Other affiliations: Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Indian Institutes of Technology, Institute for Infocomm Research Singapore
Bio: Sheel Aditya is an academic researcher from Nanyang Technological University. The author has contributed to research in topics: Traveling-wave tube & Band-stop filter. The author has an hindex of 21, co-authored 216 publications receiving 1741 citations. Previous affiliations of Sheel Aditya include Indian Institute of Technology Delhi & Indian Institutes of Technology.
Papers published on a yearly basis
TL;DR: In this paper, a dual linearly polarized aperture coupled circular microstrip patch antenna at C-band is presented, which uses a novel configuration of symmetric and asymmetric coupling slots.
Abstract: The design and development of a dual linearly polarized aperture coupled circular microstrip patch antenna at C-band are presented. The antenna uses a novel configuration of symmetric and asymmetric coupling slots. Variations in isolation between orthogonal feedlines and antenna axial ratio with the position of coupling slots are studied and broadband isolation and axial ratio are achieved. The prototype antenna yields 7.6 dBi peak gain, 70/spl deg/ 3-dB beam width, 25 dB cross-polarization levels and an isolation better than 28 dB between the two ports. With an external quadrature hybrid coupler connected to the two orthogonal feedlines, the antenna yields 3-dB axial ratio bandwidth of more than 30% at 5.8 GHz.
TL;DR: In this paper, an optical carrier is divided into two parts, one part is phase modulated and the other one is intensity modulated, and the two differently modulated optical signals are then launched into single-mode fibers with the same lengths to introduce microwave signal power fading.
Abstract: We propose a novel photonic technique for measuring microwave frequency instantaneously over a wide bandwidth. In our approach, an optical carrier is divided into two parts. Both parts are modulated by an unknown microwave signal; one part is phase modulated while the other one is intensity modulated. The two differently modulated optical signals are then launched into single-mode fibers with the same lengths to introduce microwave signal power fading. After photodetection, the radio-frequency powers of the two parts are used to generate an amplitude comparison function which provides a frequency-to-power mapping. The proposed scheme is simple and is experimentally verified over a frequency range of 13.5 GHz with a measurement error less than plusmn0.3 GHz.
TL;DR: In this paper, a new kind of circuit analogue absorber is presented, which intercepts the electromagnetic waves through a two-dimensional periodic array of microstrip lines loaded with lumped circuit elements.
Abstract: The modeling and design is presented of a new kind of circuit analogue absorber, which intercepts the electromagnetic waves through a two-dimensional periodic array of microstrip lines loaded with lumped circuit elements. For a plane wave incidence of polarization perpendicular to the strips, virtual magnetic walls are formed between the strips, and the geometry can be divided into many identical unit-cells. We first study the propagation characteristics of the unit-cell using the singular integral equation method. An RC network is then proposed to match this array with the free space and to dissipate the intercepted energy over a wide frequency range. The complete design procedure is explained through a design example that exhibits a bandwidth of 113% while the absorber thickness is less than 10% of the free space wavelength at the lowest operating frequency.
TL;DR: A photonic approach for microwave frequency measurement is proposed, in which an optical carrier is modulated by an unknown microwave signal through a phase modulator to establish a fixed frequency-to-power mapping.
Abstract: A photonic approach for microwave frequency measurement is proposed. In this approach, an optical carrier is modulated by an unknown microwave signal through a phase modulator. The modulated optical signal is then split into two parts; one part passes through a spool of polarization maintaining fiber (PMF) and the other one, through a dispersion compensation fiber (DCF), to introduce different microwave power penalties. After the microwave powers of the two parts are measured by two photodetectors, a fixed frequency-to-power mapping is established by obtaining an amplitude comparison function (ACF). A proof-of-concept experiment demonstrates frequency measurement over a range of 10.5 GHz, with measurement error less than ±0.07 GHz.
TL;DR: In this article, a planar helix with straight-edge connections and incorporating a coplanar waveguide feed has been designed for operation at W-band and has been fabricated using microfabrication technique.
Abstract: A slow-wave structure (SWS) consisting of a planar helix with straight-edge connections and incorporating a coplanar waveguide feed has been designed for operation at W-band and has been fabricated using microfabrication technique. On-wafer cold measurements have been carried out on a number of fabricated SWSs, and the results are reported here for the first time. The parameters measured are return loss, attenuation, and phase velocity, and the results cover a frequency range of 70-100 GHz. Cold-test parameters of the SWS have been also obtained using simulations, and the effects of fabrication, such as surface roughness, have been accounted for by estimating effective conductivity of different parts of the microfabricated structures. The measured and simulated results match well. The effects of silicon wafer resistivity have been also discussed. Planar helical SWSs fabricated in this manner have application in traveling-wave tubes operating at millimeter wave and higher frequencies.
TL;DR: It is demonstrated that CPP guides can indeed be used for large-angle bending and splitting of radiation, thereby enabling the realization of ultracompact plasmonic components and paving the way for a new class of integrated optical circuits.
Abstract: Photonic components are superior to electronic ones in terms of operational bandwidth, but the diffraction limit of light poses a significant challenge to the miniaturization and high-density integration of optical circuits. The main approach to circumvent this problem is to exploit the hybrid nature of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs), which are light waves coupled to free electron oscillations in a metal that can be laterally confined below the diffraction limit using subwavelength metal structures. However, the simultaneous realization of strong confinement and a propagation loss sufficiently low for practical applications has long been out of reach. Channel SPP modes--channel plasmon polaritons (CPPs)--are electromagnetic waves that are bound to and propagate along the bottom of V-shaped grooves milled in a metal film. They are expected to exhibit useful subwavelength confinement, relatively low propagation loss, single-mode operation and efficient transmission around sharp bends. Our previous experiments showed that CPPs do exist and that they propagate over tens of micrometres along straight subwavelength grooves. Here we report the design, fabrication and characterization of CPP-based subwavelength waveguide components operating at telecom wavelengths: Y-splitters, Mach-Zehnder interferometers and waveguide-ring resonators. We demonstrate that CPP guides can indeed be used for large-angle bending and splitting of radiation, thereby enabling the realization of ultracompact plasmonic components and paving the way for a new class of integrated optical circuits.
TL;DR: An overview of antenna design for passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tags is presented, which outlines a generic design process including range measurement techniques and focuses on one practical application: RFID tag for box tracking in warehouses.
Abstract: In this paper, an overview of antenna design for passive radio frequency identification (RFID) tags is presented. We discuss various requirements of such designs, outline a generic design process including range measurement techniques and concentrate on one practical application: RFID tag for box tracking in warehouses. A loaded meander antenna design for this application is described and its various practical aspects such as sensitivity to fabrication process and box content are analyzed. Modeling and simulation results are also presented which are in good agreement with measurement data.
01 Jan 2001
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors describe the characteristics of conventional, Micromachined, and Superconducting Coplanar Waveguides, as well as their transitions in directional couplers, hybrid, and magic-Ts.
Abstract: Preface Introduction Conventional Coplanar Waveguide Conductor-Backed Coplanar Waveguide Coplanar Waveguide with Finite-Width Ground Planes Coplanar Waveguide Suspended Inside A Conducting Enclosure Coplanar Striplines Microshield Lines and Coupled Coplanar Waveguide Attenuation Characteristics of Conventional, Micromachined, and Superconducting Coplanar Waveguides Coplanar Waveguide Discontinuities and Circuit Elements Coplanar Waveguide Transitions Directional Couplers, Hybrids, and Magic-Ts Coplanar Waveguide Applications References Index
01 Jan 1972
TL;DR: In this paper, the main theoretical and experimental developments to date in Integrated Optics are reviewed, including material considerations, guiding mechanisms, modulation, coupling and mode losses, as well as the fabrication and applications of periodic thin film structures.
Abstract: In order to enable optical systems to operate with a high degree of compactness and reliability it is necessary to combine large number of optical functions in small monolithic structures. A development, somewhat reminiscent of that that took place in Integrated Electronics, is now beginning to take place in optics. The initial challenge in this emerging field, known appropriately as "Integrated Optics", is to demonstrate the possibility of performing basic optical functions such as light generation, coupling, modulation, and guiding in Integrated Optical configurations. The talk will review the main theoretical and experimental developments to date in Integrated Optics. Specific topics to be discussed include: Material considerations, guiding mechanisms, modulation, coupling and mode losses. The fabrication and applications of periodic thin film structures will be discussed.
TL;DR: The OpenViBE software platform is described which enables researchers to design, test, and use braincomputer interfaces (BCIs) and its suitability for the design of VR applications controlled with a BCI is shown.
Abstract: This paper describes the OpenViBE software platform which enables researchers to design, test, and use brain--computer interfaces (BCIs). BCIs are communication systems that enable users to send commands to computers solely by means of brain activity. BCIs are gaining interest among the virtual reality (VR) community since they have appeared as promising interaction devices for virtual environments (VEs). The key features of the platform are (1) high modularity, (2) embedded tools for visualization and feedback based on VR and 3D displays, (3) BCI design made available to non-programmers thanks to visual programming, and (4) various tools offered to the different types of users. The platform features are illustrated in this paper with two entertaining VR applications based on a BCI. In the first one, users can move a virtual ball by imagining hand movements, while in the second one, they can control a virtual spaceship using real or imagined foot movements. Online experiments with these applications together with the evaluation of the platform computational performances showed its suitability for the design of VR applications controlled with a BCI. OpenViBE is a free software distributed under an open-source license.