2019 LI RF/Microwave Symposium & Exhibits - Attendee Registration ONLY


Trends in Microwaves

Engineers, Managers, Students and Technical Professionals interested in the latest trends in Microwave, Millimeter wave & RF Technology are all invited.


  Date and Time




  • Radisson Hotel Hauppauge-Long Island
  • 110 Vanderbilt Motor Pkwy
  • Hauppauge, New York
  • United States 11788
  • Sai Padmanabhan - gmwave1@gmail.com

    Sandy Mazzola - Santo.Mazzola@baesystems.com

    Tony Bocchimuzzo - tonyb@rfsales.com 

    Charlotte Blair - cblair@ieee.org

  • Starts 06 February 2019 09:49 AM
  • Ends 18 April 2019 08:00 PM
  • All times are America/New_York
  • No Admission Charge


Simone Bastioli of RSMicro


Nonresonating Modes Do It Better!

The innovative concept of nonresonating modes and how this has been recently exploited to extend the performance and capabilities of the state-of-art of microwave filter technology will be presented in this talk. Although the concept is presented by mostly focusing on filters, as these are the components where this new technique has found large application over the past few years, all general features are explained and illustrated in detail thus potentially paving the way for new applications involving other passive microwave components


Dr. Bastioli is a current IEEE Young Professional (YP), and he was the recipient of the 2012 IEEE Microwave Prize for the invention of TM dual-mode cavities and nonresonating modes. He is the vice chair of the MTT-8 Filters and Passive Components Technical Committee, and he serves as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Microwave Magazine. In 2008, he was awarded with the Best Student Paper Award (First Place) at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS) held in Atlanta, GA, USA, and with the Young Engineers Prize at the European Microwave Conference held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In 2009, he was the recipient of the Hal Sobol Travel Grant presented at the IEEE MTT-S IMS held in Boston, MA, USA. He was also awarded the Young Scientist Distinction by the Polish Academy of Science at the 2014 MIKON International Conference held in Gdansk, Poland. His work resulted in several publications in international journals and conferences, as well as several patent applications.


Edward I. Ackerman of Photonic Systems, Inc.



Both the scientific and the defense communities wish to receive and process information occupying ever-wider portions of the electromagnetic spectrum. This can often create an analog-to-digital conversion “bottleneck”. Analog photonic channelization, linearization, and frequency conversion systems can be designed to alleviate this bottleneck. Moreover, the low loss and dispersion of optical fiber and integrated optical waveguides enable most of the components in a broadband sensing or communication system, including all of the analog-to-digital and digital processing hardware, to be situated many feet or even miles from the antennas or other sensors with almost no performance penalty. The anticipated presentation will highlight the advantages and other features of analog photonic systems (including some specific systems that the author has constructed and tested for the US Department of Defense), and will review and explain multiple techniques for optimizing their performance.


Edward I. Ackerman received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Lafayette College in 1987 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Drexel University in 1989 and 1994, respectively. From 1989 through 1994 he was employed as a microwave photonics engineer at Martin Marietta¹s Electronics Laboratory in Syracuse, New York, where he used low-loss narrowband impedance matching techniques to demonstrate the first amplifierless direct modulation analog optical link with RF gain (+3.7 dB at 900 MHz). From 1995 to July 1999 he was a member of the Technical Staff at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he developed high-performance analog photonic links for microwave communications and antenna remoting applications. During this time he achieved the lowest noise figure ever demonstrated for an amplifierless analog optical link (2.5 dB at 130 MHz). While at Lincoln Laboratory he also developed and patented a novel linearization technique that uses a standard lithium niobate modulator with only one electrode to enable improved analog optical link dynamic range across broad bandwidths and at higher frequencies than other linearization techniques currently allow. Since 1999 he has been Vice President of R & D for Photonic Systems, Inc. of Billerica, Massachusetts. He has co-edited a book and has authored or co-authored three book chapters as well as more than 70 technical papers on the subject of analog photonic subsystem performance modeling and optimization. Dr. Ackerman is a Fellow of the IEEE. He holds eight US patents.


Address:Building #5, 900 Middlesex Rd., , Billerica, Massachusetts, United States










1:00 PM to 1:30 PM  WELCOME and KEYNOTE ADDRESS  PROF. SHIBAN K. KOUL,IEEE Fellow , MTT AdCom, IIT Delhi India, "Circuit System Level Practical Microwave Education



9:00 AM to 11:30 AM    DR. ULRICH L. ROHDE, IEEE Fellow, MTT Technical Committee, Chairman Synergy Microwave corp. NJ, "Next Generation Networks: Software Defined Radio"

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM    DR. MURTHY UPAMAKA and GREG ALBECHT, Keysight Technologies, "5G Design & Measurement Challenges

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM      DR. TOM L. MARZETTA, Prof. NYU WIRELESS, NYU Tandon School of Engineering NY,"Fundamentals of Massive MIMO"

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM      DR. CHARLOTTE BLAIR, ANSYS," Planar Antenna Design For 5G Application"



1:30 PM to 2:30 PM    DR. Edward Ackerman Distinguished Microwave Lecturer Photonics Systems Inc.

Analog Photonics System Features & Techniques to Optimize Performance  

2:30 PM to 3:30 PM      DR MICHAEL KNOX, NYU Prof. NYU WIRELESS Tandon School of Engineering NY, "Cancellation Techniques for Full

Duplex 2 x 2 MIMO Transceiver"

3:30 PM to 4:30 PM DR. SIMONE BASTIOLI, Distinguished Microwave Lecturer,RS Microwave Company, NJ, DML Lecture: Non resonating Modes Do It Better!    

4:30 PM to 5:30 PM      TECHNICAL SESSION 4 - Andy Hughes National Instruments AWR Group 

Lecture: Desiging a 28 GHz BPF for 5G Application


5:45 PM to 6:00 PM      RECEPTION, Acknowledgments & Closing Remarks

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM      Complimentary Networking Dinner with Industry Colleagues; Cash Bar