Cassella Receives NSF Award to Enable Longer Battery Lifetime and Next-Generation Micro- and Nano-Sensors

Portraits of Cassella, Onabajo, and Rinaldi

ECE Assistant Professor Cristian Cassella (PI), Associate Professor Marvin Onabajo, and  Associate Professor Matteo Rinaldi received a $437K NSF award from the CCSS-Comms Circuits & Sens Sys program for “Fully Integrated Parametric Filters for Extensive Phase-Noise Reduction in Low-Power RF Front-Ends and Resonant Sensing Platforms.”

The research program aims to exploit, for the first time, the nonlinear dynamics of integrated parametric circuits, to achieve low-power and high-frequency integrated oscillators exhibiting an unprecedented level of frequency stability, thus addressing one of the most critical challenges that is currently limiting the performance of low-power RF receivers and the achievable resolution of micro- and nano-resonant sensing platforms.

This research will lead to integrated wireless front-ends with longer battery lifetime and capable to transmit larger volumes of information, at higher rates. Moreover, the outcomes of the research will enable unprecedented levels of resolution and sensitivity to be attained in next-generation low-power micro- and nano-sensors.  

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Related Faculty: Cristian Cassella, Marvin Onabajo, Matteo Rinaldi

Related Departments:Electrical & Computer Engineering