Posted May 10, 2012 Atlanta, GA
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
John Papapolymerou and his colleagues have been selected for the 2012 H.A. Wheeler Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (APS). This honor is presented to the authors of the best applications paper published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation during the previous year. The team will receive this award at the 2012 IEEE APS Symposium to be held July 8-13 in Chicago.
A professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, Dr. Papapolymerou is being recognized for his paper entitled "A Lightweight Organic X-Band Active Receiving Phased Array with Integrated SiGe Amplifiers and Phase Shifters," which was published in volume 59, number 1, pp. 100-109 of the transactions. Sponsored by NASA, the work described in this paper focuses on the development of a lightweight, low cost, conformal, and compact X-band phased array for ice/snow measurements that are critical for weather forecasting and environmental analysis. This technology can also be used for weather radars and in a variety of wireless communication and sensor systems at other frequencies, such as high speed wireless with Gbps transmission rates.
Dr. Papapolymerou’s coauthors on the paper were his Ph.D. student Chad Patterson, who is co-advised by College of Engineering Dean Gary May; Ana Yepes, an M.S. graduate of Dr. Papapolymerou’s group who is now working at Intel; Swapan Bhattacharya, a former postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Papapolymerou’s group who is now a senior research scientist in the School of Physics at Georgia Tech; John Cressler, the Ken Byers Professor in ECE; Tushar Thrivikraman, a Ph.D. graduate of John Cressler’s group who is now working at NASA-JPL; and Sean Begley, a research engineer in GTRI.
About the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Over 110 ECE faculty members are involved in 11 areas of research, education, and commercialization – bioengineering, computer systems and software, digital signal processing, electric power, electromagnetics, electronic design and applications, microsystems, optics and photonics, systems and controls, telecommunications, and VLSI systems and digital design.
About the Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the world's premier research universities. Ranked seventh among U.S. News & World Report's top public universities and the eighth best engineering and information technology university in the world by Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities, Georgia Tech’s more than 20,000 students are enrolled in its Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Liberal Arts, Business, and Sciences. Tech is among the nation's top producers of women and minority engineers. The Institute offers research opportunities to both undergraduate and graduate students and is home to more than 100 interdisciplinary units plus the Georgia Tech Research Institute.