Since 2004, Prof. Peroulis, serving as PI or co-PI, and the Adaptive Radio Electronics and Sensors (ARES) Group have engaged in funded research projects totaling in excess of $38.5 million. These have included thirty projects with the Department of Defense, eight with the National Science Foundation, three with the Department of Energy, four with NASA, and twelve with direct private industry support. The primary focus of this research has been on reconfigurable electronics and sensors.
 
The following slide briefly describes our current research areas. 


The following slides present some examples of our existing projects.



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C98. S. Scott, A. Kovacs, L. Gupta, J. Katz, F. Sadeghi, and D. Peroulis, ""Wireless Temperature Microsensors Integrated on Helicopter Bearings for Health Monitoring Applications," IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 4 pages, Jan. 2011, Cancun, Mexico.

C86. D. Peroulis, F. Sadeghi, A. Kovacs, S. Scott, D. Berdy, "Wireless MEMS Sensors for Health Monitoring of Bearings in Aircrafts," Proceedings of the IEEE Wireless and Microwave Technology (WAMICON), Apr. 2010, Melbourne Beach, FL (Invited Paper).

C83. A. Ashtekar, A. Kovacs, F. Sadeghi, and D. Peroulis, "Bearing Cage Telemeter for the Detection of Shaft Imbalance in Rotating Systems," Proceedings of the IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, pp. 5-8, Jan. 2010, New Orleans, LA.

C67. S. Scott, and D. Peroulis, "A Capacitively-loaded MEMS Slot element for Wireless Temperature Sensing of up to 300.C," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 1161-1164, June 2009, Boston, MA.

C63. S. Scott, and D. Peroulis, "Experimental Quantification of Temperature Uncertainty for an Array of Thermally-sensitive MEMS Cantilever Beams," Proceedings of the IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, 4 pages, June 2009, Charleston, SC.

C50. A. Kovacs, D. Peroulis, and F. Sadeghi, "In-situ Condition Monitoring Using Smart Bearing Sensors," Propulsion Safety and Affordable Readiness Conference, Mar. 2008, Myrtle, Beach, SC.

C47. A. Kovacs, D. Peroulis, and F. Sadeghi, "Early-Warning Wireless Telemeter for Harsh Environment Bearings," Proceedings of IEEE Sensors 2007, pp. 946-949, Oct. 2007, Atlanta, GA.

C25. A. Kovacs, F. Sadeghi, and D. Peroulis, "High Temperature Radio-Telemetry Sensors for Bearing Temperature Measurement," Proceedings of the Integrated System Health Management (ISHM 2006), Aug. 2006, Cincinnati, OH.



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C96. D. Parkos, N. Raghunathan, A. Venkattraman, A. Alexeenko, and D. Peroulis, "Near-contact Damping Model and Dynamic Response of .-Beams under High-g Loads," IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 4 pages, Jan. 2011, Cancun, Mexico.

C95. N. Raghunathan, E. Nishida, A. Fruehling, W. Chen, and D. Peroulis, "Arrays of silicon cantilevers for detecting high-G rapidly varying acceleration profiles,'' Proceedings of IEEE Sensors, pp. 1203-1206, Nov. 2010, Waikoloa, HI.



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C87. D. Berdy, S. Scott, J. Jang, D. Adams, B. Jung, F. Sadeghi, and D. Peroulis, "Self-Powered Helicopter Health Monitoring Sensor," Annual Forum Proceedings - AHS International, 4 pages, May 2010, Phoenix, AZ.

C77. D.F. Berdy, P. Srisungsitthisunti, X. Xu, J. Rhoads, B. Jung, and D. Peroulis, "Compact Low Frequency Meandered Piezoelectric Energy Harvester," Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS), pp. 71-74, Dec. 2009, Washington DC.



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J31. K. Chen, X. Liu, A. Kovacs, W.J. Chappell, and D. Peroulis, "Anti-Biased Electrostatic RF MEMS Varactors and Tunable Filters," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 58, no. 12, pp. 3971-3981, Dec. 2010.

J30. E.J. Naglich, J. Lee, D. Peroulis, and W.J. Chappell, "Bandpass-Bandstop Filter Cascade Performance Over Wide Frequency Tuning Ranges," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 58, no. 12, pp. 3945-3953, Dec. 2010.

J29. E.J. Naglich, J. Lee, D. Peroulis, and W.J. Chappell, "A Tunable Bandpass-to-Bandstop Reconfigurable Filter with Independent Bandwidths and Tunable Response Shape," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 58, no. 12, pp. 3770-3779, Dec. 2010.

J27. X. Liu, L.P.B. Katehi, and D. Peroulis, "Novel Dual-Band Microwave Filter Using Dual-Capacitively-Loaded Cavity Resonators," IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, vol. 20, no. 11, pp. 610-612, Nov. 2010.

J26. X. Liu, L.P.B. Katehi, W.J. Chappell, and D. Peroulis, "High-Q Tunable Microwave Cavity Resonators and Filters Using SOI-Based RF MEMS Tuners," IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 774-784, Aug. 2010.

J23. H. Joshi, H.H. Sigmarsson, S. Moon, D. Peroulis, and W.J. Chappell, "High Q Fully Reconfigurable Tunable Band Pass Filters," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 57, no. 12, pp. 3525-3533, Dec. 2009.

C95. X. Liu, K. Chen, W.J. Chappell, L.P.B. Katehi, and D. Peroulis, "System-level Characterization of Bias Noise Effects on Electrostatic RF MEMS Tunable Filters," IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), 4 pages, Jan. 2011, Cancun, Mexico.

C90. K. Chen, A. Kovacs, and D. Peroulis, "Anti-Biased RF MEMS Varactor Topology for 20-25 dB Linearity Enhancement," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 1142-1145, May 2010, Anaheim, CA.

C89. E.J. Naglich, J. Lee, D. Peroulis, and W.J. Chappell, "Tunable, Substrate Integrated, High Q Filter Cascade for High Isolation," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 1468-1471, May 2010, Anaheim, CA.

C88. H. H. Sigmarsson, J. Lee, D. Peroulis, and W.J. Chappell, "Reconfigurable-Order Bandpass Filter for Frequency Agile Systems," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 1756-1759, May 2010, Anaheim, CA.

C82. W.N. Allen, X. Liu, and D. Peroulis, "Hermetically-Sealed Evanescent-mode Resonators Utilizing Packaging as Cavities," Proceedings of the IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, pp. 416-419, Jan. 2010, New Orleans, LA.

C76. H.H. Sigmarsson, H. Joshi, S. Moon, D. Peroulis, and W.J. Chappell, "Substrate Integration of Widely Tunable Bandpass Filters," Proceedings of International Symposium on Microelectronics, International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS), pp. 711-716, Nov. 2009, San Jose, CA.

C73. H.H. Sigmarsson, A. Christianson, H. Joshi, S. Moon, D. Peroulis, and W.J. Chappell, "In-situ Control of Tunable Evanescent-mode Cavity Filters Using Differential Mode Monitoring," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 633-636, June 2009, Boston, MA.

C72. H. Joshi, H.H. Sigmarsson, S. Moon, D. Peroulis, and W.J. Chappell, "Tunable High Q Narrow-band Triplexer," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 1477-1480, June 2009, Boston, MA.

C68. X. Liu, L.P.B. Katehi, W.J. Chappell, and D. Peroulis, "A 3.4 6.2 GHz Continuously Tunable Electrostatic MEMS Resonator with Quality Factor of 460-530," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 1149-1152, June 2009, Boston, MA.

C65. H. Joshi, H.H. Sigmarsson, S. Moon, D. Peroulis, and W.J. Chappell, "High Q Narrow-band Tunable Filters with Controllable Bandwidth," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 629-632, June 2009, Boston, MA.

C57. H.H. Sigmarsson, H. Joshi, D. Peroulis, and W.J. Chappell, "3-6 GHz Tunable Bandpass Filter using Heavily Loaded Evanescent-mode Cavity Resonators and Piezoelectric Actuators," Proceedings of International Symposium on Microelectronics, International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS), pp. 360-366, Nov. 2008, Providence, RI.

C39. H. Joshi, H.H. Sigmarsson, D. Peroulis, and W.J. Chappell, "Highly Loaded Evanescent Cavities for Widely Tunable High Q Filters," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 2133-2136, June 2007, Honolulu, HI.



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J18. C.-H. Chen and D. Peroulis, "RF Design, Power Handling, and Hot Switching of Waveguide Water-Based Absorptive Switches," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 57, no. 8, pp. 2038-2046, Aug. 2009.

J13. C.-H. Chen, and D. Peroulis, "Liquid RF MEMS Wideband Reflective and Absorptive Switches," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 55, no. 12, pp. 2919-2929, Dec. 2007.

C78. W. Irshad and D. Peroulis,"A Silicon-Based Galinstan Magnetohydrodynamic Pump" Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Micro and Nanotechnology for Power Generation and Energy Conversion Applications (PowerMEMS), pp. 127-129, Dec. 2009, Washington, DC.

C53. C.-H. Chen, and D. Peroulis, "A Ka-band Waveguide Water-Based Absorptive Switch with an Integrated Micropump," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 185-188, June 2008, Atlanta, GA.

C52. X. Liu, L.P.B. Katehi and D. Peroulis, "MEMS Liquid Metal Through-wafer Microstrip to Microstrip Transition," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 41-44, June 2008, Atlanta, GA.

C41. C.H. Chen, J. Whalen, and D. Peroulis, "Non-Toxic Liquid-Metal 2-100 GHz MEMS Switch," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 363-366, June 2007, Honolulu, HI.

C23. C.-H. Chen and D. Peroulis, "Electrostatic Liquid-Metal Capacitive Shunt MEMS Switch," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 263-266, June 2006, San Francisco, CA.

C20. C.-H. Chen and D. Peroulis, "Liquid Metal Droplets for RF MEMS Switches," Proceedings of the IEEE Topical Meeting on Silicon Monolithic Integrated Circuits in RF Systems, pp. 28-31, Jan. 2006, San Diego, CA.



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C91. A. Fruehling, M.A. Khater, B. Jung and D. Peroulis, "CMOS-based Monitoring of Contact Events up to 4 MHz in Ohmic RF MEMS Switches," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 300-303, May 2010, Anaheim, CA.

C84. A. Fruehling, M.A. Khater, B. Jung, and D. Peroulis, "Real-time Monitoring of Contact Behavior of RF MEMS Switches with a Very Low Power CMOS Capacitive Sensor Interface," Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), pp. 775-778, Jan. 2010, Hong Kong, China.

C69. A.K. Mahapatro, J. Chee, and D. Peroulis, "Fully Electronic Method for Quantifying the Post-release Gap-height Uncertainty of Capacitive RF MEMS Switches," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 1645-1648, June 2009, Boston, MA.

C66. A. Fruehling, R. Pimpinella, R. Nordin, and D. Peroulis, "A Single-crystal Silicon DC-40 GHz RF MEMS Switch," Proceedings of the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, pp. 1633-1636, June 2009, Boston, MA.