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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Single-Chip Measurement Systems for Next-Generation Millimeter-Wave Communications


Communications Technology Laboratory, Radio Frequency Technology Division

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50.67.22.C0074 Boulder, CO

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Williams, Dylan F. (303) 906-6471


Wireless spectrum below 6 GHz is saturated and the industry is looking to untapped millimeter-wave frequencies for future growth. The Communications Technology Laboratories (CTL) at NIST is working to develop entire measurement instruments fabricated on a single-chip, and integrate these chips into miniature probes to get them close to the high speed on-wafer integrated circuits needed for these next-generation "5G" communications systems. The chips will be fabricated in a state-of-the-art high frequency Indium Phosphide technology developed with DARPA. The chips will use electro-optical techniques to capture and control electrical signals up to 1 THz.

The ongoing development and application of this instrumentation will require MMIC circuit design and analysis, device modeling, mechanical design, large signal network analysis for non-linear devices, microwave network analysis calibration techniques, and optics. Postdoctoral researchers with experience in one or more of these areas are preferred.


Microelectronics; Terahertz; Physics; Optics; Metrology; Communications; 5G;


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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