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William B. Kuhn, Ph.D. (Bill Kuhn)
Electrical and Computer Engineering
2061 Rathbone Hall
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506-5204

Phone: (785) 532-4649
Fax: (785) 532-1188
w.kuhn@ieee.org

 

Rathbone Hall

 

 

 

 

 

RF and Microwave Design at K-State

NEW:   NASA funded research on wireless bio-Sensors and telecommunication subsystems for human spaceflight and precursor scout missions to outer planets and asteroids

NEW:  Teardown of a relatively modern cell-phone with touchscreen - including photos of thin-film transistor display electronics under microscope.

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Research

Our work in RF and Microwaves focuses on RF integrated circuits (RFICs) including component characterization and radio systems design.   Please visit our Mars Website for an example research project that encompasses both areas. For an overview of other areas we have worked in, see our Communications Research Laboratory website and our list of PUBLICATIONS HERE, and in the RF/Microwave area  below.

Here are a few of my favorite publications.  The first one is very topical, as it addresses propagation in the region of spectrum just released by the FCC :-)   The second one covers system design through circuit design for radio transceivers on-a-chip.

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Please see below and our Communications Research Laboratory website for more complete publication lists.  

 


Student-Designed FM Receiver

 

Creating real-world product designs in a single semester...

Our main RF and microwave hardware design courses include ECE662 and ECE764.  In the senior-level EECE662 course (design of communication circuits) students design/build/test and document FM broadcast receivers such as those shown here.  In the ECE764 senior/graduate course offering (Microwaves and antennas), typical projects have included weather satellite receivers and CWFM radars (above).  The structure of these courses is documented in a paper published at the Frontiers in Education conference in 2000.

Additional courses include ECE765 (RFIC design), ECE696 (Intro IC design), and various special-topics courses offered under ECE690 or ECE890 numbers.  Check out our students' work from these courses!

Digital Radio Microelectronics Design Course (EECE765), Spring 02
Bluetooth Transmitter IC - Spring 2001 EECE690/890 Course
Bluetooth Receiver IC in 0.5um Silicon-on-Sapphire - Spring 2000 EECE 690/890 Course
Stereo FM Transmitter IC in 1.2um CMOS  -  Fall 1999 EECE696 Course
900 MHz Digital Cordless Telephone - Fall 1998 EECE690/890 Course

 

FM Demodulator Board

Doppler Radar designed and built in ECE764


Resume

Full Resume in PDF (last updated Dec 2011)

Education

Ph.D. 1995 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
MSEE 1982 Georgia Institute of Technology
BSEE 1979 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Professional Experience

1983-1993 Georgia Tech Research Institute
1982-1982 NASA Ames Research Center
1979-1981 Ford Aerospace and Communications Corporation

Selected Journal/Conference Publications

COPYRIGHT NOTICE:

Linked files below are provided to ensure timely dissemination of scholarly and technical work. Copyright and all rights therein are retained by authors or by other copyright holders (e.g. IEEE). All persons copying this information are expected to adhere to the terms and constraints invoked by those copyrights. These works may not be reposted without the explicit permission of thecopyright holder.

More Publications including Student Theses/Dissertations

Check out our indexed list of more publications from my students, myself, and associated groups at K-State I have had the pleasure of working with.



A Few Links


To: Kansas State University Home Page
To: Kansas State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Home Page

Last Update:  09 December 2011
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