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Design of Radiation-Hardened Analog, Mixed-Signal, and RF Circuits

Primary Investigators:
Tim Holman
Brief Description of Project:
This research is focused on radiation-hardened-by-design (RHBD) analog, mixed-signal, and RF circuit design.  You will be involved in the design, simulation, and/or characterization of one or more electronic circuits that are resistant to transient errors generated in radiation environments, e.g. aerospace, nuclear power, or medical applications.

Desired Qualifications :
You must have some knowledge of the fundamentals of analog, digital, RF, and/or mixed-signal circuit design, and be able to operate electronic test and measurement equipment.  You will need an understanding of the fundamental concepts of microelectronic devices and integrated circuits, and should be familiar with circuit simulation software.  You will be required to perform circuit-level simulations using LTSpice, Cadence Spectre, or similar software.

Nature of Supervision:
You will be expected to attend weekly group research meetings and meet with Prof. Holman as needed, but otherwise will work independently or with other students or graduate research assistants.  You will not be micro-managed; on the contrary, you will be expected to solve problems and learn new skills on your own.

A Brief Research Plan (period is for 10 weeks):
Weeks 1 - 2:  Orientation, learning background material, define research goals
Weeks 3 - 9:  Attend weekly group research meetings, report on research progress
Week 10: Final report and presentation to research group

Number of Open Slots: 1
Contact Information:
 Tim Holman
Office: 247 Featheringill Hall
Phone: 615-322-1362
Fax: 615-343-6702
Email: tim.holman@Vanderbilt.Edu