European Microwave Week 2011

Matt and Patricia attended the 14th European Microwave Week (EuMW) in Manchester, UK on October 9-14. They both presented talks in the Sensing Systems session of the European Microwave Conference. The papers for these talks will be available soon on the ArXive.  Matt’s paper is entitled “Technology Developments for a Scalable Heterodyne MMIC Array at W-band” and Patricia’s paper, entitled “A G-Band Cryogenic MMIC Heterodyne Receiver Module for Astronomical Applications,” was on the short list for the EuMIC Best Paper Award!

Safe House Poster

Mai Ali (American University of Sharjah), Patricia, and Matt presenting their poster at the 14th European Microwave Week Student Challenge.

Matt and Patricia also teamed up with Mai Ali of American University of Sharjah to participate in the EuMW Student Challenge, which involves making a poster during EuMW about a new application for technology presented in at least two different papers in the conference proceedings. The group chose to address the theme “Technology for an Aging Population” with an in-home monitoring system called “Safe House” that would allow elderly patients to remain independent in their homes longer.  The system measures the glucose level and heart rate of the home residents and transmits the information to their doctor for long-term monitoring. It also has a fall detection system which automatically calls emergency response professionals when triggered.  The team’s poster won third place in the competition!

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Former Church group members talk at SASS Career Panel

Former Church group members Ed Wu (PhD, Stanford PhD 2009) and Samantha Edgington (Postdoc, Stanford, 2005) talked at a career panel organized by the SLAC Association for Student Seminars on September 28th 2011. Ed Wu completed a PhD on the Church group QUaD experiment and is currently a Software Engineer at Google. Samantha Edgington worked in the Church group after graduating with a PhD from Caltech, and is now a Systems Engineer at Lockheed.

You can find more information about the event, including quotes from the panel members here.

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NRAO Building on New Worlds, New Horizons Conference

Sarah, Matt, and Patricia went to the NRAO Building on New Worlds, New Horizons Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 7-10.  Matt and Patricia’s posters can be found here:

Sarah’s talk can be found here:

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150 GHz Module AAS Poster

I presented the recent 150 Module noise temperature and gain data at the 217th AAS Meeting in Seattle, WA. The poster can be found at:
150 Module 2011 AAS Poster
-Patricia

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