Program for 2017 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Antennas, Communications and Electronic Systems (COMCAS)

PS1: Plenary Session

Innovation as an Ecosystem
Barry Shoop (United States Military Academy, USA)
Gen3 Embedded Cooling for High Power RF Components
Avi Bar Cohen (Raytheon – Space and Airborne Systems, USA)

PS2: Plenary Opening Session

Welcome Address
Shmuel Auster (Elta Systems Ltd., Israel); Amir Boag (Tel Aviv University, Israel); Barry Shoop (United States Military Academy, USA); Thomas Brazil (University College Dublin, Ireland); Douglas N. Zuckerman (Vencore Labs, USA); Ehud Noff (AEAI, Israel); Christopher Trim (Keysight, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
Radar Technology: From PESA to Digital AESA
Israel Lupa (ELTA Systems, Israel)
Next-Generation (5G) Cellular Wireless: What, Why, How, and When?
Ender Ayanoglu (University of California, Irvine, USA)

RF_Dev/Circ1: Power Devices and Management

Buffer Trapping Effects on Knee Walkout in GaN HEMTs
Brendan Ubochi, Khaled Ahmeda and Karol Kalna (Swansea University, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
Optimization of Integrated 0.18 micro meter nLDMOS, for Power Management ICs Rated at 40-60V
Amit Tannenbaum (RUPPIN ACCADEMIC CENTER & TOWERJAZZ, Israel); David Mistele (TowerJazz, Israel); Yinnon Stav (Satuby) (RUPPIN ACCADEMIC CENTER, Israel)
High Power mmW Switch Technologies
Timothy Boles (MACOM Technology Solutions, USA)
Compact, Efficient, High-Power Millimeter-Wave Power Boosters

Ant_Prop1: Antenna Measurements

Novel Method to Calculate Antenna Radiation Patterns based on Fixed-line-of-sight setting
Ricardo Diaz (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador); Carolina Godoy Ortega and Juan Romero Arguello (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Ecuador); Carlos Alberto Bosquez (Universidad Politecnica Salesiana, Ecuador)
Stray Signals Suppression in Far Field Antenna Measurement Range
Gennady Pinchuk (MVG, Israel)
Transient Over-The-Air mm-wave Measurements
Jon Martens (Anritsu, USA)
Making the matched loading for calibration of the 8 mm radiometric matrix
Alexander Denisov and Jinghui Qiu (Harbin Institute of Technology, P.R. China)

CommSens1: Systems, Components and Design for Communications

Physical limits on directional beam performance of 28 GHz links
Dmitry Chizhik (Nokia US, USA)
Usage of transmission parameters detection algorithm for interference reduction in BAN
Natan Keren (Ariel University & Nuvoton, Israel); Arie Reichman (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
The Building Principles of a Cost- and Power-Efficient Base Station for Emerging Fiber-Wireless Networks
Mikhail Belkin (Moscow State Technical University MIREA, Russia)

MW_Radar1: Advanced Radar Systems and Concepts

Updates on Next-Generation Array-Based Weather Radar Developments at the University of Oklahoma
Caleb Fulton, Jorge Salazar, Tian-You Yu and Robert Palmer (University of Oklahoma, USA)
Distributed Radar Systems in View of Air & Missile Defense
Ronit Nathansohn (Elta Systems, Israel)
Remote Sensing Change Detection for Disaster Management
Stanley R. Rotman (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

Bio_Eng1: RF Applications in Medical Diagnosis

Determination of hypergycemic states in mice using millimeter-wave sensing
Fabian Dornuf (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany); Pedro Martín-Mateos (Universidad Carlos III, Spain); Viktor Krozer (Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany); Pablo Acedo (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain); Fernando Larcher Laguzzi (CIEMAT, Spain)
Discriminant Analysis in Bioradar-based Fall Events Classification
Lesya N. Anishchenko, Irina Alborova and Maria Dremina (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia)
Antenna design by using specialist tool for the 3D EM simulation of high frequency components
Irina Alborova and Lesya N. Anishchenko (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia); Maria Koutsoupidou (King's College London & National Technical University of Athens, Greece); Panagiotis Kosmas (King's College London, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Andrey Rogozin (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia)
Blinking Characterization by the Eyelid Motion Monitor
Adi Hanuka, Oz Levinkron, Naama Pearl, Shir Laufer and Levi Schachter (Technion, Israel); Daniel Briscoe (HaEmek Hospital, Israel)

5G_Radio: Challenges of Designing Full Duplex and FDD Systems for 5G Radios

The increasing necessities for communication data push systems to multiband operation requiring numerous off-chip duplexers for FDD transceivers, or same-channel full-duplex wireless systems attempting to simultaneously transmit and receive (STR) RF signals at the same frequency. In addition the new application in mmW band for 5G will probably be phased array requiring diplexer free systems. This workshop presents the challenges and state of the art solutions to the RF front-end of a modern transceiver to cope with STR and diplexer free requirements.

MOST1: Ministry of Science and Technology 1

The mission of the Ministry of Science and Technology
Andrey Broisman (Ministry of Science and Technology, Israel)
CMOS THz on-chip radiating sources
Eran Socher (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Micro-knot sensors
Moti Fridman (Bar Ilan University, Israel)
Mode control of light sources based on gradient metasurfaces
Nir Davidson (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel)

RF_Dev/Circ2: Integrated Antennas and Radiation

All Silicon mmW Active Antennas: The Convergence of Technology, Applications, and Architecture
Rob McMorrow (Anokiwave, Inc, USA); David Corman (Anokiwave, Inc., USA); Andrew Crofts (Anokiwave, Inc, USA)
Antenna Tuning Closed Loop Implementation Using S-Matrix Approach
Maria Spanou (Intel Corporation, Germany & Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands); Grigory Itkin and Andrei Panioukov (Intel Deutschland GmbH, Germany)
Spectral Analysis of a THz Radiation Source Based on High-Harmonic Interaction in a Hybrid Cavity
Miron Voin (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology & Orbit CS, Israel); Levi Schachter (Technion, Israel)
Using the EV12AD500 ADC in Phased Array and MIMO systems
Andrew Glascott-Jones (E2V, France)

Ant_Prop2: Arrays and Metamaterials

Proof of Negative Refraction: Beyond Reasonable Doubt?
Sherman Marcus and Ariel Epstein (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
A survey on magnetic and non-magnetic nonreciprocal metasurfaces
Yakir Hadad (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
Synthesized Shaped Beam Flat Array Antenna for Digital Beam-Forming Radar Applications, Utilizing Printed Technology
Alexander Georgiev Toshev (Pro Patria Electronics, Hungary)
Power Balance Analysis of an Infinite Equispaced Linear Array Composed of Two Alternating Types of Elements
Pavel Vilner (Technion & Mellanox, Israel); Emanuel Cohen (Technion Institute of Technology, Israel)

CommSens2: New Concepts in Networking

Measuring and Mapping Multi-user Cell-Virtualization Performance in a Cloud-RAN Small Cell Network
Jay A Weitzen (University of Massachusetts Lowell & Airvana, USA); Rachel Wakim (University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA)
Optimal Multiuser OFDM-based Routing for Wideband Ad-hoc Networks Based on Local Knowledge
Yiftach Richter (Bar - Ilan University, Israel)
TeamBoost: Enhanced Cloud Connectivity Through Collaborative MPTCP
Maor Bin (Tel Aviv Yaffo Collage, Israel); Osnat Mokryn (Haifa University, Israel); Nadav Lavi (General Motors, Israel); Moshe Laifenfeld (SpaceGate, LLC., USA)
Dirty Paper Via a Relay with Oblivious Processing
Michael Peleg (Rafael ltd. & Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering, Israel); Shlomo (Shitz) Shamai (The Technion, Israel)

MW_Radar2: Radar and Microwave Systems Modeling

Error Estimation in Retrodirective Channel Implementation
Björn Petersson (KTH Royal Institute of Technology & Saab Surveillance, Sweden)
Study of the Possibility of Using the Communication System with IEEE 802.22 for Remote Control of an Unmanned Vessel
Igor Afonin (Sevastopol National Technical University, Ukraine); Vladislav Golovin, Vladimir Iskiv and Yuri Mickhayluck (Sevastopol State University, Russia); Yuri B. Gimpilevich (Sevastopol National Technical University, Ukraine); Andrey Schekaturin (Sevastopol State University & Institute of Radioelectronics and Information Security, Russia)
The Doppler-Polarimetric Meteorological Radar Signal Spectra Model Enhancement for the Snow Case
Felix J Yanovsky and Anna Rudiakova (National Aviation University, Ukraine)

Bio_Eng2: RF Applications in Medicine

Multi-Layer RF Tissue Phantoms for Mimicking a Human Core
Quenton Bonds (NASA, USA); Thomas Weller (University of South Florida, USA)
A Minimally Invasive Microwave Ablation Antenna
Nikolay Tal (Technion, Israel); Yehuda Leviatan (Technion−Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Analytical Model for Microwave Sensor Behavior into Biological Medium
Sandra Costanzo, Vincenzo Cioffi and Antonio Raffo (University of Calabria, Italy)

THz_IC: THz Integrated Circuit Design and Self-Healing

The THz gap refers to 0.1THz - 10THz frequency range and this spectrum is under-explored and under-exploited so far. The IC technology provides faster and faster devices and eventually will reach to the THz gap between electronics and photonics. The price for high frequency capability - captured in the fT and fMAX - of the newer technology nodes, is the performance degradation seen as a result of scaling variability. Hence, integrated transceivers in advanced nanometer CMOS are difficult to design using the traditional six sigma circuit design methodology, in part because of their sensitivities to process P, supply voltage V, temperature T, and also to device modeling error. As a paradigm shift, we envision that self-healing could be successfully applied to THz IC design with the primary goal of using on-chip sensors and actuators, together with algorithms to increase high-frequency transceiver yield. In the tutorial we are addressing the design issues of different transceivers for mm-Waves with the focus on self-healing. Examples of sub-THz radio transceivers, imaging systems, and short-range communication systems, integrated on-chip, will be introduced. This tutorial stems from the author's research work at IBM and Masdar Institute of Science and Technology together with Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, PA.

MOST2: Ministry of Science and Technology 2

Multiplexing of fiber-optic ultrasound sensors via optical frequency domain reflectometry (OFDR)
Avishay Eyal (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Towards Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotube Based Proximity Sensors
Asaf Yaakobovitz (Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Active solar concentrators through a novel piezoelectric nanoparticle/sol-gel design
Zeev Zalevsky (Bar Ilan University, Israel)

RF_Dev/Circ3: RFICs

A High Dynamic Range Mixer-First Receiver with Enhanced Selectivity exploiting Capacitive Positive Feedback
Eric Klumperink (University of Twente, The Netherlands)
A 9th Harmonic F-band 65-nm CMOS Low Power Active Multiplier
Firass Mustafa (Tel-Aviv University, Israel); Eran Socher (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Low-Power Dual-Modulus Frequency Divider by 4/5 up to 13-GHz in 0.13um CMOS
Vadim Issakov and Saverio Trotta (Infineon Technologies AG, Germany)
Linearization Technique of Diplexer-Free Transmitter for Carrier Aggregation Signals
Nimrod Ginzberg (Technion, Israel); Yanir Schwartz (Technion); Emanuel Cohen (Technion Institute of Technology, Israel)
Experimental Study of Injected Interference Effects on Modulated Sidebands in CMOS LC VCO
Johannes Rimmelspacher (Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) & Infineon Technologies AG, Germany); Robert Weigel (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany); Amelie Hagelauer (University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany); Vadim Issakov (Infineon Technologies AG, Germany)

Ant_Prop3: Antenna Design and Fabrication

3D Printed RF Components
John Papapolymerou (Michigan State University, USA)
Side lobe level reduction of pyramidal double ridged horn antenna
Haim Matzner (HIT-Holon Institute of Technology, Israel); Yossi Orbach (HIT - Holob Institute of Technology, Israel); Shirly Shechter (NSLComm, Israel)
Moebius Loop Antenna System Stability Analysis Under Parameters Variation
Ofer Aluf (Netanya Israel, Israel)
Quasi-TEM insulated transmission line radiation losses analysis
Reuven Ianconescu (Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel); Vladimir Vulfin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
Design and Analysis of the Planar Monopole Antennas for Applications UWB Using a Meander Technique
João Dias (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil); Polyanna Mara Pereira (UFMG, Brazil); Tcharles Faria (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

CommSens3: Modulation, Coding and Signal Processing

Design and Evaluation of Spectrum Efficient WR-OFDM System for 5G and B5G Mobile System
Changyoung An, Byeongjae Kim and Heung-Gyoon Ryu (Chungbuk National University, Korea)
Filter Bank Multi Carrier Modulation Performance
David Levy (Ariel University, Israel); Arie Reichman (Ariel University & Ayecka Communication Systems, Israel)
Low-PAPR OFDM-based Waveform for Fifth-Generation Cellular Communications
Yoav Levinbook, Doron Ezri and Ezer Melzer (Huawei Technologies, Israel)
A New Method for Golomb-Rice parameter estimation
Domnic S (National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India)
Joint Time-Frequency DMRS Design for High Mobility LTE-A V2V Communication Systems
Juinn-Horng Deng (Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan); Chia-Fang Lee (Yuan Ze University, Taiwan)

MW_Radar3: Radar and LIDAR Systems and Applications

CWSF radar for detecting small UAVs
Massimiliano Pieraccini and Lapo Miccinesi (University of Florence, Italy)
Bistatic GBSAR for detecting target elevation
Massimiliano Pieraccini and Lapo Miccinesi (University of Florence, Italy)
Design Considerations of CMOS Si Photomultiplier for Long Range LIDAR
Alexander Katz (Technion - Israel, Israel); Ayal Eshkoli (Technion, Israel); Amos Feningstein (TowerJazz Israel, Israel); Claudio Jakobson (SCD Semiconductor Devices, Israel); Yael Nemirovsky (Technion_Israel institute of Technology, Israel)

MetaMat: Metamaterials and Metasurfaces for a Broad Range of Applications

Organized by Pavel Ginzburg
Scattering on time-dependent meta-atoms and metamaterials
Vitali Kozlov, Dmitry Filonov and Pavel Ginzburg (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Metasurface-based wireless coils for magnetic resonance imaging
Alena Shchelokova (Birjevaja line 14 & ITMO University, Russia); Dmitry Dobrykh (Dep. of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials, ITMO University, Russia); Alexey P. Slobozhanyuk (ITMO University & Australian National University, Russia); Stanislav Glybovski, Mikhail Zubkov, Ekaterina Brui, Irina V. Melchakova and Pavel Belov (ITMO University, Russia)
Reflection compensation with all-dielectric metasurfaces
Near-field coupled meta-atoms for new generation of RF metasurfaces
Dmitry Filonov, Vitali Kozlov and Pavel Ginzburg (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Numerical Study of Magnetic Wireless Power Transfer System Based on Magnetic Modes of Dielectric Disk Resonator
Polina Kapitanova and Pavel Belov (ITMO University, Russia)

Sig_Im_Proc_1: Imaging Methods

Detection of Low-Contrast Objects with a Focusing Transmitarray
Germán León and Enrique González-Plaza (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain); Susana Loredo (University of Oviedo, Spain); Marcos R. Pino (Universidad de Oviedo, Spain)
Analysis of Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics Using a Focusing W-Band Radar System
Dominik Meier, Christian Zech, Benjamin Baumann and Mathias Klenner (Fraunhofer IAF, Germany); Axel Hülsmann (OndoSense, Germany); Torsten Link (Composite Material Supply GmbH, Germany); Jutta Kühn and Michael Schlechtweg (Fraunhofer IAF, Germany)
Parallelization Strategies for Fast Factorized Backprojection SAR on Embedded Multi-Core Architectures
Matthis Wielage (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany); Fabian Cholewa (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany); Christoph Riggers (Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany); Peter Pirsch (Institut fuer Mikroelektronische Systeme, Germany); Holger Blume (Leibniz Universitaet Hannover, Germany)
A Novel Target Separation Algorithm Applied to The Two-Dimensional Spectrum for FMCW Automotive Radar Systems
Tai Fei (HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, Germany); Christopher Grimm (Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Germany); Ridha Farhoud (Hella, Germany); Tobias Breddermann and Ernst Warsitz (Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Germany); Reinhold Haeb-Umbach (University of Paderborn, Germany)

ML: Machine Learning Techniques

MemComputing: an efficient topological computing paradigm
Massimiliano Di Ventra (University of California, San Diego, USA); Fabio Traversa (MemComputing, Inc., USA)
Enhancing Precipitation Classification and rainfall mapping based on CML measurements by utilizing advanced deep-learning techniques
Yogev Wallach (Tel Aviv University, Israel); Hagit Messer (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)
How may the structure of data improve our understanding and practice in deep learning?
Raja Giryes (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

RF_Dev/Circ4: THz/mmW ICs and systems

Ultra-Low Power/Eb and Small Form Factor mm-Waves Transceivers for Near-Field IoT
Mihai Sanduleanu (Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates)
E-to-X-band Phase Detector For Analog Carrier Recovery Techniques
Aleksey Dyskin (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel); Parisa Harati and Ingmar Kallfass (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
A 30-to-110 GHz Broadband LNA using T-type Matching and Admittance Inverter in 0.35 µm SiGe:C Technology
Badou Sene (Infineon Technologies AG & Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany); Andreas Werthof and Vadim Issakov (Infineon Technologies AG, Germany)
Performance Analysis of E-Band Transceivers based on IQ Up-Converter Impairments using a Circuit- to System-Level Approach
Seyyid Dilek, Parisa Harati, Christopher Grötsch and Ingmar Kallfass (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Design of direct digital microwave signal synthesizer using SiGe technology
Amit Shrestha (Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany); Viktor Krozer (Goethe University of Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

Ant_Prop4: Propagation channels modeling

3D mmWave Channel Concept Supporting Free Rotation, Generic Arrays and Dual Polarization
Andre Janßen (Duisburg Essen, Germany); Michael Horvat and Xiaofeng Wu (Intel, Germany); Peter Jung (Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Guido Bruck (University of Duisburg Essen, Germany)
Terrestrial Digital Audio Broadcasting Options and the Network Architecture: The case of Uganda
Paul Bogere and Roseline Akol (Makerere University, Uganda); Jonathan Serugunda (Makerere Unversity, Uganda)
Channel characteristics of UAV to ground links over multipath urban environments
Eran Greenberg and Pascal Levy (RAFAEL, Israel)
Analysis of the Angular Frequency Dynamics in Chirped Dispersive Pulse Propagation
Constantinos Balictsis (Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission - EETT, Greece)
Interference Mitigation in mm-Wave Backhaul Networks with Limited Channel-State Information
Eric Schäfer (IMMS GmbH, Germany); Christian Steinmetz, Rudolf Zetik and Jonas König (Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Germany); Diego Dupleich (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany); Giovanni Del Galdo and Reiner S. Thomä (Ilmenau University of Technology & Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Germany)

CommSens4: The Future of Wireless Communication

Open panel discussion
Low-Density Code-Domain NOMA: An Analytical View
Shlomo (Shitz) Shamai (The Technion, Israel)
OTFS: A New Generation of Modulation Addressing the Challenges of 5G
Ronny Hadani (Cohere Technologies, USA)
Millimeter Waves- Channel Characteristics, Limitations and Opportunities for 5G Technology
Yosif Pinhasi (Ariel University)
New Results in Massive MIMO
Ender Ayanoglu (University of California, Irvine, USA)
Open Panel Discussion on the Future of Wireless Communications
Irving Kalet (Technion, Israel)

MW_Radar4: Microwave Applications

Self-Oscillating Wireless Power Transfer
Constantin Simovski (Aalto University, Finland)
UHF RFID Shelf Reader Antennas for Object Classification and Distance Estimation of Non-Tagged RFID Objects
Johan Sidén (Mid-Sweden University, Sweden); Xiaotian Li (Mid Sweden University, Sweden); Henrik Andersson (Mid-Sweden University, Sweden)
Applications of microwave techniques for aerospace composites
Zhen Li and Arthur Haigh (University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Constantinos Soutis (Aerospace Research Institute, University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Andrew Gibson (Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Robin Sloan (University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Great Britain))
A 10 GHz-band Wave Hose for High-Quality Intra-Vehicle Communication and Power-Transfer Systems
Shotaro Ishino, Tomonao Kobayashi and Satoshi Matsumoto (Furuno Electric, Japan); Naoki Shinohara (Kyoto University, Japan)

Bio_Eng3: MRI and Medical Imaging

Computationally Empowered Neuroimaging
Francesco Andriulli (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecomunications de Bretagne, France)
Back-Projection Cortical Potential Imaging: A Sensitivity Study
Dror Haor (BGU & ElmindA, Israel); Reuven Shavit (Ben-Gurion University, Israel); Yaki Stern and Ziv Peremen (Elminda, Israel); Amir Geva (BGU ElmindA, Israel)
A Segmentation Approach for Mammographic Images and Its Clinical Value
Ivan Egoshin (Mari State University, Russia); Dmitry Pasynkov (Oncology Dispenser of Mari-El Republic, Russia); Alexey Kolchev (Kazan Federal University, Russia); Ivan Kliouchkin (Kazan State Medical University, Russia); Olga Pasynkova (Mari State University, Russia)
Building a high resolution surface-based human head and torso model
Mikhail Kozlov (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany); Pierre-Louis Bazin (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences Leipzig, Germany); Benjamin Kalloch, Nikolaus Weiskopf and Harald Moeller (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany)
Investigation of 7T 16-channel dual-row transmit arrays
Mikhail Kozlov, Robert Turner, Nikolaus Weiskopf and Harald Moeller (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany); Shajan Gunamony (Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Sig_Im_Proc2: Advances in Signal Processing

Low Latency Architecture Design and Implementation for Short-Time Fourier Transform Algorithm on FPGA
Nagapuri Srinivas and Kishore Puli (National Institute of Technology Patna, India); Gayadhar Pradhan (NIT patna, India)
Electrical Fault Characterization by Hough Transform of Phase Diagram Information
Costin Vasile (Gipsa-lab & Université Grenoble Alpes, France); Angela Digulescu (Military Technical Academy, Romania); Cornel Ioana (Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble, France)
On the Estimation of Respiration and Heart Rates via an IR-UWB Radar: An Algorithmic Perspective
Raghed El-Bardan (One Health Group, USA); Dhaval Malaviya and Albert Di Rienzo (One Health Group, LLC, USA)
Hypothesis test for the detection of moving targets in automotive Radar
Christopher Grimm and Tobias Breddermann (Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Germany); Ridha Farhoud (Hella, Germany); Tai Fei (HELLA GmbH & Co. KGaA, Germany); Ernst Warsitz (Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., Germany); Reinhold Haeb-Umbach (University of Paderborn, Germany)
A Method for Radar Detection and Range-Doppler Estimation
Yossef Ferdman and Daniel Yekutieli (Tel Aviv University, Israel); Nir Sochen (Tel-Aviv University, Israel)

RF_Dev/Circ5: Sensing and Imaging

Micromachined CMOS-SOI transistor (TMOS) thermal sensor operating in air
Alex Zviagintsev (Technion, Israel); Igor Brouk (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel); Tanya Blank, Sharon Bar-Lev, Sara Stolyarova, Alex Svetlitza, Ilan Bloom and Amikam Nemirovsky (Technion, Israel); Yael Nemirovsky (Technion_Israel institute of Technology, Israel)
Multi-Spectral Terahertz Interferometric Imaging Based on a Monolithic Retroactive Silicon Chip
Richard Al Hadi (University of California, Los Angeles, USA); Yan Zhao (University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), USA); Mau-Chung Frank Chang (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Temperature Sensing Circuits in CMOS-SOI Technology
Maria Malits (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel); Igor Brouk (Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel); Yael Nemirovsky (Technion_Israel institute of Technology, Israel)
Detection and Up-Conversion of Infrared Radiation Using van der Waals Heterostructures with Graphene Layers
Maxim Ryzhii (University of Aizu, Japan); Victor Ryzhii and Taiichi Otsuji (Tohoku University, Japan); Michael Shur (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
Optically Implemented Synchronized Low Frequency Sampling Methodology for Filtering and Recovery of Noise Embedded Narrow Band Signals
Sagiv Benichou (Bar Ilan University, Israel); Shlomo Zach (10 Nachum st., Kfar Saba, Israel); Meir Danino and Zeev Zalevsky (Bar Ilan University, Israel)

Ant_Prop5: Computational methods in EM

On the Use of the Quasi-Helmholtz Projectors with the Primal, Dual and Calderon Preconditioned PMCHWT Integral Equation
Yves Beghein (Ghent University, Belgium); Rajendra Mitharwal (Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, India); Kristof Cools (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Francesco Andriulli (Ecole Nationale Superieure des Telecomunications de Bretagne, France)
Acceleration of In-Core LU-Decomposition of Dense MoM Matrix by Parallel usage of Multiple GPUs
Branko Mrdakovic (WIPL-D, Serbia); Milan Kostic (WIPL-D d. o. o., Serbia); Dragan I. Olcan and Branko Kolundzija (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
Efficient Hybrid MM/FE/MoM EM CAD and Optimization of Slot-Array Antennas including Feed-Networks
Fritz Arndt (University of Bremen, Germany)
Sensitivity of the transfer function of a helix lead on the dielectric properties of the surrounding media: a case study
Mikhail Kozlov (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany); Wolfgang Kainz (CDRH, FDA, USA)
Analysis of RATAN-600 Radiation Patterns in New Operation Modes Using the MLPO Algorithm
Christine Letrou (TELECOM SudParis, France); Michael Lebedev and Vladimir Khaikin (The Special Astrophysical Observatory, RAS, Russia); Amir Boag (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

CommSens5: Special Needs and "Green" Communication

Alert System for Emergency Vehicles Using Software-Defined Radio
Carlos Alberto Bosquez (Universidad Politecnica Salesiana, Ecuador)
Ad Hoc FSO Communication
Liat Rapaport (Ariel University, Israel); Roi Yozevitch (Ariel University); Boaz Ben Moshe (Ariel University, Israel)
SDN Control in a Combined Sensor, Information Retrieval, and Communications Network for Dangerous Environments
Steve Weinstein (CTTC Group, USA)
AssistDirect: A Framework for Multi-Hop Mobile Ad-Hoc Networking
Adam Engelhart, Yoram Haddad and Yinon Mishali (Jerusalem College of Technology, Israel)
A New Approach on Wake-Up Radio (WUR) Based on Active RFID
Irving Souza Lima (University of Campinas, Brazil); Luiz C. Kretly (Unicamp, Brazil)

CMOS_Radio: Interference Robust CMOS Radio Receiver Techniques

The radio spectrum is becoming more and more crowded, and radio receivers become interference limited. As there is a demand for multi-mode flexible radio devices, traditional dedicated narrowband filtering no longer satisfies. During the last decade, several new radio receiver architectures have been proposed which offer more flexibility than traditional receivers with dedicated fixed filtering, while still achieving good sensitivity and robustness for interference. Different names have been used to refer to these receivers, e.g. reconfigurable receiver, multi-band receiver, wideband receiver, SAW-less receiver, software defined radio receiver or cognitive radio receiver. These receivers have in common that they all aim for a high dynamic range while relying less on fixed filters. This tutorial reviews several proposed concepts, e.g. linearization techniques, noise and distortion cancelling, Low Noise Transconductance Amplifiers followed by current-mode mixing, mixer-first receivers, frequency-translated N-path filtering, harmonic rejection and spatial interference rejection.

YP: Young Professionals in Space

Space-Quality Digital Electronics for Communication Satellites
Ran Ginosar (Technion, Israel)
SpaceIL Journey to the Moon
Yigal Harel (SpaceIL, Israel)
Israel in Space (almost) 3 Decades
Daniel Barok (Israel Space Agency, Israel)

IF: Interactive Forum

IF.1 A simple algorithm for multiple reflection of rays from a smooth surface
Piero Bruscaglioni, Dr (University of Florence & University of Florence, Italy)
IF.2 Electromagnetic Diffraction at Thick Curved Inhomogeneous Layers
Ilya O. Sukharevsky (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
IF.3 Prototype of Real-Time Single Photon Avalanche Diode-Based Muzzle Flash Detector
Constantin Vainstein (Technion- Israel Institute of Technology, Israel); Alexander Katz (Technion - Israel, Israel); Yitzhak Birk (Technion, Israel); Yael Nemirovsky (Technion_Israel institute of Technology, Israel)
IF.4 Study of the influence of dielectric permeability on effectiveness of branch-line coupler miniaturization
Denis Letavin (Ural Federal University, Russia); Nikolai Knyazev (Radio Engineering Institute, Ural State Technical University, Yekaterinburg, Russia)
IF.5 A C-band wide locking range injection locked oscillator based phase shifter
Sudipta Saha, Shoba Krishnan and Allen Sweet (Santa Clara University, USA)
IF.6 Lead electromagnetic model for an external lead with skin contact: a case study
Mikhail Kozlov and Nikolaus Weiskopf (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany)
IF.7 Comparison between Higher and Lower Order Basis Functions for 2D Electromagnetic Simulations
Jasmin Music (WIPL-D D. O. O., Serbia); Dragan I. Olcan and Branko Kolundzija (University of Belgrade, Serbia)
IF.8 A C-Ku Band, 8 Channel T/R Module for EW Systems
IF.9 Up converting MMW imaging system based on a commercial neon indicator lamp
Daniel Rozban (Ariel University & Ariel University, Israel); Avihai Aharon (Ariel University & Ben-Gurion University, Israel); Amir Abramovich (Ariel University, Israel); Natan Kopeika and Yitzhak Yitzhaky (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
IF.10 Reconfigurable and steerable reflector antenna for X band based on metasurface technology and Varactor diodes
David Rotshild (Ariel University, Israel); Daniel Rozban (Ariel University & Ariel University, Israel); Amir Abramovich (Ariel University, Israel)
IF.11 An Adaptive CLEAN Algorithm for Ground Clutter Suppression in Low-flying Target Detection Radar
Fuqiang Shi, Quanhua Liu and Chao Zhou (Beijing Institute of Technology, P.R. China)
IF.12 An Equivalent-Circuit Model of Planar GaAs Schottky Diode for Terahertz Application
Sensong Shen, Mengxia Yu, Senlin Zhang and Xiangou Zhang (University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, P.R. China); Jun Xu (University of Electronic Science and Techonology of China, P.R. China)
IF.13 Design and Implementation of Zero Frequency Filters Architectures on FPGA for Epoch Extraction
Nagapuri Srinivas (National Institute of Technology Patna, India); Gayadhar Pradhan (NIT patna, India); Kishore Puli (National Institute of Technology Patna, India)
IF.14 Metastability investigation in Adiabatic Logic for Wake-up Receivers: Critical concerns in the JK-FF of a CPAL Binary Counter
Valério Salles and Luiz C. Kretly (Unicamp, Brazil); Silvio E. Barbin (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
IF.15 Multi-polarization antenna system with a spherical radiation pattern
Dmitry Gooshchin and Anatoly Gooshchin (GOODELTA Engineering Research Lab, Israel)
IF.16 Implementation of an Electronically Tuneable, Transistor-based, Passive, Symmetric RF Inductance
Stefanie Loracher, Kurt Gerd Blau, Uwe Stehr and Ralf Stephan (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany); Matthias Hein (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany)
IF.17 Slot Array Antenna and Power Divider Using Waveguide Technology
Haviv Pinto (University of Testing, Israel)
IF.18 Microstrip high-pass filter on two resonators of same shape
Denis Letavin (Ural Federal University, Russia); Nikolai Knyazev (Radio Engineering Institute, Ural State Technical University, Yekaterinburg, Russia)
IF.19 С-band Active Vector Phase Shifter MMIC Design
Ivan Filippov and Valeriy Vertegel (Engineering Center of Micro- and Nanoelectronics Devices Sevastopol State University, Russia); Yuri B. Gimpilevich (Sevastopol National Technical University, Ukraine)
IF.20 Estimating Direction-of-Arrival in a 5G Hot-Spot Scenario Using a 60 GHz Leaky-Wave Antenna
Bashar Husain (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany)
IF.21 GaN Technologies for Applications from L- to Ka-Band
IF.22 Application of UWB modules in indoor navigation system
Piotr Kaniewski, Jakub Kazubek and Tomasz Kraszewski (Military University of Technology, Poland)
IF.23 A Simple Method for Combining Probability Distributions Relevant to Radar and Communications Systems
Robert W McMillan (Self-Employed, USA); Ira Kohlberg (Deceased, USA)
IF.24 Inspection of Foam Insulation by Holographic Subsurface Radar
Andrey Zhuravlev and Vladimir Razevig (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia); Margarita Chizh (Bauman Moscow State Technical University & Remote Sensing Laboratory, Russia); Maxim Filippov and Sergey Ivashov (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia)
IF.25 Imaging of concealed objects on moving persons by creating synthetic aperture due to their natural motion
Andrey Zhuravlev and Vladimir Razevig (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia); Margarita Chizh (Bauman Moscow State Technical University & Remote Sensing Laboratory, Russia); Sergey Ivashov (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia)
IF.26 Development of Embedded and User-side Software for Interactive Setup of a Frequency-Modulated Continuous Wave Ground Penetrating Radar Dedicated to Educational Purposes
Margarita Chizh (Bauman Moscow State Technical University & Remote Sensing Laboratory, Russia); Andrea Pietrelli and Vincenzo Ferrara (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy); Andrey Zhuravlev (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia)
IF.27 Radiation Hazards (RADHAZ) Evaluation for Synthetic RF Phased-Array Array Sensors
Eugene Ngai (Hann-Jann (RF-Tech) Consultancy, USA)
IF.28 Shadow Radiation Physical Optics for Penetrable Scatterers
Semion Duberstein, Igor Gershenzon and Amir Boag (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
IF.29 Implementing efficient paths in a knapsack-item weighted graph on IoT architecture
Nadav Voloch (Open University, Israel); Yair Zadok (The Center for Academic Studies, Or-Yehuda, Israel)
IF.30 A Low Cost Implementation of a Passive TDR Using an FPGA
Mordechay Orbach (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel); Michael Werner (Technion, Israel)
IF.31 A Framework for Elderly Support in Smart Cities
Itai Dabran, Tanya Brokhman and Tom Palny (Technion, Israel)
IF.32 Performance Improvement Study for Multi-Channel Networks: A Receiver Buffer Size Analysis
Peristera A. Baziana (National Technical University of Athens, Greece)
IF.33 Impact Study of Turbulence-Induced Scintillation on FSO Link Design
Oluwole Famoriji (University of Science & Technology of China, P.R. China); Akinwale Fadamiro (University of Science and Technology of China, P.R. China); Fujiang Lin (USTC, P.R. China)
IF.34 Augmented Reality Speech Recognition for the Hearing Impaired
IF.35 Knowledge and Technology Transfer between University - Industry - Society: a new crowdsourcing framework for Internet of Things
Jorge Sá Silva and Hugo Damião Dias (University of Coimbra, Portugal); Vitor Ferreira (Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, Portugal)
IF.36 Analysis of Standard Elliptic Curves for the Implementation of Elliptic Curve Cryptography in Resource-Constrained E-commerce Applications
Javed Shaikh, Maria Nenova, Georgi Iliev and Zlatka Valkova-Jarvis (Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria)
IF.37 Abridgment of Bluetooth low energy (BLE) standard and its numerous susceptibilities for Internet of Things and its applications
Varsha Khatod (University of Mumbai, India); Agata Manolova and Maria Nenova (Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria)
IF.38 Demonstration of millimeter-wave wireless channel using photomixer and Schottky barrier diode
Avihai Aharon (Ariel University & Ben-Gurion University, Israel); Daniel Rozban (Ariel University & Ariel University, Israel); Amir Abramovich (Ariel University, Israel); Yitzhak Yitzhaky and Natan Kopeika (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)
IF.39 Blind separation of several biological objects respiration patterns by means of a step-frequency continuous-wave bioradar
Lesya N. Anishchenko and Vladimir Razevig (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia); Margarita Chizh (Bauman Moscow State Technical University & Remote Sensing Laboratory, Russia)
IF.40 Detection of Movement Activity and Breathing Cycles on Bioradiolocation Signals
Alexander Tataraidze and Lesya N. Anishchenko (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia); Lyudmila Korostovtseva, Mikhail Bochkarev and Yurii Sviryaev (V. A. Almazov Federal North-West Medical Research Center, Russia); Irina Alborova (Bauman Moscow State Technical University, Russia)
IF.41 Nanoscale optical high-temperature sensor
IF.42 Hybrid nanocavity for molecular sensing
Valentin Milichko and Kristina Frizyuk (ITMO University, Russia); Pavel Dmitriev (Ioffe Institute of RAS, Russia); Dmitry Zuev, George Zograf, Sergey Makarov and Pavel Belov (ITMO University, Russia)

RF_Dev/Circ6: Circuits and Components

N-path Filter Model Simulation and Verification at High Frequencies
Iliah Konstantinovsky (Technion - israel institute of technology); Emanuel Cohen (Technion Institute of Technology, Israel)
Noise Modeling of Transferred-Substrate InP-DHBTs
Evelyne Kaule (Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany); Ralf Doerner (Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik, Germany); Nils Weimann (University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany); Matthias Rudolph (Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany)
Modeling Inductance and Quality Factor of Integrated Spiral Inductors on Low-Loss Substrates up to 5 GHz
Wesley N Allen (Purdue University & Birck Nanotechnology Center, USA); Dimitrios Peroulis (Purdue University, USA)
Low Loss Integrated N-Path-Filter-Based Circulator
Roy Weiss (Technion, Israel); Emanuel Cohen (Technion Institute of Technology, Israel)
Microstrip Non-Foster Circuit High Efficiency High Power Class-J GaN HEMT Amplifier
Charles Akwuruoha (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Zhirun Hu (University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Yanely Jimenez Licea (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom (Great Britain))

Ant_Prop_6: Antenna Applications and Design

Pattern reconfigurable antenna with multi-port excitation for K-band application
Sulakshana Chilukuri (Artificial Intelligence, Visual Communication Research Center, University of West of Scotlnad, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Keshav Dahal (University of the West of Scotland, United Kingdom (Great Britain)); Anjaneyulu Lokam (National Institute of Technology, India)
A relatively flat dual-horn antenna produced by a 3D printer
Haim Matzner (HIT-Holon Institute of Technology, Israel); Ely Levine (AFEKA, Academic College of Engineering, Israel)
Wearable Antennas Design for Wireless Communication
Vladimir Vulfin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel); Reuven Shavit (Ben-Gurion University, Israel); Pavel Schilingovski (SCE, Israel); Shai Sayfan-Altman (ANSYS inc., Israel)
MB antenna- A wire antenna of new type
Motti Haridim (Holon Institute of Technology, Israel); Michael Bank (Manfred Technologies)
Lighting Strike Analysis for Drones
Shai Sayfan-Altman (ANSYS inc., Israel); Vladimir Vulfin (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel); Hen Leibovich (ANSYS inc., Israel); Roy Heinrich (Amarel Engineering Services Division, Israel); Reuven Ianconescu (Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel)

Thermal1: Thermal Management 1

GaN on Si vs. SiC from a temperature perspective
Frank Traut (MACOM, USA)
An IPD (Integrate Passive Device) TSV Package for RF Application
Gusung Kim (Kangnam University, Korea)
Enhanced convective heat transfer at the micro scale for advanced thermal management of high power electronics
Yoav Peles (University of Central Florida, USA)

WIE1: Women in Engineering 1

Opportunities and Challenges for Women in Engineering
Hagit Messer-Yaron (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Introduction to the Panel + survey's results
Michal Sela (Co-Creation Consulting, Israel)

RF_Dev/Circ7: Communication System Simulation and Modelling

16GHz PBERT clock source with jitter insertion
Benjamin Taub (Technion, Israel)
Behavioral modeling flow for accurate RF and Microwave System Simulation
Investigation of Local Oscillator Isolation in a 300 GHz Wireless Link
Iulia Dan and Christopher Grötsch (University of Stuttgart, Germany); Shoichi Shiba (Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., Japan); Ingmar Kallfass (University of Stuttgart, Germany)
Correct Calculation and Presentation of DFLP With Commercial Software
Itzhak Shapir (ELTA Systems Inc., Israel)
A Method for Modeling and Analysis of Envelope Tracking Systems
Nir Corse (Motorola Solutions, Israel); Solon Spiegel (RIO Systems, Israel)

Ant_Prop_7: Nano-antennas and Nano-structures

Electromagnetic Response Properties of Nanocarbon Structures
Sergey Maksimenko (Belarus State University, Belarus); Gregory Slepyan (Tel-Aviv University, Israel); Konstantin Batrakov (Belarusian State University, Belarus)
Comparison of the Electrical Conductivity of Polymer Composites in the Microwave and Terahertz Frequency Ranges
Mikhail Shuba (Belarus State University, Belarus); Dzmitry Yuko, Dzmitry Bychanok, Aliaksandr Liubimau and Darya Meisak (Research Institute for Nuclear Problems BSU, Belarus); Ilya Bochkov (Ryazan State Radio Engineering University, Russia); Polina Kuzhir (Institute of Nuclear Problem at Belarusian State University, Belarus)
Rabi-Bloch Oscillations and Their Potential Applications in Nano-Antennas
Ilay Levie, Raphael Kastner and Gregory Slepyan (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Electromagnetic properties of carbon foams (invited)
Maxime Letellier (Institut Jean Lamour, UMR CNRS - Université de Lorraine, France); Jan Macutkevic (Semiconductor Physics Institute, Lithuania); Alesia Paddubbskaya (Belarusian State University, Belarus); Dzmitry Bychanok (Research Institute for Nuclear Problems BSU, Belarus); Polina Kuzhir (Institute of Nuclear Problem at Belarusian State University, Belarus); Jūras Banys (Vilnius University, Lithuania); Vanessa Fierro and Alain Celzard (Institut Jean Lamour, UMR CNRS – Université de Lorraine, France)
Shaping field correlation with entangled quantum antennas
Dmitri Mogilevtsev (Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, Belarus); Alexander Mikhalychev and Ilya Karuseichyk (IPNASB, Belarus); Gilles Buchs and Dmitri Boiko (CSEM, Switzerland); Gregory Slepyan and Amir Boag (Tel Aviv University, Israel)

Thermal2: Thermal Management 2

Introduction
Avram Bar-Cohen (University of Maryland, USA)
Enhancement of forced convection heat transfer in mini and micro channels by liquid-liquid phase separation of lower critical solution temperature systems
Idan Shem Tov (Tel Aviv University, Israel); Wei Xing (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA); Vered Segal (Tel Aviv University, Israel); Irina Vishnevetsky (Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel); Yingying Wang and Yoav Peles (University of Central Florida, USA); Neima Brauner and Amos Ullmann (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Thermally Optimized Paradigm of Thermal Management (TOP-M)
Yael Nemirovsky (Technion_Israel institute of Technology, Israel); Ran Ginosar (Technion, Israel); Maria Malits (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Diamond micro channels formation and micro characterization by high resolution SEM and micro-Raman
Alon Hoffman (Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel)
Roadmap Review for Cooling High-Power GaN HEMT Devices
Raoul Guggenheim and Lior Rodes (Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, Israel)
The challenge: diamond films for high power electronics
Adam Hoffman (ICDAT, Israel)
Steady and pulsed jet systems for microscale cooling
Amir Gorodetsky (Tel Aviv University, Israel); Tomer Rozenfeld (Ben Gurion University, Israel); Tsvi Shmilovich (Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel); Herman Haustein (Tel Aviv University, Israel); Slava Krylov (Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel); Gennady Ziskind (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel)

WIE2: Women in Engineering 2

Panel Discussion: The Unique Challenges of Women in Engineering from a Personal Perspective
Michal Sela (Co-Creation Consulting, Israel); Shlomit Weiss (Mellanox, Israel); Anat Eshel-Goldman (Broadcom, Israel); Tal Laufer (ARRIS, Israel); Dana Segev (Entrepreneur, Israel)
Leading a Change within the Organization
Efrat Liani (Global HR Expert, Israel)
Concluding Remarks
Sherry Hess (NI/AWR, USA)

RF_Dev/Circ8: Emerging Technologies and Techniques

Program FFlexCom - High Frequency Flexible Bendable Electronics for Wireless Communication Systems
Tilo Meister and Frank Ellinger (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Johann Wolfgang Bartha (Dresden University of Technology, Germany); Manfred Berroth (University of Stuttgart, Germany); Joachim Burghartz (Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart, Germany); Martin Claus (TU Dresden, Germany); Lothar Frey (FAU-Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany); Alessio Gagliardi (TU München, Germany); Marius Grundmann (Universität Leipzig, Germany); Jan Hesselbarth (University of Stuttgart & IHF -- Institute of Radio Frequency Technology, Germany); Hagen Klauk (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany); Karl Leo (Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany); Paolo Lugli (Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany); Stefan Mannsfeld (TU Dresden, Germany); Yiannos Manoli (Hahn-Schickard & IMTEK University of Freiburg, Germany); Renato Negra (RWTH Aachen University, Germany); Daniel Neumaier (Advanced Microelectronic Center Aachen, AMO GmbH, Germany); Ullrich Pfeiffer (University of Wuppertal, Germany); Thomas Riedl (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany); Susanne Scheinert (TU Ilmenau, Germany); Ullrich Scherf (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany); Andreas Thiede (University of Paderborn, Germany); Gerhard Tröster (Wearable Computing Lab ETH Zürich, Switzerland); Martin Vossiek (LHFT, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany); Robert Weigel (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany); Christian Wenger (IHP, Germany); Golzar Alavi (Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS), Germany); Markus Becherer (Technische Universität München, Germany); Carlos Alvarado Chavarin (IHP, Germany); Mohammed Darwish (TU München, Germany); Martin Ellinger (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany); Chun-Yu Fan (RWTH Aachen, Germany); Martin Fritsch (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany); Frank Grotjahn (Universität Paderborn, Germany); Marco Gunia and Katherina Haase (TU Dresden, Germany); Philipp Hillger (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany); Koichi Ishida (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Michael Jank (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany); Stefan Knobelspies (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland); Matthias Kuhl (University of Freiburg, Germany); Grzegorz Lupina (IHP, Germany); Shabnam Mohammadi Naghadeh (TU Dresden, Germany); Niko Münzenrieder (ETH Zürich, Switzerland); Sefa Özbek and Mahsa Rasteh (Universität Stuttgart, Germany); Giovanni Salvatore (ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Daniel Schrüfer (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany); Carsten Strobel (TU Dresden, Germany); Manuel Theisen and Christian Tückmantel (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany); Holger von Wenckstern (Universität Leipzig, Germany); Zhenxing Wang (AMO GmbH, Germany); Zhang Zhipeng (Universität Leipzig, Germany)
3-5 V, 3-3.8 MHz OOK Modulator with a-IGZO TFTs for Flexible Wireless Transmitter
Koichi Ishida and Tilo Meister (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany); Stefan Knobelspies (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland); Niko Münzenrieder (ETH Zürich, Switzerland); Giuseppe Cantarella (Wearable Computing Lab ETH Zürich, Switzerland); Giovanni Salvatore (ETH Zurich, Switzerland); Gerhard Tröster (Wearable Computing Lab ETH Zürich, Switzerland); Corrado Carta (Dresden University of Technology, Germany); Frank Ellinger (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
Non-blocking Ka-band Switch Matrix Module in three-dimensional multilayer ceramic technology
Alexander Ebert, Alexander Schulz, Jens Müller and Ralf Stephan (Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany); Tobias Kässer (Tesat, Germany); Willibald Konrath (TESAT Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG, Germany); Matthias Hein (Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany)
Multi-Resonant Acoustic-Wave-Lumped-Element Resonators (AWLRs) for Multi-Band Bandpass Filters With Enhanced Fractional Bandwidth
Dimitra Psychogiou (University of Colorado Boulder, USA); Roberto Gómez-García (University of Alcalá, Spain); Dimitrios Peroulis (Purdue University, USA)

FD: Intuitive Microwave Filter Design with EM Simulation

CommSens6: New Paradigms in Communication

Energy Efficient Future Wireless Communications
Nuno Borges Carvalho (University of Aveiro/IT Aveiro, Portugal)
Optimization of Channel Capacity in Magnetic Communication Systems Subjected to Total Power Constraint
Yahav Morag (Tecnnion, Israel); Nikolay Tal and Yoash Levron (Technion, Israel)
Generation and Analysis of LTE TM9 MU-MIMO Signal with Instrument-Based Software Defined Radio Demonstration
Jeng-Kuang Hwang (Yuan-Ze University, Taiwan); Wei-Hung Chen (Communication Engineering, Taiwan); Chien-Min Chen (Yuan-Ze University Communication Research Center, Taiwan)
Digital Predistortion on Concurrent Noncontiguous Transmitters Using 2D Piecewise Vector Decomposition
Tomer Gidoni (Tel Aviv University, Israel); Emanuel Cohen (Technion Institute of Technology, Israel); Eran Socher (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Smart Wireless Power: A Wireless Power and Bi-directional LIN Communication System
David Ricketts (Potomac Technologies, USA); Yohay Buchbut (General Motors, Israel); Moshe Laifenfeld (SpaceGate, LLC., USA); Kobi Scheim (General Motors, Israel); Gregory Castillo (General Motors, USA)

Memristors: Mixed Signal and Analog Circuit Design with Memristors

Memristors, emerging nonvolatile passive devices, have gained tremendous interest in recent years as memory technologies. These devices can store data as resistance and have several attractive properties that make them ideal candidates to replace existing memory technologies. Some of the characteristics of memristors, such as their analog nature, nonvolatility, small area, and compatibility with CMOS, make them attractive also for other applications. This tutorial focuses on the use of memristors in mixed signal and analog circuits, and consists of three short parts. First, we will explain the basic properties of memristors and the state-of-the-art devices and applications. Then, we will show how memristors can be used as radiofrequency switches and their use in RF circuits. Finally, we will describe the use of memristors in intelligent data conversion circuits for reconfigurable digital-to-analog and analog-to-digital systems.