Contact Information

Campus Box 7911
NC State University
Raleigh, NC 27695-7911

Dr. Kevin G Gard

Adjunct Assistant Professor

| Biography

I am a radio frequency integrated circuit design engineer and teacher of analog/RF integrated circuit design. My focus is on developing optimal RF ASIC solutions for communication systems through innovative, low cost, and low power circuit and architectural chip designs using standard and advanced integrated technologies.

I also research analysis techniques for accessing the effects of nonlinear distortion on communication circuits and systems. My goal is to provide insightful and practical assessment of nonlinear phenomena through behavioral modeling of nonlinear circuits and applying statistical and signal processing techniques to investigate power spectrum, spectral regrowth, autocorrelation, SNR, error vector magnitude, rho, etc.

I am the fortunate receipent of the William J. Pratt Professorship Award for Assistant Professors.

| Education

  1. 2003 - PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA
  2. 1995 - MS in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  3. 1994 - BS in Electrical Engineering, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
  4. 1987 - AAS in Electronics Engineering Technology, Durham Technical Community College, Durham, NC

| Primary Research Interests

  1. Electronic Circuits and Systems (Including Analog Circuits, Computer-Aided Design / Modeling, Microwave Devices and Circuits)

| Other Research Interests

  1. Communications and Signal Processing (Including Digital Communications)
  2. Nanoelectronics and Photonics (Including Nanotechnology)
  3. Power Electronics and Power Systems (Including Power Management ICs)

| Selected Publications

  1. J. R. Wilkerson, P. G. Lam, K. G. Gard, and M. B. Steer, "Distributed Passive Intermodulation Distortion on Transmission Lines," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techn., vol.59, no.5, pp.1190-1205, May 2011.
  2. M. Ding and K. G. Gard, "Tanh cascode cell amplifier - an arbitrary transfer characteristics amplifier," Electronics Letters, vol. 46, pp. 1495-1497, 2010.
  3. G. J. Mazzaro, K. G. Gard, and M. B. Steer, "Linear Amplification by Time-Multiplexed Spectrum," IET Circuits, Devices & Systems, vol. 4, pp. 392-402, 2010.
  4. J. R. Wilkerson, K. G. Gard, A. G. Schuchinsky, and M. B. Steer, "Electro-Thermal Theory of Intermodulation Distortion in Lossy Microwave Components," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techn., vol. 56, no. 12, 2008, pp. 2717-2725.
  5. G. Krishnamurthy and K. G. Gard, “Time Division Multiplexing Front-ends for Multi-antenna Integrated Wireless Receivers,” IEEE Trans. on Circuits and Systems I. , vol.57, no.6, pp.1231-1243, June 2010.
  6. C. P. Domizioli, B. L. Hughes, K. G. Gard, and G. Lazzi, “Noise Correlation in Compact Diversity Receivers,” IEEE Trans. on Communications. vol.58, no.5, pp.1426-1436, May 2010.
  7. K. M. Gharaibeh, K. G. Gard, and M. B. Steer, "Estimation of co-channel nonlinear distortion and SNDR in wireless systems," Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, IET , vol.1, no.5, pp.1078-1085, October 2007.
  8. K. G. Gard, L. E. Larson, and M. B. Steer, "The Impact of RF Front-End Characteristics on the Spectral Regrowth of Communications Signals," IEEE Trans. Microwave Theory and Techn., vol. 56, June 2005, pp. 2179- 2186.
  9. K. Gard, H. Gutierrez, M.B. Steer, “Characterization of Spectral Regrowth in Microwave Amplifiers based on the Nonlinear Transformation of a Complex Gaussian Process,” IEEE Trans. on Microwave Theory and Tech., vol. 47, July 1999, pp. 1059-1069.

| Awards and Honors

  • 2010 - Microwave Prize from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
  • 2007 - NASA Group Achievement Award
  • 2004 - William J Pratt Assistant Professor (NC State)