The IEEE Kingston Section is proud to present the following distinguished lecture:
AN INTRODUCTION TO RADIO FREQUENCY AND MICROWAVE ENGINEERING:
CIRCUIT TO SYSTEM LEVEL
Date: Thursday October 23rd, 2014.
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Venue: Queens University, Jeffrey Hall, Room 127
Speaker: Dr. Shiban Koul, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India.
Abstract: In recent years there has been rapid changes in radio frequency (RF) and microwave techniques as well as technology. This trend continuously enables the use of increasingly higher frequencies with their inherent advantages of smaller components and larger bandwidth. In particular, the use of planar circuit architectures and the integration of micro-machining technology has opened up new opportunities in terms of reduction in cost, weight, volume, power consumption as well as the extension of operating frequencies. In keeping with the advances in technology, the engineering design approach is also undergoing a rapid advancement by improved digital signal processing (DSP) techniques and CAD tools. Thus the scope of RF design techniques and technology, that was confined to lower microwave frequencies (~10 GHz), has expanded to millimeter wave frequencies (30-300 GHz).
The present talk is focused on motivating undergraduate and graduate students to pursue a career in RF and microwave engineering. The lecture starts with the behavior of conventional circuit elements at RF and microwave frequencies and then describes equivalent lumped circuit models for distributed transmission line elements. Different technologies available to the designer will be presented. Starting from conventional microstrip technology, other key technologies, will also be described. Use of modern computer aided design (CAD) approaches to design and develop complex microwave and millimeter wave circuits will also be outlined.
Speaker Bio: Shiban K Koul is a Dr.R.P.Shenoy Astra Microwave Chair Professor and Deputy Director (Strategy and Planning) at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. He is also the Chairman of Astra Microwave Products Limited, Hyderabad, a major company involved in the Development of RF and Microwave systems in India. His current research interests include: RF MEMS, device modelling, microwave and millimetre wave IC design and reconfigurable microwave circuits including antennas. Dr. Koul has successfully completed 28 major sponsored projects, 52 consultancy projects and 40 technology development projects. He is the author/co-author of 248 Research Papers and 7 state-of-the art books and 3 book chapters. He holds 6 patents and 6 copyrights. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA (IEEE), Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), Fellow of the Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE), Member of the Micro and Nano Technology Foundation (MANCEF), USA, Member of the Indian Society of Smart Materials (ISSS), Chief Delegate for world Micro machine Summit from India. He is the Chief Editor of IETE Journal of Research, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, Cambridge University Press, a member of the National Committee for URSI Commissions B, and an academic expert member on the board of smart materials and research (B-smart). He is on the Editorial boards of the Journal of IETE and the Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, John Wiley, USA. He had delivered more than 190 invited technical talks at various international symposia and workshops.
He is currently a serving ADCOM member and a Member of IEEE MTT society’s technical committees on Microwave and Millimetre Wave Integrated Circuits (MTT-6) and RF MEMS (MTT-21), Member of India Initiative team of IEEE MTT-S, Membership Services Regional Co-coordinator Region-10, Vice Chair Education Committee MTT-S, and MTT-S Speaker bureau lecturer. He is also a Distinguished IEEE MTT-S lecturer for the period 2012-2014. He is also the recipient of the 2014 IEEE Distinguished Educator Award presented by IEEE MTT-S.
Everyone is welcome! Light refreshments available.
Free pizza will also be served to those who RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10/22/14.