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The ARC Research Group
The ARC Research Group
Welcome to the Colorado School of Mines EE ARC Research Group

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We know design.

Our labs are currently under development to provide the research group a student-built anechoic chamber for antenna aperture testing.

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Buildings

Resources and Equiptment

The ARC Group operates and maintains a variety of equipment within the group labs in support of meeting research tasks:

Equiptment

  • Keysight E5080A ENA VNA 9 kHz to 9 GHz
  • Keysight FieldFox VNA 100 kHz to 26.5 GHz
  • Near-Field EMScan RFX2 300 MHz to 6 GHz
  • Rohde and Schwarz Spectrum Analyzer 100 kHz to 6 GHz
  • RF Signal Generator 100 kHz to 20 GHz

  • Near/Far-field Anechoic Chamber (700 MHz - 18 GHz)
  • HP 8656B Signal Generator 0.1 - 990 MHz
  • Agilent 89441A Vector Signal Analyzer DC-2650 MHz
  • T-Tech PCB Milling Machine
  • Fujifilm Dimatix Material Printer

Software Tools

EM Simulation Software including:

  • Ansys High Frequency Structure Simulation (HFSS)
  • Agilent Advanced Design System (ADS)
  • CST Studio Suite Electromagnetic Field Simulation Software

RF Hardware

  • ICOM 9100 Transceiver + Roof Mounted UHF/VHF Yagi Pair for LEO Satellite Communications
  • ThingMagic M6e RFID Reader
  • Alien ALR Gen 2 RFID Reader
  • Rolls of Gen 2 RFID Passive Tags

Processing Power

  • 16-core Xeon computer with 256 GB of RAM
  • Ryzen Threadripper 2990X 32-core computer with 128 GB of RAM
  • 12-core Xeon computer with 128 GB of RAM
  • Various Nvidia GPUs including: 700 series, 1000 series, 2000 series, Titan-Z, Titan-X, Titan-RTX, Tesla K40C

THE GROUP

The ones who run this group

Dr. Elsherbeni

Dr. Atef Elsherbeni

Group Director

Research areas include scattering/diffraction of EM waves, computational EM using FDTD, field visualiz./software devel. for EM education, RFID/sensor integrated FRID systems, and reflector/printed antennas & antenna array.

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Dr. Hadi

Dr. Mohammed Hadi

Research Professor

Research areas include finite-difference time-domain theory, large-scale and multi-scale electromagnetics systems, and GPU computing.

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Dr. Aaen

Dr. Peter Aaen

Electrical Engineering Department Head

Research areas include multi-physics based modelling and measurement methodologies for high-power and high-frequency electronic devices, non-linear electrothermal transistor modelling efficient electromagnetic simulations, development of compact models for microwave power transistor and RFICs, calibration techniques for microwave measurements.

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PhD Electrical Engineering Candidates

Joseph Diener

Joseph Diener

PhD Student

Research interests include antenna design, SDR Applications, FDTD, and Channel Sounding.

Projects

Alec Weiss

Alec Weiss

PhD Student

Research areas include multi-GPU/CPU FDTD and RFID localization.

Projects

Joshua Kast

Joshua Kast

PhD Student

Research interests include beamforming, RFID localization, and SDR.

Projects

Abdullah

Abdullah Algarni

PhD Student

Research interests include cylindrical FDTD for drilling applications.

Projects

Yiming

Yiming Chen

PhD Student

Research interests include antenna array optimization problems.

Projects

MSc Electrical Engineering Students

Rob

Robert Jones

Master's Student

Research interests include antenna design and metrology and channel sounding.

Projects

Madison

Madison Le

Master's Student

Research areas include computational electromagnetics in FDTD, antenna design, and numerical method analysis.

Projects

Tony

Tony D'Esposito

Master's Student

Research interests include higher-order FDTD.

Projects

Yuhao

Yuhao Feng

Master's Student

Research interests include 5G antenna design.

Projects

The Undergraduate Electrical Engineering Students

Allison

Allison Tanner

Undergraduate Student

Research areas include FDTD time reversal.

Projects

Rachel

Rachel Lumnitzer

Undergraduate Student

Research interests include dispersive material simulations.

Projects

Andy

Andy Velasco

Undergraduate Student

Research interests include dispersive material simulations.

Projects

Past Members

Spencer

Spencer Hutchinson

Undergraduate Student

Research areas include chipless RFID, RFID localization and applications.

Projects

Kyle

Kyle Patel

PhD Student

Projects

12+
Current Members
55+
Projects Done
50+
Published Papers
150+
Meetings

OUR WORK

What we've done

Cubesat
Antenna Pattern
RFID
Subgridding
Antenna Test Range
ACES Conference Student Competition Winner
ARC Lab
ACES 2019 Conference
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Our Skills.

While many members of the research team have studied disciplines other than electrical engineering we have common strengths in these areas.

We train these skills through our course work as well as through research projects.

Antenna Design

90%

RFID Systems

85%

Computational Electromagnetics

75%

News Updates

See what our group has been doing


April 2020 | News

Mines GRADS 2020 - Awards Ceremony (LIVE): GRADS awards announced by President Johnson, declaring two of the ARC group members category winners in Engineering and Modeling and Simulation. Winners include Madison Le (4:50) and Rachel Lumnitzer (6:01).


April 2020 | News

Madison Le’s GRADS long-form presentation "Sub-gridding errors in Standard and Hybrid Higher Order FDTD Simulations" places top in Modeling and Simulation category for $500 prize.


April 2020 | News

Rachel Lumnitzer's GRADS short-form presentation "One Dimensional FDTD in Dispersive Media for Biomedical Imaging Applications" places second in Engineering Category for $500 prize. Co-researchers include Allison Tanner.


March 2019 | News

Madison Le’s paper “Error Analysis of Subgridding when Modeling Multiscale Structures using the Finite-Difference Time-Domain Method” won third place in the 2019 ACES student paper competition. A poster outlining the paper can be viewed in the hallway outside the EE department office BB310C.


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CONTACT

Lets get in touch. Send us a message:

Golden, Colorado, USA

Office: Brown Building 314C

Email: aelsherb@mines.edu


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