atownley at eecs dot berkeley dot edu
last updated : August 2017
- High School
I have done a significant amount of mm-Wave circuit design at 94GHz for gesture recognition radar applications.
This work culminated in a 4 TX, 4 RX phased-array transceiver design that was published at RFIC 2016 in San Francisco.
A key challenge in realizing mm-Wave integrated systems is the antenna and packaging, a challenge that our collaborators at STMicroelectronics and University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis skillfully addressed.
The complete packaged transceiver was characterized both at BWRC and at UNS' lab (which has the rare capability of performing 3D radiation pattern measurements).
A JSSC paper was published expanding on the design techniques used for the transceiver and presenting additional measurement results.
For my Master's thesis at Penn (2010-2011 academic year), I worked with the High Energy Physics
group at Penn on the design and implementation of measurement and readout electronics
for the Large Hadron Collider and related experiments. More specifically,
I worked on a line-terminating low-noise preamplifier design for the liquid argon
calorimeter that is part of the ATLAS experiment. The design is in fabrication in an IHP SiGe BiCMOS process.
Google; Mountain View, CA - Summer 2014
Analog Devices; Beaverton, OR - Summer 2013
Nokia Research Center; Berkeley, CA - Summer 2012
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD); Fort Collins, CO - Summer 2011