
We1B-3: A Silicon-Based Closed-Loop 256-Pixel Near-Field Capacitive Sensing Array with 3-ppm Sensitivity and Selectable Frequency Shift Gain
Jia Zhou, Chia-Jen Liang, Christopher Chen, Jieqiong Du, Rulin Huang, Richard Al Hadi, James C.M. Hwang, Mau-Chung Frank Chang
Jia Zhou, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
We1B-4: All-Digital Single Sideband (SSB) Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Backscatter with an Inductor-Free, Digitally-Tuned Capacitance Modulator
James Rosenthal, Matthew S. Reynolds
James Rosenthal, Univ. of Washington
We1B-5: Microwave Encoders with Synchronous Reading and Direction Detection for Motion Control Applications
Ferran Paredes, Cristian Herrojo, Ferran Martín
Ferran Paredes, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona
Theodore Reck
Virginia Diodes Inc.
Adrian Tang
Jet Propulsion Lab

This session presents the latest work on transmitter components including the power amplifiers and frequency multipliers operating at mm-wave and sub-mm-wave frequencies.

We1C-1: A 99–132GHz Frequency Quadrupler with 8.5dBm Peak Output Power and 8.8% DC-to-RF Efficiency in 130nm BiCMOS
Kefei Wu, Muhammad Waleed Mansha, Mona Hella
Muhammad Waleed Mansha, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
We1C-2: A 135–183GHz Frequency Sixtupler in 250nm InP HBT
Mingquan Bao, Thanh Ngoc Thi Do, Dan Kuylenstierna, Herbert Zirath
Mingquan Bao, Ericsson
We1C-3: Broadband and High-Gain 400-GHz InGaAs mHEMT Medium-Power Amplifier S-MMIC
Bersant Gashi, Laurenz John, Dominik Meier, Markus Rösch, Axel Tessmann, Arnulf Leuther, Hermann Maßler, Michael Schlechtweg, Oliver Ambacher
Bersant Gashi, Fraunhofer IAF
We1C-4: A 160–183GHz 0.24-W (7.5% PAE) PA and 0.14-W (9.5% PAE) PA, High-Gain, G-Band Power Amplifier MMICs in 250-nm InP HBT
Zach Griffith, Miguel Urteaga, Petra Rowell, Lan Tran
Zach Griffith, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging
We1C-5: A 140GHz Power Amplifier with 20.5dBm Output Power and 20.8% PAE in 250-nm InP HBT Technology
Ahmed S.H. Ahmed, Munkyo Seo, Ali A. Farid, Miguel Urteaga, James F. Buckwalter, Mark J.W. Rodwell
Ahmed S.H. Ahmed, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Souvik Dubey
Abbott Labs
Hung-Wei Wu
Kun Shan Univ.

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.

We1D-1: A Quadband Implantable Antenna System for Simultaneous Wireless Powering and Biotelemetry of Deep-Body Implants
Abdul Basir, Hyoungsuk Yoo
Abdul Basir, Hanyang Univ.
We1D-2: The Design of Transmitting Tag for Nasogastric Intubation Sensing
Meng-Hsuan Lin, Chia-Chan Chang, Sheng-Fuh Chang
Meng-Hsuan Lin, National Chung Cheng Univ.
We1D-3: A Wearable Throat Vibration Microwave Sensor Based on Split-Ring Resonator for Harmonics Detection
Yun-Rei Ho, Chin-Lung Yang
Chin-Lung Yang, National Cheng Kung Univ.
We1D-4: Experimental Dosimetry Study of a Miniature RF Applicator Dedicated to the Evaluation of Severe RF Exposure Impact on a 3D Biological Model
S. Augé, A. Tamra, L. Rigal, V. Lobjois, B. Ducommun, D. Dubuc, K. Grenier
K. Grenier, LAAS
We1D-5: Chest-Worn Self-Injection-Locked Oscillator Tag for Monitoring Heart Rate Variability
Rezki El Arif, Wei-Chih Su, Mu-Cyun Tang, Tzyy-Sheng Horng, Fu-Kang Wang
Rezki El Arif, National Sun Yat-sen Univ.
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 D. Schneider, Xiating Zou, Sidhant Tiwari, Zhi Yao, Greg Carman, Robert N. Candler, Yuanxun Ethan Wang
Ting Lu, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
We1E-2: Microwave Applications of Zirconium-Doped Hafnium Oxide Ferroelectrics: From Nanoscale Calculations up to Experimental Results
M. Aldrigo, M. Dragoman, E. Laudadio, S. Iordanescu, M. Modreanu, I.M. Povey, F. Nastase, S. Vulpe, P. Stipa, A. Di Donato, L. Pierantoni, D. Mencarelli
M. Aldrigo, IMT Bucharest
We1E-3: Novel Non-Reciprocal Microwave Spin Wave and Magneto-Elastic Wave Devices for On-Chip Signal Processing
Ilya N. Krivorotov, Eric A. Montoya, Amanatullah Khan, Andrei N. Slavin, Mingzhong Wu
Amanatullah Khan, Univ. of California, Irvine
We1E-4: Organic Ferrimagnetic Material Vanadium Tetracyanoethylene for Non-Reciprocal Microwave Applications
Na Zhu, Andrew Franson, Seth Kurfman, Michael Chilcote, Denis R. Candido, Katherine E. Nygren, Michael E. Flatté, Kristen S. Buchanan, Ezekiel Johnston-Halperin, Hong X. Tang
Hong X. Tang, Yale Univ.
We1E-5: Non-Reciprocal Lithium Niobate-on-Silicon Acoustoelectric Delay Lines
Hakhamanesh Mansoorzare, Reza Abdolvand
Hakhamanesh Mansoorzare, Univ. of Central Florida
We1E-6: A Highly Linear Non-Magnetic GaN Circulator Based on Spatio-Temporal Modulation with an IIP3 of 56dBm
Jose Antonio Bahaonde, Ioannis Kymissis, Harish Krishnaswamy
Jose Antonio Bahaonde, Columbia Univ.
Gent Paparisto
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Christian Fager
Chalmers Univ. of Technology

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.

We1F-1: Demonstrating 139Gbps and 55.6bps/Hz Spectrum Efficiency Using 8×8 MIMO Over a 1.5-km Link at 73.5GHz
Cristian B. Czegledi, Mikael Hörberg, Martin Sjödin, Per Ligander, Jonas Hansryd, Jan Sandberg, Jonas Gustavsson, Daniel Sjöberg, Dimitris Polydorou, Dimitris Siomos
Cristian B. Czegledi, Ericsson
We1F-2: Digital Predistortion of Millimeter-Wave Phased Array Transmitter with Over-The-Air Calibrated Simplified Conductive Feedback Architecture
Nuutti Tervo, Bilal Khan, Olli Kursu, Janne P. Aikio, Markku Jokinen, Marko E. Leinonen, Markku Juntti, Timo Rahkonen, Aarno Pärssinen
Nuutti Tervo, Univ. of Oulu
We1F-3: On the Effectiveness of Near-Field Feedback for Digital Pre-Distortion of Millimeter-Wave RF Beamforming Arrays
Ahmed Ben Ayed, Giovanni Scarlato, Patrick Mitran, Slim Boumaiza
Ahmed Ben Ayed, Univ. of Waterloo
We1F-4: High-Frequency Vector-Modulated Signal Generation Using Frequency-Multiplier-Based RF Beamforming Architecture
Ifrah Jaffri, Ahmed Ben Ayed, Ali M. Darwish, Slim Boumaiza
Ifrah Jaffri, Univ. of Waterloo
We1F-5: Aperture-Array & Lens+FPA Multi-Beam Digital Receivers at 28GHz on Xilinx ZCU 1275 RF SoC
Sravan Pulipati, Viduneth Ariyarathna, Md. Rayhan Khan, Shubhendu Bhardwaj, Arjuna Madanayake
Sravan Pulipati, Florida International Univ.
We1F-6: A 3D Detect-Array for Low-Complexity W-Band Beam Sensing and Direction-of-Arrival Estimation
John Kimionis, Michael J. Holyoak, Amit Singh, Shahriar Shahramian, Yves Baeyens
John Kimionis, Nokia Bell Labs
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
Tsu-Hsi Chang, HetInTec
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
We1G-3: Qorvo’s Emerging GaN Technologies for mmWave Applications
Y. Cao, V. Kumar, S. Chen, Y. Cui, Soack Dae Yoon, E. Beam, A. Xie, J. Jimenez, A. Ketterson, C. Lee, Douglas Linkhart, Anton Geiler
Y. Cao, Qorvo
We1G-4: High-Speed Graded-Channel GaN HEMTs with Linearity and Efficiency
Jeong-sun Moon, Bob Grabar, Mike Antcliffe, Joel Wong, Chuong Dao, Peter Chen, Erdem Arkun, Isaac Khalaf, Andrea Corrion, James Chappell, Nivedhita Venkatesan, Patrick Fay
Jeong-sun Moon, HRL Laboratories
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, Robert Howell
Josephine Chang, Northrop Grumman
Ming Yu
Chinese Univ. of Hong Kong
Giuseppe Macchiarella
Politecnico di Milano

Advanced implementation of non-planar filters and multiplexers.

We2A-1: 3-D Printed Bandpass Filter Using Conical Posts Interlaced Vertically
Enrique López-Oliver, Cristiano Tomassoni, Lorenzo Silvestri, Maurizio Bozzi, Luca Perregrini, Stefania Marconi, Gianluca Alaimo, Ferdinando Auricchio
Enrique López-Oliver, Università di Perugia
We2A-2: An All-Metal Capacitive Coupling Structure for Coaxial Cavity Filters
Yuliang Chen, Ke-Li Wu
Yuliang Chen, CUHK
We2A-3: Design of a Four Channel C-Band Multiplexer with a Modified Star-Junction Topology
Mónica Martínez Mendoza, Margarita García Tudela, Rubén Gómez-Chacón Camuñas
Rubén Gómez-Chacón Camuñas, Thales Alenia Space
We2A-4: Compact Harmonic Rejection Filter for C-Band High-Power Satellite Applications
F. Teberio, P. Martin-Iglesias, I. Arregui, I. Arnedo, T. Lopetegi, M.A.G. Laso
F. Teberio, Universidad Pública de Navarra
We2A-5: Substrate Integrated Waveguide Bandpass Filters Implemented on Silicon Interposer for Terahertz Applications
Gaetan Prigent, Anne-Laure Franc, Matthias Wietstruck, Mehmet Keynak
Gaetan Prigent, LAAS
We2A-6: A Compact Diplexer for Circularly Polarized 20/30GHz SIW-Antennas
Anton Sieganschin, Thomas Jaschke, Arne F. Jacob
Anton Sieganschin, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Kazuya Yamamoto
Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
Changzhan Gu
Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.

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.

We2B-1: Nonlinear Negative Resistance-Based Harmonic Backscatter
Karan Gumber, Francesco Amato, Corinne Dejous, Simon Hemour
Karan Gumber, IMS (UMR 5218)
We2B-2: A 5.8GHz Fully-Tunnel-Diodes-Based 20µW, 88mV, and 48dB-Gain Fully-Passive Backscattering RFID Tag
Aline Eid, Jimmy Hester, Manos M. Tentzeris
Aline Eid, Georgia Tech
We2B-3: Active Reflector Tag for Millimeter Wave Harmonic Radar at 61/122GHz ISM Band Based on 130nm-BiCMOS SiGe:C Technology
Steffen Hansen, Christian Bredendiek, Nils Pohl
Steffen Hansen, Fraunhofer FHR
We2B-4: Long-Range Zero-Power Multi-Sensing in Industrial Environment Using Polarization Diversity and 3D Radar Imagery
Dominique Henry, Timothée Marchal, Julien Philippe, Hervé Aubert, Patrick Pons
Dominique Henry, LAAS
We2B-5: Noncontact High-Linear Motion Sensing Based on a Modified Differentiate and Cross-Multiply Algorithm
Wei Xu, Changzhan Gu, Jun-Fa Mao
Wei Xu, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.
Samet Zihir
Renesas Electronics Corp.
Herbert Zirath
Chalmers Univ. of Technology

This session includes latest work covering high-data-rate wireless transceivers and receivers as well as mm-wave radars.

We2C-1: A 300GHz Wireless Transceiver in 65nm CMOS for IEEE802.15.3d Using Push-Push Subharmonic Mixer
Ibrahim Abdo, Takuya Fujimura, Tsuyoshi Miura, Korkut K. Tokgoz, H. Hamada, Hideyuki Nosaka, Atsushi Shirane, Kenichi Okada
Ibrahim Abdo, Tokyo Institute of Technology
We2C-2: 100Gbps 0.8-m Wireless Link Based on Fully Integrated 240GHz IQ Transmitter and Receiver
M.H. Eissa, N. Maletic, E. Grass, R. Kraemer, Dietmar Kissinger, Andrea Malignaggi
M.H. Eissa, IHP
We2C-3: Wireless Communication Using Fermi-Level-Managed Barrier Diode Receiver with J-Band Waveguide-Input Port
Tadao Nagatsuma, Fumiya Ayano, Keita Toichi, Li Yi, Masamichi Fujiwara, Noriko Iiyama, Junichi Kani, Hiroshi Ito
Tadao Nagatsuma, Osaka Univ.
We2C-4: A 680GHz Direct Detection Dual-Channel Polarimetric Receiver
Caitlyn M. Cooke, Kevin Leong, Khanh Nguyen, Alfonso Escorcia, Xiaobing Mei, Jennifer Arroyo, Taylor W. Barton, Cornelis Du Toit, Giovanni De Amici, Dong L. Wu, William R. Deal
Caitlyn M. Cooke, Northrop Grumman
We2C-5: Flexible Radar Front End with Multimodal Transition at 300GHz
Martin Geiger, Simon Gut, Philipp Hügler, Christian Waldschmidt
Martin Geiger, Universität Ulm
Chai-Chan Chang
National Chung Cheng Univ.
Changzhi Li
Texas Tech Univ.

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.

We2D-1: Frequency-Offset Self-Injection-Locked (FOSIL) Radar for Noncontact Vital Sign Monitoring
Pin-Hsun Juan, Kuan-Hung Chen, Fu-Kang Wang
Pin-Hsun Juan, National Sun Yat-sen Univ.
We2D-2: Noncontact Wrist Pulse Waveform Detection Using 24-GHz Continuous-Wave Radar Sensor for Blood Pressure Estimation
Tzu-Jung Tseng, Chao-Hsiung Tseng
Tzu-Jung Tseng, Taiwan Tech
We2D-3: A High-Sensitivity Low-Power Vital Sign Radar Sensor Based on Super-Regenerative Oscillator Architecture
Yichao Yuan, Austin Ying-Kuang Chen, Chung-Tse Michael Wu
Yichao Yuan, Rutgers Univ.
We2D-4: A Feasibility Study on the Use of Microwave Imaging for in-vivo Screening of Knee Prostheses
Konstantin Root, Ingrid Ullmann, Frank Seehaus, Martin Vossiek
Konstantin Root, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
We2D-5: Human Tracking and Vital Sign Monitoring with a Switched Phased-Array Self-Injection-Locked Radar
Wei-Chih Su, Pin-Hsun Juan, De-Ming Chian, Tzyy-Sheng Horng, Chao-Kai Wen, Fu-Kang Wang
Wei-Chih Su, National Sun Yat-sen Univ.
Dimitra Psychogiou
Univ. of Colorado
Christopher Galbraith
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory

This session features a variety of innovative planar filters using substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) and microstrip technologies. The first paper presents a compact, quasi-absorptive SIW filter using capacitively-loaded resonators. The second paper describes a compact, dual-mode SIW filter using uniform impedance resonators. Third, a compact bandpass filter using substrate integrated defected ground structure (SIDGS) is described that achieves a very wide stopband response. Next, stepped impedance resonators (SIR) and complementary split ring resonators (CSRR) are combined to create filters with high selectivity. The last paper presents a balanced bandpass filter using coupled lines to produce a quasi-elliptic bandpass and ultra-wide stopband response.

We2E-1: Quasi-Absorptive Substrate-Integrated Bandpass Filters Using Capacitively-Loaded Coaxial Resonators
Dimitra Psychogiou, Roberto Gómez-García
Dimitra Psychogiou, University of Colorado Boulder
We2E-2: UIR-Loaded Dual-Mode SIW Filter with Compact Size and Controllable Transmission Zeros
Yilong Zhu, Yuandan Dong
Yuandan Dong, UESTC
We2E-3: Compact Bandpass Filter with Wide Stopband and Low Radiation Loss Using Substrate Integrated Defected Ground Structure
Deshan Tang, Changxuan Han, Zhixian Deng, Huizhen Jenny Qian, Xun Luo
Deshan Tang, UESTC
We2E-4: Step Impedance Resonator (SIR) Loaded with Complementary Split Ring Resonator (CSRR): Modeling, Analysis and Applications
P. Vélez, J. Muñoz-Enano, A. Ebrahimi, J. Scott, K. Ghorbani, Ferran Martín
Ferran Martín, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona
We2E-5: Quasi-Elliptic Coupled-Line-Based Balanced Bandpass Filters with Ultra-Wide Stopband Characteristics
Mengdan Kong, Dimitra Psychogiou, Yongle Wu
Mengdan Kong, BUPT
Kwang-Jin Koh
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Tumay Kanar
Renesas Electronics America

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.

We2F-1: A 28GHz, 2-Way Hybrid Phased-Array Front-End for 5G Mobile Applications
Namjun Cho, Hyo-Sung Lee, Hanyeop Lee, Woo-Nyun Kim
Namjun Cho, Samsung
We2F-2: A 24–29.5GHz 256-Element 5G Phased-Array with 65.5dBm Peak EIRP and 256-QAM Modulation
Yusheng Yin, Zhe Zhang, Tumay Kanar, Samet Zihir, Gabriel M. Rebeiz
Yusheng Yin, Univ. of California, San Diego
We2F-3: Machine Learning for Accelerated IBFD Tuning in 5G Flexible Duplex Networks
Kenneth E. Kolodziej, Aidan U. Cookson, Bradley T. Perry
Kenneth E. Kolodziej, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
We2F-4: A 38-GHz 32-Element Phased-Array Transmitter Based on Scalable 8-Element Phased-Array Modules for 5G MMW Data Links
Chun-Nien Chen, Li-Cheng Hung, Yi-Hsien Lin, Tzu-Chien Tang, Wei-Pang Chao, Guan-Yu Lin, Wei-Jun Liao, Yu-Hsiang Nien, Wei-Cheng Huang, Tai-Yu Kuo, Kun-You Lin, Tian-Wei Huang, Yi-Cheng Lin, Hsin-Chia Lu, Tsung-Heng Tsai, Huei Wang
Chun-Nien Chen, National Taiwan Univ.
We2F-5: OLED Display-Integrated Optically Invisible Phased Arrays for Millimeter-Wave 5G Cellular Devices
Junho Park, Jaehyun Choi, Dongpil Park, Myun-soo Kim, Chisang You, Doochan Jung, Insu Song, Jaewook Lee, Yong Nam Whang, Yongha Lee, Byounggwan Kang, Wonbin Hong
Wonbin Hong, POSTECH
Leo de Vreede
Delft Univ. of Technology
Paul Draxler
MaXentric Technologies, LLC

Load modulation based power amplifiers have been the workhorses in wireless networks for more than two decades. In this session, load modulation techniques are further enhanced, for their RF bandwidth, through the use of balanced structures and inverted DPA topologies. In addition, Doherty efficiency is further improved in power back-off by means of digitally controlled signal injection. 5G MIMO base stations needs are addressed including DPA miniaturization through MMIC integration, as well as, the capability to handle large video bandwidths.

We2G-1: Dual-Octave-Bandwidth RF-Input Pseudo-Doherty Load Modulated Balanced Amplifier with ⋝q10-dB Power Back-Off Range
Yuchen Cao, Kenle Chen
Yuchen Cao, Univ. of Central Florida
We2G-2: Extend High Efficiency Range of Doherty Power Amplifier by Modifying Characteristic Impedance of Transmission Lines in Load Modulation Network
Jingzhou Pang, Yue Li, Chenhao Chu, Jun Peng, Xin Yu Zhou, Anding Zhu
Jingzhou Pang, Univ. College Dublin
We2G-3: A Fully-Integrated GaN Doherty Power Amplifier Module with a Compact Frequency-Dependent Compensation Circuit for 5G Massive MIMO Base Stations
Shuichi Sakata, Katsuya Kato, Eri Teranishi, Takumi Sugitani, Rui Ma, Kevin Chuang, Yu-Chen Wu, Kei Fukunaga, Yuji Komatsuzaki, Kenichi Horiguchi, Koji Yamanaka, Shintaro Shinjo
Shuichi Sakata, Mitsubishi Electric
We2G-4: 300W Dual Path GaN Doherty Power Amplifier with 65% Efficiency for Cellular Infrastructure Applications
Mir Masood, Srinidhi Embar R., Peter Rashev, John Holt, J.S. Kenney
Mir Masood, NXP Semiconductors
We2G-5: Digitally Assisted Load Modulated Balanced Amplifier for 200W Cellular Infrastructure Applications
Srinidhi Embar R., Mir Masood, Tushar Sharma, Joseph Staudinger, Sagar K. Dhar, Peter Rashev, G. Tucker, Fadhel M. Ghannouchi
Srinidhi Embar R., NXP Semiconductors
Zaher Bardai
Jeffrey Nanzer, Ramon Beltran, Chris Galbraith, Pierre Blondy, Charlie Jackson
Michigan State Univ., OPHIR RF Inc., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Xlim - CNRS- Unversite De Liroges, Northrop Grumman Corp.
WEIF1-1: Toroidal Metasurface for High Efficiency Sensing
Pengfei Qin, Tianwu Li, Er-Ping Li
Er-Ping Li, Zhejiang Univ.
WEIF1-2: Efficient Modeling of Wave Propagation Through Rough Slabs with FDTD
Stefanos Bakirtzis, Xingqi Zhang, Costas D. Sarris
Stefanos Bakirtzis, Univ. of Toronto
WEIF1-3: Rapid Microwave Optimization Using a Design Database and Inverse/Forward Metamodels
Anna Pietrenko-Dabrowska, Slawomir Koziel, John W. Bandler
Slawomir Koziel, Reykjavik University
WEIF1-4: Acceleration and Extension of Radial Point Interpolation Method (RPIM) to Complex Electromagnetic Structures
Kazem Sabet, Anca I. Stefan
Kazem Sabet, EMAG Technologies
WEIF1-5: Progress Towards a Compact and Low-Power Miniaturized Rubidium Oscillator (mRO)
J. Gouloumet, B. Leuenberger, C. Schori, S. Grop, P. Rochat
S. Grop, Orolia
WEIF1-6: Broadband Conductivity Measurement Method up to 110GHz Using a Balanced-Type Circular Disk Resonator
Yuto Kato, Masahiro Horibe
Yuto Kato, AIST
Abstract and 60 Second Video
WEIF1-7: Millimeter-Wave Resonator Based on High Quality Factor Inductor and Capacitor Based on Slow-Wave CPS
Abdelhalim A. Saadi, Marc Margalef-Rovira, Youcef Amara, Philippe Ferrari
Marc Margalef-Rovira, RFIC-Lab (EA 7520)
Abstract and 60 Second Video
WEIF1-8: A Compact PCB Gasket for Waveguide Leakage Suppression at 110–170GHz
Zhongxia Simon He, Ahmed Hassona, Álvaro Pérez-Ortega, Herbert Zirath
Zhongxia Simon He, Chalmers Univ. of Technology
WEIF1-9: 3D-Printed Broadband Impedance Transformers Using Helical-Microstrip Transmission Line Segments
J.M. Lopez-Villegas, A. Salas, N. Vidal
J.M. Lopez-Villegas, Universitat de Barcelona
WEIF1-10: Gysel Power Divider with Fixed Characteristic Impedance
Ahmed Moulay, Tarek Djerafi
Ahmed Moulay, INRS-EMT
WEIF1-11: Concurrent Dual-Band Microstrip Line Hilbert Transformer for Spectrum Aggregation Real-Time Analog Signal Processing
Rakibul Islam, Md. Hedayatullah Maktoomi, Yixin Gu, Bayaner Arigong
Rakibul Islam, Washington State Univ.
WEIF1-12: Controlled High Order Mode Generation for Tracking Coupler Bench Test
G. Ceccato, J.L. Cano, A. Mediavilla, Luca Perregrini
G. Ceccato, Università di Pavia
WEIF1-13: A Second Harmonic Separation Symmetric Ports 180° Coupler with Arbitrary Coupling Ratio and Transparent Terminations
Peizhao Li, Han Ren, Yixin Gu, Branimir Pejcinovic, Bayaner Arigong
Peizhao Li, Washington State Univ.
WEIF1-14: Distributed-Element Absorptive Bandpass Filter with a Broadband Impedance Matching
Jongheun Lee, Seunggoo Nam, Juseop Lee
Jongheun Lee, Korea Univ.
Abstract and 60 Second Video
WEIF1-15: Compact Substrate-Integrated Waveguide Filtering Crossover by Embedding CPW Quarter-Wavelength Resonators
Kang Zhou, Ke Wu
Kang Zhou, Polytechnique Montréal
WEIF1-16: Synthesis Considerations for Shunt-Starting Acoustic Wave Ladder Filters and Duplexers
Eloi Guerrero, Patricia Silveira, Angel Triano, Jordi Verdú, Pedro de Paco
Eloi Guerrero, Univ. Autònoma de Barcelona
WEIF1-17: Novel Dual-Band Bandpass-to-Bandstop Filter Using Shunt PIN Switches Loaded on the Transmission Line
Yilong Zhu, Yuandan Dong
Yuandan Dong, UESTC
WEIF1-18: High-k and Low-Loss Dielectric Composite Feedstock Filaments, Tailored for Additive Manufacturing of Microwave Devices
Vishvajitsinh Kosamiya, Jing Wang
Vishvajitsinh Kosamiya, Univ. of South Florida
WEIF1-19: Bi-Layer Kinetic Inductance Detectors for W-Band
B. Aja, L. de la Fuente, A. Fernandez, Juan P. Pascual, E. Artal, M.C. de Ory, M.T. Magaz, D. Granados, J. Martin-Pintado, A. Gomez
B. Aja, Universidad de Cantabria
WEIF1-20: Characterization of a Josephson Junction Comb Generator
Akim A. Babenko, Alírio S. Boaventura, Nathan E. Flowers-Jacobs, Justus A. Brevik, Anna E. Fox, Dylan F. Williams, Zoya Popović, Paul D. Dresselhaus, Samuel P. Benz
Akim A. Babenko, NIST
WEIF1-21: Design and Measurement of a Josephson Traveling Wave Parametric Amplifier Fabricated in a Superconducting Qubit Process
Dennis C. Feng, Mehrnoosh Vahidpour, Yuvraj Mohan, Nicholas Sharac, Tyler Whyland, Sam Stanwyck, Ganesh Ramachandran, Michael Selvanayagam
Michael Selvanayagam, Rigetti Computing
WEIF1-22: Lock Detector Integrated in a High Order Frequency Multiplier Operating at 60-GHz-Band in 45nm CMOS SOI Technology
Abdessamad Boulmirat, Alexandre Siligaris, Clément Jany, José Luis Gonzalez Jimenez
Abdessamad Boulmirat, CEA-LETI
WEIF1-23: A Magnetless Microstrip Filtering Circulator Based on Coupled Static and Time-Modulated Resonators
Xiaohu Wu, Mahmoud Nafe, Xiaoguang Liu
Xiaohu Wu, Univ. of California, Davis
WEIF1-24: A Novel 32-Gb/s 5.6-Vpp Digital-to-Analog Converter in 100nm GaN Technology for 5G Signal Generation
Markus Weiß, Christian Friesicke, Rüdiger Quay, Oliver Ambacher
Markus Weiß, Fraunhofer IAF
WEIF1-25: A 20–30GHz Compact PHEMT Power Amplifier Using Coupled-Line Based MCCR Matching Technique
Jincheng Zhang, Tianxiang Wu, Lihe Nie, Dong Wei, Shunli Ma, Junyan Ren
Jincheng Zhang, Fudan Univ.
WEIF1-26: Complexity Analysis of Wideband Power Amplifiers Linearization in Multi-Band Signal Transmission for Massive MIMO Systems
Siqi Wang, Wenhui Cao, Thomas Eriksson
Siqi Wang, Chalmers Univ. of Technology
WEIF1-27: Mechanically Decoupled Transitions from MMIC to Rectangular and Dielectric Waveguides at G-Band
Martin Geiger, Martin Hitzler, Christian Waldschmidt
Martin Geiger, Universität Ulm
WEIF1-28: A Phase Analysis Method for Ferromagnetic Resonance Characterization of Magnetic Nanowires
Yali Zhang, Brandon Garcia, Joseph Um, Bethanie Stadler, Rhonda Franklin
Yali Zhang, Univ. of Minnesota
WEIF1-29: A Software-Defined mmWave Radio Architecture Comprised of Modular, Controllable Pixels to Attain Near-Infinite Pattern, Polarization, and Beam Steering Angles IMS
Junho Park, Dongkwon Choi, Wonbin Hong
Junho Park, POSTECH
WEIF1-31: Phase Shifter-Relaxed and Control-Relaxed Continuous Tuning 4×4 Butler Matrix
Han Ren, Peizhao Li, Yixin Gu, Bayaner Arigong
Han Ren, Washington State Univ.
WEIF1-32: An Automatic Gain and Offset Control Circuit for DC-Coupled Continuous-Wave Radar Systems
Fabian Michler, Stefan Schoenhaerl, Sven Schellenberger, Kilin Shi, Benedict Scheiner, Fabian Lurz, Robert Weigel, Alexander Koelpin
Fabian Michler, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
WEIF1-33: Snow Depth Measurements from an Octo-Copter Mounted Radar
Adrian Eng-Choon Tan, Josh McCulloch, Wolfgang Rack, Ian Platt, Ian Woodhead
Adrian Eng-Choon Tan, Lincoln Agritech
WEIF1-34: Ultra-Compact and High-Efficiency Rectenna for Wireless Sensing Applications in Concrete Structure
Alassane Sidibe, Alexandru Takacs, Gaël Loubet, Daniela Dragomirescu
Alassane Sidibe, LAAS
WEIF1-35: Power-Combined Rectenna Array for X-Band Wireless Power Transfer
Eric Kwiatkowski, Christopher T. Rodenbeck, Taylor W. Barton, Zoya Popović
Eric Kwiatkowski, University of Colorado Boulder
WEIF1-36: Conductivity Measurement in mm-Wave Band with a Fabry-Perot Open Resonator
J. Cuper, B. Salski, T. Karpisz, A. Pacewicz, P. Kopyt
J. Cuper, Warsaw Univ. of Technology
Holger Maune
Technische Univ. Darmstadt
Thomas Lingel

This session covers the latest advances in passive components and related technologies. It spans from circuits to modules. Novel techniques such as angular-momentum based circulators, silicon-based integrated passive devices, and SiW-based components are discussed. Also novel designs for resonators, junctions and delay lines are presented.

We3A-1: Angular-Momentum Biased Circulator with a Common-Differential Mode Topology for RF and Modulation Isolation
Haysam M. Kadry, Dimitrios L. Sounas
Dimitrios L. Sounas, Wayne State Univ.
We3A-2: Miniature Wideband Rat-Race Coupler in Silicon-Based Integrated Passive Device Technology
You-Rong Liu, Chung-Hsien Chan, Yo-Shen Lin
Yo-Shen Lin, National Central Univ.
We3A-3: A Geometrically Shaped Hemispherical Cavity Resonator with Extended Spurious-Free Region
Jin Li, Tao Yuan
Jin Li, Shenzhen Univ.
We3A-4: Low-Loss Continuous True Time Delay with Delay Summing
Kyutae Park, Byung-Wook Min
Kyutae Park, Yonsei Univ.
We3A-5: Miniaturized Couplers Using Multi-Mode Star-Junction
Mohamed H.A. Elsawaf, Abdelhamid M.H. Nasr, Amr M.E. Safwat
Abdelhamid M.H. Nasr, Ain Shams Univ.
We3A-6: AFSIW Power Divider with Isolated Outputs Based on Balanced-Delta-Port Magic-Tee Topology
Nhu-Huan Nguyen, Anthony Ghiotto, Tifenn Martin, Anne Vilcot, Tan-Phu Vuong, Ke Wu
Nhu-Huan Nguyen, IMEP-LAHC (UMR 5130)
Marcus Da Silva
Sherif Ahmed

In this joint ARFTG-IMS session, a number of riveting nonlinear measurement topics are discussed. We begin with new error vector magnitude results on GaN power amplifiers. Additional papers cover synchronized, modulated nonlinear vector network analyzer measurements, multitone amplifier linearity characterization, and pulse profiling load pull analysis.

We3B-1: Broadband Error Vector Magnitude Characterization of a GaN Power Amplifier Using a Vector Network Analyzer
Alberto Maria Angelotti, Gian Piero Gibiino, Corrado Florian, Alberto Santarelli
Alberto Maria Angelotti, Univ. of Bologna
We3B-2: Precisely Synchronized NVNA Setup for Digital Modulation Signal Measurements at Millimeter-Wave Test Bands
Yichi Zhang, Xiaotao Guo, Zilong Zhang, Zhao He, Aining Yang
Yichi Zhang, NIM
We3B-3: Millimeter-Wave Power Amplifier Linearity Characterization Using Unequally Spaced Multi-Tone Stimulus
Vincent Gillet, Jean-Pierre Teyssier, Ahmad Al Hajjar, Ahmed Gasmi, Charles Edoua Kacou, Michel Prigent, Raymond Quéré
Vincent Gillet, XLIM (UMR 7252)
We3B-4: Pulse Profiling Active Load Pull Measurements
Yashar Alimohammadi, Eigo Kuwata, Xuan Liu, Thoalfukar Husseini, James J. Bell, Lei Wu, Paul J. Tasker, Johannes Benedikt
Yashar Alimohammadi, Cardiff University
We3B-5: Enhanced Wideband Active Load-Pull with a Vector Network Analyzer Using Modulated Excitations and Device Output Match Compensation
Alberto Maria Angelotti, Gian Piero Gibiino, Troels S. Nielsen, Dominique M. M.-P. Schreurs, Alberto Santarelli
Alberto Maria Angelotti, Univ. of Bologna
Dietmar Kissinger
Ulm Univ.
William Deal
Northrop Grumman Corp.

This short session presents works in distributed mixers, sub-terahertz oscillators, and millimeter-wave true-time delay circuits

We3C-1: InP HBT Oscillators Operating up to 682GHz with Coupled-Line Load for Improved Efficiency and Output Power
Jungsoo Kim, Heekang Son, Doyoon Kim, Kiryong Song, Junghwan Yoo, Jae-Sung Rieh
Jungsoo Kim, Korea Univ.
We3C-2: A DC to 194-GHz Distributed Mixer in 250-nm InP DHBT Technology
Teruo Jyo, Munehiko Nagatani, Minoru Ida, Miwa Mutoh, Hitoshi Wakita, Naoki Terao, Hideyuki Nosaka
Teruo Jyo, NTT
We3C-3: Broadband 110–170GHz True Time Delay Circuit in a 130-nm SiGe BiCMOS Technology
Alper Karakuzulu, M.H. Eissa, Dietmar Kissinger, Andrea Malignaggi
Alper Karakuzulu, IHP
Chris Rodenbeck
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, Jun-Fa Mao
Li Wen, Shanghai Jiao Tong Univ.
We3D-2: Non-Contact Vital Signs Monitoring for Multiple Subjects Using a Millimeter Wave FMCW Automotive Radar
Shekh M.M. Islam, Naoyuki Motoyama, Sergio Pacheco, Victor M. Lubecke
Shekh M.M. Islam, University of Hawaii at Manoa
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
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-Universität Bochum
We3D-5: AI-Driven Event Recognition with a Real-Time 3D 60-GHz Radar System
Asaf Tzadok, Alberto Valdes-Garcia, Petar Pepeljugoski, J.-O. Plouchart, Mark Yeck, Huijuan Liu
Asaf Tzadok, IBM T.J. Watson Research Center
Sanghoon Shin
Naval Research Laboratory
Univ. of Limoges

This session presents active filters and high-Q tunable filters with constant absolute bandwidth and constant frequency spacing transmission zeros. It also presents novel concepts for filtering crossovers, tunable band-reject filters, and non-reciprocal filters.

We3E-1: A Compact Reconfigurable N-Path Low-Pass Filter Based on Negative Trans-Resistance with <1dB Loss and >21dB Out-of-Band Rejection
Mohammad Khorshidian, Negar Reiskarimian, Harish Krishnaswamy
Mohammad Khorshidian, Columbia Univ.
We3E-2: BPFs with Parametrically Compensated Passband Insertion Loss and Selectivity
Lap K. Yeung, Xiating Zou, Yuanxun Ethan Wang
Lap K. Yeung, Univ. of California, Los Angeles
We3E-3: Fully-Reconfigurable Non-Reciprocal Bandpass Filters
Dakotah Simpson, Dimitra Psychogiou
Dakotah Simpson, University of Colorado Boulder
We3E-4: A Dual-Mode Frequency Reconfigurable Waveguide Filter with a Constant Frequency Spacing Between Transmission Zeros
Gowrish B., Raafat R. Mansour
Gowrish B., Univ. of Waterloo
We3E-5: Behavior of Lossy Spiral Inductors and Their Applications to the Design of Tunable Band Reject Filters
Huayong Jia, Raafat R. Mansour
Huayong Jia, Univ. of Waterloo
We3E-6: Novel Reconfigurable Filtering Crossover Based on Evanescent-Mode Cavity Resonators
Junchen Lai, Tao Yang, Pei-Ling Chi, Ruimin Xu
Junchen Lai, UESTC
Byung-Wook Min
Yonsei Univ.
David Ricketts
North Carolina State Univ.

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.

We3F-1: A Scalable Switchable Dual-Polarized 256-Element Ka-Band SATCOM Transmit Phased-Array with Embedded RF Driver and ±70° Beam Scanning
Kevin Kai Wei Low, Samet Zihir, Tumay Kanar, Gabriel M. Rebeiz
Kevin Kai Wei Low, Univ. of California, San Diego
We3F-2: A 28-GHz Full Duplex Front-End and Canceller Using Two Cross-Polarized 64-Element Phased Arrays
Jonghoon Myeong, Kyutae Park, Ahmed Nafe, Hyunchul Chung, Gabriel M. Rebeiz, Byung-Wook Min
Jonghoon Myeong, Yonsei Univ.
We3F-3: Affordable, Multi-Function Flight-Worthy Airborne Phased-Array Sensor
Julio Navarro
Julio Navarro, Boeing
We3F-4: A Scalable 256-Element E-Band Phased-Array Transceiver for Broadband Communications
Morris Repeta, Wenyao Zhai, Tyler Ross, Kimia Ansari, Sam Tiller, Hari Krishna Pothula, David Wessel, Xu Li, Hua Cai, Dong Liang, Guanjgian Wang, Wen Tong
Morris Repeta, Huawei Technologies
We3F-5: A Dual-Polarized 1024-Element Ku-Band SATCOM Transmit Phased-Array with ±70° Scan and 43.5dBW EIRP
Gökhan Gültepe, Samet Zihir, Tumay Kanar, Gabriel M. Rebeiz
Gökhan Gültepe, Univ. of California, San Diego
John Wood
Wolfspeed, A Cree Company
Jonmei Yan
MaXentric Technologies, LLC

In this session, we have two papers describing advanced DPD techniques for massive MIMO applications, considering OTA identification and predistorter complexity; and three papers describing novel approaches for envelope tracking power amplifiers, including a GaN MMIC modulator design, a floating source RF PA, and a novel Marx generator-based modulator.

We3G-1: Closed-Loop Sign Algorithms for Low-Complexity Digital Predistortion
Pablo Pascual Campo, Vesa Lampu, Lauri Anttila, Alberto Brihuega, Markus Allén, Mikko Valkama
Pablo Pascual Campo, Tampere University
We3G-2: OTA-Based Data Acquisition and Signal Separation for Digital Predistortion of Multi-User MIMO Transmitters in 5G
Xiaoyu Wang, Yue Li, Chao Yu, Wei Hong, Anding Zhu
Xiaoyu Wang, Univ. College Dublin
We3G-3: L-Band Floating-Ground RF Power Amplifier for Reverse-Type Envelope Tracking Systems
Sophie Paul, Wolfgang Heinrich, Olof Bengtsson
Sophie Paul, FBH
We3G-4: High Efficiency, High Bandwidth Switch-Mode Envelope Tracking Supply Modulator
Florian Hühn, Felix Müller, Lars Schellhase, Wolfgang Heinrich, Andreas Wentzel
Florian Hühn, FBH
We3G-5: Exploiting the Marx Generator as a 100MHz High-Speed Multilevel Supply Modulator
Peco Gjurovski, Lukas Huessen, Renato Negra
Peco Gjurovski, RWTH Aachen Univ.
Markus Gardill
Universität Würzburg
Martin Vossiek
Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen-Nürnberg

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.

Th1C-1: A Fast-Chirp MIMO Radar System Using Beat Frequency FDMA with Single-Sideband Modulation
Minh Q. Nguyen, Reinhard Feger, Jonathan Bechter, Markus Pichler-Scheder, Andreas Stelzer
Minh Q. Nguyen, Johannes Kepler Universität Linz
Th1C-2: A System Analysis of Noise Influences on the Imaging Performance of Millimeter Wave MIMO Radars
André Dürr, Dominik Schwarz, Christian Waldschmidt
André Dürr, Universität Ulm
Th1C-3: Millimeter-Wave Interferometric Radar for Speed-Over-Ground Estimation
Eric Klinefelter, Jeffrey A. Nanzer
Eric Klinefelter, Michigan State Univ.
Th1C-4: Root-MUSIC Based Power Estimation Method with Super-Resolution FMCW Radar
Tatsuya Iizuka, Yohei Toriumi, Fumihiko Ishiyama, Jun Kato
Tatsuya Iizuka, NTT
Th1C-5: Learning Representations for Neural Networks Applied to Spectrum-Based Direction-of-Arrival Estimation for Automotive Radar
Maximilian Gall, Markus Gardill, Jonas Fuchs, Thomas Horn
Markus Gardill, InnoSenT
Rhonda Franklin
Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Florian Herrault
HRL Laboratories, LLC

RF, mm-wave, and THz subsystems can benefit from heterogeneous integration of dissimilar component technologies for improved performance and signal integrity. At such frequencies, innovation in design, nano-materials and fabrication is crucial; high-frequency intra-chip interconnects and flip chip technologies will be presented.

Th1D-1: Polylithic Integration for RF/MM-Wave Chiplets Using Stitch-Chips: Modeling, Fabrication, and Characterization
Ting Zheng, Paul K. Jo, Sreejith Kochupurackal Rajan, Muhannad S. Bakir
Ting Zheng, Georgia Tech
Th1D-2: A W-Band Chip-to-Printed Circuit Board Interconnect
Björn Deutschmann, Arne F. Jacob
Björn Deutschmann, Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg
Th1D-3: A Low-Loss Balun-Embedded Interconnect for THz Heterogeneous System Integration
Te-Yen Chiu, Yu-Ling Lee, Chun-Lin Ko, Sheng-Hsiang Tseng, Chun-Hsing Li
Te-Yen Chiu, National Tsing Hua Univ.
Th1D-4: W Band Carbon Nanotubes Interconnects Compatible with CMOS Technology
Philippe Roux-Lévy, Joseph M. De Saxce, Chun Fei Siah, Jianxiong Wang, Beng Kang Tay, Philippe Coquet, Dominique Baillargeat
Joseph M. De Saxce, XLIM (UMR 7252)
Th1D-5: Suspended SiC Filter with DRIE Silicon Subcovers
Elizabeth Twyford Kunkee, Dah-Weih Duan, Andrew Sulian, Peter Ngo, Nancy Lin, Chunbo Zhang, Dino Ferizovic, Charles M. Jackson, Richard Lai
Elizabeth Twyford Kunkee, Northrop Grumman
Alessandra Costanzo
Univ. of Bologna
Smail Tedjini
Univ of Grenoble-Alpes France

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.

Th1E-1: A W-Band Rectenna Using On-Chip CMOS Switching Rectifier and On-PCB Tapered Slot Antenna Achieving 25% Effective-Power-Conversion Efficiency for Wireless Power Transfer
Pingyang He, Jie Xu, Dixian Zhao
Pingyang He, Southeast Univ.
Th1E-2: An Ultra-Low-Power Power Management Circuit with Output Bootstrapping and Reverse Leakage Reduction Function for RF Energy Harvesting
Zizhen Zeng, Shanpu Shen, Bo Wang, Johan J. Estrada-López, Ross Murch, Edgar Sánchez-Sinencio
Zizhen Zeng, Texas A&M Univ.
Th1E-3: Compact and High Efficiency Rectifier Design Based on Microstrip Coupled Transmission Line for Energy Harvesting
Fading Zhao, Daniele Inserra, Guangjun Wen
Fading Zhao, UESTC
Th1E-4: High-Efficiency Sub-1GHz Flexible Compact Rectenna Based on Parametric Antenna-Rectifier Co-Design
Mahmoud Wagih, Alex S. Weddell, Steve Beeby
Mahmoud Wagih, Univ. of Southampton
Th1E-5: 920MHz Band High Sensitive Rectenna with the High Impedance Folded Dipole Antenna on the Artificial Magnetic Conductor Substrate
Nobuhiko Yasumaru, Naoki Sakai, Kenji Itoh, Toshiki Tamura, Shigeru Makino
Nobuhiko Yasumaru, Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Frank E. van Vliet
TNO, Netherlands
Christian Waldschmidt
Ulm Univ.

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.

Th1F-1: Design Considerations and FPGA Implementation of a Wideband All-Digital Transmit Beamformer with 50% Fractional Bandwidth
Sravan Pulipati, Rui Ma
Sravan Pulipati, MERL
Th1F-2: FPGA-Based 2-D FIR Frost Beamformers with Digital Mutual Coupling Compensation
Sravan Pulipati, Viduneth Ariyarathna, Ashira L. Jayaweera, Chamira U.S. Edussooriya, Chamith Wijenayake, Leonid Belostotski, Arjuna Madanayake
Sravan Pulipati, Florida International Univ.
Th1F-3: In-situ Self-Test and Self-Calibration of Dual-Polarized 5G TRX Phased Arrays Leveraging Orthogonal-Polarization Antenna Couplings
Ahmed Nafe, Abdurrahman H. Aljuhani, Kerim Kibaroglu, Mustafa Sayginer, Gabriel M. Rebeiz
Ahmed Nafe, Univ. of California, San Diego
Th1F-4: Scalable, Deployable, Flexible Phased Array Sheets
Matan Gal-Katziri, Austin Fikes, Florian Bohn, Behrooz Abiri, M. Reza Hashemi, Ali Hajimiri
Matan Gal-Katziri, Caltech
Th1F-5: 28GHz Active Monopulse Networks with Amplitude and Phase Control and -30dB Null-Bandwidth of 5GHz
Hyunchul Chung, Qian Ma, Gabriel M. Rebeiz
Hyunchul Chung, Univ. of California, San Diego
Kaushik Sengupta
Princeton Univ.
Joe Qiu
Army Research Office

The session will showcase state-of-the-art advancements in silicon-based power amplifier architectures and technology for 5G and automotive applications. The session will demonstrate techniques that range from broadband design and back-off efficiency enhancement to fully digital PA architectures. The first five papers demonstrate these techniques from 22 to 90 GHz and the last paper discusses a novel hybrid digital transmitter architecture combining CMOS and LDMOS technologies for base station applications.

Th1G-1: A 28GHz Linear and Efficient Power Amplifier Supporting Wideband OFDM for 5G in 28nm CMOS
Yen-Wei Chang, Tsung-Ching Tsai, Jie-Ying Zhong, Jeng-Han Tsai, Tian-Wei Huang
Yen-Wei Chang, National Taiwan Univ.
Th1G-2: A Balanced Power Amplifier with Asymmetric Coupled-Line Couplers and Wilkinson Baluns in a 90nm SiGe BiCMOS Technology
Yunyi Gong, John D. Cressler
Yunyi Gong, Georgia Tech
Th1G-3: Load Modulated Balanced mm-Wave CMOS PA with Integrated Linearity Enhancement for 5G Applications
Chandrakanth R. Chappidi, Tushar Sharma, Zheng Liu, Kaushik Sengupta
Tushar Sharma, Princeton Univ.
Th1G-4: A 22–37GHz Broadband Compact Linear mm-Wave Power Amplifier Supporting 64-/256-/512-QAM Modulations for 5G Communications
Fei Wang, Adam Wang, Hua Wang
Fei Wang, Georgia Tech
Th1G-5: Two W-Band Wideband CMOS mmW PAs for Automotive Radar Transceivers
Yuting Xue, Chunqi Shi, Guangsheng Chen, Jinghong Chen, Runxi Zhang
Yuting Xue, East China Normal Univ.
Th1G-6: An 18.5W Fully-Digital Transmitter with 60.4% Peak System Efficiency
R.J. Bootsman, D.P.N. Mul, Y. Shen, R.M. Heeres, F. van Rijs, M.S. Alavi, L.C.N. de Vreede
R.J. Bootsman, Technische Universiteit Delft
Deuk Heo
Washington State Univ.
James Buckwalter
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

This late-breaking news session reports breakthrough results on millimeter-wave power amplifiers, transmitters, and receive beamformers based on advanced silicon processes. Advanced FinFet and CMOS SOI processes demonstrate PAs at 28 GHz and E-band. Novel approaches to load modulation are demonstrated in a multi-element transmit array. Finally, a state-of-the-art broadband receive beamformer is demonstrated with low noise figure.

Th1B-1: An E-Band Power Amplifier Using High Power RF Device with Hybrid Work Function and Oxide Thickness in 22nm Low-Power FinFET
Qiang Yu, Yi-Shin Yeh, Jeffrey Garret, Jabeom Koo, Saurabh Morarka, Said Rami, Guannan Liu, Hyung-Jin Lee
Qiang Yu, Intel
Th1B-2: A Highly Rugged 19dBm 28GHz PA Using Novel PAFET Device in 45RFSOI Technology Achieving Peak Efficiency Above 48%
Shafiullah Syed, Sameer Jain, Dimitri Lederer, Wen Liu, Elanchezhian Veeramani, Baljit Chandhoke, Arvind Kumar, Greg Freeman
Th1B-3: Efficiency Enhancement Technique Using Doherty-Like Over-The-Air Spatial Combining in a 28GHz CMOS Phased-Array Transmitter
Avraham Sayag, Itamar Melamed, Emanuel Cohen
Avraham Sayag, Technion
Th1B-4: A Multi-Standard 15–57GHz 4-Channel Receive Beamformer with 4.8dB Midband NF for 5G Applications
Abdulrahman A. Alhamed, Oguz Kazan, Gabriel M. Rebeiz
Abdulrahman A. Alhamed, Univ. of California, San Diego
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 A. Nanzer
Serge Mghabghab, Michigan State Univ.
Th2C-2: A Digital Interferometric Array with Active Noise Illumination for Millimeter-Wave Imaging at 13.7fps
Stavros Vakalis, Jeffrey A. Nanzer
Stavros Vakalis, Michigan State Univ.
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, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Th2C-4: Phase Recovery in Sensor Networks Based on Incoherent Repeater Elements
David Werbunat, Benedikt Meinecke, Maximilian Steiner, Christian Waldschmidt
David Werbunat, Universität Ulm
Th2C-5: Fusion of Radar and Communication Information for Tracking in OFDM Automotive Radar at 24GHz
Jessica B. Sanson, Daniel Castanheira, Atilio Gameiro, Paulo P. Monteiro
Jessica B. Sanson, Instituto de Telecomunicações
Kamal Samanta
Sony Corp.
Dominique Baillargeat
Xlim - CNRS- Unversite De Liroges

New degrees of freedom are achieved using three-dimensional manufacturing approaches in high-frequency design. Deformable, integrable and extremely small dimensions can be enabled in components and systems using novel materials and processes. Some of the latest advancements on three-dimensional interconnects and RF components will be presented in the mm-wave to the THz regime.

Th2D-1: RF Systems on Antenna (SoA): A Novel Integration Approach Enabled by Additive Manufacturing
Xuanke He, Yunnan Fang, Ryan A. Bahr, Manos M. Tentzeris
Xuanke He, Georgia Tech
Th2D-2: Wireless 3D Vertical Interconnect with Power Splitting Capability
Aditya Dave, Rhonda Franklin
Aditya Dave, Univ. of Minnesota
Th2D-3: 3D Printed One-Shot Deployable Flexible “Kirigami” Dielectric Reflectarray Antenna for mm-Wave Applications
Yepu Cui, Syed Abdullah Nauroze, Ryan A. Bahr, Manos M. Tentzeris
Yepu Cui, Georgia Tech
Th2D-4: Evaluation of Micro Laser Sintering Metal 3D-Printing Technology for the Development of Waveguide Passive Devices up to 325GHz
V. Fiorese, C. Belem Gonçalves, C. del Rio Bocio, D. Titz, F. Gianesello, C. Luxey, G. Ducournau, E. Dubois, C. Gaquière, D. Gloria
V. Fiorese, STMicroelectronics
Nuno Borges Carvalho
Instituto De Telecomunicacoes
Marco Dionigi
Univ. of Perugia

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.

Th2E-1: High Isolation Simultaneous Wireless Power and Information Transfer System Using Coexisting DGS Resonators and Figure-8 Inductors
Adel Barakat, Ramesh K. Pokharel, Shimaa Alshhawy, Kuniaki Yoshitomi, Shigeo Kawasaki
Adel Barakat, Kyushu Univ.
Th2E-2: Conductive Coupler for Wireless Power Transfer Under Seawater
Masaya Tamura, Kousuke Murai, Marimo Matsumoto
Masaya Tamura, Toyohashi University of Technology
Th2E-3: The K-Band Communication Transmitter/Receiver Powered by the C-Band HySIC Energy Harvester with Multi-Sensors
Satoshi Yoshida, Kentaro Matsuura, Daisuke Kobuchi, Naoto Yabuta, Toshihiro Nakaoka, Kenjiro Nishikawa, Shigeo Kawasaki
Shigeo Kawasaki, JAXA
Th2E-4: A Wireless Power Transfer System (WPTS) Using Misalignment Resilient, On-Fabric Resonators for Wearable Applications
Dieff Vital, John L. Volakis, Shubhendu Bhardwaj
Dieff Vital, Florida International Univ.
Th2E-5: A 3D Rectenna with All-Polarization and Omnidirectional Capacity for IoT Applications
Sheng Wang, Hong-Yeh Chang
Sheng Wang, National Central Univ.
Th2E-6: RF Energy On-Demand for Automotive Applications
G. Paolini, M. Shanawani, A. Costanzo, F. Benassi, D. Masotti
G. Paolini, Univ. of Bologna
Kenneth E. Kolodziej
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory
Kate Remley
National Institute of Standards and Technology

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.

Th2F-1: A BST Varactor Based Circulator Self Interference Canceller for Full Duplex Transmit Receive Systems
Charles F. Campbell, Jon A. Lovseth, Shawn Warren, Arthur Weeks, Paul B. Schmid
Charles F. Campbell, Qorvo
Th2F-2: In-Band Full-Duplex Self-Interference Canceller Augmented with Bandstop-Configured Resonators
Robert Sepanek, Mark Hickle, Mark Stuenkel
Robert Sepanek, BAE Systems
Th2F-3: An Integrated Full-Duplex/FDD Duplexer and Receiver Achieving 100MHz Bandwidth 58dB/48dB Self-Interference Suppression Using Hybrid-Analog-Digital Autonomous Adaptation Loops
Yuhe Cao, Xuanzhen Cao, Hyungjoo Seo, Jin Zhou
Jin Zhou, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Th2F-4: A Full-Duplex Transceiver with CMOS RF Circulation and Code-Domain Signal Processing for 104dB Self-Interference Rejection and Watt Level TX Power Handling
Ahmed Hamza, Aravind Nagulu, Hussam AlShammary, Cameron Hill, Eythan Lam, Harish Krishnaswamy, James F. Buckwalter
Ahmed Hamza, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
Th2F-5: Transmit-Receive Cross-Modulation Distortion Correction in a 5–6GHz Full Duplex Quadrature Balanced CMOS RF Front-End
Nimrod Ginzberg, Tomer Gidoni, Dror Regev, Emanuel Cohen
Nimrod Ginzberg, Technion
Jeremy Dunworth
Qualcomm Research
Donald LaFrance
Lockheed Martin Corp.

Presentations within this session include integrated front ends for a wide range of frequencies used in phased arrays. This session will commence with two radar papers, followed by a Ka-band communication front end and an 8-channel K-band phase shifter, and will conclude with a wideband GaN front end.

Th2G-1: A Fundamental-Frequency 122GHz Radar Transceiver with 5.3dBm Single-Ended Output Power in a 130nm SiGe Technology
Erick Aguilar, Vadim Issakov, Robert Weigel
Erick Aguilar, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Th2G-2: An Integrated Bistatic 4TX/4RX Six-Port MIMO-Transceiver at 60GHz in a 130-nm SiGe BiCMOS Technology for Radar Applications
Matthias Voelkel, Stefan Pechmann, Herman Jalli Ng, Dietmar Kissinger, Robert Weigel, Amelie Hagelauer
Matthias Voelkel, FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
Th2G-3: A Power Efficient BiCMOS Ka-Band Transmitter Front-End for SATCOM Phased-Arrays
Soroush Rasti-Boroujeni, A. Wyrzykowska, M. Mazaheri, A. Palizban, S. Ituah, A. El-Gouhary, G. Chen, H. Gharaei-Garakani, M. Nezhad-Ahmadi, S. Safavi-Naeini
Soroush Rasti-Boroujeni, Univ. of Waterloo
Th2G-4: A K-Band Low-Complexity Modular Scalable Wide-Scan Phased Array
Fatemeh Akbar, Amir Mortazawi
Fatemeh Akbar, Univ. of Michigan
Th2G-5: A Compact Ultra-Broadband GaN MMIC T/R Front-End Module
Qian Lin, Haifeng Wu, Yijun Chen, Liulin Hu, Shanji Chen, Xiaoming Zhang
Qian Lin, Qinghai Nationalities University
Nils Pohl
Ruhr Univ. Bochum
James Buckwalter
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

This late-breaking news session reports breakthrough experimental results on millimeter-wave power amplifiers above 200 GHz using GaN and InP HEMTs, low insertion loss switches based on InP HBT processes, and integration of complex systems using SiGe for a reflectometer and frequency synthesizer.

Th2B-1: First Demonstration of G-Band Broadband GaN Power Amplifier MMICs Operating Beyond 200GHz
Maciej Ćwikliński, Peter Brückner, Stefano Leone, Sebastian Krause, Christian Friesicke, Hermann Maßler, Rüdiger Quay, Oliver Ambacher
Maciej Ćwikliński, Fraunhofer IAF
Th2B-2: 475-GHz 20-dB-Gain InP-HEMT Power Amplifier Using Neutralized Common-Source Architecture
H. Hamada, T. Tsutsumi, H. Matsuzaki, H. Sugiyama, Hideyuki Nosaka
H. Hamada, NTT
Th2B-3: A High-Isolation and Highly Linear Super-Wideband SPDT Switch in InP DHBT Technology
Tanjil Shivan, Maruf Hossain, Ralf Doerner, Tom K. Johansen, Ksenia Nosaeva, Hady Yacoub, Wolfgang Heinrich, Viktor Krozer
Tanjil Shivan, FBH
Th2B-4: 240-GHz Reflectometer with Integrated Transducer for Dielectric Spectroscopy in a 130-nm SiGe BiCMOS Technology
Defu Wang, M.H. Eissa, Klaus Schmalz, Thomas Kämpfe, Dietmar Kissinger
Defu Wang, Fraunhofer IPMS
Th2B-5: A 311.6GHz Phase-Locked Loop in 0.13µm SiGe BiCMOS Process with -90dBc/Hz In-Band Phase Noise
Yuan Liang, Chirn Chye Boon, Yangtao Dong, Qian Chen, Zhe Liu, Chenyang Li, Thomas Mausolf, Dietmar Kissinger, Yong Wang, Herman Jalli Ng
Yong Wang, UESTC
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 M. Trew
Heather M. Trew, U.S. Department of the Treasury
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 S. Gupta
Madhu S. Gupta, Univ. of California, San Diego
Th3B-3: Robert J. Trew and the Microwave Community
Mike Golio
Mike Golio, Golio Endeavors
Th3B-4: Bob Trew: Teacher, Researcher, Mentor, and Friend
Alfy Riddle
Alfy Riddle, Quanergy Systems
Rudy Emrick
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Danny Elad
ON Semiconductor

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.

Th3C-1: K-Band MIMO FMCW Radar Using CDMA for TX-Separation Based on an Ultra-Wideband SiGe BiCMOS Radar Chipset
Benedikt Welp, Alex Shoykhetbrod, Stefan Wickmann, Gunnar Briese, Georg Weiß, Jennifer Wenderoth, Reinhold Herschel, Nils Pohl
Benedikt Welp, Fraunhofer FHR
Th3C-2: Measurement-Based Performance Investigation of a Hybrid MIMO-Frequency Scanning Radar
Alex Shoykhetbrod, Harun Cetinkaya, Sandra Nowok
Alex Shoykhetbrod, Fraunhofer FHR
Th3C-3: Ultra-Wideband FMCW Radar with Over 40GHz Bandwidth Below 60GHz for High Spatial Resolution in SiGe BiCMOS
Benedikt Welp, Gunnar Briese, Nils Pohl
Benedikt Welp, Fraunhofer FHR
Th3C-4: Harmonic Micro-Doppler Detection Using Passive RF Tags and Pulsed Microwave Harmonic Radar
Neda Nourshamsi, Cory Hilton, Stavros Vakalis, Jeffrey A. Nanzer
Neda Nourshamsi, Michigan State Univ.
Th3C-5: Localization and Tracking Bees Using a Battery-Less Transmitter and an Autonomous Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Jake Shearwood, Sam Williams, Nawaf Aldabashi, Paul Cross, Breno M. Freitas, Chaochun Zhang, Cristiano Palego
Jake Shearwood, Bangor Univ.
Sorin Voinigescu
Univ. of Toronto
Cynthia Hang
Raytheon Company

This session covers the key building blocks used in beamformers and phased arrays ranging from novel ultrawideband baluns, multi-bit phase shifters and attenuators, high isolation antenna switches, and large power mm-wave detectors.

Th3G-1: A DC-32GHz 7-Bit Passive Attenuator with Capacitive Compensation Bandwidth Extension Technique in 55nm CMOS
Zijiang Zhang, Nayu Li, Huiyan Gao, Min Li, Shaogang Wang, Yen-Cheng Kuan, Xiaopeng Yu, Zhiwei Xu
Zijiang Zhang, Zhejiang Univ.
Th3G-2: A Low Power 60GHz 6V CMOS Peak Detector
Zoltán Tibenszky, Corrado Carta, Frank Ellinger
Zoltán Tibenszky, Technische Universität Dresden
Th3G-3: A 35GHz Hybrid π-Network High-Gain Phase Shifter with 360° Continuous Phase Shift Range
Dong Wei, Xuan Ding, Hai Yu, Qun Jane Gu, Zhiwei Xu, Yen-Cheng Kuan, Shunli Ma, Junyan Ren
Dong Wei, Fudan Univ.
Th3G-4: A 68-dB Isolation 1.0-dB Loss Compact CMOS SPDT RF Switch Utilizing Switched Resonance Network
Xi Fu, Yun Wang, Zheng Li, Atsushi Shirane, Kenichi Okada
Xi Fu, Tokyo Institute of Technology
Th3G-5: A CMOS Balun with Common Ground and Artificial Dielectric Compensation Achieving 79.5% Fractional Bandwidth and <2° Phase Imbalance
Geliang Yang, Rui Chen, Keping Wang
Rui Chen, Southeast Univ.
Th3G-6: A 20.8–41.6-GHz Transformer-Based Wideband Power Amplifier with 20.4-dB Peak Gain Using 0.9-V 28-nm CMOS Process
Chieh-Wei Wang, Yu-Chun Chen, Wen-Jie Lin, Jeng-Han Tsai, Tian-Wei Huang
Chieh-Wei Wang, National Taiwan Univ.
Ethan Wang
Univ. of California, Los Angeles
James Buckwalter
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

This late-breaking news session presents breakthroughs in the development of millimeter-wave systems. First, a dual-polarization, dual beam small cell is presented for 5GNR operation at 28 GHz. Next, the digital predistortion of a large-scale phased array realizes high-rate, low-EVM communication. Next, scalable dual-band and 2D radar systems are demonstrated for operation over 100 GHz. Finally, an optoelectronic frequency synthesizer with extremely low phase noise is shown based on locking to an optical source.

Th3D-1: A 25–29GHz 64-Element Dual-Polarized/Dual-Beam Small-Cell with 45dBm 400MHz 5GNR Operation and High Spectral Purity
Hyunchul Chung, Qian Ma, Yusheng Yin, Li Gao, Gabriel M. Rebeiz
Hyunchul Chung, Univ. of California, San Diego
Th3D-2: Linearization of mm-Wave Large-Scale Phased Arrays Using Near-Field Coupling Feedback for >10Gb/s Wireless Communication
Rosanah Murugesu, Michael J. Holyoak, Hungkei Chow, Shahriar Shahramian
Rosanah Murugesu, Nokia Bell Labs
Th3D-3: Modular Scalable 80- and 160-GHz Radar Sensor Platform for Multiple Radar Techniques and Applications
Wael A. Ahmad, Maciej Kucharski, Arzu Ergintav, Dietmar Kissinger, Herman Jalli Ng
Wael A. Ahmad, IHP
Th3D-4: A Radar System Concept for 2D Unambiguous Angle Estimation Using Widely Spaced MMICs with Antennas On-Chip at 150GHz
Patrik Grüner, Markus Klose, Christian Waldschmidt
Patrik Grüner, Universität Ulm
Th3D-5: Wide-Band Frequency Synthesizer with Ultra-Low Phase Noise Using an Optical Clock Source
Meysam Bahmanian, Saeed Fard, Bastian Koppelmann, J. Christoph Scheytt
Meysam Bahmanian, Universität Paderborn
Hasan Sharifi
HRL Laboratories
James Buckwalter
Univ. of California, Santa Barbara

This late-breaking news session reports breakthrough experimental results on III-V millimeter-wave PAs and LNAs. A high-power broadband (2-20 GHz) amplifier is demonstrated in a GaN process. Record high efficiency results for InP HBT-based power amplifiers are presented. Finally, a low-power, cryogenic InP HEMT LNA is presented that offers adjustable gain/noise figure based on power consumption.

Th3E-1: A 20W 2–20GHz GaN MMIC Power Amplifier Using a Decade Bandwidth Transformer-Based Power Combiner
Michael Roberg, Manyam Pilla, Thi Ri Mya Kywe, Robert Flynt, Nguyenvu Chu
Michael Roberg, Qorvo
Th3E-2: A 120-mW, Q-Band InP HBT Power Amplifier with 46% Peak PAE
Andrea Arias-Purdue, Petra Rowell, Miguel Urteaga, Keisuke Shinohara, Andy Carter, Josh Bergman, Kang Ning, Mark J.W. Rodwell, James F. Buckwalter
Andrea Arias-Purdue, Teledyne Scientific & Imaging
Th3E-3: Transformer-Based Broadband mm-Wave InP PA Across 42–62GHz with Enhanced Linearity and Second Harmonic Engineering
Zheng Liu, Tushar Sharma, Chandrakanth R. Chappidi, Suresh Venkatesh, Kaushik Sengupta
Zheng Liu, Princeton Univ.
Th3E-4: A 300-µW Cryogenic HEMT LNA for Quantum Computing
Eunjung Cha, Niklas Wadefalk, Giuseppe Moschetti, Arsalan Pourkabirian, Jörgen Stenarson, Jan Grahn
Eunjung Cha, Chalmers Univ. of Technology