Saibal Mukhopadhyay has been named as one of 26 professors from across the U.S.–and the sole winner from Georgia Tech–to receive a 2012 Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award.
Dr. Mukhopadhyay’s research project is entitled “OROEB: On-Line Real-Time Optimal Energy Balancing for Self-Powered Environment Adaptive Sensor Node.” The objective of this work is to design a self-powered, environment-adaptive sensor node that maintains a target Quality-of-Service (QoS) in a time-varying environment. A wireless image sensor node will be designed that incorporates a CMOS imager, digital signal processing unit, and RF transreceiver and is powered using energy harvested from the environment. The circuit innovations for the individual components will be coupled with system design and on-line real-time control principles to approach this highly challenging goal of developing a self-powered image sensor node. The self-powered sensor node and reliable energy-efficient image transmission principles created in this work will allow deployment of image sensors and communication networks to cyber-physical systems in various military as well as civilian applications.
An assistant professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Georgia Tech, Dr. Mukhopadhyay has been on the faculty since 2007 and specializes in VLSI systems and digital design, electronic design and applications, and microsystems.