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Dennis Derickson

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Dennis Derickson

Phone: 805-756-7584
Office: 20A-207
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Winter 2023 Schedule

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Teaching and Research Interests

  • Radio frequency/microwave design
  • Test and Measurement techniques for high speed digital communications
  • High speed data access for underserved rural markets
  • Photonic measurement techniques for biomedical,industrial & scientific markets


This is an IQ modulator designed by students in my EE456 Class (Digital Communications).  With this modulator, one can generate a wide range of digital communication signals by designing the input waveform to the I and Q ports of the modulator.


This is an IQ modulator students built in EE456

Cal Poly EE Hilbert Optical Design Competition winners (June 2022)

I am so proud of the three Cal Poly EE students who were winners of the Hilbert Optical Design Competition in June this year.   Here is a link to the winning entries;


Eta Kappa Nu "The Bridge" Article on Amateur Radio and the Electrical Engineering Curriculum.

EE faculty members Dennis Derickson and Chuck Bland along with Alumni Marcel Steiber just published an article in "The Bridge" magazine for IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu.  Eta Kappa Nu is the Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering world-wide academic honor society.  The title of the article is " GREAT IMPEDANCE MATCH FOR KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER: Amateur Radio as Part of Electrical and Computer Engineering Education". Here is a link to the entire 2019 "The Bridge" article.

2018-2019 pictures:

Here is a compilation of a few photos I took in 2018-2019 showing what I have been doing at Cal Poly.  2018-2019 in pictures

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