Faculty/Staff Profile

Nan Guo

R&D Engineer

Department: Center for Manufacturing Research
Clement Hall (CLEM) 401
PO Box: 5077
(931) 372-3102

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Professional Expertise

Electric system design and prototyping, RF/microwave measurement and circuits, FPGA and mixed-signal circuits/devices, Ultrawideband and Millimeter Wave wireless signal propagation

Recent Works/Projects Accomplished

  1. Designed and developed UWB transceiver test-beds, and supported development of the following novel system applications: (1) A simplified UWB time-reversal approach with consideration of practical limitations, (2) A shift-register based arbitrary waveform generator/modulator, and (3) A 3-stage timing acquisition method suitable for burst-mode communications with pulse-based signals.
  2. Development of a Simulation Platform of Millimeter Wave UWB for Wireless Personal Area Networks including the submission of a patent application – supported by Panasonic R&D Company of America, Panasonic Princeton Laboratory, 2006. {N. Guo, R.C. Qiu, S.S. Mo and K. Takahashi, “60-GHz millimeter-wave radio: principle, technology and new results (invited paper),” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2007, pp.1-8, Jan. 2007.}
  3. Provided engineering support of NSF Grant #ECS-0622125 entitled, “Time-Reversal Ultra-Wideband MIMO (UWB-MIMO) for Low Cost, High Data Rate Communications” and Office of Naval Research Contract Awrad #N00014-07-1-0529 entitled, “Time-Reversal Based Range Extension Techniques for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Sensors and Applications in Tactical Communications and Networking.”
  4. N. Guo, R.C. Qiu, and B.M. Sadler, “Reduced-complexity UWB time-reversal techniques and experimental results,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Comm., vol. 6, no. 12, pp.4221-4226, Dec. 2007.
  5. N. Guo, J. Q. Zhang, P. Zhang, Z. Hu, Y. Song and R. C. Qiu, "UWB real-time testbed with waveform-based precoding," in IEEE Milcom'08, San Diego, CA, 16-19 Nov. 2008, pp.1-7.

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. N. Guo and F. Hong, “The effects of soft limitation, quantization and sampling interval on DS/SS digital matched filtering,” Journal of China Institute of Communications, vol.17, no.1, pp.12-17, Jan. 1996.
  2. N. Guo, F. Hong and L. Li, “An M-ary DS/SS communication system and the optimization of information-combination mapping,” Acta Electronica Sinica, vol.24, no.4, pp.50-54, April 1996.
  3. N. Guo, F. Hong and R. Dou, “An adaptive meteor-burst communication system using interleaving-RS code correction technique and analysis of its performance,” Journal of China Institute of Communications, vol.18, no.1, pp.73-77, Jan. 1997.
  4. N. Guo, F. Hong and L. Li, “On a trellis coded multidimensional DS/SS communication scheme,” Acta Electronica Sinica, vol.25, no.4, pp.20-23, April 1997.
  5. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “On rate-variable multidimensional DS/SSMA with dynamic sequence sharing,” IEEE J. Select. Areas Comm., vol. 17, no. 5, pp.902-917, May 1999.
  6. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “Uplink performance evaluation of multi-code DS/CDMA systems in presence of nonlinear distortions,” IEEE J. Select. Areas Comm., vol. 18, no. 8, pp.1418-1428, Aug. 2000.
  7. R.C. Qiu, J.Q. Zhang, N. Guo, "Detection of physics-based ultra-wideband signals using generalized RAKE and multi-user detection (MUD)," IEEE J. Select. Areas Comm., vol. 24, no. 4, pp.724-730, April 2006.
  8. N. Guo and R.C. Qiu, "Improved autocorrelation demodulation receivers based on multiple-symbol detection for UWB communications", IEEE Trans. Wireless Comm., vol. 5, no. 8, pp.2026-2031, Aug. 2006.
  9. R.C. Qiu, C. Zhou, N. Guo, and J.Q. Zhang, “Time reversal with MISO for ultra-wideband communications: experimental results,” IEEE Antenna and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol.5, no. 1, pp.269-273, Dec. 2006.
  10. N. Guo, R.C. Qiu, S.S. Mo and K. Takahashi, “60-GHz millimeter-wave radio: principle, technology and new results (invited paper),” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2007, pp.1-8, Jan. 2007.
  11. N. Guo, R.C. Qiu, and B.M. Sadler, “Reduced-complexity UWB time-reversal techniques and experimental results,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Comm., vol. 6, no. 12, pp.4221-4226, Dec. 2007.
  12. C. Zhou, N. Guo and R. C. Qiu, "Time reversed ultra-wideband (UWB) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) based on measured spatial channels," IEEE Trans. Vehicle Technology, accepted for publication in 2009.

Conference Papers

  1. N. Guo and F. Hong, “A digitized DS/SS receiver structure with adaptive control of soft limiting,” in IEEE ICUPC, Tokyo, Japan, 6-10 Nov. 1995, pp.52-55.
  2. N. Guo and F. Hong, “The structure of rate variable multidimensional DS/SS communication systems,” in IEEE ICCT'96, Beijing, China, 5-7 May 1996, vol. 1, pp.587-590.
  3. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “On sequence sharing for multi-code DS/CDMA systems,” in IEEE Milcom’98, Boston, MA, 18-21 Oct. 1998, vol. 1, pp.238-242.
  4. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “Service-variable multidimensional DS/CDMA systems,” in IEEE Milcom’98, Boston, MA, 18-21 Oct. 1998, vol. 2, pp.534-538.
  5. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “Mapping design for general multidimensional communication systems,” in IEEE Milcom’99, Atlantic City, NJ, 31 Oct.-3 Nov. 1999, vol. 1, pp.35-39.
  6. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “Impact of imperfect CSI estimation on multidimensional communication systems over a Rayleigh fading channel,” in IEEE ICC’99 ( Communication Theory Mini-Conference), Vancouver, Canada, June 6-9, 1999, pp.120-124.
  7. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “The impact of nonlinear amplification on multi-code CDMA systems,” in IEEE ICC’00, New Orleans, LA, 18-22 June 2000, vol. 2, pp.1034-1038.
  8. A.E. Akogun, R.C. Qiu and N. Guo, "Demonstrating time reversal in ultra-wideband communications using time domain measurements," in 51st International Instrumentation Symposium, Knoxville, TN, 8-12 May 2005.
  9. N. Guo, R.C. Qiu, B.M. Sadler, "An ultra-wideband autocorrelation demodulation scheme with low-complexity time reversal enhancement," in IEEE Milcom'05, Atlantic City, NJ, 17-20 Oct. 2005, vol. 5, pp. 3066-3072.
  10. R.C. Qiu, C. Zhou, N. Guo, J.Q. Zhang, "Time reversal with MISO for ultra-wideband communications: experimental results," invited paper, in IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, San Diego, CA, 2006.
  11. N. Guo, J.Q. Zhang and R.C. Qiu, "A UWB radio test-bed system design and implementation," in IEEE 38th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, Cookeville, TN, USA, 5-7 March 2006, pp.142-146.
  12. N. Guo, R.C. Qiu, B.M. Sadler, "A UWB radio network using multiple delay capture enabled by time reversal," in IEEE MIilcom'06, Washington, DC, 23-25 Oct. 2006, pp.1-5.
  13. N. Guo, J. Zhang, R.C. Qiu and S.S. Mo, "UWB MISO time reversal with energy detector receiver over ISI channels," in IEEE CCNC’07, Las Vegas, NV, 11-13 Jan. 2007, pp.629-633.
  14. R. C. Qiu, C. Zhou, J. Q. Zhang, and N. Guo, "Channel reciprocity and time-reversed propagation for ultra-wideband communications," in IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Honolulu, Hawaii, 9-15 June 2007, pp.29-32.
  15. C. Zhou, N. Guo, B. Sadler and R.C. Qiu, "Performance study on time reversed impulse MIMO for UWB communications based on measured spatial UWB channels," in IEEE Milcom'07, Orlando, FL, 29-31 Oct. 2007, pp.1-6.
  16. N. Guo, J. Q. Zhang, P. Zhang, Z. Hu, Y. Song and R. C. Qiu, "UWB real-time testbed with waveform-based precoding," in IEEE Milcom'08, San Diego, CA, 16-19 Nov. 2008, pp.1-7.
  17. N. Guo, Z. Hu, A. S. Saini and R. C. Qiu, "Waveform-level precoding with simple energy detector receiver for wideband communication," accepted by IEEE SSST'09, Tullahoma, TN, USA, 15-17 March 2009.

BOOK CHAPTER

  1. N. Guo, R. C. Qiu, Q. Zhang, B. M. Sadler, Z. Hu, P. Zhang, Y. Song, C. M. Zhou, "Time Reversal for Ultra-wideband Communications: Architecture and Test-bed," in Handbook on Sensor Networks, Yang Xiao, Hui Chen, and Frank H. Li, Eds. to be published by World Scientific Publishing Co., 2009.

Selected Technical Reports

  1. R. Qiu, P.K. Rajan, N. Guo, et al, “ Ultra-wideband Communications Systems and Tested,” Final Report to US Army Research Office, July 31, 2007.
  2. R. Qiu, N. Guo, et al, "Time-Reversal Based Range Extension Technique for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Sensors and Applications in Tactical Communications and Networking," Quarterly Technical Report to Office of Naval Research (ONR) (reporting every quarter since 2007).

Presentations

  1. Ultra-Wideband Radio Transceiver Design and Test-bed Development, TTU ECE Seminar Series, April 17, 2007
  2. Robert Qiu, Nan Guo, Yu Song, Zhen Hu, Peng Zhang, Amanpreet Saini, Zhe Chen, and Kenneth Currie, Towards An Integration of Wideband (Multi-GHz) Cognitive Radio and Cognitive Radar: Testbed and Architecture, Dynamic Spectrum Access and Cognitive Radio Technologies Workshop, Dayton, Ohio, November 13, 2008.

Publications

Journal Papers

  1. N. Guo and F. Hong, “The effects of soft limitation, quantization and sampling interval on DS/SS digital matched filtering,” Journal of China Institute of Communications, vol.17, no.1, pp.12-17, Jan. 1996.
  2. N. Guo, F. Hong and L. Li, “An M-ary DS/SS communication system and the optimization of information-combination mapping,” Acta Electronica Sinica, vol.24, no.4, pp.50-54, April 1996.
  3. N. Guo, F. Hong and R. Dou, “An adaptive meteor-burst communication system using interleaving-RS code correction technique and analysis of its performance,” Journal of China Institute of Communications, vol.18, no.1, pp.73-77, Jan. 1997.
  4. N. Guo, F. Hong and L. Li, “On a trellis coded multidimensional DS/SS communication scheme,” Acta Electronica Sinica, vol.25, no.4, pp.20-23, April 1997.
  5. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “On rate-variable multidimensional DS/SSMA with dynamic sequence sharing,” IEEE J. Select. Areas Comm., vol. 17, no. 5, pp.902-917, May 1999.
  6. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “Uplink performance evaluation of multi-code DS/CDMA systems in presence of nonlinear distortions,” IEEE J. Select. Areas Comm., vol. 18, no. 8, pp.1418-1428, Aug. 2000.
  7. R.C. Qiu, J.Q. Zhang, N. Guo, "Detection of physics-based ultra-wideband signals using generalized RAKE and multi-user detection (MUD)," IEEE J. Select. Areas Comm., vol. 24, no. 4, pp.724-730, April 2006.
  8. N. Guo and R.C. Qiu, "Improved autocorrelation demodulation receivers based on multiple-symbol detection for UWB communications", IEEE Trans. Wireless Comm., vol. 5, no. 8, pp.2026-2031, Aug. 2006.
  9. R.C. Qiu, C. Zhou, N. Guo, and J.Q. Zhang, “Time reversal with MISO for ultra-wideband communications: experimental results,” IEEE Antenna and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol.5, no. 1, pp.269-273, Dec. 2006.
  10. N. Guo, R.C. Qiu, S.S. Mo and K. Takahashi, “60-GHz millimeter-wave radio: principle, technology and new results (invited paper),” EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking, vol. 2007, pp.1-8, Jan. 2007.
  11. N. Guo, R.C. Qiu, and B.M. Sadler, “Reduced-complexity UWB time-reversal techniques and experimental results,” IEEE Trans. Wireless Comm., vol. 6, no. 12, pp.4221-4226, Dec. 2007.
  12. C. Zhou, N. Guo and R. C. Qiu, "Time reversed ultra-wideband (UWB) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) based on measured spatial channels," IEEE Trans. Vehicle Technology, accepted for publication in 2009.

Conference Papers

  1. N. Guo and F. Hong, “A digitized DS/SS receiver structure with adaptive control of soft limiting,” in IEEE ICUPC, Tokyo, Japan, 6-10 Nov. 1995, pp.52-55.
  2. N. Guo and F. Hong, “The structure of rate variable multidimensional DS/SS communication systems,” in IEEE ICCT'96, Beijing, China, 5-7 May 1996, vol. 1, pp.587-590.
  3. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “On sequence sharing for multi-code DS/CDMA systems,” in IEEE Milcom’98, Boston, MA, 18-21 Oct. 1998, vol. 1, pp.238-242.
  4. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “Service-variable multidimensional DS/CDMA systems,” in IEEE Milcom’98, Boston, MA, 18-21 Oct. 1998, vol. 2, pp.534-538.
  5. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “Mapping design for general multidimensional communication systems,” in IEEE Milcom’99, Atlantic City, NJ, 31 Oct.-3 Nov. 1999, vol. 1, pp.35-39.
  6. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “Impact of imperfect CSI estimation on multidimensional communication systems over a Rayleigh fading channel,” in IEEE ICC’99 ( Communication Theory Mini-Conference), Vancouver, Canada, June 6-9, 1999, pp.120-124.
  7. N. Guo and M.B. Milstein, “The impact of nonlinear amplification on multi-code CDMA systems,” in IEEE ICC’00, New Orleans, LA, 18-22 June 2000, vol. 2, pp.1034-1038.
  8. A.E. Akogun, R.C. Qiu and N. Guo, "Demonstrating time reversal in ultra-wideband communications using time domain measurements," in 51st International Instrumentation Symposium, Knoxville, TN, 8-12 May 2005.
  9. N. Guo, R.C. Qiu, B.M. Sadler, "An ultra-wideband autocorrelation demodulation scheme with low-complexity time reversal enhancement," in IEEE Milcom'05, Atlantic City, NJ, 17-20 Oct. 2005, vol. 5, pp. 3066-3072.
  10. R.C. Qiu, C. Zhou, N. Guo, J.Q. Zhang, "Time reversal with MISO for ultra-wideband communications: experimental results," invited paper, in IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, San Diego, CA, 2006.
  11. N. Guo, J.Q. Zhang and R.C. Qiu, "A UWB radio test-bed system design and implementation," in IEEE 38th Southeastern Symposium on System Theory, Cookeville, TN, USA, 5-7 March 2006, pp.142-146.
  12. N. Guo, R.C. Qiu, B.M. Sadler, "A UWB radio network using multiple delay capture enabled by time reversal," in IEEE MIilcom'06, Washington, DC, 23-25 Oct. 2006, pp.1-5.
  13. N. Guo, J. Zhang, R.C. Qiu and S.S. Mo, "UWB MISO time reversal with energy detector receiver over ISI channels," in IEEE CCNC’07, Las Vegas, NV, 11-13 Jan. 2007, pp.629-633.
  14. R. C. Qiu, C. Zhou, J. Q. Zhang, and N. Guo, "Channel reciprocity and time-reversed propagation for ultra-wideband communications," in IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Honolulu, Hawaii, 9-15 June 2007, pp.29-32.
  15. C. Zhou, N. Guo, B. Sadler and R.C. Qiu, "Performance study on time reversed impulse MIMO for UWB communications based on measured spatial UWB channels," in IEEE Milcom'07, Orlando, FL, 29-31 Oct. 2007, pp.1-6.
  16. N. Guo, J. Q. Zhang, P. Zhang, Z. Hu, Y. Song and R. C. Qiu, "UWB real-time testbed with waveform-based precoding," in IEEE Milcom'08, San Diego, CA, 16-19 Nov. 2008, pp.1-7.
  17. N. Guo, Z. Hu, A. S. Saini and R. C. Qiu, "Waveform-level precoding with simple energy detector receiver for wideband communication," accepted by IEEE SSST'09, Tullahoma, TN, USA, 15-17 March 2009.

Book Chapter

  1. N. Guo, R. C. Qiu, Q. Zhang, B. M. Sadler, Z. Hu, P. Zhang, Y. Song, C. M. Zhou, "Time Reversal for Ultra-wideband Communications: Architecture and Test-bed," in Handbook on Sensor Networks, Yang Xiao, Hui Chen, and Frank H. Li, Eds. to be published by World Scientific Publishing Co., 2009.

Selected Technical Reports

  1. R. Qiu, P.K. Rajan, N. Guo, et al, “ Ultra-wideband Communications Systems and Tested,” Final Report to US Army Research Office, July 31, 2007.
  2. R. Qiu, N. Guo, et al, "Time-Reversal Based Range Extension Technique for Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Sensors and Applications in Tactical Communications and Networking," Quarterly Technical Report to Office of Naval Research (ONR) (reporting every quarter since 2007).

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