2018 Best Faculty Project Award

Jacques C. Rudell Repeats with 2018 Best Faculty Project Award

Director Andreas Weisshaar presented the 2018 Best Faculty Project Award to Jacques C. Rudell (UW) at Timberline Lodge during the CDADIC Summer IAB Meeting. This is the second consecutive year that the award has been presented to the University of Washington professor and researcher. Each year the CDADIC Industry Members select a project to receive the award from among the current year’s funded projects.

The project selected in 2018 is “A Compact Wideband Full-Duplex (FD) and Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) Transceiver System with a Circulator, PA and Phase Noise Cancellation.” Here is a brief description of the project taken from the proposal abstract:

“The demand for higher wireless data rates in mobile smart phone and notebook computing applications continues to drive research towards increasing the bandwidth of mobile transceivers, reducing form factor, and lowering costs. Virtually all commercial mobile transceivers operate in the 1-to-5 GHz frequency band, due to the favorable properties with respect to propagation loss and size of components needed to realize an integrated transceiver (e.g. Antennas and passive devices). Although the commercial bands are completely occupied by communication applications that include emergency services (police and fire), WiFi, cellular networks and Bluetooth devices to name a few, the demand for higher data rates continues and is expect to increase by as much as 10x in the next five years, with the emergence of new 5th Generation (5G) communication standards.

“The proposed research attempts to increase the efficiency of spectral use by as much as 2x, through the use of full duplex communication techniques which combine the traditional transmit and receive bands into one common frequency channel. The proposed methods should completely match with the existing FDD systems to allow the selection of FD or FDD communication, in one single-chip based on environment channel conditions.”

Congratulations to Chris and his supporting cast of graduate student researchers!

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