Dr. Sasan Ardalan (Extra Class Amateur Radio, KG4WUP) received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in 1983. He was an Associate Professor at NC State in 1991. He was an Adjunct Professor at Duke University. He received his Diploma from Alborz in Tehran Iran.
In 1995 he joined IBM Microelectronics and was a leader in the ITU standards on high speed voice band modems. He joined ABB in 1997 and lead the design of a new wireless system for automatic meter reading. He also deployed early high speed digital wireless systems for metropolitan wide communications in 1998. He also designed and implemented a mobile crew management system. He was an Adjunct Professor at Duke University where he developed new courses on wireless communications and wireless Internet. Dr. Ardalan was responsible for the development of a frequency-stepped double side-band suppressed carrier microwave radar system for NASA. He led the development effort for an end to end C based simulation of an IEEE 802.11a OFDM system for the Capsim® block diagram simulation tool in 2001-2002. He joined Intel in 2003-2006 where he was the Chief Systems Engineer in the development of US based WiFi products.
In 2006 he founded Silicon DSP Corporation in Portland, Oregon. He has many publications in refereed journals. He has been the Principal Investigator for the Design, Tapeout and Verification of multiple Radiation Hardened ASICs. He was the Principle Investigator for Radiation Hardened Delta Sigma Modulation and also the Development of Rad Hard ASICs for NASA and AFRL on 32nm SOI and 45nm SOI. He has developed multiple ASIC chips (all working Silicon at 90nm) for the US Space Program through multiple SBIR projects, in particular for AFRL sponsored research for radiation hardened space electronics.
He has 11 issued US Patents.
He was awarded the Best Teacher Award, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, NC State University, 1991.