Takashi Ohira

Dr. Takashi Ohira
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Takashi Ohira is professor at Department of Electrical and Electronic Information Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan.

Research areas

He developed GaAs MMIC transponder modules and microwave beam forming networks aboard Japanese domestic multi-beam communication satellites, Engineering Test Satellite VI (ETS-VI) and ETS-VIII, at NTT Wireless Systems Laboratories, Yokosuka, Japan.

Since 1999, he has been engaged in research on wireless ad-hoc networks and microwave analog adaptive antennas aboard consumer electronic devices at ATR Adaptive Communications Research Laboratories, Kyoto. Concurrently he was a consulting engineer at the National Space Development Agency (NASDA) ETS-VIII Project in 1999 and an invited lecturer at Osaka University from 2000 to 2001. From 2005, he was director of ATR Wave Engineering Laboratories, Kyoto.

Education and career

He received B.E. and D.E. degrees in communication engineering from Osaka University in 1978 and 1983, respectively.

In 1983, he joined NTT Electrical Communication Laboratories, Yokosuka, Japan, where he was engaged in research on monolithic integration of microwave semiconductor devices and circuits.

Publications and awards

Dr Ohira coauthored Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (Tokyo: IEICE, 1997) and was awarded the 1986 IEICE Shinohara Prize, the 1998 APMC Prize, and the 2004 IEICE Electronics Society Prize.

He served as Chair of URSI Commission C, and Chair of IEEJ Millimeter-wave Committee. Dr Ohira is an IEEE Fellow, Founder of IEEE MTT-S Kansai Chapter, and Founder of IEEE MTT-S Nagoya Chapter.