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Radars, Communications, & Remote Sensing
ECE Laboratories and Centers
|This facility provides the infrastructure to grow and characterize ultrathin amorphous oxides which are used to engineer multilayer dielectric coatings. Two ion beam sputtering systems are used to deposit metal-oxides and metal-oxide mixtures. The facility is equipped with state-of-the-art optical characterization instrumentation which is used to assess the optical properties of thin films and multilayers. This Laboratory supports research on ultra-low internal friction for gravitational wave detectors as LIGO and on high performance near infrared coatings for Tera and Peta-Watt class lasers.|
|This laboratory supports research activities in the simulation, analysis, design, and control of articulated motion generated by either biological or robotic systems. The emphasis is on the class of articulated systems that are kinematically redundant, and therefore capable of highly complex and dexterous motions. Current research activities include the development of failure tolerant robotic systems for use in hazardous or remote environments and the motion control of redundant robotic systems for additive manufacturing.|
|The Bioanalytical Lab for Integrated Sensor Systems (BLISS) is a research group at Colorado State University that focuses on developing analytical devices integrating microelectronics, microfluidics, chemistry, and biology to address pressing challenges in medicine and global health. BLISS works jointly with a number of other research laboratories in the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, School of Biomedical Engineering, and Department of Chemistry, to engage in multidisciplinary research activities to bring new diagnostic and medical instrumentation technologies to the field. The interdisciplinary research activities include design and manufacturing of integrated circuits and integrated fluidic devices, device surface preparation, and test and characterization of devices in a variety of application settings.|
Professor: Kevin Lear
|Research in the BOSS Lab centers on devices and systems for enhancing biomedical knowledge and applications. Many projects involve microfabricated sensors that combine optics (or photonics), electronics, and fluidics. Current topics under investigation include lab-on-a-chip cytometers incorporating optical and electrical impedance detection for use in parasitology and other diagnostics. A new area of investigation is the application of semiconductor and optical device simulation principles to neurophysiology and other areas of computational neuroscience.|
Professor: V. Chandrasekar
CNRL conducts research on a broad range of topics related to network science and network engineering. On-going projects include the detection of emerging patterns in networks, mining social networks, detection of domestic radicalization, graph databases, network sampling and reconstruction, network measurements and the Internet of Things (IoT). Prior projects include P2P networks, high-speed networking for radars, subsurface plume detection using sensor networks, performance analysis of networks, network measurements, and VLSI Testing.
|DSP lab is engaged in basic and applied research in the general areas of statistical signal/image processing and machine learning. Specific recent activities include: interactive sensing and active perception for optimal search and navigation to detect and classify targets using autonomous platforms, distributed multi-channel multi-platform sensing for collaborative decision-making, and machine learning for adaptive detection and classification with application to sonar.|
This lab focuses on computational electromagnetics, higher order methods, integral equation methods, finite element methods, high-frequency methods, uncertainty quantification, adaptive refinement techniques, in-situ and remote sensing of snow, MRI-RF antennas/coils, EM/antennas/telemedicine systems for biomedical applications, and electromagnetics education. Its research is supported by grants from the NSF, DoD, NASA, and NIH.
Current research activities in ECSyD laboratory focus on the integration and development of emerging electronic-photonic devices, circuits, systems, and architectures for interconnection networks, advanced high-performance computing and supercomputing systems, data centers, chip multiprocessors and manycore systems, and artificial-intelligence (AI) systems. We are developing new solutions to advance photonic systems-on-chip and data-communication systems while focusing on different aspects in such systems from design for energy efficiency and robustness to accurate device and system modeling and optimization, new electronic-photonic design-automation (EPDA) solutions and CAD tool development, and programmable optical-computing systems design and optimization. ECSyD laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art workstations, servers, and silicon-photonic testing equipment, such as high-speed tunable lasers and an automated silicon-photonic testing station. ECSyD laboratory has a close collaboration with industrial partners at HPE (USA), CEA-LETI (France), Lumerical Inc. (Canada), Maple Leaf Photonics (USA), and NVIDIA (USA). Research activities of this laboratory are supported by government agencies such as the National Science Foundation (NSF).
|Research activities focus on software algorithms (including cutting-edge deep machine learning algorithms), hardware architectures, and hardware-software co-design for energy-efficient, fault-tolerant, real-time, and secure computing. These efforts target multi-scale computing platforms, including embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) systems, cyber-physical systems, mobile devices, and datacenters.|
Our lab focuses on the architecture of mammalian cells. The main expertise of the team is in single-molecule biophysics experiments at the nanometer scale. We place particular emphasis on the actin-based cytoskeleton and its role in the dynamic organization of the plasma membrane.
This laboratory’s research focuses on the design and implementation of innovative microwave systems for remote sensing of the Earth’s oceans, land and atmosphere to monitor hazardous weather and global climate change. Students and researchers in this laboratory perform field measurements to study the physical relationship between sensors and environmental properties in order to improve inversion techniques and retrieval algorithms. Currently, this laboratory is combining expertise in monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) design and packaging with remote sensing experience to develop miniaturized, low mass and low power sensors that lend themselves to deployment aboard uninhabited airborne vehicles (UAVs) and small satellites. The first generation of these sensors is capable of operating in small networks to provide high spatial resolution 3-D humidity maps in all weather conditions. Research activities in this laboratory include systematic studies of microwave emission from breaking waves and foam on the ocean surface to increase the accuracy of satellite sensing of the ocean wind vector, temperature and salinity.
Conducts research projects in the areas of wireless communication, wireless networking, information theory and signal processing. Long term objective of the research is to bridge the gap between classical information theory and classical network theory, especially at the bottom several layers of communication networks. Typical research topics include network-related coding such as network coding and fountain coding, distributed channel coding, distributed medium access control algorithms, ad hoc networking, multiple antenna and cooperative communication networking, etc.
Professor: Randy Bartels
This laboratory is focused on the development, control, and use of ultrafast (duration of < 10-13 seconds) optical pulses. In general our group explores new ways to control and exploit new physical phenomenon to understand and control atomic and molecular systems and produce new capabili class=”lists”ties in ultrafast optical sources. Currently, a major thrust of our work is to explore the creation of impulsive molecular coherences and use those coherences as an ultrafast optical modulator. We use these modulators to sculpt the spectral and temporal properties of ultrafast laser pulses – enabling new capabilities. Additionally, we are exploring new types of nonlinear optical phenomenon for ultrafast laser pulse conversion.
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