After 15 years, a research program like the GTPG builds up numerous writings and contributions that never see the light of day. These are half-finished manuscripts, abandoned notes, snippets of unfunded proposals, and other writing projects that never saw the light of day. As a service to a small handful of people around the world, we at the GTPG hereby launch the newest online journal: EJECT: The Electronic Journal of Extemporaneous Contributions and Topics. When readership, impact factor, citations, and prestige do not matter; when only the love of a topic is enough to justify dissemination, EJECT! Click [EJECT!] to browse archives.
Archives for June 2018
New YouTube video on on the topic of DVB-S2 modulation for satellite video. This was a lecture that I captured in Shenzhen last year as part of a “refresh” of topics in the Satellite Communications course. Learn about the second generation upgrades to the Digital Video Broadcasting — Satellite Gen 2 standard.
Here is an article from several years ago that talks about the future of wireless power transfer, with a few GT quotes sprinkled in for good measure. A quote about our ECE senior design students:
“Wireless power could enable a whole new class of devices,” says Durgin. Those devices will include sensors on all the mechanics of a home, business or factory; detectors for heat, light and motion; and cameras and controls that we can move and upgrade at our convenience, without ever having to touch the building’s wiring. These controls will include “peel and stick” light switches and thermostats, which are already a common senior design project among Professor Durgin’s students.
Yang Qian, David A. Taylor, Gregory D. Durgin
IEEE International Conference on RFID 2018, Orlando, FL, April 2018
A portion of Yang Qian’s PhD research is now available on IEEExplore. Her original conference paper from IEEE RFID 2018 explores using various Kalman filters as part of the GTPG’s Hybrid Inertial Microwave Reflectometry (HIMR) positioning scheme. This technique uses RFID-like tags to localize nodes within a few mm of their actual position.