European School of Antennas (ESoA) course

Reflector and Lens Antennas

Gothenburg, Sweden, 2-6 October 2017
The course is divided in five parts:
  • Monday: Peter Meincke from TICRA and Dirk de Villiers from Stellenbosch will present design and analysis techniques for reflector antennas. TICRA is recognized as the world-leader of commercial reflector antenna software, which will serve to illustrate the presentation by means of examples. 
  • Tuesday: Ahmed Kishk and Jian Yang will contribute to the course with feed antenna designs and design methods that have been described in more than 50 journal articles, several patents, by them and their coworkers. The lectures will cover: corrugated feeds, waveguide back-fire reflector antenna feed, hat feed for radio link antenna, beam-forming ring feed for satellite terminal, and recent decade bandwidth Eleven feed and Quad-Ridge feed for radio telescopes.
  • Wednesday: Marianna Ivashina and Rob Maaskant will contribute to the course with focal plane array (FPA) antenna designs and design methods that have been described in more than 50 journal articles by them and their coworkers. The lectures will cover: design of a FPA; effects of strong array element coupling on system analysis and optimization; Vivaldi element FPA system as a practical demonstrator of the innovative FPA technology for new generation radio telescopes. 
  • Thursday: Stefano Maci will present high frequency methods used to analyze reflection, diffraction and scattering from reflector antenna surfaces, such as geometrical optics, geometrical theory of diffraction, incremental theory of diffraction, and shadow boundary Integral techniques.
  • Friday: Ronan Sauleau will review the lens antenna technologies and applications for millimeter and sub-millimeter wave applications. The lectures will cover: 1) the analysis, the synthesis and the optimization of dielectric focusing systems using HF and full-wave techniques 2) the design of homogeneous / multi-shell, axis-symmetric / arbitrarily-shaped lenses (integrated lens antennas, dielectric lenses, dome antennas).

Student grant information:

CST Computer Simulation Technology AG  A will offer course registration fees to students from non-profit institutions. A few additional travel grants will be available.

Additional Info: 
The course gives 2 ECTS credits

How to reach:
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Accommodation is not included in the course fee. 


Marianna Ivashina Jian Yang
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Published: Wed 06 Sep 2017. Modified: Mon 11 Sep 2017