Division of Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems
Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems
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Important Information for Proposers
A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 16-1), is
effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 25, 2016. Please be advised that, depending
on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 16-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this
The Communications, Circuits, and Sensing-Systems (CCSS) Program is intended to spur visionary systems-oriented activities in collaborative, multidisciplinary, and integrative 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 monitoring, communications, disaster mitigation, homeland security, 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:
- Low Power, Low Noise, High Efficiency Communications
- Inter- and Intra-Chip Communications and Networking including THz and optical guided and wireless interconnects
- Wireless Communications and Sensing circuits and systems
Integrated Circuit Design ( Mixed-Signal, Fault-Tolerant, Self -Test and Repair, Stochastic Design)
Real-Time Monitoring and Stimulation of the Brain and other Body functions in natural environments
Zhi (Gerry) Tian
- Micro, Nano, and Bio Systems (MEMS/NEMS)
- Chemical, Biological, and Physical Diagnostics
- Sensors, Actuators, and Electronic Interfaces (Brain and other Body functions, Health, Infrastructure and Environment)
- Ultra-Low power wearable and implantable sensing and imaging systems
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program