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Yr Athro Johannes Benedikt

Yr Athro Johannes Benedikt

Professor

Yr Ysgol Peirianneg

Email:
benedikt@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 6919
Location:
C/4.11

Johannes Benedikt received the Dipl.-Ing. Degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ulm, Germany in 1997 and shortly after he started a PhD course at Cardiff University. During his PhD project he developed a £0.5M research project with Nokia on RF power amplifiers and took on the position of senior research associate at Cardiff University starting at October 2000. He was awarded a PhD degree in 2002 and was appointed as a Lecturer in 2004 and a Senior Lecturer from August 2009. Following his success in research and engagement activities with industry he was awarded a personal chair in May 2010.

He has a strong industrial background which he acquired in the last 10 years working together with DaimlerChrysler, Siemens, Robert Bosch, Nokia, Agilent, and Tektronix. His industrial involvement and inventiveness is underlined by three internationally granted patents, all submitted during his work with Cardiff University.

Since April 2009 he took on in addition the position of a CTO at Mesuro Ltd, leading the commercial introduction of new measurement solutions that enable systematic waveform engineering at RF and microwave frequencies.

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

  • Funded industrial collaborations with QinetiQ, Milmega, Cobham and Nokia Corporation
  • Co-founder of Mesuro Ltd

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  • Chaudhary, M. A.et al. 2016. Modulated waveform measurement and engineering system. Presented at: 2015 2nd International Conference on Electronics and Communication Systems (ICECS), Cairo, Egypt, 6-9 December 20152015 IEEE International Conference on Electronics, Circuits, and Systems (ICECS 2015). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) pp. 252-255., (10.1109/ICECS.2015.7440296)

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His teaching tasks comprise mainly third and fourth year modules on Communication Systems and their development to reflect the rapid changes in this area.

His research responsibilities include the management of the High Frequency Laboratory at the School of Engineering resulting in strong participation from industry. He is also actively promoting the measurement capabilities of the research lab as a service for industry, attracting several national and international companies. This activity has been recently awarded £0.4M from the Welsh Assembly Government (A4B) as part of the The Knowledge Transfer Center: Green Communications.

His research interests are focused on large-signal measurement systems at RF and high frequencies, large-signal device characterisation including novel active harmonic source- & load-pull systems, and the development of efficient and linear high power amplifiers for the mobile telecommunication sector. Since 2000 he has been involved in the development of a number of time-domain characterisation and active harmonic load pull systems.

Research theme: Health, Technology and the Digital World

Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
KTC Green Communication (Convergence)McCann DJ, Benedikt J, Tasker PJNational Assembly for Wales (A4B)13555001/08/2009 - 31/07/2012
Advance uptake of the ''Cardiff Model''Tasker P, Bendikt JEPSRC4427601/07/2013 - 30/06/2014
Research into GeN solid state RF power sources for seekers.Tasker P, Benedikt JUnited Monolithic Semiconductors8726024/03/2011 - 23/03/2012
Characterization of nonlinearities of the high power devices under multi tone signal excitationDr J BenediktNokia Corporation1320001/10/2004 - 01/10/2007
Growth and fabrication of gallium nitrideDr J BenediktQinetiQ Ltd1930001/10/2005 - 30/09/2008
Noise and s-parameter measurement of hittite HMC442 and HMC449 devicesDr J Benedikt, Mr J Lees, Prof PJ TaskerEADS Astrium Limited1602817/07/2006 - 17/12/2006
Noise and s-parameter measurement of hittite HMC442 and HMC449 devicesDr J Benedikt, Mr J Lees, Prof PJ TaskerEADS Astrium Limited 351217/07/2006 - 17/12/2006
Novel development methodology for highly-efficient and ultra-broadband remote sensing applicationsDr J Benedikt, Prof PJ TaskerSelex Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd27757301/04/2007 - 30/09/2010
MMIC Interconnect and packagingDr J Benedikt, Prof PJ TaskerLabtech Ltd2100001/10/2004 - 01/10/2007
Diagnostic Rhyme TestingDr J Benedikt, Prof PJ TaskerEADS Defence and Security Systems Ltd4070412/12/2005 - 11/02/2006
Capital equipment addressing new markets and leveraging in extra funding to WalesDr J Benedikt, Prof PJ Tasker, Dr A PorchNational Assembly for Wales (KEF)24770015/11/2006 - 01/04/2007
Speech intelligibility testingDr J Benedikt, Prof PJ Tasker, Mr J LeesEADS Astrium Limited 8795001/11/2006 - 28/02/2007
KTC Green Communication (Non-Convergence)McCann DJ, Tasker PJ, Benedikt JNational Assembly for Wales (A4B)23536801/08/2009 - 01/08/2012
Power transistor and amplifier characterization and modelling using modulated waveforms in non 50 ohm environmentsBenedikt J, Tasker PJAgilent Technologies1458809/06/2008 - 08/06/2009
Wideband high eficiency power amplifier designBenedikt JREMEC Defense & Space606101/04/2011 - 31/08/2011
Development of a Doherty PABenedikt JERA Technology Ltd3400001/10/2007 - 31/03/2011
Technology platform evangelization and implementation of graphical system design in the context of improving science and engineering practical education and accelerating advanced researchBenedikt JNational Instruments4500001/04/2014 - 31/03/2017
Faculty positionBenedikt JNational Instruments3000001/08/2016 - 31/07/2018
Non-linear modelling and characterization demonstratorBenedikt J,National Instruments Corporation UK Ltd4000001/03/2012 - 28/02/2013
High-efficiency device characterisation for OperaNETBenedikt J, Lees JFreescale Semiconductor5000001/10/2008 - 30/09/2011
Investigation and design of HTB power amplifiers for WuMax ApplicationsBenedikt J, Tasker PJMimex Europe Ltd971225/09/2006 - 24/02/2010
Noise and s-parameter measurement of hittite HMC442 and HMC449 devicesBenedikt J, Tasker PJ, Lees JEADS Astrium Limited351217/07/2006 - 17/12/2006
Waveform Engineering in ManufacturingBenedikt J, Tasker PEPSRC6016701/01/2014 - 31/12/2014
Rapid identification of Broadband and efficient PA modesBenedikt J, Tasker PFutureWei Technologies Inc3086301/01/2015 - 31/12/2015
Development of linear HBT power amplifiersBenedikt J, Tasker PJMimex Europe Ltd2100025/09/2006 - 24/02/2010
Novel development methodology for highly-efficient and ultra-broadband remote sensing applications (with extension)Benedikt J, Tasker PJSelex Sensors and Airborne Systems Ltd27757301/04/2007 - 30/09/2010
Broadband doherty PA key techniquesBenedikt J, Tasker PJHuawei13800018/09/2014 - 30/09/2016
Characterization of nonlinearities of the high power devices under multi signal exitationBenedikt J, Tasker PJNokia Corporation 4680001/10/2004 - 30/09/2007
III-V Epitaxial Layer Optimization for High Frequency Electronic Devices Based on RF CharacterizationHirshy H, Tasker P, Perks R, Benedikt JSer Cymru NRN AEM Swansea19000001/09/2015 - 31/08/2018
Integration of RF Circuits with High Speed GaN Switching on Silicon SubstratesTasker P, Lees J, Benedikt JEPSRC83507401/04/2016 - 31/03/2019
Exploit the unique complementary activities of RF characterization and GaN fabrication to demonstrate higher performance (power/efficiacy/robustness) RF power and low noise GaN microwave devicesTasker PJ, Benedikt JQinetiq Ltd2126301/10/2008 - 31/03/2012
Holistic design of power amplifiers for future wireless systemsTasker PJ, Benedikt JEPSRC115791901/04/2008 - 30/09/2013
Top amplifier research groups in a European team (TARGET)Tasker PJ, Benedikt JCommission of European Communities 31680001/01/2004 - 30/06/2005
RF measurement on GaN transistors and passivesTasker PJ, Benedikt JQinetiQ Ltd 4103113/09/2004 - 13/06/2006
Characterisation and comparison of packaged GaN devisesTasker PJ, Benedikt J, Lees J,Cree Inc1693101/05/2008 - 01/09/2008

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
High Power Waveform EngineeringSHEIKH AamirGraduatePhD
A novel Approach For Wide Band High-Efficiency Power Amplifier DesignALMUHAISEN AbdullahGraduatePhD
Microwave Amplifier DesignALGHANIM AbdulrahmanGraduatePhD
RAMAN BASED THERMOGRAPHY OF GAN HFETS UNDER HIGH POWER RF EXCITATION. SPECIALISATION - COMMUNICATION ENGINEERING.AL ZIAYREE Ali Mahdi LaftaCurrentPhD
MODULATION SCHEMES FOR FUTURE MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS INTEGRATING THE NONLINEAR BEHAVIOUR OF RF FRONT ENDAL RAWACHY Azam Asamm DaoodCurrentPhD
Radio Frequency Power Amplifier Linearization TechniqueNOORI BasimCurrentPhD
Application of Waveform Engineering to GaN Characterisation and Class F DesignROFF Christopher JosephGraduatePhD
Novel MMIC Design Process Using Waveform EngineeringFITZPATRICK DominicGraduatePhD
NOVEL POWER AMPLIFIER DESIGN USING NON-LINEAR MICROWAVER CHARACTERISATION AND MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUESOGBOI Friday LawrenceGraduatePhD
Comms and ITQI HaoGraduatePhD
Input Harmonic And Mixing Behavioural Model AnalysisBELL JamesGraduatePhD
Multi-Sines Stimulus Design For The Assessment Of Non-Linear DevicesSU JiangtaoGraduatePhD
The investigation, Development and Implementation of RF-PA Structures Possessing High Efficiency over Wide Dynamic RangeLEES JonathanGraduatePhD
Wideband Active Envelope Load-Pull for Robust Power Amplifier and Transistor Characterisation.HASHIM khaliGraduatePhD
COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMSCASBON MichaelCurrentPhD
Analysis, Realization And Evaluation Of Envelope Load Pull System For Both CW And Multi-Tone ApplicationsHASHMI Mohammad ShabiGraduatePhD
An Enhanced Modulated Waveform Measurement SystemAKMAL MuhammadGraduatePhD
Development Of A High Power RF Measurement SystemRUSSAMEE NilapedGraduatePhD
Development of Novel Design Methodologies for the Efficiency Enhancement of RF Power Amplifiers in Wireless CommunicationsWRIGHT PeterGraduatePhD
Intelligence Driven Load-Pull Measurement StrategiesSAINI RandeepGraduatePhD
Braodband Microwave Push-Pull Power AmplifiersSMITH RobertGraduatePhD
Behavioral Model Analysis Of Active Harminic Load-Pull MeasurementsWOODINGTON SimonGraduatePhD
RAPID IDENTIFICATION OF BROADBAND AND EFFICIENT PA MODES.SYED ANERA Syed Muhammad Hilmi BinCurrentPhD
INVESTIGATIONS ON A MULTI-HARMONIC DPD SYSTEM FOR RF TRANSMITTERS IN MOBILE COMMUNICAITON SYSTEMS. SPECIALIZATION: ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING ( ELECTRONIC AND TELECOMMUNICATION).HUSSEINI Thoalfukar H AbdalridaCurrentPhD
Continuous Mode High Efficiency Power Amplifier Design For X BandCANNING TimothyGraduatePhD
A Large-Signal Multi-Tone Time Domain Waveform Measurement System With Broadband Active Load Impedance ControlWILLIAMS Tudor VyvyanGraduatePhD
Novel Highly Efficient Broadband Continuous Power Amplifier ModesCARRUBBA VincenzoGraduatePhD
RF IV Waveform Engineering Applied to VSWR Sweeps and RF Stress TestingMCGENN WilliamGraduatePhD
Thin film packagingABOUSH Zaid EmmanuelGraduatePhD
The Auxiliary Envelope Tracking RF Power AmplifiersYUSOFF ZubaidaGraduatePhD