WCA Academia Series Presents UC Davis & Wireless

The WCA Academia Series

Silicon Valley is home for some of the most distinguished universities involved in wireless research and development. The WCA Academia Series spotlights the wireless happenings at our Bay area universities and colleges.

Thursday, 28 January 2016
Check-in begins at 6:00pm | Event starts at 7:00pm
Hosted by Imagination Technologies 3201 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054

UC Davis is the largest University of California campus, known for its commitment to sustainability, standout academics and unmatched school spirit. UC Davis ranks No. 9 among the nation’s top public research universities. It is known for its academic excellence and global impact. Their wireless research is world class.

Join the UC Davis faculty and researchers on Thursday, 28 January 2016, as they present the latest news from their next generation wireless research projects.

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Topics and projects to be discussed will include:

~ Development of millimeter-wave (30-300 GHz) circuits, such as frequency synthesizers, frequency multipliers, low-noise and high power amplifiers.

~ Research on small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies; including precision location/navigation, collision avoidance, cooperative flying, and multi-static signal processing.

~ Three UC Davis professors are funded under the DARPA NZERO program to develop acoustic, vibration, and RF sensors that consume nearly no power.

~ Terahertz and mm-wave systems for compact, low cost and energy efficient imaging, spectroscopy and high data rate communication.

Projects:

• Project 1: Millimeter-wave Circuits and Systems

Several faculty members at the UC Davis Millimeter-wave Research Center are developing millimeter-wave (30-300 GHz) circuits, such as frequency synthesizers, frequency multipliers, low-noise and high power amplifiers using a variety of semiconductor processes including CMOS, GaAs, and GaN. Several millimeter-wave systems, such as radars and 2D/3D imagers, are also under active development.

• Project 2: Small UAV Technologies

A group of faculty members from several departments of UC Davis have been doing preliminary research work on various aspects of small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technologies, including precision location/navigation, collision avoidance, cooperative flying, and multi-static signal processing. The primary target application lies in remote sensing and resources monitoring for agricultural and ecological studies.

• Project 3: Near-Zero Sensors and Sensor Networks

The concept of ubiquitous wireless sensor networks has been proposed to provide persistent and high spatial/temporal solution sensing in a variety of environmental, industrial, consumer, and defense applications. Although technology has progressed to result in ever smaller and more capable sensors and processors, the realization of small unattended sensor nodes with long lifetime remains an open problem.

Three UC Davis professors are funded under the DARPA NZERO program to develop acoustic, vibration, and RF sensors that consume nearly no power by leveraging high-Q piezoelectric MEMS resonator and ultra-low power CMOS design strategies.

• Project 4: Terahertz and mm-Wave Signal Generation, Synthesis and Amplification

There is a growing interest in terahertz and mm-wave systems for compact, low cost and energy efficient imaging, spectroscopy and high data rate communication. Unfortunately, today’s solid-state technologies including silicon and compound semiconductors can barely cover the lower part of the terahertz band.

In order to overcome this limitation, we have introduced systematic methodologies for designing circuits and components, such as signal sources and amplifiers operating close to and beyond the conventional limits of the devices.

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Event will be hosted by Imagination Technologies

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