Carlos A. Donado Morcillo won first place honors in the Student Paper Competition at the 2012 IEEE Radio Wireless Week.
Mr. Donado Morcillo was honored for his paper entitled "Design of Stripline Beam-Former Network Components for Low-Profile, Organic Phased Arrays in the X-Band." Sharing in this award were his co-authors and co-presenters, ECE Ph.D. student Chad Patterson and Chad's and Carlos' Ph.D. advisor, ECE Professor John Papapolymerou.
The main objective of this NASA-sponsored research is to develop a lightweight and compact radar system that can be conformed to the skin of unmanned air or ground vehicles for fast and automated ice/snow surveying missions. The Best Student Paper Award was granted for the group's work toward providing a reliable, high-frequency packaging solution for the implementation of these radar systems on thin and flexible polymer materials.