Mohammad Alhassoun successfully passed the oral examination of his PhD proposal. entitled “Theory and Design of Next-Generation Retrodirective Tags and Their Channels.” The work focuses on newly invented antenna structures that reflect radio waves back towards their origins, adding information in the process. The technology will enable new, low-cost, low-power wireless sensors and other communicators. Already with several publications (and the recent winner of the IEEE RFID 2018 best paper award), Mohammad will be leaving for the summer to intern at Nokia Bell Labs. Congratulations, Mohammad!
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The Georgia Tech Opportunity Research Scholars team consisting of undergraduate researchers Hiba Murali, Erik Centeno, and Evan Shi with mentor Cheng Qi captured first prize at the ORS awards ceremony on Tuesday night, 16 April 2018. The research competition award was decided from a field of 20 teams by a collection of 18 evaluating faculty members from GTRI and the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This group, which had already presented their research twice this school year at IEEE Wireless in Space and Extreme Environments 2017 in Montreal and IEEE RFID 2018 in Orlando, had a great deal of practice and preparation. Darel Preble — a representative from the industry sponsor, the Space Solar Power Institute — was on hand to enjoy the award with the team. Well done, Hiba, Evan, Erik, and Cheng!
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ECE PhD student Mohammad Alhassoun, along with co-authors Michael Varner and Prof. Gregory D. Durgin, has won the Best Paper Award at the IEEE International Conference on RFID 2018. Held from April 10-12 in Orlando, Florida, IEEE RFID 2018 is the world’s premier science and engineering conference for RF identification and related technologies.
Alhassoun’s paper, entitled “Design and Evaluation of a Multi-Modulation Retrodirective RFID Tag”, presented a new type of radio communicator that uses reflected power for communications. Operating much like a corner reflector in optics, Alhassoun’s microwave device reflects incoming radio power back to where it originated, adding bits of information to the signal in the process. The device will enable many low-powered or energy-harvesting radios to communicate over long distances.