Rambabu Karumudi

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept

Contact

Professor, Faculty of Engineering - Electrical & Computer Engineering Dept
Email
rambabu@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-6983
Address
13-330 Donadeo Innovation Centre For Engineering
9211-116 St
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5

Overview

Area of Study / Keywords

Biomedical Engineering Communications Engineering Electromagnetics and Microwaves Integrated Circuits and Systems


About

Rambabu Karumudi received his PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada in 2005. From July 2005 to January 2007, he was a Research Member at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Singapore. He joined ECE in February 2007. His current research interests include design and development of miniaturized microwave and millimeter-wave components and systems. He is also involved in ultra-wideband radar systems for medical and security applications. He has authored or coauthored more than 50 journal and conference papers. He is an Associate Editor for the International Journal of Electronics and Communications. Dr. Karumudi received the Andy Farquharson Award for excellence in graduate student teaching from the University of Victoria in 2003 and the Governor General’s Gold Medal for Ph.D. research in 2005.



Research

Research Interests

  • Microwave and millimeter wave circuits
  • Ultra wideband components, systems, and applications
  • Antennas and arrays

Current Research

My research mainly focuses on the design and development of microwave components and RF front-ends for various transceiver applications. Over the last five years my research is focused in the areas of Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology, and I’ve made a significant progress in developing design methodology for UWB components and systems. At present, my research is focused on developing circularly polarized UWB radar for imaging, target tracking, and identifying explosives.

Courses

ECE 209 - Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Physical concepts of passive circuit elements, Kirchhoff's laws and DC circuit equations. Energy concepts, time domain analysis of AC circuits. Impedance, complex numbers and phasor algebra. AC power concepts, resonance, three phase circuits, introduction to machines. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 209, E E 239, ECE 202, or E E 240, unless approved by the Department.


ECE 476 - Waveguides and Antennas

Electrostatics and magnetostatics; Maxwell's equations and plane waves. Analysis and characterization of waveguides, rectangular and circular waveguides, waveguide cavities. Radiation mechanism of dipoles, fundamental parameters, Friis transmission equations, link budget analysis, linear wire antennas, antenna arrays, different types of antennas, antenna measurements. Prerequisites: ECE 370 or E E 315 or PHYS 381. Credit may be obtained in only one of ECE 476 or E E 476.


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