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IEEE SPS Virtual Lecture- Enabling the Next Generation of Advanced Software-Defined RF Systems

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Abstract. After providing a brief introductory survey of recent and current efforts at the Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architectures (WISCA), and observations on the future of RF systems, we introduce our efforts on the next generation of coarse-scale heterogenous processor development. On our project – entitled Domain-Focused Advanced Software-Reconfigurable Heterogeneous (DASH)-System-on-Chip (SoC) that operates under the DARPA Domain-Specific System-on-Chip (DSSoC) program – we are constructing both a development framework and an example SoC. Our SoC and framework will provide efficiency that approaches that of full-custom integrated circuits while enabling ease of programming that is similar to that of traditional scalar processors. To achieve this goal, we pursue significant progress in application ontological analysis, program and debugging software tools, intelligent on-chip resource management, flexible high-performance on-chip networking, and advanced task-specific accelerators. Additionally, to assure usefulness to DoD RF applications, we work with multiple traditional defense contractors on transitioning the DASH-SoC to example systems. We lead a broad team from academia, commercial industry, and traditional defense contractors. Biography. Prof. Daniel W. Bliss (bliss.asu.edu) is a Professor in the School of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering at Arizona State University and a Fellow of the IEEE. He is also the Director of ASU’s Center for Wireless Information Systems and Computational Architectures (wisca.asu.edu). Dan received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Physics from the University of California at San Diego (1997 and 1995), and his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from ASU (1989). His current research focuses on advanced systems in the areas of communications, radar, precision positioning, advanced computational systems, and medical monitoring. Dan has been the principal investigator on numerous projects including sponsored programs with DARPA, ONR, Google, Airbus, and many others. He is responsible for foundational work in electronic protection, adaptive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) communications, MIMO radar, distributed-coherent systems, and RF convergence. Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/266556