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News for the Microwave and Wireless Engineer

16 August 2017
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Ultra-Light Rectenna for Harvesting Next-Generation LTE RF Energy
A novel, compact, ultralightweight multiband RF energy harvester fabricated of nested annular slots on a paper substrate to operate  in all recently released LTE bands (range 0.79-0.96 GHz; 1.71-2.17 GHz; and 2.5-2.69 GHz). The design features an RF-to-dc conversion efficiency in the range of 5%-16% for an available input power of -20 dBm in all relevant bands, increasing to 11%-30% at -15 dBm. 
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Assistance    15 October Deadline for MTT-S Fellowships/Scholarships

The deadline for Graduate Fellowships and Spring Undergraduate Scholarships is 15 October. Graduate awards include a $6,000 scholarship and up to $1,000 to travel to IMS2018. Undergraduate awards include a $1,500 scholarship, $1,000 for travel, and a one year student membership in IEEE and MTT-S.

Bio-Imaging    Near-Field Thermoacoustic Tomography

Proof-of-concept thermoacoustic imaging of living tissues with off-the-shelf components, using only 50 W of peak power (42 mW average power) at 300 micron resolution within a modest 40-dB receiver dynamic range.

Call for Papers    Substrate Integrated Waveguides for MHz through THz

Submit papers by 1 October 2017 for the April 2018 IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques special issue on “Substrate Integrated Waveguide Circuits and Systems for MHz-Through-THz Wireless and Photonics Applications.”

Drilling    Deep, Silent Boring into Concrete

A mechanically assisted microwave drill capable of drilling 26-cm-deep, 12-mm-diameter holes in concrete at 1 cm/min, with quiet, vibration-free operation.

Meeting    Microwave Biomedical Conference to Join Microwave Week

The International Microwave Biomedical Conference (IMBioC), a forum bridging the gap between science and engineering in biomedical RF applications, will join Microwave Week June 14-15 for IMS2018 in Philadelphia.

Standards    Characterizing Nanoliter Dielectric Fluids

A new ''hybrid'' method for on-wafer dielectric measurements of nanoliter fluid samples in a single microfluidic channel at frequencies up to 110 GHz, comparing complex relative permittivities of the channel material and the sample fluid. 

Power Amps    GHz Magnetic Inductors for Mobile

Magnetic inductors optimized to support small, high quality-factor, high-frequency power amplifiers for mobile applications, with 1-nH inductance and peak Q value ~4 at 3 GHz.

More Power Amps    Harmonic Tuning and Outphasing Systems

Harmonically tuned amplifiers operating under load modulation conditions are shown to be well suited to outphasing systems, as demonstrated via a new 900-MHz outphasing system delivering 44.6 dBm with 75% PAE at saturation.

Coming Up    mmWaves, Ubiquitous Wireless Broadband, Sarnoff Symposium

Upcoming MTT-S-sponsored meetings include Millemetre Waves and Terahertz Technologies (UCMMT 2017, Liverpoool, 11-13 Sep.), Ubiquitous Wireless Broadband (Salamanca, 12-15 Sep.), the Sarnoff Sumposium (Newark, NJ, 18-20 Sep.) and Microwave Advanced Materials and Processes (Pavia, 20-22 Sep.)
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IEEE MTT-S Webinar

Microwave Spectroscopy for Non-Invasive Biological and Health Sensing

12:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Speaker: Katia Grenier, 
Laboratory of Analysis and Architecture of Systems
National Scientific Research Center, Toulouse, France
Moderator: Michael C. Hamilton, Auburn University


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IEEE MTT-S Tech Focus

Selecting Instrumentation

Free access to a collection of selected papers from IEEE microwave journals and magazines.When building automated test systems, the primary tools at your disposal come in the form of measurement instruments. Learn about the major categories of instruments available, and common selection criteria to help you narrow in on the best choice for your application.  


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