Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems

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Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems: The Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS) Program is intended to spur visionary systems-oriented activities in collaborative, multidisciplinary, and integrative engineering research. CCSS supports systems research in hardware, signal processing techniques, and architectures to enable the next generation of cyber-physical systems (CPS) that leverage computation, communication, and algorithms integrated with physical domains. CCSS supports innovative research and integrated educational activities in micro- and nano- electromechanical systems (MEMS/NEMS), communications and sensing systems, and cyber-physical systems. The goal is to design, develop, and implement new complex and hybrid systems at all scales, including nano and macro, that lead to innovative engineering principles and solutions for a variety of application domains including, but not limited to, healthcare, medicine, environmental and biological monitoring, communications, disaster mitigation, homeland security, intelligent transportation, manufacturing, energy, and smart buildings. CCSS also supports integration technologies at both intra- and inter- chip levels, new and advanced radio frequency (RF), millimeter wave and optical wireless and hybrid communications systems architectures, and sensing and imaging at terahertz (THz) frequencies.

Proposals for the CCSS program may involve collaborative research to capture the breadth of expertise needed for such multidisciplinary integrative activities. ECCS will consider supporting a limited number of small team proposals of three or more Investigators from different disciplines and/or universities.

Areas of interest include:

Hao Ling

<ul type="disc">
<li>RF, Analog, and Mixed Signal Integrated Circuits and Systems</li>
<li>RF, Microwave, Millimeter-Wave and THz Technology</li>
<li>Energy-Efficient, Low-Noise, Reconfigurable Electronics</li>
<li>Antennas and Wave Propagation for Communications and Sensing</li>
<li>High-Fidelity Modeling and Simulation of Electronic, Photonic and Electromagnetic Systems</li>

Chengshan Xiao

<ul type="disc">
<li>RF/Wireless, Optical, and Hybrid Communications and Networking</li>
<li>Integrated Sensing, Communication, and Computational Systems</li>
<li>Spectrum Access and Spectrum Sharing, Cognitive Radio</li>
<li>Signal Processing and Compressive Sampling</li>
<li>Cyber Physical Systems and Security</li>

Mona Zaghloul

<ul type="disc">
<li>Micro, Nano, and Bio Systems (MEMS/NEMS)</li>
<li>Chemical, Biological, and Physical Sensors, Sensors and Actuators, and Electronic Interfaces</li>
<li>Ultra-Low Power Wearable and Implantable Sensing and Imaging Systems</li>
<li>Real-Time Monitoring and Stimulation of the Brain and Other Body Functions in Natural Environments</li>
Federal Grant Title: Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems
Federal Agency Name: National Science Foundation
Grant Categories: Science and Technology
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: PD-16-7564
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 321638, 321639
CFDA Descriptions: Engineering Grants
Current Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2016 ECCS Submission Window; ECCS REU/RET
Original Application Deadline: Nov 1, 2016 ECCS Submission Window; ECCS REU/RET
Posted Date: Apr 27, 2016
Creation Date: Apr 27, 2016
Archive Date: Dec 3, 2025
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: none
Minimum Federal Grant Award: none
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
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