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IEEE Seattle Section Sponsors TrickFire Robotics Team at University of Washington Bothell
TrickFire Robotics, is a University of Washington Bothell club focused on robotics design and education by conducting hands-on projects. Each year the team travels to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to compete in the NASA Robotics Mining Competition (RMC), in which each team is expected to build an innovative Martian mining robot.

For the past three years, TrickFire Robotics has generated several unique concepts for the NASA RMC as well as worked with the local communities to promote robotics to younger students. This summer we are focused on redesigning our robot’s digging cycle while also completely redesigning our arm to be faster and more versatile. We would like to thank the IEEE Seattle Section for their support in this effort. Without their backing we would not be on track for completing our summer goals and thus our year long competition.

IEEE Seattle Section has approved to sponsor the team for an in-cash donation to support its activity.


Advanced RF Front-End and Transceiver Systems Design Overview for Carrier Aggregation based 4G/5G Radios

August 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Microsoft Building 99 – Room 1919, Redmond, WA.

Speaker: Walid Ali-Ahmad.

Walid Ali-Ahmad is currently with Facebook Connectivity team as Connectivity Specialist and RF/Analog Systems lead, with focus on 5G and mmW Radio Design for Connectivity & VR Systems

Abstract:

Over the past few years, there has been an explosion in the mobile data usage due to increasing number of tablets and smart phones. To support such demand, wider transmission bandwidths are needed, and hence, the technique of Carrier Aggregation (CA) has been introduced in 4G cellular systems. This enables scalable bandwidth expansion beyond the single LTE carrier by aggregating two or more LTE component carriers of similar or different baseband bandwidth, which can be chosen from the same (intra-band) or different (inter-band) 3GPP frequency bands. Furthermore, CA is supported by both FDD and TDD modes, and this offers the optimum flexibility in the way the spectrum is utilized and how the network scheduling is configured. In order to push towards 5G data rates (>1Gbps), leveraging more antennas and transmitting more bits per symbol to increase spectral efficiency requires the use of MIMO and higher-order modulation techniques. This presentation focuses on discussing the RF system architectural challenges for LTE-Advanced and sub-6GHz 5G NR based user equipment (UE) radio, and the resultant increased complexity in the radio due to the use of CA, MIMO, and higher order modulation techniques; furthermore, concurrency and coexistence scenarios with other radio access technologies (RAT) are considered in how they further add to the complexity of the RF frontend and to its linearity requirements

 


Jobs

Lecturer Part-Time in Electrical Engineering, Engineering and Mathematics Division, School of STEM, University of Washington Bothell

Position Description

The Division of Engineering and Mathematics in the School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) invites applications for non-tenure track Lecturer Part-Time faculty in Electrical Engineering. We are seeking a candidates to join our faculty on a part-time basis (50% – 100%) for a 9-month service period and with opportunities to teach during the summer.  Appointments may be for multiple years (1-5 years).  The start date is September 16, 2019.

Division faculty contribute to teaching and service.  Faculty share an essential commitment to excellence in teaching and enhancing learning opportunities for a diverse student population. Instructional responsibilities for this position are focused, but not limited, to teaching laboratory classes in circuits (B EE 215 and B EE 233) and electronics (B EE 331 and B EE 332). A successful candidate will join a team that is enthusiastically committed to student access and excellence. Attending professional development opportunities offered by the School of STEM is encouraged. For information about the division and school, please see our website at https://www.uwb.edu/stem.

Qualifications

  1. D., or M.S. in Electrical Engineering or related fields, or foreign equivalent, by the date of hire.
  2. Two years experience teaching or mentoring in Electrical Engineering.
  3. Demonstrated ability of using basic laboratory measurement instruments.

More info: https://apply.interfolio.com/64172

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