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Society Profile

Microwave Theory and Techniques Society
OUR FOCUS

TECHNOLOGY

The Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-S)
focuses on the theory and applications of radio-frequency (HF, VHF/UHF, microwave, millimeter-wave and
terahertz), guided-wave and wireless technologies, as
they relate to nanostructures, devices, integrated circuits, multi-circuit assemblies, components, packages,
transmission lines, sub-systems, and systems involving
the generation, amplification, processing, modulation,
control, transmission, reception, detection and demodulation, and effects of electromagnetic energy transport. It
also includes the interaction and interface of microwave
signals with digital and optical circuitry and interconnecting transmission media. Examples include optical waves
in suitably confined structures, as well as the applications
of acoustic, magnetic, and plasmonic waves to microwave systems.

The Society's focus includes scientific, technical, and
industrial activities, subject to timely modifications
approved by the IEEE Technical Advisory Board. Technical
Committee focus areas of interest include microwave
and millimeter-wave materials, solid state devices
and integrated circuits, filters, passive components
and packaging, microwave acoustics and photonics,
high-power and low-noise techniques, frequency
conversion, field theory, and computer-aided design
and measurements. In addition, the Society is involved
in terahertz technology, ultra-wide band and microwave
systems, and multidisciplinary activities such as RF
microelectromechanical (RFMEMS) devices, radio
frequency identification devices (RFIDs), digital signal
processing, biological effects and medical applications,
and business issues.

OFFICIAL FIELD OF INTEREST
The field of interest of the society is theory, techniques
and applications of guided wave and wireless
technologies spanning the electromagnetic spectrum
from RF/microwave through millimeter-waves
and terahertz, including the aspects of materials,
components, devices, circuits, modules, and systems
which involve the generation, modulation, demodulation,
control, transmission, sensing and effects of
electromagnetic signals.

FREQUENCIES
Radio frequency (RF) is a term that refers to signals and
associated currents having characteristics such that, if
the current is input to an antenna, an electromagnetic
(EM) field is generated suitable for wireless broadcasting
and/or communications, radar, etc. These frequencies
cover a significant portion of the electromagnetic
radiation spectrum, extending from about 9 kHz, the
lowest allocated wireless communications frequency (if
it were audible it would be within the range of human
hearing), to thousands of gigahertz (GHz). The discipline
of microwave theory & techniques applies physical and
mathematical principles to analyze devices, components
and structures that interact with electromagnetic fields
and often have dimensions representing a significant
fraction of a wavelength, or when in-circuit wave
propagation effects need to be considered.

STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
MTT-S offers various initiatives to students in
microwave engineering to encourage our future leaders
and key technical contributors. Several initiatives can be
participated in from the home location, without the need
to travel. Other initiatives are linked to the International
Microwave Symposium (IMS), the flagship conference
of MTT-S.
MTT-S has a program to offer financial support to
undergraduate and graduate students pursuing full-time
programs in RF and microwave engineering. Check out
the scholarships and fellowships website for
more details.

For an overview of the various
student-related contests at
the International Microwave
Symposium (IMS), consult
the Students at IMS website.
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