Ann Trippe

Ann Trippe

Ann Trippe,
M.Sc. Alumna


Ann graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2009 with a BS in Electrical Engineering, and began as a Graduate Research Assistant with MiRCTech inAugust 2009.

Research Interests

  • RF/microwave circuit design for tunable/self-healing radars
  • Circuit design using gallium nitride technology and the packaging of gallium nitride circuits
  • 3D integration using organic substrates


  • Graduate Engineering Intern (Summer 2010) – Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, Ohio
    • Development of a hybrid single stage low-noise amplifier using a gallium nitride HEMT device on liquid crystal polymer
    • Project development for two summer-hire high school students and served as project mentor
  • Engineering Intern (Summers 2006-08) – ANADIGICS, WLAN Center of Excellence in Norcross, GA
    • Designed a gain block amplifier for use as an input stage of a power amplifier.
    • Layout of test cells to debug RFIC power amplifiers, low-noise amplifiers, and switches.
    • Designed automation software to measure static and dynamic EVM, ACPR, P1dB and harmonics of power amplifiers for 802.11a/b/g and WiMAX applications; reduced data collection time by a factor of one-fourth.
    • Created test software to measure S-parameters, P1dB, and harmonics using a network analyzer.
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant (May-Dec 2008) – Advanced Semiconductor Technology Facility, Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA
    • Current-voltage characterization of wide-bandgap solar cells and pn-junction diodes.


  1. A. Trippe, E. Juntunen, D. Bhatta, K. Chuang, K. Lee, J. Laskar, J. Papapolymerou, and E. Gebara, “An adaptive broadband BiCMOS active spur canceler,” Microwave Symposium Digest (MTT), 2010 IEEE MTT-S International
    , June 2011, to be published.
  2. A. Trippe, K. Groves, P. Orlando III, A. Mattamana, R. Fitch, J. Gillespie, T. Quach, and J. Papapolymerou, “A hybrid X-band low-noise gallium nitride amplifier on liquid crystal polymer substrate,” in GOMACTech Government Microcircuit Applications and Critical Technology Conference, Mar. 2011, to be published.
  3. A. Trippe, S. Bhattacharya, J. Papapolymerou, and J. Ferguson, “Electrical Characterization of EmbeddedPolymer/Ceramic Capacitors from 500 MHz to 12 GHz”, 60th Electronics Components and Technology Conference, June 2010.

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