Microwave and Antenna Research Group

Radio-Frequency (RF) and Microwave Engineering have grown rapidly in importance in recent years, stimulated in particular by the exceptional world-wide growth in digital mobile communications. A broad fundamental trend is inclined towards higher operating speeds, higher centre frequencies and larger bandwidths. As data rates increase, the scientific challenges in wireless system design mount rapidly. New research breakthroughs will be essential to make this exciting vision a reality.

The research group aims at innovative technologies to deal with future electronic systems of high frequency and high data rate. Our group primary job is involved in the design, simulation, optimization, fabrication, and testing of radio-frequency, microwave and millimeter-wave passive and active electronic circuits and antennas for the communications industry.

The research group also focuses on body area networks (BANs) which has given rise to renewed interest in wearable antennas that are designed for operation on the human body. Wearable antennas can fulfill many functions both in terms of communications from on to off the body, on-body channels and communications to implants. Research work primarily includes narrowband antenna design, fabric-based antennas, ultra wideband antennas and finally the performance of multiple antenna systems on the body.

Focus Areas

  • RF/Microwave engineering, Transceiver design (Low noise amplifier, Power amplifier, and filters)
  • Antenna design (Cellphone antennas, UWB antennas, Multiband-antennas, Reconfigurable antennas and MIMO antennas), Dielectric Resonator Antennas (DRA)
  • Wearable antenna design and Body Area Networks, Electromagnetic compatibility and signal integrity