Timothy Brockett

For More Information:
Email: brockett@ee.ucla.edu
Website: www.ee.ucla.edu/~brockett
Resume: Resume - Tim Brockett
Quick Facts:
Place of Origin: Oakland, CA, USA
Degree Goal: PhD - 2013
Current Degree: MSEE
Career Goal: Research position in academia or industry
Biography
Timothy Brockett is pursuing a Ph.D. under the supervision of Prof. Yahya Rahmat-Samii in the Antenna Research, Analysis, and Measurements (ARAM) laboratory. He earned a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA in 2004 and 2008, respectively. From 2004 to 2007 he was the manager of the Center for High Frequency of Electronics (CHFE) at UCLA. In addition, he is the supervisor of UCLA's antenna ranges including the spherical and bipolar planar near-field ranges.
Research Interests
His research interests include antenna measurement, antenna arrays, periodic structures, and the emerging fields of nanostructures.
Highlights
  • Received 2nd Best Paper Award in the Ernest K. Smith USNC-URSI Student Paper Competition, January 2012.
  • Received 2nd place in the student paper competition in AMTA 2009
  • Work was featured on the cover page of Antenna and Propagation Magazine in October 2008
  • IEEE Student Member
Journal Papers (3 Total)
  • T.J. Brockett, Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Subarray Design Diagnostics for the Suppression of Undesirable Grating Lobes," IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 60, no.3, March 2012.
  • S. F. Razavi, S. Xu, T. Brockett, and Y. Rahmat-Samii, "The spillover effect on the directivity calculation of reflector antennas in planar near-field measurements," IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 124-134, Dec. 2009.
  • T. Brockett and Y. Rahmat-Samii, "A Novel Portable Bipolar Near-field Measurement System for Millimeter-wave Antennas: Construction, Development, and Verification," IEEE Antennas Propagat. Mag., vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 121-130, Oct. 2008 (cover page article).
Conference Papers (15 Total)
  • T. J. Brockett, H. Rajagopalan, Y. Rahmat-Samii, "A New Paradigm in Solar Energy Harvesting: Characterization of High Absorption Nanopilar Array Photovoltaics" presented at the 2012 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, Boulder, CO, January 2012.
  • T. Brockett and Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Sub-array Design Diagnostics for the Development of Large Uniform Arrays," Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI), 2011 IEEE , 3-8 July 2011.
  • H. Rajagopalan, T. Brockett, and Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Investigation of Semiconductor Nanostructured Photovoltaic for Next Generation Solar Cells," Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI), 2011 IEEE , 3-8 July 2011.
  • T. Brockett, Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Diagnosis of Undesirable Grating Lobes in Large Array Antennas Comprised of Sub-array Elements," presented at the URSI Conference 2011, Boulder, Colorado, 2011.
  • T. Brockett, H. Rajagopalan, Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Semiconductor Nanopillar Characterization for Improved Solar Energy Collection using Full-wave Electromagnetic Analysis," presented at the URSI Conference 2011, Boulder, Colorado, 2011.
  • T. Brockett, Y. Rahmat-Samii, "On the importance of sub-array design in the suppression of undesirable grating lobes," Phased Array Systems and Technology (ARRAY), 2010 IEEE International Symposium on , vol., no., pp.745-750, 12-15 Oct. 2010.
  • T. Brockett, H. Rajagopalan, Y. Rahmat-Samii, "GaAs nano-pillars for solar power absorption: Electromagnetic characterization," Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI), 2010 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1-4, 11-17 July 2010.
  • T. Brockett, Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Spiral scanning for bipolar planar near-field antenna measurements: A comparative study," Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI), 2010 IEEE , vol., no., pp.1-4, 11-17 July 2010.
  • T. Brockett and Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Advantages of Rapid Bipolar Planar Near-field Scanner for Millimetre-wave Antenna Measurement," EuCAP 2010, Barcelona, Spain.
  • T. Brockett, Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Continuous Bipolar Spiral Scanning for Bipolar Planar Near-field Antenna Measurements," presented at the URSI Conference 2010, Boulder, Colorado, 2010.
  • T. Brockett, Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Rapid Continuous Linear Spiral Measurements for Millimeter-waves," Antenna Measurements & Techniques Association Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2009.
  • T. Brockett and Y. Rahmat-Samii, "Millimeter-Wave Bi-polar Planar Phaseless Measurements and Diagnostics: Characterization of a Ka-Band Patch Array," accepted to 2009 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, Charleston, SC.
  • T. Brockett and Y. Rahmat-Samii, "A Portable Bi-Polar Millimetre-Wave Antenna Near-Field Measurement System," AMTA EuCAP 2008, Berlin, Germany.
  • T. Brockett and Y. Rahmat-Samii, "UCLA's Portable Millimeter-Wave Bipolar Planar Near-field Antenna Measurement System," 2008 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, San Diego, CA, Jul. 2008, pp. 1-4.
  • T. Brockett and Y. Rahmat-Samii, "UCLA's Millimeter-Wave Bi-polar Planar Antenna Measurement System: A Novel Portable Design," AMTA Symposium 2007, St. Louis, MO.