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Dr. Ir Patrick MERKEN

Full Professor

patrick.merken@rma.ac.be     +32-2-44-14169     Academic details

Research projects

F10/06

This study aims at exploring the potential of plastic optical fibers (POF) in different application domains relevant for Defense such as the realisation of high throughput tactical networks or the realisation of sensors.

Publications

  1. S Acheroy, P Merken, T Geernaert, H Ottevaere, H Thienpont, and F Berghmans. Determination of the radial profile of the photoelastic coefficient of polymer optical fibers. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, volume 9886, 2016.
  2. Sophie Acheroy, Patrick Merken, Thomas Geernaert, Heidi Ottevaere, Hugo Thienpont, and Francis Berghmans. Determination of the radial profile of the photoelastic coefficient of polymer optical fibers. In Kyriacos Kalli and Alexis Mendez, editors, Micro-Structured and Specialty Optical Fibres IV, SPIE 2016, 2016.
  3. Sophie Acheroy, Patrick Merken, Thomas Geernaert, Heidi Ottevaere, Hugo Thienpont, and Francis Berghmans. Inverse Abel transform algorithms to determine the radial profile of the photoelastic coefficient of glass optical fibers. In Francis Berghmans and Anna G. Mignani, editors, Optical Sensing an Detection IV, 2016.
  4. Sophie Acheroy, Patrick Merken, Heidi Ottevaere, Thomas Geernaert, Hugo Thienpont, Carlos A. F. Marques, David J. Webb, Peng Gang-Ding, Mergo Pawel, and Francis Berghmans. Thermal effects on the photoelastic coefficient of polymer optical fibers. Optics letters, 41(11):2517-2520, 2016.
  5. A Anchlia, R M Vinella, D Gielen, K Wouters, V Vervenne, P Hooylaerts, P Deroo, W Ruythooren, D De Gaspari, J Das, and P Merken. A 400 KHz line rate 2048-pixel stitched SWIR linear array. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, volume 9819, 2016.
  6. G D Lewis and P Merken. Investigation of the dynamic thermal infrared signatures of a calibration target instrumented with a network of 1-wire temperature sensors. volume 9820, pages 982015-982015-10, 2016.
  7. S Acheroy, P Merken, T Geernaert, H Ottevaere, H Thienpont, and F Berghmans. Algorithms for determining the radial profile of the photoelastic coefficient in glass and polymer optical fibers. Optics Express, 23(15), 2015.
  8. Sophie Acheroy, Merken Patrick, Geernaert Thomas, Heidi Ottevaere, Hugo Thienpont, and Francis Berghmans. On a possible method to measure the radial profile of the photoelastic constant in step-index optical fiber. In Francis Berghmans, Anna G. Mignani, and Piet De Moor, editors, SPIE: Optical Sensing and Detection III. Proc. of SPIE Vol. 9141, 914115, 2014.
  9. S Acheroy, P Merken, H Ottevaere, T Geernaert, H Thienpont, and F Berghmans. Influence of measurement noise on the determination of the radial profile of the photoelastic coefficient in step-index optical fibers. Applied Optics, 52(35), 2013.
  10. J Aslam, P Merken, R Huys, M Akif Erismis, R Firat Yazicioglu, R Puers, and C Van Hoof. Activity based neural front-end recording system. Electronics Letters, 47(21), 2011.
  11. P Merken, R Vandersmissen, and G Yurtsever. OCT supports industrial nondestructive depth analysis. Laser Focus World, 47(8), 2011.
  12. Munir A. Abdalla, Francesco Cannillo, Patrick Merken, and Chris Van Hoof. A 0.5mW high dynamic range fast CMOS charge preamplifier. In Proceedings of 2010 International Symposium on VLSI Design, Automation and Test, pages 292-294. IEEE, April 2010.
  13. Hyejung Kim, Refet Firat Yazicioglu, Patrick Merken, Chris Van Hoof, and Hoi-Jun Yoo. ECG signal compression and classification algorithm with quad level vector for ECG holter system.. IEEE transactions on information technology in biomedicine, 14(1):93-100, January 2010.
  14. Hyejung Kim, Refet Firat Yazicioglu, Tom Torfs, Patrick Merken, Hoi-Jun Yoo, and Chris Van Hoof. A low power ECG signal processor for ambulatory arrhythmia monitoring system. In Symposium on VLSI Circuits, pages 19-20. IEEE, June 2010.
  15. Burak Okcan, Patrick Merken, Georges Gielen, and Chris Van Hoof. A cryogenic analog to digital converter operating from 300 K down to 4.4 K.. The Review of scientific instruments, 81(2):024702, February 2010.
  16. Refet Firat Yazicioglu, Sunyoung Kim, Tom Torfs, Patrick Merken, and Chris Van Hoof. A 30µW Analog Signal Processor ASIC for biomedical signal monitoring. In IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, pages 124-125. IEEE, February 2010.
  17. Y Creten, P Merken, R Mertens, W Sansen, and C Van Hoof. Flash analog-to-digital converter operational in an ultra wide temperature range (room temperature to 4.2 K) in standard CMOS technology using a cryogenic reset switching scheme. Cryogenics, 49(11), 2009.
  18. Ybe Creten, Patrick Merken, Willy Sansen, Robert P Mertens, and Chris Van Hoof. An 8-Bit Flash Analog-to-Digital Converter in Standard CMOS Technology Functional From 4.2 K to 300 K. IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 44(7):2019-2025, July 2009.
  19. I Doms, P Merken, R Mertens, and C Van Hoof. Integrated capacitive power-management circuit for thermal harvesters with output power 10 to 1000µW. In IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, pages 300-301,301a. IEEE, February 2009.
  20. Inge Doms, Patrick Merken, Chris Van Hoof, and Robert P. Mertens. Capacitive Power Management Circuit for Micropower Thermoelectric Generators With a 1.4 uA Controller. IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 44(10):2824-2833, October 2009.
  21. Patrick Merken. Low-power lock-in amplifier for complex impedance measurement. In 3rd International Workshop on Advances in sensors and Interfaces, pages 110-114. IEEE, June 2009.
  22. P. Offermans, H. D. Tong, C. J. M. van Rijn, P. Merken, S. H. Brongersma, and M. Crego-Calama. Ultralow-power hydrogen sensing with single palladium nanowires. Applied Physics Letters, 94(22):223110, 2009.
  23. R F Yazicioglu, T Torfs, J Penders, I Romero, H Kim, P Merken, B Gyselinckx, H J Yoo, and C Van Hoof. Ultra-low-power wearable biopotential sensor nodes.. In IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, volume 2009, pages 3205-3208, January 2009.
  24. Y Creten, P Merken, R Mertens, W Sansen, and C. Van Hoof. An 8-bit Flash Analog-to-Digital Converter in standard CMOS technology functional in ultra wide temperature range from 4.2 K to 300 K. In ESSCIRC 2008 - 34th European Solid-State Circuits Conference, pages 274-277. IEEE, September 2008.
  25. Inge Doms, Patrick Merken, Robert P Mertens, and Chris Van Hoof. Capacitive Power-Management Circuit for Micropower Thermoelectric Generators with a 2.1uW Controller. In IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, pages 300-615. IEEE, February 2008.
  26. Herc P Neves, Tom Torfs, Refet F Yazicioglu, Junaid Aslam, Arno A Aarts, Patrick Merken, Patrick Ruther, and Chris Van Hoof. The NeuroProbes project: a concept for electronic depth control.. In IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, volume 2008, page 1857, January 2008.
  27. Julien Penders, Bert Gyselinckx, Ruud Vullers, Michael De Nil, Venkatarama S R Nimmala, Jef van de Molengraft, Firat Yazicioglu, Tom Torfs, Vladimir Leonov, Patrick Merken, and Chris Van Hoof. Human++: From technology to emerging health monitoring concepts. In 5th International Summer School and Symposium on Medical Devices and Biosensors, pages 94-98. IEEE, 2008.
  28. Tom Torfs, Vladimir Leonov, Refet Firat Yazicioglu, Patrick Merken, Chris Van Hoof, Ruud J M Vullers, and Bert Gyselinckx. Wearable Autonomous Wireless Electro-encephalography System Fully Powered by Human Body Heat. In IEEE Sensors, pages 1269-1272. IEEE, October 2008.
  29. R F Yazicioglu, Patrick Merken, Robert Puers, and Chris Van Hoof. A 200 uW Eight-Channel EEG Acquisition ASIC for Ambulatory EEG Systems. IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 43(12):3025-3038, December 2008.
  30. Refet Firat Yazicioglu, Patrick Merken, Robert Puers, and Chris Van Hoof. A 200uW Eight-Channel Acquisition ASIC for Ambulatory EEG Systems. In IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, pages 164-603. IEEE, February 2008.
  31. Wouter Bracke, Patrick Merken, Robert Puers, and Chris Van Hoof. Ultra-Low-Power Interface Chip for Autonomous Capacitive Sensor Systems. IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 54(1):130-140, January 2007.
  32. Ybe Creten, Patrick Merken, Willy Sansen, Robert Mertens, and Chris van Hoof. A Cryogenic ADC operating Down to 4.2K. In IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, pages 468-616. IEEE, February 2007.
  33. I Doms, P Merken, and C Van Hoof. Comparison of DC-DC-converter architectures of power management circuits for thermoelectric generators. In 2007 European Conference on Power Electronics and Applications, EPE, 2007.
  34. P Merken, T Souverijns, J Putzeys, Y Creten, and C Van Hoof. Flight qualification and circuit development of sensor front-end electronics for PACS/Hershel at liquid helium temperature. Journal of Microelectronics and Electronic Packaging, 4(4), 2007.
  35. Patrick Merken, Robert P Mertens, and Chris Van Hoof. 15.8 Capacitive Power-Management Circuit for Micropower Thermoelectric Generators with. Measurement, 49(May):3-5, 2007.
  36. T Torfs, R F Yazicioglu, P Merken, B Gyselinckx, R Puers, R Vanspauwen, F L Wuyts, and C Van Hoof. Wireless Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potentials System. In IEEE Sensors, pages 1109-1112. IEEE, 2007.
  37. Chris Van Hoof, Refet Firat Yazicioglu, Tom Torfs, and Patrick Merken. Ultra-low power biopotential interfaces and their application in wearable and implantable systems. In 2nd International Workshop on Advances in Sensors and Interface, page 1. IEEE, 2007.
  38. Refet Firat Yazicioglu, Patrick Merken, Robert Puers, and Chris Van Hoof. A 60 uW 60 nV/Hz Readout Front-End for Portable Biopotential Acquisition Systems. IEEE Journal of Solid-State Circuits, 42(5):1100-1110, May 2007.
  39. W Bracke, P Merken, R Puers, and C Van Hoof. A 1 cm3 Modular Autonomous Sensor Node for Physical Activity Monitoring. In 2006 Ph.D. Research in Microelectronics and Electronics, pages 429-432. IEEE, 2006.
  40. P Merken, T Souverijns, J Putzeys, Y Creten, and C Van Hoof. Low noise, low power readout electronics circuit development in standard CMOS technology for 4 K applications. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, volume 6275, 2006.
  41. R F Yazicioglu, P Merken, R Puers, and C Van Hoof. A 60uW 60 nV/Hz Readout Front-End for Portable Biopotential Acquisition Systems. In IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference, pages 109-118. IEEE, 2006.
  42. Refet Yazicioglu, Patrick Merken, Robert Puers, and Chris Hoof. Low-Power Low-Noise 8-Channel EEG Front-End ASIC for Ambulatory Acquisition Systems. In Proceedings of the 32nd European Solid-State Circuits Conference, pages 247-250. IEEE, September 2006.
  43. R F Yazicloglu, P Merken, R Puers, and C Van Hoof. A 60$ mu $W 60 nV/√Hz readout front-end for portable biopotential acquisition systems. In Digest of Technical Papers - IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference, 2006.
  44. W Bracke, P Merken, R Puers, and C Van Hoof. Design methods and algorithms for configurable capacitive sensor interfaces. Sensors And Actuators, 125:25-33, 2005.
  45. W Bracke, P Merken, R Puers, and C Van Hoof. On the optimization of ultra low power front-end interfaces for capacitive sensors. Sensors And Actuators, 117:273-285, 2005.
  46. W Bracke, P Merken, R Puers, and C Van Hoof. Design methods and algorithms for configurable capacitive sensor interfaces. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 125(1), 2005.
  47. W Bracke, P Merken, R Puers, and C Van Hoof. On the optimization of ultra low power front-end interfaces for capacitive sensors. Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical, 117(2), 2005.
  48. W Bracke, P Merken, R Puers, and C Van Hoof. Ultra low power capacitive sensor interface with smart energy management. In Research in Microelectronics and Electronics, 2005 PhD, volume 2, pages 87-90. IEEE, 2005.
  49. R. F. Yazicioglu, P. Merken, and C. Van Hoof. Effect of electrode offset on the CMRR of the current balancing instrumentation amplifiers. In Research in Microelectronics and Electronics, 2005 PhD, volume 1, pages 35-38. IEEE, 2005.
  50. R F Yazicioglu, P Merken, and C Van Hoof. Integrated low-power 24-channel EEG front-end. Electronics Letters, 41(8):457, 2005.
  51. P Merken, Y Creten, J Putzeys, T Souverijns, and C Van Hoof. A low noise, low power readout electronics circuit at 4 K in standard CMOS technology for PACS/Herschel. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, volume 5498, 2004.
  52. P. Merken, J. John, L. Zimmermann, and C. Van Hoof. Technology for very dense hybrid detector arrays using electroplated indium solderbumps. IEEE Transactions on Advanced Packaging, 26(1):60-64, February 2003.
  53. E Simoen, A Mercha, Y Creten, P Merken, J Putzeys, P De Moor, C Claeys, C Van Hoof, A Mohammadzadeh, and R Nickson. Impact of irradiations performed at liquid helium temperatures on the operation of 0.7 $ mu $m CMOS devices and read-out circuits. In 7th European Conference on Radiation and Its Effects on Components and Systems, pages 369-375, 2003.
  54. Y Creten, O Charlier, P Merken, J Putzeys, and C Van Hoof. A 4.2 K readout channel in a standard 0.7 $ mu $m CMOS process for a photoconductor array camera. In Proceedings of the 5th European Workshop on Low Temperature Electronics, pages 203-206, 2002.
  55. Y Creten, J De Hert, O Charlier, P Merken, J Putzeys, and C Van Hoof. Demonstration of an 4.2 K analog switch matrix in a standard 0.7 $ mu $ CMOS process. In Proceedings of the 5th European Workshop on Low Temperature Electronics, pages 211-213, 2002.
  56. P. Merken, L. Zimmermann, J. John, G. Borghs, C. Van Hoof, and S. Nemeth. Extended-wavelength InGaAs-on-GaAs infrared focal-plane array. Electronics Letters, 38(12):588, 2002.
  57. S Kraft, P Merken, Y Creten, J Putzeys, C Van Hoof, R O Katterloher, D Rosenthal, M Rumitz, U Grözinger, R Hofferbert, and J W Beeman. Qualification status of the stressed photoconductor arrays for the PACS instrument aboard Herschel. volume 4540, 2001.
  58. P Merken, P De Moor, J John, L Zimmermann, M Gastal, S C Jain, and C Van Hoof. Hybrid and CMOS-based infrared detectors. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, volume 3975, 2000.
  59. P Merken, L Zimmermann, J John, S Nemeth, M Gastal, G Borghs, and C Van Hoof. InAsSb and InGaAs linear and focal-plane arrays. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, volume 4028, 2000.
  60. Dennis Nevejans, Eddy Neefs, Spyros Kavadias, Patrick Merken, Chris Van Hoof, Giuseppe Gramegna, Johan Bastiaens, and Bart Dierickx. A complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor anode array chip with two rows of 512 anodes and dual integrated analog read-out circuitry. Review of Scientific Instruments, 71(11):4300, 2000.
  61. P Heremans, P Merken, J Genoe, R Windisch, C Van Hoof, and G Borghs. Flip-chip joined 8X8 array of bottom - emitting 850 nm light-emitting diodes for interconnect applications. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, volume 3288, 1998.
  62. C Van Hoof, S Nemeth, B Grieten, K Dessein, J Genoe, P Merken, G Borghs, F Fuchs, and J Wagner. Mid-infrared LEDs using InAs 0.71 Sb 0.29 InAs/Al 0.25 In 0.75 As/InAs strained-layer superlattice active layers. In Conference Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Advanced Semiconductor Devices and Microsystems, pages 287-290. IEEE, 1998.