As modern wireless communications continuously increase in speed and performance, operating at higher frequencies has become a clear trend for all wireless devices and systems. Simultaneously, multi-band high-frequency communications and advancements in adaptive radios give rise to the implementation of frequency reconfigurability in integrated devices. Combining the benefits of both high-frequency operation and frequency reconfigurability, Volkan is working on a design methodology to devise frequency-reconfigurable couplers in the mm-wave/sub-THz (>100 GHz) range. This project proves itself to be the first implementation of reconfigurable couplers in silicon at these frequencies. The proposed methodology will be a crucial element for the development of future adaptive wireless systems operating at sub-THz frequencies to address beyond-5G/6G challenges.
After Maryland won seven of its first ten games, questions about Friedgen's job security diminished. On November 19, 2010, Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson announced that Friedgen would be returning for the 2011 season, the final year of his contract. Despite this announcement, after offensive coordinator James Franklin accepted a job at Vanderbilt and offered positions to four other members of the staff, Anderson did not answer questions about Friedgen's future on December 17.On December 18, 2010, it was reported in The Washington Post that the school was terminating him as head coach and had offered him a buyout of his remaining contract valued at $2,000,000. On December 20, 2010, athletic director Kevin Anderson made an official announcement that Friedgen would not be returning for the 2011 season. In an interview with WNST radio in Baltimore, Friedgen said he was so angry over the firing that he burned his Maryland diploma and was "flying a Georgia Tech flag right now," though he later clarified that he was joking and had not actually burned his diploma.
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