IEEE Radio & Wireless Week

16 - 19 January 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

In an effort to include a more diverse audience, the RWW organizers are have elected to offer a hybrid option for WORKSHOP participation. Those interested in participating in the workshops only, must register using the RWW2022 Registration link. The 'advance' registration fee will be available through 7, January 2022.

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

Organizer: Jan Budroweit, DLR, Germany

Abstract

The half-day workshop aims to introduce the general workflow for space missions as seen from agencies like ESA or DLR and the requirements 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.

Speakers

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

Abstract

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.

Speakers

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

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

Abstract

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.

Speakers

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


4) Front-End Modules for 5G

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

Organizer: Dr. Florinel Balteanu, Technical Director,Skyworks Solutions

Abstract

Mobile cellular subscribers reached more than 6 billion in 2021 and 5G LTE brings high data capacity as low latency using sub-6GHz and mm-Wave spectrum. The workshop presents the status of 4G/5G LTE RF Front End Modules (RF FEM) and techniques to deliver an over gigabit-per-second data rate such as Carrier Aggregation and MIMO as well Wider Modulation Bandwidth for LTE and mm-Wave spectrum. The high-speed wireless ecosystem which includes 5G LTE and WiFi 6 (802.11ax) which is currently deployed uses two frequency domains: sub 6GHz frequency domain and mm-Wave spectrum. Mm-Wave will be used initially to increase the capacity for backhaul network and allow low latency. Also, the mobile devices started to have new wireless functionality in 6GHz-8.5GHz spectrum such as Ultra-wideband (UWB) for proximity indoor location. The RF FEMs integrate power amplifiers, switches, couplers, tuners, and active acoustic filters. The workshop will cover practical design aspects for 5G FEMS with emphasis for FEM architectures, power amplifiers, switches, and active filters as well the technologies involved into these designs. The workshop will also cover aspects of new 5G LTE integration for envelope tracking and LNA design.

Speakers

Tunable Power Amplifiers for 5G-FR1 Applications

Dr. Alexandre Giry, Univ. Grenoble Alpes (UGA), CEA-Leti, Grenoble, France

Filters and Tunable Materials for 5G

Dr. Senad Bulja, Tyndall National Institute, Dublin, Ireland

5G FR2 mmWave Tunable Filters

Professor Gaetan Prigent, LAAS-CNRS Toulouse, France

5G Design Techniques for Front End Modules

Dr. Florinel Balteanu, Technical Director, Skyworks Solutions, Irvine, CA, USA

HR-SOI for 5G RF Front End Modules

Dr. Venkata Vanukuru, PMTS, GlobalFoundries, Bangalore, India


5) Recent Advances in mmWave Phased Arrays

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

Organizer: Dr. Gary Xu, VP, Samsung Research America

Abstract

Terahertz (THz) technology is a leading candidate to meet emerging 6G wireless system requirements. However, there are many challenges, including severe path loss, low device efficiency, and large-scale beamforming using dense phased arrays. The talk will discuss possible research directions to overcome these challenges. Latest D-band phased array system prototyping activities and feasibility test results will be presented. Also, issues related to SATCOM deployments through efficient phased arrays will be presented. Challenges and opportunities around front-end electronics like power amplifiers for these mmWave phased arrays will also be discussed.

Speakers

Enabling Successful mmWave 5G and SATCOM Deployments Through High-Performance Phased Arrays: From Power Amplifiers Through Packaging to Algorithms

Dr. Harish Krishnaswamy, CTO, Mixcomm, USA

mmWave phased arrays and systems for 6G

Dr. Gary Xu, VP, Samsung Research America, USA

SATCOM Ground Terminal Phased Arrays.

Dr. Saeed Khosrowbeygi, SMTS, Globalfoundries, USA

Challenges and Opportunities of Frontend Electronics in MmWave Phased Array

Hua Wang, Professor, Dept of IT&EE,ETU Zurich, Switzerland


6) Silicon Technologies for SATCOM

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

Organizer: Tumay Kanar, Sr Manager, mm-wave IC Design at Renesas Electronics

Abstract

The latest advancements in lower-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite constellation technology demonstrates a promising path for a high speed and low latency connectivity across the globe. Long-term success of these constellations heavily depends on large scale commercial availability of ground terminals. Average cost of a conventional phased array panel will need to scale down by a few orders of magnitude and it will require a completely new approach on system implementation. This target can only be achieved by much higher integration both at the system and RF front-end level. Silicon content in RF front-end will increase significantly and become a key enabler for highly integrated systems.

This workshop will outline the advanced practices and techniques on the system level and address the key integrated circuit technologies for silicon-based phased array RF front-ends by demonstrating how integration in silicon enables low-cost implementation for commercially available ground terminals for next generation satcom networks.

Speakers

Enabling Integrated Circuit Technologies for Next Generation Satcom Internet Connectivity

Dr. Tumay Kanar, Sr Manager, mm-wave IC Design at Renesas Electronics, USA

Benefits and challenges of using RF silicon for SATCOM applications

Bill Agar, Design Manager, ViaSat, USA

Silicon technologies for delivering connectivity from space

Alexandros Margomenos, Deputy Director, Globalfoundries, USA

45RFSOI RF transceivers in KU and KA bands for phased array applications in Satellite Coms

Zoran Janosevic, RFIC Lead, Satixfy, UK


Joint ARFTG-RWW 2022 Workshop

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


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

Abstract

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.

Speakers

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

Digital and analog predistortion for energy-constrained terminals

Roman Maršálek, Tomáš Götthans, Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic