Speakers Bureau

Most of the MTT technical committees have identified technical experts who are available to provide lectures for local chapter meetings. Each TC listed is also linked to speaker contact information as well as a brief abstract of the available talks. Limited funding is available through MTT for support of members of the Speakers Bureau.
 MTT chapter officers desiring a speaker need to do the following:
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 - Send e-mail invitation to the speaker
 - Provide a meal and possibly local transportation to speaker at time of the talk

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(Payment may take up to 2 months.)

MTT-1 Computer Aided Design Committee

Microwave CAD Using Space Mapping Technology

Dr. John W. Bandler

Bandler Corp., Dundas, ON, Canada

Tel: 905-628-9671

Space mapping optimization intelligently links "coarse" and "fine" models of different complexities, e.g., full-wave electromagnetic simulations and empirical circuit-theory based simulations, to accelerate iterative design optimization of engineering structures. It is a simple C...


The Life of James Clerk Maxwell

James C. Rautio

Sonnet Software, Inc., 100 Elmwood David Road, North Syracuse, NY 13212, USA

James Clerk Maxwell stands shoulder to shoulder with Newton and Einstein, yet even those of us who have spent decades working with Maxwell's equations are almost totally unfamiliar with his life and times. This presentation, from the viewpoint of a microwave engineer, draws on many sources in pr...


Nonlinear Analog Behavioral Modeling of Microwave Devices and Circuits

David Root

Keysight Laboratories, Keysight Technologies, Inc., 1400 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA95403, USA

Tel: +1-707-577-4091

This lecture introduces general concepts and specific modern techniques for effective (efficient, general, and accurate) nonlinear behavioral modeling of microwave semiconductor devices and functional circuit blocks. A behavioral model is a simplified but accurate model of a lower-level component th...


Terahertz Technology Fact or Fiction

Professor Christopher M. Snowden

Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom, Filtronic Plc., The Waterfront, Salts Mills Road, Saltaire Shipley, BD18 3TT, United Kingdom

Tel: +44-0-1483-689249
Fax: +44-1483-689518

The interest in exploring the spectrum above 100 GHz and below 10 THz is limited by the availability of suitable solid-state technologies. This presentation addresses the present state-of-the-art for active devices and integrating technologies in the range 100 GHZ to 2 THz....


Simulation and Modeling of Electrically Large Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Systems

Prof. Michael B. Steer

Electrical and Computer EngineeringBox 7914, North Carolina State University, Box 7914, Raleigh , NC 27695-7914, USA

Tel: 1-919-515-5191
Fax: 1-919-513-1979

Many of the grand challenges in the engineering of microwave and millimeter-wave circuits concerns the complexity of large systems with interacting electromagnetic fields, circuits and thermal effects. This is particularly true with power generation systems where thermal effects significantly affect...


Global Stability Analysis and Stabilization of Power Amplifiers

Almudena Suárez

Itoti Telecomunicacion, University of Cantabria, Av. Los Castros Sin, Santander, 39005, Cantabria

Tel: +3-494-220-1396

Power amplifiers often exhibit instabilities giving rise to frequency division by two or oscillations at incommensurate frequencies. These phenomena, observed from a certain level of input power, cannot be detected through a small-signal stability analysis of the circuit. Instead, a large-signal sta...


MTT-2 Microwave Acoustics Committee

SAW and BAW Technologies for RF Filter Applications: A Review of the Relative Strengths and Weaknesses

Dr. Robert Aigner

Triquint, Orlando, Florida, USA

Tel: +1-407-598-3039

Acoustic filter technologies based on piezoelectric materials play a key role in wireless communication as they guarantee spectral integrity of RF signals. SAW filters have been used for this purpose since the early days of mobile phones. BAW filters are a relatively recent addition to the technolog...


SiP/SoC Integration of RF SAW/BAW Filters

Professor Ken-Ya Hashimoto

Chiba University, Chiba , Japan

Tel: 81-043-290-3318

RF filters employing surface or bulk acoustic wave (SAW/BAW0 have been mass produced and widely used in modern mobile communication equipment. Nowadays various analog functions are going to be merged into the baseband chip, and current concern is how you integrate remaining one, namely the RF front ...


Wireless, Passive Surface Acoustic Wave Tags and Sensors

Professor Donald C. Malocha

Univ. of Central, FloridaUSA

Tel: +1-407-823-2414

Surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology can provide wireless, passive RF ID tagging and sensors. There are various embodiments using frequency and time diversity, and coded spread spectrum techniques, to meet different tagging and sensor applications. New research has shown that single frequency and ...


Wireless SAW-Based Sensing and Identification

Prof. Dr. Leonhard Reindl

IMTEK, University of Freiberg, Germany

Tel: +49-761-203-7220

In the recent years unwired SAW sensors and identification tags have come under notice with a growing number of publications and applications. In this presentation the operating principles of wireless passive, mostly SAW-based identification marks and sensors are shown.The whole radio-based sensor s...


New Technique for Measuring Q and a Comparison of Different Resonator Technologies from MEMs to BAW

Dr. Rich Ruby

Avago Technologies, San Jose, USA

Tel: +1-408-435-6497

We present a new method of measuring unloaded Q based on S-Parameter data extracted from resonator measurements that allows one to plot the unloaded Q vs freq. for any resonator. This new way of measuring Q has several advantages as compared to older techniques. There are also several caveats when u...


MTT-3 Microwave Photonics Committee

Synergy of Optical and Microwave Technologies

Prof. Dr. Tibor Berceli

Technical University of Budapest

Tel: 36-1-463-4142
Fax: 36-1-463-3289

The lecture presents the combination of optical and microwave technologies offering new and better approaches for many applications. First the optical-microwave interaction principles are treated. That is followed by optical control of microwave circuits, optical-microwave mixing methods, processing...


Techniques and Applications of Analog Optical Links

Charles H. Cox III

Photonic Systems Inc., 900 Middlesex Turnpike, Bldg. 5, Billerica, MA01821, USA

Tel: +1-978-670-4990
Fax: +1-978-670-2510

This presentation gives an introductory overview of analog links: direct and external modulation, figures of merit such as gain, noise figure and dynamic range and applications....


Fiberoptic Links for Satellite Communications

Dr. Afshin S. Daryoush

Drexel University

Tel: 215-895-2362
Fax: 215-895-1695

Future generation of communication satellites are based on phased array antennas to generate over 100 simultaneous beams to provide communications services to mobile and fixed terminal users. The feed network operating at Ka-band is a major challenge and optical beam forming networks (OBFN) are cons...


Optoelectric Ultra-Wideband RF/Wireless Communications

Dr. Chi H. Lee

Univ. of Maryland

Tel: 301-405-3739
Fax: 301-314-9281

An optoelectronic ultra-wideband RF/wireless communications system is proposed. We refer this new technology as opto-impulse radio. Impulse modulation is a wireless transmission format for multipath and interference environments. It can provide a jam-resistant, high security, low-power RF communicat...


Design of millimetre-wave multifunction integrated circuits for data communication and remote sensing applications

Professor Jianping Yao

The transmission rate of wireless data in the mobile networks is doubling every year due to the increased usage of mobile multimedia services like streaming video, music, television, data transfer in smartphones and laptop-computers etc. This tendency will require continuously improved telecom infra...


MTT-5 Microwave High-Power Techniques Committee

RF/DSP Co-Designed Power Amplifiers/Transmitters for Advanced Wireless and Satellite Applications

Dr. F. M. Ghannouchi

Tel: 403-220-5807

The wireless and satellite communications communities have always been looking for power- and spectrum-efficient amplification systems. The design of such power amplifiers has to be considered closely together with the system architecture in order to ensure optimal system level performances in terms...


Minimizing Power Amplifier Memory Effects

Dr. Allen Katz

The College of New Jersey, ECE Dept. PO BOX 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718, USA, Linearizer Technology, Inc., 3 Nami Lane, Unit C-9 Hamilton, NJ , 08619

Tel: +1-609-584-8424
Fax: +1-609-631-0177

Memory effects are changes in an amplifiers non-linear characteristics resulting from the past history of the input signal. Predistortion linearization depends on a stable non-linear response, and can be significantly degraded by memory effects. This presentation will begin with an overview of linea...


Design of GaN Power Amplifiers

Edward C. Niehenke

Niehenke Consulting, 5829 Bellanca Drive, Elkridge, MD 21075, USA

Tel: 1-410-796-5866
Fax: 1-410-796-5829

This lecture introduces attendees to the GaN-transistor, its properties, various structures, including the latest GaN power amplifier (PA) design techniques. The properties of GaN will be presented showing the advantage of these devices over GaAs and Si. GaN HEMT transistors will be shown delineatin...


MTT-8 Filters and Passive Components Committee

Waveguide Filters for Satellites

Prof. Vicente E. Boria-Esbert

Technical University of Valencia

Tel: +34 96 387 9718
Fax: +34 96 387 7309

An overview of all-metal waveguide filters for satellite payloads is offered in this talk. Initially, an historical evolution of this filtering technology, including typical electrical and mechanical requirements, is outlined. Next, recent advancements in full-wave analysis methods and automated des...


Present and Future Filter Design Philosophy: Paradigm Shift in Progress

Dr. Richard V. Snyder

RS Microwave, 22 Park Pl./PO Box 273, Butler, NJ 07405, USA

Tel: 1-973-492-1207
Fax: 1-973-492-2471

The design of passive filter networks has traditionally been a process in which approximations are made to a desired transfer function using reactive and resistive elements exhibiting the same frequency-dependent functional form. Over the years, a variety of synthesis techniques have been developed ...


MTT-9 Digital Signal Processing Committee

Digital RF Receivers

Dr. James B.Y. Tsui


Tel: 937-255-6127
Fax: 937-255-7135

A recent trend in building RF receivers is to use digital techniques to replace conventional analog approaches, since the digital approach can provide significant advantages. This task addresses the performance requirements of analog-to-digital converters in the receiver system, and several approach...


MTT-10 Biological Effects and Medical Applications Committee

Towards Greener Smartphones with Microwave Measurements

Professor Dominique Schreurs

Div. ESAT-TELEMIC, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, Leuven 3001, Belgium

Tel: +32 16 321821

Today's smartphone handsets offer a wide range of functions (phone, GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, .) to customers, although are still perceived as expensive and energy consuming (requiring a daily recharge). The aim of this talk is to show how microwave measurements impact smartphone design. By optimall...


Terahertz Technology in Outer and Inner Space

Dr. Peter H. Siegel

MC 139-74 Caltech, 1200 E. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA91125

Tel: 1-818-354-9089
Fax: 1-818-393-4683

After more than 30 years of niche applications in the space sciences area, the field of Terahertz Technology is entering a true Renaissance. While major strides continue to be made in sub-millimeter wave astronomy and spectroscopy, the past few years have seen an unprecedented expansion of Terahertz...


MTT-11 Microwave Measurements Committee

Metrology Developments for Future Wireless Technologies

Prof. Nuno Borges Carvalho

Instituto de Telecomunicacoes, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, 3810-193, Portugal

Tel: +351 234-377-900

Emerging Wireless Technologies have an impact on nowadays microwave characterization technologies, the change in paradigm from analog to digital and from RF to DC, has a strong impact in the way nonlinear microwave characterization is seen. In this talk a general overview of these technologies is pr...


Multiport Vector Network Analyzer: From the beginning to modern signal integrity applications

Prof. Andrea Ferrero

Keysight, 1400 Fountaingrove Parkway, Santa Rosa, CA, 95403, USA

With the recent digital systems and circuits outstanding increase in speed and complexity, multiport characterization at microwaves and millimeter waves is experiencing an impressive growth in demand and importance. Today the application of multiport techniques is shifting from typical microwave app...


Microwave fiber-optic links: Design and measurement issues

Stavros Iezekiel

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Cyprus, 75 Kallipoleos Avenue, P.O. Box 20537, Nicosia, 1678, Cyprus

Tel: + 357 22892190

Optical fibre is an excellent transmission medium - it has very low loss and very large bandwidth (especially when compared with microwave transmission media). In addition, it is possible to modulate light at several tens of GHz and then recover that modulation. Hence there has been much interest in...


High-Frequency Measurements of Dielectric Substrate Materials

Michael D. Janezic

Electromagnetic Properties of Materials Project, National Institute of Standards and Technology, 325 Broadway MS 818.01F, Boulder, CO80305, USA

Tel: +1 303 497 3656

Material manufacturers are developing new, high-performance substrate materials in order to meet the specifications of new applications that operate over wider and wider frequencies. In order for engineers to select the most appropriate material to incorporate into microwave devices, the electrical ...


Evaluating errors and uncertainties in RF & microwave measurements

Dr. Nick Ridler

National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Road Teddington Middlesex, TW11 0LW, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 208 943 7116

This talk gives an overview of the principles and processes involved in dealing with errors in measurements, particularly at RF and microwave frequencies. The talk shows how the concept of uncertainty can be used to quantify the effects of errors that occur during measurements. The methods used to e...


RF I-V Waveform Measurement and Engineering - the unifying link between transistor technology, circuit design and system performance

Professor Paul Tasker

Cardiff University, Cardiff, UKCF24 3AA, U.K., Cardiff University and Agilent Technology Centre for High Frequency Engineering

Tel: +44-29-2087-4423 (w)
Fax: +44-0-29-2087-4939

Microwave power amplifier performance, output power, conversion efficiency and linearity, etc., is significantly influenced by the terminal voltage and current time varying waveforms that develop at the transistor terminals; terminal waveforms are the unifying theoretical link between transistor tec...


MTT-12 Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Packaging and Manufacturing Committee

Signal Integrity Characterization Techniques

Mike Resso

Agilent Technology

Today’s triple play convergence of voice, video and data have transformed the way communication is done between people, places and time. While high speed internet access is delivered using a combination of optical fiber and digital subscriber line (DLS) technologies to its residential base, th...


Speaker Bureau Talk Abstract

Rick Sturdivant

Microwave Products and Technology, Inc., 2501 East Chapman Ave, Suite 230, Fullerton, California, 92870, United States of America

Tel: +1-310-980-3039 Mobile

Transmit/Receive Modules for Military and Commercial Applications "Applications, Key Components, Design Issues and Manufacturing"  Abstract Phased Arrays with Transmit/Receive (T/R) modules have become ubiquitous in military radar systems and are now being used or proposed for use in ...


T/R Modules Using 3D and SIP Packaging

Rick Sturdivant

Microwave Packaging Technology, Inc., 1275 North Tustin Ave., Anaheim, CA , 92807

Tel: 310-980-3039

T/R modules have traditionally used metal housings with glassed-in interconnects and ceramic substrates. More recent approaches use 3D stacked substrates and the tile module approach. This approach resulted in lower cost, lower-profile and lighter-weight arrays. With advances in packaging materials ...


MTT-13 Microwave Control Materials and Devices Committee

Ferrite Phase Shifters

Dr. Charles R. Jr Boyd

Microwave Applications Group, Santa Maria, CA, 93455

Tel: 805-928-5711
Fax: 805-925-5903

Review of ferrite materials. Ferrite phase shifter types, characteristics, and selection criteria. Introduction to simple methods for analysis of phase shifter performance. Phase shifter control techniques. System applications in one- and two-dimensional electronically scanning phased-array antennas...


Microwave Ferroelectric and Reconfigurable Antennas

Professor/Dr. Jozef W. Modelski

Institute of Radioelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Nowowiejska 15/19, Warsaw, 00-665 , Poland

Tel: 48-22-8253929
Fax: 48-22-8253769

Two types of antennas will be presented: low-cost scan antenna on a ferroelectric substrates and waveguide slot antenna with reconfigurable semiconductor aperture. The ferroelectric scan antenna is based on the first higher order mode on a microstrip line which substrate is made using a ceramic-poly...


MTT-14 Microwave Low-Noise Techniques Committee

Ultra Low Noise, InP Field Effect Transistors Radio Astronomy Receivers: State -of-the - Art

Dr. Marian W. Pospieszalski

Nat. Radio Astr. Lab., National Radio Astronomy Observatory, 1180 Boxwood Estate Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Tel: 1-434-296-0350

Over the last quarter century progress in the noise performance of FET and HFET amplifiers at cryogenic temperatures was quite dramatic. The achievable noise temperatures at particular frequencies were lowered by an order of magnitude and the useful frequency range of cryogenic HFET receivers was ex...


MTT-15 Microwave Field Theory Committee

Metamaterials: Blue-Sky Chimera or Revolution in Microwaves and Photonics

Professor Christopher Caloz

Electrical Engineering department, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, 2500 ch. De Polytechnique, Montreal , QuebecH3T 1J4, Canada

Tel: +1-516-340-4711 X3326

Metamaterials, which are broadly defined as effectively homogeneous electromagnetic structures exhibiting unusual properties � such as negative refraction, sub-wavelength resolution, coupled-mode enhancement, infinite wavelength propagation, zeroth-order resonance, full-space leaky-wave radiation � ...


Unification of Numerical Methods: A General Mathematical Framework for Derivations and New Scheme Developments

Prof. Zhizhang (David) Chen

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Dalhousie University, 1360 Barrington St., PO Box 1000 Stn Central, Halifax, NS B3J2X4, Canada

Tel: +1 902 494 6042

Electromagnetic field modeling and simulation have become increasingly popular for accurate designs in modern electrical and electronic engineering, thanks to the drastic advances in computer technology. They have been applied in many areas, in particular in industrial designs where the reduction in...


Multi-Level Modeling for Complex Microwave/High-Speed Design

Professor/Dr. Wolfgang J. R. Hoefer

Institute of High Performance Computing, 1 Fusionopolis Way, #16-16 Connexis, Singapore, 138632, University of Victoria, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, P.O. Box 3055 STN CSC, Victoria, B.C., V8W 3P6, Canada

Tel: +65-641-91429
Fax: +65-646-35176

Complex communication and information systems operating in the Gigahertz range often combine multiple analog and digital functions. The design of such systems must capture all electromagnetic effects and interactions that impact their performance. However, it is impossible to model such systems glob...


MTT-16 Microwave Systems Committee

Integrated Millimeter-Wave (Sub-) Systems for Future Satellite Communications

Arne F. Jacob

Inst. Fuer Hochfrequenztechnik, Hamburg University of Technology, Denickesw. 22, Hamburg, 21073 , Germany

Tel: 49-40-42878-3019
Fax: 49-40-42878-2755

The advent of Ka-band satellites for broadband mobile communications calls for advanced system architectures, technologies, and designs for both the ground and the satellite segment. In its first part the presentation addresses the particular challenges associated with the realization of compact mil...


Microwave Sensors for Industrial Applications

Reinhard Knoechel

Technical Departement, University of Kiel, Kaiserstrasse 2, Kiel, 24143, Germany

Tel: +49-431-8806150
Fax: +49-431-8806152

Microwave sensors find a continuously increasing number of applications for in-line sensing of materials properties and industrial process control. The first part of the talk will focus on the implantation of the latest two-parameter microwave sensors for the rapid determination of material properti...


Transmit/Receive Modules for Phased Array Antennas

Phased array antennas provide a significant improvement in revisit rate in comparison to mechanically rotated antennas. This is of particular importance for RADAR applications, and phased array antennas are typically utilized for high performance RADAR applications of current interest. Transmit/rece...


Transmit/Receive Modules for Phased Array Antennas

Bruce Kopp

DPM Consulting

Tel: 410-992-4278

Phased array antennas provide a significant improvement in revisit rate in comparison to mechanically rotated antennas. This is of particular importance for RADAR applications, and phased array antennas are typically utilized for high performance RADAR applications of current interest. Transmit/rece...


Microwave Ferroelectric and Reconfigurable Antennas

Professor/Dr. Jozef W. Modelski

Institute of Radioelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Nowowiejska 15/19, Warsaw, 00-665 , Poland

Tel: 48-22-8253929
Fax: 48-22-8253769

Two types of antennas will be presented: low-cost scan antenna on a ferroelectric substrates and waveguide slot antenna with reconfigurable semiconductor aperture. The ferroelectric scan antenna is based on the first higher order mode on a microstrip line which substrate is made using a ceramic-poly...


Recent Advances in Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Remote Sensing for Security Applications

Microwave and millimeter-wave remote sensing techniques are fast becoming a necessity in many aspects of security as it becomes more difficult to counter new threats. The requirement for faster detection of objects and humans, improved spatial resolution in imaging, and more precise classification d...


State-of-the-Art Time-Domain Measurement and Modeling Techniques for Nonlinear Components and Systems

This presentation introduces and describes new and highly accurate time-domain measurement and modeling techniques applicable to nonlinear communications components and systems with bandwidths ranging to several GHz. An overview and comparison of time-domain versus frequency-domain measurements as t...


State-of-the-Art Time-Domain Measurement and Modeling Techniques for Nonlinear Components and Systems

Christopher P. Silva

Mail Station M1-111, The Aerospace Corp., P.O. Box 92957, Los Angeles, CA90009-2957, USA

Tel: +1-310-336-7597
Fax: +1-310-336-0620

This presentation introduces and describes new and highly accurate time-domain measurement and modeling techniques applicable to nonlinear communications components and systems with bandwidths ranging to several GHz. An overview and comparison of time-domain versus frequency-domain measurements as t...


MTT-17 HF-VHF-UHF Technology Committee

A Fully Monolithic HMIC Low Noise Amplifier

T. Boles

M/A COM Semiconductor Business Unit

Tel: 781-564-3386
Fax: 781-564-3141

A two/three stage monolithic silicon low noise amplifier has been designed utilizing SPICE modeling techniques. The circuit design architecture is based on high frequency, small signal BJT's, consisting of a common emitter stage at the input and a Darlington configured pair at the device output....


RF and Microwave Solid-State Control

Professor Robert Caverly

ECE Department, Villanova University, Villanova, PA19085, USA

Tel: +1-610-519-5660
Fax: +1-610-519-4436

A variety of semiconductor technologies is now available for RF and microwave control. This talk will address such control technologies as PIN diodes and FET-based elements and issues related to the choice of control technology for particular applications. Control design considerations will also be ...


Microwave Ferroelectric and Reconfigurable Antennas

Professor/Dr. Jozef W. Modelski

Institute of Radioelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Nowowiejska 15/19, Warsaw, 00-665 , Poland

Tel: 48-22-8253929
Fax: 48-22-8253769

Two types of antennas will be presented: low-cost scan antenna on a ferroelectric substrates and waveguide slot antenna with reconfigurable semiconductor aperture. The ferroelectric scan antenna is based on the first higher order mode on a microstrip line which substrate is made using a ceramic-poly...


High-Efficiency RF-Power Amplifiers

Frederick H. Raab

Green Mountain Radio Research, 77 Vermont Avenue, Colchester, VT05446, USA

Tel: +1-802-655-9670
Fax: +1-802-655-9760

This talk is an overview of techniques for high-efficiency RF power amplification. First, some basic concepts about transistors and the concept of average efficiency are introduced. The characteristics of conventional amplifiers (classes A, B, and C) are then reviewed. The principles, demonstrated a...


Class E Switching-Mode High-Efficiency Power Amplifiers - from RF to Microwave

N. O. Sokal

Design Automation, Inc.

Tel: +1 (617) 641-2388

Class E power amplifiers achieve significantly higher efficiency than for conventional Class B or C. Class E operates the transistor as an on/off switch and "shapes the voltage and current waveforms" to prevent simultaneous high voltage and high current in the transistor; that minimizes th...


MTT-19 Business Issues Committee

Engineering Your Retirement

Michael J. Golio

Golio Publications, 2458 East Kael Circle, Mesa, AZ 85213, USA

Tel: 1-480-615-6990

Engineering Your Retirement is designed to help technical professionals (engineers and scientists) develop a plan for their safe and successful retirement. The presentation examines important questions such as, "How much money will I need to retire?," "How long will it take for me to ...


MTT-20 Wireless Communications Committee

The Future (and Direction of) Wireless Technologies

Upkar Dhaliwal

Future Wireless Technologies, 4653 Carmel Mountain Road, Suite 302-13, San Diego, CA92130-6650, USA

Tel: +1-858-926-5839
Fax: +1-858-353-1796

Everything You Know About Wireless Is About to Change. Everything beyond and around us in old Wired World is undergoing a rapid change in terms of networks, devices/boxes and in terms of technologies. The Talk can be tailored to cover the following topics relating to the evolution of our Wired and W...


Software Defined Radio for Microwave Applications: Explanation, Evolution, Design Details, Your Role in SDR, and Several Live Demonstrations

Dr. Jeffrey Pawlan

14908 Sandy Ln., San Jose, CA95124, USA, Pawlan Communications, 14908 Sandy LN, San Jose, CA , 95124-4340, USA

Tel: +1-408-371-0256

Topic-1: Software Defined Radio for Microwave Applications: Explanation, Evolution, Design Details, Your Role in SDR, and Several Live DemonstrationsPart one:This workshop will begin with an introduction to the principles and the evolution of different SDR implementations. Comparison and contrast to...


Software Defined Radio for Microwave Applications

Jeffrey Pawlan

14908 Sandy Ln San Jose, , CA 95124 , USA

Tel: +1 408 371 0256

Dr. Pawlan will explain Software Defined Radio for Microwave Applications with an emphasis on the evolution, design details and your role in software-defined radio. He will also include several live demonstrations....


Recent Advances in Printed Antennas for Wireless and Satellite Communications

Dr. Rainee N. Simons

NASA Gleen Research Center Dynacs Group

Tel: 216-433-3462
Fax: 216-433-8705

The talk commences with a brief overview of printed antenna concepts. The overview would include basic types of printed radiators, such as, microstrip patch, strip, and slot antennas. Second, feeding techniques, such as, direct feed, proximity feed and aperture coupled feed will be discussed. Exampl...


MTT-21 RF MEMS Committee

Noise in RF MEMS Circuits and Tunable Filters

Prof. Kamran Entesari

Texas A&M; University

Tel: 979-845-9586

RF MEMS switches have become a popular choice for reconfigurable circuits due to their high performance. MEMS switch banks, phase shifters and tunable filters developed over the last decade show promise in realizing miniature reconfigurable radios of tomorrow. However, as devices are scaled to the m...


Millimeter Wave Integrated Circuit Techniques and Technology

Professor Shiban Kishen Koul

Center for Applied Research in Electronics, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Hauz Khas, Room No. 320, Block III, New Delhi , 110016, India

Tel: 91 11 26591104 (O)
Fax: 91 11 26512059 (H)

Millimeter waves offer widespread applications in defense, space and commercial sectors. In this talk, different technologies for building Millimeter Wave Integrated Circuits and Subsystems will be presented. Starting from conventional microstrip technology, other key technologies including suspende...


New Directions in MEMS for RF Front-Ends and Sensors

Prof. Dimitrios Peroulis

Purdue University

Tel: 765-494-3491

RF MEMS switches and varactors are the conventional devices commonly employed to tune the response of a large variety of circuits and antennas. Despite their many advantages, important limitations still exist today in consistently building reliable MEMS structures, high-performance reconfigurable ci...


RF MEMS Devices Using Piezoelectric Thin Films

Dr. Ronald G. Polcawich

US Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD , 20783

Tel: 301-394-1275

Piezoelectricity is an extremely important physical phenomenon and in ceramic form has been widely used in sensors, actuators, and transducers. Piezoelectric thin film applications have been limited in the past with a majority of efforts emphasizing lower performance materials such as ZnO and AlN be...


Three Dimensional Millimeter Wave Circuits

Dr. Robert J. Reid

Antenna Technology Branch, Air Force Research Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA , 01731

Tel: (781) 377-1077

This presentation covers the design and realization of microwave and millimeter-wave circuits using three dimensional metal micro-machining processes. Circuits fabricated using these process have several advantages over competing technologies. One particularly important advantage is the ability to r...


MTT-22 Signal Generation & Frequency Conversion Committee

Latest technology and technological challenges in oscillator design

Ajay K. Poddar

Synergy Microwave Corp., 201 McLean Boulevard, Paterson, NJ 07504

Tel: 201-560-3806
Fax: 973-881-8361

Abstract: The oscillator circuit is, an important and critical module for modern communication system, being traded simultaneously by increase in the operational frequency, improved phase noise performance, wider bandwidth, and decrease in physical dimensions. The resulting physical design layout ch...


Fundamental and Harmonic Mode Self-Oscillating Mixers

Professor Carlos E. Saavedra

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University, Kingston, OntarioK7L 3N6, Canada

Tel: +1-613-533-2807

Mixers and their local oscillators are often designed in a modular fashion, meaning that, to a large extent, they are designed as isolated blocks that are eventually interconnected together. On the other hand, if the mixer and its local oscillator are viewed as a unified circuit, some new and intere...


MTT-23 RFIC Committee

Towards Ultra Wide Tuning Range and Low Phase Noise mm-Wave VCOs: A Negative Capacitance and BiCMOS Perspective

Professor/Dr. Waleed Khalil

ECE Department, Ohio State University, 1320 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH 43212-1156

Tel: +1 614-292-0305

The ever-increasing demand for data rates/range in modern communication/radar systems coupled with the push towards mm-wave links, has dictated the need for wide tuning range voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs). Nowadays, mm-wave circuits have proliferated into many commercialized applications, in...


MTT-24 RFID Technologies Committee

Autonomous Wireless Sensors and RFID's: Energy harvesting, Material and Circuit Challenges

Prof./Dr. Apostolos Georgiadis

Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK

The presentation begins with an overview of energy considerations and challenges for low power system requirements in emerging applications such as health and smart homes, environmental monitoring, as well as an outlook of various energy harvesting technologies. The state-of-the-art in commonly used...


“Green RFID”: an enabling technology towards the Internet of Things (IoT) world

Professor Luca Roselli

University of Perugia, Via G. Duranti 93, Perugia, 06125, Italy

Tel: +39-075-585-3633
Fax: +39 075 8298515

A brief description of the present and future scenario correlated to ICTs will be illustrated. Environmental implication of present societal and technological trends will be analyzed in order to address the most important and relevant issues. On the basis of this analysis, RFID, as an enabling appro...


Inkjet-Printed Electronics

Professor Manos M. Tentzeris

ECE Georgia Tech, 777 Atlantic Drive, Atlanta, GA30332-250

Tel: +1-404-385-6006
Fax: +1-404-894-0222

In this talk, inkjet-printed UHF and microwave circuits fabricated on paper substrates are investigated for the first time as an approach that aims for a system-level solution for fast and ultra-low-cost mass production. First, the RF characteristics of the paper substrate are presented by using the...


MTT-25 RF Nanotechnology Committee

Advanced Modeling and Design of RF Devices and Systems based on 2D-Nanomaterial

Research Scientist Davide Mencarelli

The presentation deals with the analysis and characterization of nano-scale devices based on new carbon materials, and new low dimensional materials.Recently discovered nano-materials, e.g., graphene, graphene nanoribbons (GNR) carbon nanotubes (CNT), transition metal dichalcogenize monolayers, phos...


MTT-26 Wireless Energy Transfer and Conversion Committee

Energy Efficient Future Wireless Communications

Nuno Borges Carvalho

Instituto de Telecomunicacoes - Dep. Electronica, Telecomunicacoes e Informatica, Universidade de Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal

Tel: +351234377900

The energy needs for wireless systems is limiting the evolution of most of the IoT and 5G future solutions. In this talk an overview of the energy problem in wireless communication systems will be presented, either from a mobile network point of view, but also from a IoT point of view. The main obje...


Wireless Power Transmission: From Far-Field to Near-Field

Professor/Dr. Jenshan Lin

Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Florida, 559 Engineering Building, Gainesville, FL32611, USA

Tel: 1-352-392-4929

Many travelers carrying multiple portable electronic devices share the same frustration of carrying multiple chargers. It would be great if a wireless power station can simultaneously charge many portable devices and the wireless power technology can be widely available like Wi-Fi. While long distan...