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RF Dataset of Incumbent Radar Signals in the 3.5 GHz CBRS Band

December 17, 2019
Raied Caromi, Michael R. Souryal, Timothy Hall
This Radio Frequency (RF) dataset consists of synthetically generated waveforms of incumbent 3.5 GHz radar systems. The intended use of the dataset is for developing and evaluating detectors for the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) or

1 GHz Waveform Synthesis with Josephson Arrays

July 31, 2019
Christine A. Donnelly, Justus A. Brevik, Nathan E. Flowers-Jacobs, Peter F. Hopkins, Paul D. Dresselhaus, Samuel P. Benz
For the first time, we synthesize single- and multiple-tone waveforms at gigahertz frequencies from arrays of Josephson junctions and demonstrate quantum-locked operation over a range of experimental input parameters. We first use a lumped-element circuit

Machine Learning in a Quality Managed RF Measurement Workflow

July 7, 2019
Aric W. Sanders, John Bass, Arpita Bhutani, Mary A. Ho, James C. Booth
Advances in artificial intelligence, or more specifically machine learning, have made it possible for computers to recognize patterns as well or better than humans. The process of quality management in radio-frequency measurements is an arduous one that

62.5-GHz Phased-Array Channel Sounder for Double-Directional Angle Estimation

July 1, 2019
Peter B. Papazian, Derek C. Caudill, Camillo A. Gentile, Jack Chuang, Nada T. Golmie
The paper describes implementation of phased array antennas for use in a wideband channel sounding system. The antennas are 62.5 GHz prototypes, utilizing SiGe chips on a printed circuit-board. Each board consists of two 16-element series-fed patch array

Monte Carlo Sampling Bias in the Microwave Uncertainty Framework

June 27, 2019
Michael R. Frey, Benjamin F. Jamroz, Amanda A. Koepke, Jake D. Rezac, Dylan F. Williams
The Microwave Uncertainty Framework (MUF) is a software suite created, supported, and made publicly available by the Radio Frequency Division of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. The general purpose of the MUF is to provide automated

Large-Signal-Network-Analyzer Phase Calibration on an Arbitrary Grid

May 1, 2019
Aric W. Sanders, Dylan F. Williams, Joshua M. Kast, Catherine A. Remley, Robert D. Horansky
We have developed a method for improving the synchronization of large-signal network analyzers and transferring “cross-frequency” phase calibrations from a calibrated sampling oscilloscope to the large-signal vector network analyzer on an arbitrary

Channel Characterization and Delay Optimization for Industrial Wireless Control Systems

March 4, 2019
Xiaolin Jiang, Zhibo Pang, Richard Candell, Dacfey Dzung, Michele Luvisotto, Carlo Fischione
Wireless communication is gaining popularity in industry for its simple deployment, mobility and low cost. Ultra low latency and high reliability requirements of mission critical industrial applications are highly demanding for wireless communication, and

Propagating Measurement Uncertainty to Microwave Amplifier Nonlinear Behavioral Models

February 1, 2019
Dylan F. Williams, Laurence T. Stant, Martin J. Salter, Nick M. Ridler, Peter Aaen
We propagate for the first time correlated measurement uncertainties into a nonlinear behavioral model of a millimetre-wave amplifier. We make use of the NIST Microwave Uncertainty Framework to evaluate the uncertainties in large-signal electromagnetic


November 26, 2018
Raied M. Caromi, Michael R. Souryal, Wen-Bin Yang
In the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service, 100 MHz of spectrum will be shared between commercial users and federal incumbents. Dynamic use of the band relies on a network of sensors dedicated to detecting the presence of federal incumbent signals and

Jitter Sensitivity Analysis for Pulsed-Output RF Superconducting Digital to Analog Converters

November 5, 2018
Christine A. Donnelly, Justus A. Brevik, Paul D. Dresselhaus, Peter F. Hopkins, Samuel P. Benz
We present the first analysis of the jitter sensitivity of a superconductive digital-to-analog converter (DAC)for use as a reference RF source. This analysis is important for maintaining quantum-accurate voltage output as we extend our superconductor-based

Precision Optical Antenna Alignment System for Tracking Antennas in 6-DOF

November 4, 2018
Joshua A. Gordon, David R. Novotny, Michael S. Allman
We present on an all-optical spatial metrology system, the PiCMM, that aids in the alignment and tracking of antennas with accuracies on the order of 25 microns and 0.01 deg. This system speeds up millimeter-wave antenna alignment, does not require contact

PSCR 2017 Stakeholder Conference Presentation Materials -- Day 2

October 16, 2018
Jason D. Kahn, Anthony Trevino, San Antonio Police Dept, Heather M. Evans, Joe Fournier, Canada's Centre for Security Science, David Lund, Public Safety Communication Europe Forum, Gordon Shipley, UK Home Office Emergency Service Mobile Communications Programme, Dereck R. Orr, Jeff Bratcher, Rich Reed, Salim Patel, AT&T Technology Architecture Planning, Ryan Felts, Marc Leh, Mary F. Theofanos, Kristen Greene
This document is a compilation of the slides presented during Day 2 of the 2017 Public Safety Communications Research Program's (PSCR) Annual Stakeholder Conference. Day 2 topics include PSCR research plans and results for Crowdsourcing Open Innovation

PSCR 2017 Stakeholder Conference Presentation Materials -- Day 1

October 16, 2018
Jeremy E. Benson, Jeff Johnson, Eric W. Anderson, Carol Politi, TRX Systems, Inc., Anthony Rowe, A Shkel, Chenji Harsha, Nancy French, Murat Yuskel, Benjamin J. Posthuma, Margaret Pinson, Dereck R. Orr
This document is a compilation of the slides presented during Day 3 of the 2017 Public Safety Communications Research Program's (PSCR) Annual Stakeholder Conference. Day 3 topics include PSCR research plans and results for Location-Based Services

On-Wafer Transistor Characterization to 750 GHz –the approach, results, and pitfalls

October 15, 2018
Dylan F. Williams, Jerome G. Cheron, Benjamin F. Jamroz, Richard A. Chamberlin
We review approaches developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology for on-wafer transistor characterization and model extraction at sub-millimeter-wave wavelengths, and compare them to more common approaches developed for use at lower

Sub-nanosecond Tuning of Microwave Resonators Fabricated on Ruddlesden-Popper Dielectric Thin Films

July 9, 2018
Aaron M. Hagerstrom, Xifeng Lu, Natalie Dawley, H. Nair, Jordi Mateu, Robert D. Horansky, Charles A. Little, James C. Booth, Christian J. Long
Voltage-tunable dielectric materials are widely used for microwave-frequency signal processing. Among tunable dielectric thin films, (SrTiO3)nSrO Ruddlesden-Popper (RP) superlattices have exceptionally low loss at high frequencies. This paper reports the

Impact of Phase Calibration on EVM Measurement Quality

June 15, 2018
Diogo Ribeiro, Dylan F. Williams, Richard A. Chamberlin, Nuno B. Carvalho
In this paper, the calibrated measurement of wideband modulated signals by mixer-based large-signal network analyzers (LSNAs) will be evaluated, with a focus on the impact of the phase calibration in the measured error vector magnitude (EVM). The

Measuring Ion-Pairing in Buffer Solutions with Microwave Microfluidics

June 14, 2018
Angela C. Stelson, Charles A. Little, Nathan D. Orloff, Christian J. Long, James C. Booth
Microwave microfluidics is an emergent technique for characterizing conductivity and permittivity of fluids and has wide-ranging applications in the materials science and biomedical fields. The electrical properties of fluids as a function of frequency can

A Framework to Enable Multiple Coexisting Internet of Things Applications

March 1, 2018
Wei Yu, Hanlin Zhang, Yalong Wu, David W. Griffith, Nada T. Golmie
Internet of Things (IoT) uses modern information communication technologies to connect massive numbers of objects and support numerous smart critical infrastructure applications (smart grid, smart cites, etc.). To meet the diverse performance requirements
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