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ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE

Basic information to help you get to and around Phoenix, as well as activities planned for the 2001 IEEE MTT-S International Symposium and Exhibition

May 1, 2001
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Harlan Howe, Jr.
Microwave Journal Publisher/Editor


This year, the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) and Exhibition will be held in Phoenix, Arizona for the first time. The IMS and Exhibition are several weeks earlier this year, which should result in somewhat cooler weather in Phoenix. As in the past, the technical program, presentations, exhibition and social events will leave the attendees exhausted by the end of the week. Registration opens at 2:00 pm on Saturday May 19th, with the first workshops starting on Sunday morning the 20th. The final workshops will be held on Friday the 25th. The workshops, IMS technical sessions, panel sessions, the Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) symposium and exhibition will all be held in the Phoenix Civic Plaza in downtown Phoenix. The Automatic RF Techniques Group (ARFTG) meeting will be held in the nearby Crowne Plaza hotel. The Rump session, Awards Banquet and Student Paper Luncheon will be held in the Hyatt Regency hotel. A schedule of the week's events can be found on pages 42 and 43.

TRAVEL TO PHOENIX

Phoenix is served by the Sky Harbor International Airport located about four miles from the downtown area. It is a large, sprawling airport with three terminals. Make a note of your terminal for the return trip. Taxi fares to downtown or to most of the IMS hotels vary from $10 to $20. Shuttle service to the hotels is also available. IMS shuttle buses from the outlying hotels will be provided during the conference; however, many people may choose to rent a car for convenience and for individual sightseeing. All the major car rental companies are available at Sky Harbor. Phoenix is an easy city to drive in, with ample parking in most areas. There is a parking garage underneath the Civic Plaza.

HOTELS

The only two hotels within comfortable walking distance from the Civic Plaza are the Hyatt and the Crowne Plaza. The headquarters hotel is the Hyatt Regency located directly across the street from the Civic Plaza.

CLIMATE/ATTIRE

Despite an advertised "average daily temperature of 72°F," attendees can expect daytime temperatures in the high 80s or low 90s during May. The sun is very bright. Sunscreen is suggested for any extended outdoor exposure. Casual sportswear is the norm in most of the Southwest, although some restaurants may require a jacket and tie in the evening.

GUEST PROGRAM

Guests of attendees are invited to visit the hospitality suite in the Sundance room of the Hyatt regency. Local information will be available there as well as at an information booth centrally located in Lobby I of the Civic Plaza. Members of the Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau will be available to provide help and information.

Eleven tours have been planned ranging from half day tours of local attractions to overnight trips to Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Day trips include Phoenix Valley Area Highlights, Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Native American Cultures Tour, Desert Botanical Garden, Taliesin West, Phoenix Art Museum, Verde Canyon Train and Montezuma's Castle. Many of these tours may fill up quickly, so early reservations are suggested.

SOCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Microwave Journal/MTT-S Reception

All attendees are invited to attend a reception hosted by Microwave Journal and MTT-S at the Heard Museum of Southwestern Art, 2301 North Central Ave., Phoenix on Monday May 21 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Transportation to and from the museum will leave the Civic Plaza starting at 5:30 pm.

Industry-Hosted Cocktail Reception

Symposium Exhibitors will host a cocktail reception on Wednesday, May 23 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Complimentary beverage tickets will be included in the registration packages.

IEEE MTT-S Awards Banquet

The annual Awards Banquet will be held on Wednesday, May 23 from 7:30 to 10:00 pm in the Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. An elegant dinner is planned, followed by presentation of the major MTT-S awards. The entertainment will feature Native American Dancers and a performance by comedian Paula Poundstone.

RFIC Symposium Reception

All RFIC Symposium attendees are invited to a reception hosted by the RFIC Steering Committee and several leading RF/Wireless IC vendors on Sunday, May 20 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Admission for the attendee and one guest are included in the RFIC registration.

Student Awards Banquet

Student paper awards will be presented at a special luncheon banquet on Thursday, May 24 at noon in the Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

IEEE Women in Engineering Reception

There will be a special reception and panel discussion by distinguished professionals in academia and industry to promote the Women in Engineering Forum. This is an interactive meeting to share common interests of concern to women in engineering, which will take place Wednesday, May 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the Cassidy Room at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Admission is not restricted to women.

Special Tuesday Night Activity

On Tuesday evening, May 22 the MTT-S 2001 will sponsor a unique Southwesten event at the Corona Ranch. Drinks and dinner will include many Western events such as roping, fast draw and bull riding as well as a full rodeo show. Transportation will begin leaving the Civic Plaza at 5:00 pm.

THE MTT-S IMS TECHNICAL PROGRAM

The IMS technical sessions will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in six parallel sessions, plus RFIC sessions on Monday and Tuesday. There are 20 workshops spread over Sunday, Monday and Friday in addition to five short courses on the same days. Noontime panel sessions with box lunches will be held Monday through Thursday, and a Rump Session is scheduled for Tuesday evening. A total of 357 papers have been selected for oral presentation and 196 papers will be presented in the Interactive Forum mode.

THE PLENARY SESSION

All Microwave Week registrants and guests are invited to attend the IMS2001 Plenary Session, which will begin at 10:00 am on Tuesday morning in the Phoenix Symphony Hall adjacent to the Civic Plaza. Welcoming remarks from symposium chairman, Samir El-Ghazaly and Arizona State University president, Lattie Coor will be followed by welcomes from MTT-S president, Charlie Jackson and a technical overview from TPC chairman, Vijay Nair. The newly elected IEEE Fellows will be recognized followed by the presentation of the IEEE Electromagnetics Awards to professor Fawwaz T. Ulaby by IEEE president, Bruce Eisenstein.

Mr. Dennis A. Roberson, senior vice-president and chief technical officer of Motorola Inc. will present the keynote address.

STUDENT PAPER COMPETITION

The MTT-S Student Paper Competition encourages and recognizes excellence in research in microwave science and technology. A record number of 242 student papers were submitted to the competition this year. Of them, 140 were selected for presentation and the Technical Program Committee selected 26 finalists. All student papers will be presented in their respective sessions and the 26 finalists will also present their papers at the Student Paper Competition Interactive Forums on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2:30 to 5:00 pm, during which time they will be judged. The winners will be recognized at the Student Paper Banquet at Noon on Thursday in the Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

EXHIBITION

This year's exhibition will be the largest in history with over 555 companies exhibiting their products and services in the five contiguous halls of the Civic Plaza. Exhibition hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday and 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Thursday. For a list of exhibitors, see pages 174­184. A floor plan of the Civic Plaza can be found on pages 186­190.

µAPS

The Microwave Application and Products Seminars (µAPS) are technical, product-oriented sessions presented by selected IMS exhibitors. These sessions will offer the latest technology for the wireless, SATCOM, military and commercial markets. The sessions will be held in the µAPS theater at the rear of Hall E. Sessions are scheduled on Tuesday from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, Wednesday from 9:30 am to 4:20 pm and on Thursday from 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. 41 papers will be presented during the three day period.

HISTORICAL EXHIBIT

The MTT-S Historical exhibit will be located at the front of Hall A in the Civic Plaza. It will be open during the normal exhibition hours. The Historical Exhibit includes the MTT-S library collection of books and documents with descriptions of early theoretical and experimental achievements in microwave. Numerous artifacts and significant milestones in hardware development are also on display. There will be scheduled showing of videotapes describing historic developments. Two special presentations are also included this year. One is a special exhibit of the inventions of Al Gross, who is recognized for his contributions as a pioneer in the field of mobile communications starting with his invention of the walkie-talkie, a hand-held, two-way radio. The second is an exhibit from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) celebrating it's centennial. Originally known as the National Bureau of Standards (NBS), workers at NIST have made significant contributions to metrology and the related sciences. This exhibition celebrates 100 years of those achievements.

AWARDS

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to recognize and individual who has given outstanding service for the benefit and advancement of the Microwave Theory and Technigues Society. This year's recipient is Dr. Reynold Kagiwada.

CIVIC PLAZA Distinguished Educator Award

This award was inspired by the untimely death of Professor Fred J. Rosenbaum (1937­1992). The award recognizes a distinguished educator in the field of microwave engineering who best exemplifies the special human qualities of Fred Rosenbaum, who considered teaching a high calling and demonstrated his dedication to the Society through tireless service. This year the award will be presented to K.C. Gupta.

Microwave Pioneer Award

The Microwave Pioneer Award recognizes an individual or team not exceeding three persons having made outstanding technical contributions that advance microwave theory and techniques and are described in an archival paper published at least 20 years prior to the year of the award. This year's recipient is Prof. Om P. Gandhi.

Application Award

The Microwave Application Award recognizes an individual or team for outstanding application of microwave theory and techniques. This year's recipient is James C. Rautio.

2001 Microwave Prize

The Microwave Prize is an annual award for the most significant contribution by a published paper to the field of interest of the Microwave Theory and Techniques Society during the year prior to the Fall meeting of the ADCOM. This year's winners are Dan Anderson, Mitek Lisak, Ulf Jorden Torbjorn and Mats Ahlander for their paper "Microwave Breakdown in Resonators and Filters" published in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, MTT-48, pp. 2547­2556, (1999).

N. Walter Cox Award

The N. Walter Cox Award has been established in recognition of the qualities of N. Walter Cox and his service to the Society prior to his untimely death in 1988. It is given to a Society volunteer whose efforts on behalf of the Society best exemplify Walter's spirit and dedication. This year's recipient is John W. Wassel.

2001 IEEE Electromagnetics Award

The IEEE Electromagnetics Award was established in 1996, and is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to electromagnetics in the areas of theory, application or education. The award consists of a bronze medal, certificate and a cash prize. This year's recipient is Fawwaz Ulaby.

FELLOWS

The grade of IEEE Fellow is conferred in recognition of unusual and outstanding professional distinction. It is awarded at the initiative of the IEEE Board of Directors following a rigorous nomination and evaluation process. Individuals receiving this recognition have demonstrated extraordinary contributions to one or more fields of electrical engineering, electronics, computer engineering and related sciences. This grade is not conferred automatically upon nomination; only a small fraction of those nominated are selected. Fifteen MTT-S Members who were evaluated by the society were elected to the grade of Fellow this year. They are: Charles Howard Cox III, Samir M. El-Ghazaly, Pierre Guillon, Aditya Kumar Gupta, Wojciech Kazimierz Gwarek, Deiter Stefan Jager, Raafat R. Mansour, Wolfgang S. Menzel, Martin Nisenoff, Edward Anthony Rezek, Arvind Kumar Sharma, Peter H. Seigel, Wai-Cheung Tang and Ke Wu.

In addition, there are 12 MTT-S members who were evaluated by other societies. They are: John D. Cressler, Daniel De Zutter, Ronald Dale Esman, Peter S. Hall, Jian-Ming Jin, Kei May Lau, Krzysztof A. Mickalski, Donald Ralph Pflug, Roberto G. Rojas, Krishna Shenai, Toshiyuki Shiozawa and Winston I. Way.

Warmest congratulations to all of the new Fellows for 2001.

GENERAL INFORMATION

There will be an information booth in Lobby 1 of the Civic Plaza. Advance registration pick-up will be in Lobby 1 of the Civic Plaza. On-site registration will be in the front of Hall B, directly behind Lobby 1.

An IEEE, MTT-S Membership booth will be located in Lobby 2 of the Civic Plaza. The IEEE Press book sales area is adjacent to the membership booth.

Free coffee, tea and soft drinks will be available during mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks in the refreshment areas of the exhibition halls.

Smoking is not permitted in the Civic Plaza. *

2001 IEEE MTT-S

INTERNATIONAL MICROWAVE SYMPOSIUM
Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 19, 2001

2:00 to 6:00 pm
Registration

Sunday, May 20, 2001

7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Registration


8:00 am to 12:00 pm
WSF: New Advances in Nonlinear Circuit Design


8:00 am to 5:00 pm
WSA: State-of-the-Art Filter Design Using EM and Circuit Simulation Techniques
WSB: RF Systems and Circuit Issues of Third Generation Wideband CDMA Systems Like UMTS
WSC: RF and High Speed Applications of Tunnel Devices
WSD: Microwave Photonic Component, Integration and System Techniques for Broadband Fiber-fed
Wireless
WSE: Advanced LTCC Microwave Design and Manufacturing Issues
WSH: Web-based RF and Microwave Education
WSI: Advances in RF MEMS: Components, Packaging, Reliability and Microphonics
WSJ: Ferrite Devices and Materials for Millimeter-wave Applications
SCSA: Engineering Applications of Fast-MOM and Green Function-based Wavelets
SCSB: RF Power Amplifiers: Classes A­S


1:00 to 5:00 pm
WSG: High Power RF Si: Devices, Modules and Trends
WSK: Dynamics of the Microwave Workbench


6:00 to 10:00 pm
RFIC Reception, Crowne Plaza

Monday, May 21, 2001

7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Registration


8:00 am to 5:00 pm
RFIC Symposium, Civic Plaza
WMA: Linearization for 3G Systems
WMB: Statistical Design and Modeling Techniques for Microwave CAD
WMC: ICs for 40 Gbit/s Data Rate Communications
WMD: Advances in Ceramic Interconnect Technologies for Wireless, RF and Microwave Applications
WME: Ultra-high Speed ICs for Commercial Applications -- Present Status and Future Trends
SCMA: Nonlinear Measurement Basics


8:00 am to 12:00 pm

12:00 to 1:15 pm

1:20 to 5:00 pm

WMF: High Density/Multilayer RF Interconnects

PMA: RF CMOS for Bluetooth

WMG: High Performance and Emerging Filter Technologies for Wireless


6:00 to 8:00 pm
Microwave Journal/MTT-S Reception, Heard Museum

Tuesday, May 22, 2001

7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Registration


8:30 am to 5:00 pm
RFIC Symposium


9:00 am to 5:00 pm
IMS Exhibition


12:00 to 5:00 pm
µAPS


Ballroom

Tucson 36­38

Tucson 40­41

Tucson 42­43

Yuma 26­29,31­34

Yuma 21­23

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

TU1A: Techniques for System Level Nonlinear Analysis and Simulation

TU1B: Power Combiners/Dividers and Directional Couplers

TU1C: Microwave Photonics

TU1D: Frequency Converters

TU1E: Smart Antennas

TU1F: Biological Effects and Medical Applications


10:10 to 11:50 am
TU2A: Plenary Session


12:00 to 1:15 pm
PTA: One Chip Radio


1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

RFIC Session

TU3B: Baluns, Spiral Inductors and Resonators

TU3C: MEMS for Antenna Applications

TU3D: Control Devices

TU3E: Phased Array Antennas

RFIC Session


2:30 to 5:00 pm
TUIF: Interactive Forum


3:30 to 5:10 pm

3:30 to 5:10 pm

3:30 to 5:10 pm

3:30 to 5:10 pm

3:30 to 5:10 pm

3:30 to 5:10 pm

TU4A: Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) Joint IMS/RFIC

TU4B: Innovative Structures

TU4C: MEMS Control Circuits

TU4D: Acoustic Devices for Wireless Communications and Sensing

TU4E: Novel Antennas and Applications

RFIC Session

 

5:00 to 10:00 pm
Corona Ranch

 

 

7:00 to 9:30 pm
Rump Session:
Challenges and Opportunities Facing Microwave CAD, Hyatt

 


Wednesday, May 23, 2001

7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Registration


9:00 am to 5:00 pm
IMS Exhibition µAPS

Ballroom

Tucson 36­38

Tucson 40­41

Tucson 42­43

Yuma 26­29,31­34

Yuma 21­23

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

WE1A: Mode Conversion Between Dissimilar Transmission Media

WE1B: High Power Amplifiers and Devices

WE1C: Nonlinear Device Modeling

WE1D: Frequency Control Advances for Wireless Applications

WE1E: Dispersion Properties of Periodic Structures and Uniform Transmission Lines

WE1F: Advances in Time Domain Methods I

10:10 TO 11:50 am

10:10 TO 11:50 am

10:10 TO 11:50 am

10:10 TO 11:50 am

10:10 TO 11:50 am

10:10 TO 11:50 am

WE2A: Novel Transmission Lines, Properties and Applications

WE2B: Techniques to Advance Power Amplifier Linearity and Efficiency

WE2C: Nonlinear FET Modeling

WE2D: The NBS/NIST Centennial: One Hundred Years of RF Metrology and Standards

WE2E: Leaky-wave Excitation and Guidance in Printed Transmission Lines

WE2F: Advances in Time-domain Methods II


12:00 to 1:15 pm
PWA: Automotive Radar; PWB: University-Industrial Interactions


1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

WE3A: Power Amplifiers for Wireless Applications

WE3B: Wideband Communications Systems

WE3C: Nonlinear Modeling of Silicon Devices and Power Amplifiers

WE3D: Microwave and Optical Broadband Internet Accessand EM Techniques

WE3E: CAD with Neural Networks 

WE3F: Applications of Time Domain Methods


2:30 to 5:00 pm
WEIF: Interactive Forum


3:30 to 5:10 pm

3:30 to 5:10 pm

3:30 to 5:10 pm

3:30 to 5:10 pm

3:30 to 5:10 pm

3:30 to 5:10 pm

WE4A: Next Generation Power Amplifier Techniques

WE4B: New Technologies for Wireless Communications Systems

WE4C: Wireless Sensors for Automotive, RFID and Comm. Sys.

WE4D: Internet via Satellites

WE4E: CAD Procedures and Optimization

WE4F: Ferrite and Ferroelectric Devices

 

5:30 to 7:30 pm
Women in Engineering, Hyatt

6:00 to 7:30 pm
Industry-hosted Cocktail Reception, Hyatt

7:30 to 10:00 pm
Awards Banquet, Hyatt

 

Thursday, May 24, 2001

7:00 am to 3:00 pm
Registration


9:00 am to 3:00 pm
IMS Exhibition µAPS


Ballroom

Tucson 36­38

Tucson 40­41

Tucson 42­43

Yuma 26­29,31­34

Yuma 21­23

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

8:00 to 9:40 am

TH1A: Microwave Signal Sources

TH1B: Active and Tunable Filters

TH1C: Passive Filters and Multiplexers I

TH1D: HF/VHF/UHF Power Amplifiers

TH1E: Probing and Automatic Measurements

TH1F: Al Gross Memorial Special Session

10:10 TO 11:50 am

10:10 TO 11:50 am

10:10 TO 11:50 am

10:10 TO 11:50 am

10:10 TO 11:50 am

10:10 TO 11:50 am

TH2A: Millimeter-wave Signal Sources

TH2B: Active and Planar Filters

TH2C: Passive Filters and Multiplexers II

TH2D: Millimeter-wave Multiplexers and Mixers

TH2E: Measurements of Non-linear Devices and Systems

TH2F: High Speed HBT Technology and Applications


12:00 to 1:15 pm
PTHA: Commercial Exploitation of 92­96 GHz Spectrum


1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

1:20 to 3:00 pm

TH3A: Multi-layer Packaging Techniques

TH3B: Linear Modeling of Devices and Components

TH3C: Passive Filters and Multiplexers III

TH3D: Millimeter-wave Transceiver Elements and Assemblies

TH3E: Spatial Combining and Active Antennas

TH3F: High Performance MMIC Technologies


2:30 to 5:00 pm
THIF: Interactive Forum


3:30 to 5:10 pm

3:30 to 5:10 pm

3:30 to 5:10 pm

3:30 to 5:10 pm

 

 

TH4A: Packaging Interconnect Techniques

TH4B: Frequency Domain EM Techniques

TH4C: Low Noise Components and Techniques

TH4D: Microwave Applications of Superconductivity

 

 

Friday, May 25, 2001

7:00 am to 9:00 am
Workshop Registration


7:30 am to 5:00 pm
ARFTG Conference & Exhibition, Crowne Plaza


8:00 am to 11:50 pm
WFA: Industrial Applications of Electromagnetic (EM) Solvers
WFB: RF Passive Component Evaluation Techniques


8:00 am to 5:00 pm
SCFA: Introduction to MEMS and RF MEMS
SCFB: Multicarrier Signal Description for Linear Power Amplifiers

 

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