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Current Events

Integration Techniques for Millimeter-Wave Imaging and Sensing Systems

    • Dr. Tarek Djerafi

    • Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
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    To enable a widespread acceptance of millimeter-wave circuits and systems in commercial markets, high density and mass-producible integration techniques need to be developed with low cost. These techniques should deal with challenging issues in the design and development of the RF front-end and baseband components. Prior to doing so, this integration will be made at different level. As it becomes well-known, the SIW technique is definitely a promising candidate in the field of millimeter- and sub-millimeter-waves. However, the full potential of SIW and other integrated waveguide structures can only be exploited by combining them in hybrid SICs. In the presentation, various types of antenna arrays and components including innovative feeding mechanisms made of SIW structures will be presented and discussed. The developed structures are based on two techniques: multi-layer structure and E-plane corner. Monolithic integration based CMOS and MMIC processing platforms will be also discussed. The proposed concepts provide light-weight, low-cost, high performance, and full-integration solutions for imaging and other microwave and millimeter-wave applications. Developed Innovative millimeter wave applications will be presented

    • Wed. Nov. 25, 2015
    • 1pm– 2pm
    • Carleton University, Mackenzie Eng. Building (ME4124), 1125 Colonel By Drive

Spatio-Temporal Electromagnetic Wave Engineering for Tomorrow’s Radio using Phasers, Metasurfaces and Metamaterials

    • Shulabh Gupta

    • Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
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    Radio-Analog Signal Processing (R-ASP), inspired from ultrafast all-optical signal processing principles, has recently emerged as a new paradigm for monitoring, manipulating and processing radio signals in real time. Compared to conventional Digital Signal Processing (DSP) techniques, R-ASP operates on electromagnetic signals directly in their pristine analog form to achieve complex signal processing operations leading to novel microwave/mm-wave systems. It thus provides an attractive and an alternative approach, specially at high frequencies, to overcome the potential drawbacks of DSP techniques, which include high-cost A/D and D/A conversion, high power consumption, low-speed and high complexity. The heart of a R-ASP system is a Phaser, which is a temporally – and sometimes also spatially – dispersive electromagnetic structure whose group delay is designed so as to exhibit the required (quasiarbitrary) frequency function to perform a desired operation, such as for instance, real-time Fourier transformation. The recently developed spatially dispersive phasers based on exotic metasurfaces and metamaterial structures, manipulate and engineer the spatial wavefronts of broadband electromagnetic signals, in addition to their temporal waveforms, transcending them to an exciting new dimension. These phasers can manipulate electromagnetic waves with an unprecedented flexibility, in both space and time, and thereby enable a myriad of microwave applications in communication, radar, instrumentation and imaging, with superior performance or/and functionality. This talk presents an overview of the R-ASP technology, including dispersion-based processing principles, phasing fundamentals and several key applications. The talk will be concluded with a newly developed concept of a perfect dispersive medium and the future roadmap to combat exciting challenges in developing and inventing tomorrow’s radio systems.

    • Mon. Nov. 16, 2015
    • 1pm– 2pm
    • Carleton University, Mackenzie Eng. Building (ME4124), 1125 Colonel By Drive

Cognitive Radio Transceiver Chips

    • Eric Klumperink

    • University in Enschede, The Netherlands
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    A Cognitive Radio transceiver senses its radio environment and adaptively utilizes free parts of the radio spectrum. CMOS IC-technology is the mainstream technology to implement smart signal processing and for reasons of cost and size it is attractive to also integrate the radio frequency (RF) hardware in CMOS. This lecture discusses radio transceiver ICs designed for cognitive radio applications, with focus on analog RF. Cognitive radio asks for new functionality, e.g. spectrum sensing and more agility in the radio transmitter and flexibility in the receiver. Moreover, the technical requirements on the building blocks are more challenging than for traditional single standard applications, e.g. in bandwidth, programmability, sensing sensitivity, blocker tolerance, linearity and spurious emissions. Circuit ideas that address these challenges will be discussed, and examples of chips and their achieved performance will be given.

    • Thu, Oct. 29, 2015
    • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
    • Carleton University, Minto Center, Room MC 2014, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON - K1S5B6
Eric Klumperink


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