Original work in partial fulfillment of a graduate degree in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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  • Characterizing and minimizing nonlinearities responsible for intermodulation distortion in high speed and high power photodiodes 

    Fitzharris, Margaret (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-10)
    A physics-based model incorporating the UTC (uni-traveling carrier) photodiode (PD) in the limit of weak nonlinearity was used in order to characterize the effects of nonlinearity on high speed and high power photodiodes. ...
  • A compact switching mode class-f power amplifier design 

    Aripirala, Manoj Kumar (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-06)
    Even though there had been extensive research in Switching Mode Power Amplifier design their applications at industry level are quite limited. This is because a Fully-Integrated Switching Mode Power Amplifier using ...
  • Analysis of defects and fault models in embedded spin transfer torque (STT) MRAM arrays 

    Chintaluri, Ashwin K. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-06)
    Spin transfer torque magnetic random access memory (STT-MRAM) is a competitive, future memory technology that has gained immense interest in recent years due to its small cell size, voltage and process compatibility with ...
  • Printed/additively manufactured and compact antennas for IoT and wearable applications 

    Nate, Kunal A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-10)
    The research provided in this thesis focuses on the development of the novel additively manufactured antennas using the additive 3-D and material inkjet printing fabrication as well as the conventional subtractive ...
  • Silicon-based terahertz signal generation with multi-phase sub-harmonic injection locking technique 

    Chi, Taiyun (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-10)
    This thesis presents a multi-phase injection locking (IL) technique and its application in the locking range extension in multi-phase injection locking oscillators (ILOs) for Terahertz (THz) signal generation. The proposed ...
  • Hyper-wideband OFDM system 

    Tan, Edward S. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-02)
    Hyper-wideband communications represent the next frontier in spread spectrum RF systems with an excess of 10 GHz instantaneous bandwidth. In this thesis, an end-to-end physical layer link is implemented featuring 16k-OFDM ...
  • Thermal modeling of permanent magnet synchronous motor and inverter 

    Rajput, Mihir N. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-29)
    The purpose of my thesis is to establish a simple thermal model for a Parker GVM 210-150P motor and a SEVCON Gen4 Size8 inverter. These models give temperature variations of critical components in the motor and the inverter. ...
  • Musical abstractions for multi-robot coordination 

    Santos Fernandez, Maria Teresa (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-29)
    This work presents a new approach to human-swarm interactions, a discipline which addresses the problem of how a human operator can influence the behavior of large groups of robots, providing high-level information ...
  • Simscape modeling of motor generator unit component for hybrid electric vehicle 

    Narkhede, Yashdeep (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-27)
    The thesis introduces the user to programming in Simscape language. A permanent magnet synchronous machine torque control drive system for hybrid electric vehicles has been analyzed, programmed, using Simscape language, ...
  • Detecting engagement levels for autism intervention therapy using RGB-D camera 

    Ge, Bi (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-03)
    Our motivation for this work is to develop an autonomous robot system that is able to perform autism intervention therapy. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a common type of neurodevelopmental disorder that affects millions ...
  • A CRF that combines tactile sensing and vision for haptic mapping 

    Asoka Kumar Shenoi, Ashwin Kumar (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-05-02)
    We consider the problem of enabling a robot to efficiently obtain a dense haptic map of its visible surroundings Using the complementary properties of vision and tactile sensing. Our approach assumes that visible surfaces ...
  • Automated vision-based generation of event statistics for decision support 

    Ogunmakin, Gbolabo (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-20)
    Many tasks require surveillance and analysis in order to make decisions regarding the next course of action. The people responsible for these tasks are usually concerned with any event that affects their bottom-line. ...
  • Interactions in multi-robot systems 

    Diaz-Mercado, Yancy J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-12)
    The objective of this research is to develop a framework for multi-robot coordination and control with emphasis on human-swarm and inter-agent interactions. We focus on two problems: in the first we address how to enable ...
  • Algorithmically induced architectures for multi-agent system 

    Ramachandran, Thiagarajan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-12)
    The objective of this thesis is to understand the interactions between the computational mechanisms, described by algorithms and software, and the physical world, described by differential equations, in the context of ...
  • High-performance organic light-emitting diodes for flexible and wearable electronics 

    Gaj, Michael Peter (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-15)
    Optoelectronic devices based on organic semiconductors have been the focus of increasing research over the past two decades. While many of the potential organic electronic concepts (solar cells, transistors, detectors etc.) ...
  • Fundamentals of molecular communication over microfluidic channels 

    Bicen, Ahmet Ozan (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-11)
    The interconnection of molecular machines with different functionalities to form molecular communication systems can increase the number of design possibilities and overcome the limited reliability of the individual molecular ...
  • Windowing effects and adaptive change point detection of dynamic functional connectivity in the brain 

    Shakil, Sadia (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-15)
    Evidence of networks in the resting-brain reflecting the spontaneous brain activity is perhaps the most significant discovery to understand intrinsic brain functionality. Moreover, subsequent detection of dynamics in these ...
  • Self-reconfigurable multi-robot systems 

    Pickem, Daniel (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-12)
    Self-reconfigurable robotic systems are variable-morphology machines capable of changing their overall structure by rearranging the modules they are composed of. Individual modules are capable of connecting and disconnecting ...
  • Characterizing and controlling program behavior using execution-time variance 

    Kumar, Tushar (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-04-05)
    Immersive applications, such as computer gaming, computer vision and video codecs, are an important emerging class of applications with QoS requirements that are difficult to characterize and control using traditional ...
  • Low cost high efficiency screen printed solar cells on Cz and epitaxial silicon 

    Chen, Chia-Wei (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2016-03-17)
    The objective of this research is to achieve high-efficiency, low-cost, commercial-ready, screen-printed Silicon (Si) solar cells by reducing material costs and raising cell efficiencies. Two specific solutions to material ...

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