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UT Dallas

Public Safety and Security
TxACE has already awarded nearly $3 million to researchers to develop analog technology that enhances public safety and security.

The projects funded by the 11 grants are intended to:

  • Enable a new generation of devices that can scan for harmful substances such as explosives and chemical agents by researching 200-300-GHz silicon integrated circuits for use in spectrometers.
  • Significantly reduce the cost of in-vehicle radar technology that could help improve automotive safety by researching circuit techniques that can improve manufacturing and lower test and packaging costs.

The funded projects and their principal investigators are:

  • Development of CMOS Sub-Terahertz Receivers for Spectrometers (Bhaskar Banerjee, UT Dallas)
  • Signal Generation for 200-300-GHz Spectrometers (Kenneth O, UT Dallas)
  • Millimeter-Wave Phase-Locked Loop Design With Enhanced Tolerance to Process and Temperature Variation (Ranjit Gharpurey, UT Austin)
  • MIMO Radar for Pixel Reduction in Millimeter-Wave Imaging (M. Saquib, UT Dallas)
  • A Hybrid 14-bit Analog-to-Digital Converter for Broadband Applications (Jose Silva-Martinez, Texas A&M University)
  • UxID: Unclonable Mixed-Signal Identification for Integrated Circuits (Farinaz Koushanfar, Rice University)
  • Energy-Efficient CMOS 10-GS/s 6-Bit ADC With Embedded Equalization (Sam Palermo, Texas A&M University)
  • Fast PVT-Tolerant Physical Design of RF IC Components (Saraju Mohanty, University of North Texas)
  • Development of Antenna and Chip Interface Systems for Millimeter-Wave and Submillimeter-Wave Applications
    (Rashaunda Henderson, UT Dallas)
  • 77-81-GHz CMOS Transceiver With Built-In Self Test and Healing (Bhaskar Banerjee, UT Dallas)
  • Variation-Tolerant Analog Design Based on Generalized Kharitonov/Lyapunov Theory (Dian Zhou, UT Dallas)