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Rony E. Amaya

Associate Professor
5144 Mackenzie Building
613-520-2600 ext. 5764

About Rony E. Amaya

Research

Adaptive integrated active antennas and filters; active, switchable and tunable engineered surfaces; GaN/GaAs/Si based reconfigurable MMICs; System-On-Package (SOP) integration; miniaturized integrated sensors; high efficiency RF Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) and energy scavenging; capacitive and inductive contactless communications; high power integrated electronics; galvanic isolation for high voltage electronic systems.

Application

Smaller, lighter, adaptive aerospace wireless systems; commercial, military and aerospace radar surveillance; intelligent, reconfigurable wireless systems with spectrum awareness and interference mitigation; 5G wireless systems; adaptive cellular base stations and backhauling; robust navigation and communication systems for UAVs; wireless long-rage telemetry and power charging for next generation RFIDs and IoTs; integrated switched power electronics and energy conversion; high efficiency, high power electronics for aerospace and automotive applications.

Recent Journal Articles

Mehrdad Gholami, Mustapha Yagoub and Rony E. Amaya, “Low-Loss Compact Power Combiner for SSPAs with High Reliability,” Accepted for publication to the IET Journal of Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, Oct. 2015.

Augusto Lima, John W.M. Rogers and Rony E. Amaya, “Finding the Initial Estimate for the Diode Bias Point in Multi-Port Receivers,” Accepted for publication to the IEEE Transactions On Circuits and Systems II, Sep. 2015.

Augusto Lima, John W.M. Rogers and Rony E. Amaya, “Optimization of EVM Through Diode Bias Control Using a Blind Algorithm Applied to Multiport Receivers,” IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems II, Vol. 62, No. 3, pp. 286-290, Feb. 2015.

Xing Zhou, Langis Roy and Rony E. Amaya, “A 1W, Highly Efficient, Ultra-Broadband Asymmetric Distributed Power Amplifier in GaN,” IEEE MWCL, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 208-210, Apr. 2013.

Rony E. Amaya, Adrian Momciu, and Ibrahim Haroun, “High-Performance, Compact Quasi-Elliptic Bandpass Filters for V-band High Data Rate Radios,” IEEE Trans. On Com. Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 411-416, Mar. 2013.

B. Spokoinyi, Rony E. Amaya, I. Haroun and J.S. Wight, “System-On-Package MHMIC mm-Wave Frequency Synthesizer for 60 GHz WPANs,” International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 906516, pp.1-6, Apr. 2012.

Ming Li and Rony E. Amaya, "Design of mM-W Fully Integrated CMOS Standing-Wave VCOs Using Low-Loss CPW Resonators," IEEE Trans. On Circuits and Systems II, Vol. 59, No. 2, pp. 78-82, Feb. 2012.

Tyler Ross, Gabriel Cormier, Khelifa Hettak and Rony E. Amaya, "Particle Swarm Optimization in the Determination of the Optimal bias Current for Noise Performance of Gallium Nitride HEMTs," IEEE Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp. 652-656, Mar. 2011.
 
Ming Li, Rony E. Amaya, Robert G. Harrison, and N. Garry Tarr, "X-Parameter Measurement of Pulse-Compression Nonlinear Transmission Lines", Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (JECE), Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 415315, pp.1-5, Jan. 2010

Recent Conference Publications

S. Poshtkouki, M. Fard, I. Choi, R. Orr, C. Cojocaru, R. E. Amaya and O. Trescases, “A Dual-Active-Bridge DC-DC Converter IC in 0.18um, 80V BCD with Integrated High-Speed Digital Isolator and High-Precision Phase-Shift Control,” to be presented at the 28th International Symposium on Power Semiconductor Devices and ICs, Prague, Czech Republic , June 2016.

Nathan Jess, Barry Syrett, Langis Roy and Rony E. Amaya, “Modeling Substrate Integrated Waveguide Structures Using Effective Material Properties,” Presented at the 2015 IEEE Int. Conf. on Numerical Electromagnetics and Multi-physics Modeling and Optimization (NEMO), Ottawa, Aug. 2015.

Yuan-Chia Hsu, Ibrahim Haroun, Da-Chiang Chang, Rony E. Amaya and Khelifa Hettak, “A low-cost small-size 60 GHz quadrature coupler for IPD-based SiP radio systems,” 2014 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conf. (APMC), pp.831-833, Japan, Sept. 2014.

Greg Brzezina, Rony E. Amaya, Aldo Petosa, “Broadband and compact Vivaldi arrays in LTCC for 60 GHz point-to-point networks,” 2014 WAMICOM conference, pp. 1-5, Tampa, USA, June 2014.

Ming Li, Rony E. Amaya, Adrian Momciu and Khelifa Hettak, "A Dual-Mode CPW Resonator for 60 GHz Broadband Standing-Wave VCO Applications", 2013 IMS Symposium, Seattle, pp. 1-4, USA, Jun. 2013

Stefan Shopov, Rony E. Amaya, Calvin Plett and John W. Rogers, "High-Performance Reduced-Size 70-80 GHz CMOS Branch-Line Hybrid using CPW and CPWG Guided Wave Structures", 2012 IEEE IMS Symposium, pp.1-3, Montreal, PQ, Jun. 2012.

Sashieka G. Seneviratne, Mustapha C.E. Yagoub and Rony E. Amaya, “MMIC Doherty Power Amplifier for a 5W pico-cell base station in GaN HFET Technology”, IEEE. Int. Conf. On Microelectronics (ICM 2012), pp. 1-4, Algiers, Algeria, Dec. 17-20, 2012.

Greg Brzezina, Rony E. Amaya, Khelifa Hettak, John Sydor and Langis Roy, "A 60-GHz System-On-Package Balanced Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna with Stepped Dielectric Director (BAVA-SDD) in LTCC", 2011 IEEE European Microwave Conf., pp. 547-550, Oct. 2011

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