题目：SSCS DL Talk: Towards Universality in Chip-scale mm-Wave and Terahertz Systems: New Design paradigms across Circuits, Electromagnetics and System Designs
报告人：Prof. Kaushik Sengupta, Princeton University
时间：2019年5月21日下午1:00 - 2:30pm
The opening of new spectrum in the millimeter-Wave and Terahertz frequency from 28GHz-100 GHz and extending up to 1000 GHz is expected to serve as the backbone for future wireless infrastructure and enable new form of sensing and imaging modalities for future autonomous systems, and for applications in biochemical and . These two frequency domains, while contiguous in spectrum, operates in fundamentally different regions with respect to the integrated device performance; one exists below the device cut-off frequency and one exists above it. This leads to fundamentally different techniques in architectures, but the common features for integrated system operating in these regimes is the need for universality and reconfigurability.
As disjointed spectral bands open up across 28-100 GHz for 5G applications and beyond, spectrally agile, robust mmWave front-ends that can allow dynamic reconfiguration in large scale mmWave MIMO arrays can have a transformative impact in spectrum efficiency and deployment of such 5G systems. Such properties are also critically important for applications in sensing and imaging at THz, as evidenced across sensor fusion technologies across mmWave, IR and optical frequencies. The ultimate programmability in any of such wireless interfaces is one that can synthesize or receive THz fields with arbitrary configuration and spectrum. In this talk, I will highlight approaches that cut across electromagnetics, circuits, systems and signal processing, to allow for such reconfigurability in mmWave/THz signal synthesis and sensing (Nat. Elect’18, Nat. Comm’19), yet realized with devices that are themselves not very efficient. Incorporating, such programmability across the three field properties of spectrum, beam pattern and polarization, I will comment on what could be the major directions for the field in the coming decade.
Kaushik Sengupta received the B.Tech. and M.Tech. degrees in electronics and electrical communication engineering from IIT Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India, in 2007, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Pasadena, CA, USA, in 2008 and 2012, respectively. In 2013, he joined the Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA, as a Faculty Member. His current research interests include high-frequency ICs, electromagnetics, and optics for various applications in sensing, imaging, and high-speed communication. Dr. Sengupta received the Bell Labs Prize (2017), Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Office of Naval Research in 2017, the DARPA Young Faculty Award (2018) E. Lawrence Keys, Jr./Emerson Electric Co. Junior Faculty Award and the 2015 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Prize. He was four times selected to the Princeton Engineering Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018 and received the ‘Excellence in Teaching Award’ from the School of Engineering at Princeton University in 2018 nominated by the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Council. He serves on the Technical Program Committee of the IEEE ESSCIRC, IEEE CICC and PIERS and is the Guest Editor of IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, special issue of European Solid-State Circuits Conference in 2018. He is a member of the MTT-4 Committee on Terahertz technology and a Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Solid-State Circuits Society from 2019-2020.