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Keynote Speaker

FPODr. Bill Deal, Distinguished Engineer at Northrop Grumman's RF and Mixed Signal Product Center

Bio: Dr. Bill Deal is a Distinguished Engineer at Northrop Grumman's RF and Mixed Signal Product Center in Redondo Beach, CA where he is involved in developing electronic subsystems at Millimeter and Sub-Millimeter Wave frequencies. He has contributed to developing the world's first Terahertz transistors (1 THz = 1,000 GHz) and electronics operating to 1 THz.

His current research efforts are focused on inserting this technology into applications. Dr. Deal received his Ph.D. from UCLA in 2000. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and a Co-Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Terahertz Science and Technology. He has authored and co-authored more than 150 refereed conference papers and journal papers.

Title: Emerging Technologies in Millimeter Wave and Beyond

Abstract: The last decade has seen a significant push into the Millimeter Wave range for both electronics technology and applications. While commercial applications are beginning to exploit the lower portion of this range, technologies capable of operating above 100 GHz has also shown tremendous growth.

This talk will describe the current status of transistor based electronics operating above 100 GHz and describe recent progress in communications and sensors at these frequencies. Topics include an overview of device technologies and integrated circuit technology. Traditional applications in this frequency range including atmospheric science and radio-astronomy will be briefly described along with emerging applications in imaging and communications.