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Molecular Bringing Precision to Measurements for Millimeter-wave 5G Wireless: Conducted and free-field modulated-signal measurements

Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Dr. Kate A. Remley from Wireless Systems Group, NIST, will be presenting “Molecular Bringing Precision to Measurements for Millimeter-wave 5G Wireless: Conducted and free-field modulated-signal measurements”.

Day & Time: Wednesday September 27, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Light lunch will be served)

Speaker: Dr. Kate A. Remley
Wireless Systems Group, NIST

Location: Room BA 4287
Bahen Centre for Information Technology
40 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 2E4

Contact: Arin Minasian

Organizers: IEEE Communications Society

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Abstract: At millimeter-wave frequencies and for wide modulation bandwidths, the hardware performance of both modulated-signal sources and vector receivers becomes increasingly nonideal. These nonidealities make test and validation of devices, circuits and systems not only more important, but also more difficult. This is especially true because future systems will likely push the limits of modulation complexity and bandwidth to increase data throughput. We will discuss calibration and measurement techniques to correct millimeter-wave modulated-signal measurements illustrating that traditional assumptions at microwave frequencies may not be adequate at millimeter-wave frequencies.

Biography: Kate A. Remley (S’92-M’99-SM’06-F’13) was born in Ann Arbor, MI. She received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Oregon State University, Corvallis, in 1999. From 1983 to 1992, she was a Broadcast Engineer in Eugene, OR, serving as Chief Engineer of an AM/FM broadcast station from 1989-1991. In 1999, she joined the RF Technology Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO, as an Electronics Engineer. She is currently the leader of the Metrology for Wireless Systems Group at NIST, where her research activities include development of calibrated measurements for microwave and millimeter-wave wireless systems, characterizing the link between nonlinear circuits and system performance, and developing standardized test methods for RF equipment used by the public-safety community.

Dr. Remley was the recipient of the Department of Commerce Bronze and Silver Medals, an ARFTG Best Paper Award, and is a member of the Oregon State University Academy of Distinguished Engineers. She was the Chair of the MTT-11 Technical Committee on Microwave Measurements from 2008 – 2010 and the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Microwave Magazine from 2009 – 2011, and is the Chair of the MTT Fellow Nominating Committee.

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