RF Design for Sustainability

RF Design for Sustainability

Prof. Jasmin Grosinger
Graz University of Technology, Austria

Abstract: In this talk, I will present radio frequency design solutions for wireless sensor and communication nodes to solve sustainability issues in the Internet of things (IoT) due to the massive deployment of wireless IoT nodes on environmental, economic, and societal levels. Engineers can apply these design solutions to improve the (ultra-)low-power operation of IoT nodes, avoid batteries’ eco-toxicity, and decrease maintenance costs due to battery replacement. The presented solutions offer high integration levels based on system-on-chip and system-in-package concepts in low-cost complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor technologies to limit the costs and carbon footprints of these nodes.

In particular, I will present solutions for (ultra-)low-power wireless communication systems based on high-frequency and ultra-high frequency radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies. I will show design solutions for wireless systems that reveal how to develop passive miniaturized IoT nodes that operate robustly in harsh application environments and how to create passive – batteryless – IoT nodes which provide passive sensing capabilities and work robustly in their respective application environment.

Speaker’s Bio: Jasmin Grosinger (Senior Member, IEEE) received the Dipl.-Ing. (M.Sc.) degree (Hons.) in telecommunications and the Dr.techn. (Ph.D.) degree (Hons.) from the Vienna University of Technology, Austria, in 2008 and 2012. In January 2021, she received the Venia Docendi (post-doctoral degree) in radio frequency and microwave engineering from Graz University of Technology, Austria.

Since 2013, Prof. Grosinger has been with Graz University of Technology, working on ultra-low-power wireless systems at the Institute of Microwave and Photonic Engineering. In 2021, she was elevated to an Associate Professor. From 2008 to 2013, she was a Project Assistant with the Institute of Telecommunications, Vienna University of Technology. She was a Laboratory Associate with Disney Research, Pittsburgh, USA, in 2011. In 2018, 2019, and 2021, she was a Guest Professor at the Institute of Electronics Engineering, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. Prof. Grosinger has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and holds one US patent.

Prof. Grosinger is actively involved in the Technical Program and Steering Committees of various RF-related conferences and is an Associate Editor of the IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS. She is a member of the IEEE Microwave Theory and Technology Society (MTT-S) and the Union Radio-Scientifique Internationale Austria (Commission D). Within MTT-S, she serves as a Distinguished Microwave Lecturer (Tatsuo Itoh DML class of 2022–2024), a member of the IEEE MTT-S Technical Committees MTT-25 Wireless Power Transfer and Energy Conversion Committee and MTT-26 RFID, Wireless Sensors and IoT Committee, and as the Vice-Chair of the Women in Microwaves Sub-Committee of the Member and Geographic Activities Committee. In 2022, she is serving as the MTT-S AdCom Secretary.