IEEE Radio & Wireless Week

16 - 19 January 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Date & Time: Sunday, 16 January, 2022, 13:30 – 17:30

1) Space Mission and Hardware Design: From the Idea to a Successful Demonstration in Space

Organizers: Jan Budroweit, DLR, Germany


The half-day aims to introduce the general workflow for space missions as seen from agencies like ESA or DLR and what is required for a successful development and final operation in space. In this workshop, the topics space mission and hardware design are addressed, talking about critical mission phases, constraints in space hardware design and development and on how common pitfalls can be avoided. Two invited talks are presenting the lessons learned and best practice experience for scientific payloads that have been designed, developed and successful demonstrated space.


Space Mission Design

Martin Drobczyk, DLR, Germany

Space Hardware Design

Jan Budroweit, DLR, Germany

RF engineering for space: lessons learned from selected ESA missions

Václav Valenta, ESA, The Netherlands

Lessons learned on the first ADS-B Receiver in Space

Toni Delovski, DLR, Germany

2) AI-based Radar Technologies

Organizers: Christoph Baer, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany and Thomas Ussmueller, University of Innsbruck, Austria


Artificial Intelligence (AI) appears to be one of the most rapid growing technologies in this decade. Statistics show that for 2019 the AI market experienced a growth of 154%, and is expected to grow until 2025 by more than 140% every year. Therefore, AI technologies found their way into numerous technlogical branches including Radar based technologies. This Workshop will give a broad overview on the capabilities of AI-based Radar technology starting with basic ideas on perceptio-action cycle based cognitive radar methods. Further talks will discuss a variety of several applications utilizing AI, including gesture recognition, classification and tracking of vulnerable road users as well as several safety relevant applications. The workshop will close with an open panel discussion on recent achievements and future research directions of AI-based Radar technologies.


Application examples of AI-based methods in Cognitive Radar

Stefan Brüggenwirth, Fraunhofer Institute for High Frequency Physics and Radar Techniques FHR, Germany

Machine-Learning methods for Radar-based gesture recognition

Nils Pohl, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

Integrated Classification and Tracking of Vulnerable Road Users using Automotive Radars

Anand Dubey, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and Dr. Fabian Lurz, Hamburg University of Technology, Germany

AI- and Nonlinear- Powered Radar Sensing for Activity Detection and Target Tracking

Changzhi Li,, Texas Tech University, USA

3) Loss-Aware Design in Advanced CMOS/BiCMOS Technologies

Organizers: Ahmet Cagri Ulusoy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany


This workshop will focus on advanced circuit design strategies in CMOS and BiCMOS technologies, covering topics such as multiband and wideband LNAs, PAs, VCOs, novel matching design strategies and sub-THz power distributing and combining techniques. Special focus will be put on efficiency enhancement techniques for mm-wave PAs.


Synthesis of Broadband Input Matching and Output Load Network for Wideband mmWave LNA

Taiyun Chi, Rice University, TX

Design Techniques for mm-Wave VCOs in Advanced CMOS Technology Nodes

Vadim issakov, TU Braunschweig, Germany

Sub-THz power combined power amplifiers in SiGe technologies

Mohamed Eissa, IHP Microelectronics, Germany

Efficiency of Impedance Matching Networks in mm-wave Power Amplifiers

Mario Lauritano, Intel, Germany

A Systematic Analysis of PA Design Using Lossy Matching Networks

Ahmet Cagri Ulusoy, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Joint ARFTG-RWW 2022 Workshop

Date & Time: Wednesday 19 January, 2022, 8:00-12:00

4) Behavioral Modelling, Digital Predistortion and Measurement Techniques for High-Frequency Power Devices and Amplifiers

Organizer: Roberto Quaglia, Cardiff University, UK and Patrick Roblin, Ohio State University, USA


This workshop consists of a series of talks from prominent international research groups, providing a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements in the measurement, modeling and linearization techniques used for accurate device characterization and conditioning of complex transmitters. These novel techniques focus on optimizing the resources needed for model extraction and signal conditioning, without compromising the accuracy of the models and correction algorithms, in order to minimize the costs (time, hardware, firmware) and achieve sustainable techniques to support high frequency systems of the next generations.


DPD under wideband modulated signal drive using new VNA based methods

Sam Kusano, Keysight, USA

OTA for MIMO DPD for millimeter wave 5G

Anding Zhu, University College Dublin, Ireland

Low complexity predistortion techniques for power amplifiers in multiple input multiple output transmitters

Meenakshi Rawat, IIT Rookee, India

Digital predistortion for multiple-input, single output power amplifiers

Pere Gilabert, Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain

Latest Cardiff model developments

Ehsan Azad and Paul Tasker, Cardiff University, UK

Cyclostationary modeling of trapping in GaN HEMTs for PA applications

Patrick Roblin, Ohio State University, USA