Now a fun little rant on the problems with power-point technical presentations.
Archives for December 2017
Design and Construction of a GHz Sliding Correlator Channel Sounder for Wireless Channel Characterization and Analysis
Ryan Pirkl, PG-TR-050515-RJP,15 May 2005
This is the first channel sounder that Ryan Pirkl built for our research group. An excellent primer on building a channel sounder, which got put to good use.
Here is a problem to test your knowledge of time-domain transmission lines and classical electromagnetics.
Solution: [Read more…]
Blake Marshall defended his PhD dissertation entitled, “STAGGERED PATTERN ENERGY HARVESTING AND RETRO-DIRECTIVE BACKSCATTER FOR PASSIVE RFID TAGS” on Thursday, 12 December 2017. This work invented a new class of antenna structures that exhibit retrodirectivity and optimal energy harvesting parameters. Such structures are crucial to building next-generation internet-of-things nodes, which can harvest energy and backscatter information with extraordinarily low power. Blake was a graduate of the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and received his MS and PhD with the GTPG. For the last several years, Blake has worked at Apple Computer in the bay area. Somehow, he found time to finish his PhD and have his first child. [Read more…]