Workshop on AP Technologies

Workshop 1

Post processing techniques in 5G, Automotive & Space antenna measurements


This course is a fast pace introduction to modern applications of post-processing techniques to exploit the antenna measurement results. Nowadays, the use of information from antenna under test, antenna measurement system and electromagnetic measurements results allow the improvement of those results for:

  • -    Extraction of electromagnetic sources in the antenna surface.
  • -    Detection of errors in antenna design.
  • -    Improving measurement results cancelling echoes, leakage, noise...
  • -    Extrapolating the radiation pattern to unmeasured angles.
  • -    Combination of measurements and simulations to emulate the effect of the environment.

Following a brief introduction to near and far field antenna measurements theory, the course will focus on these techniques. The second part of the course will be the explanation of the following techniques:

  • -    Time gating techniques.
  • -    Extraction of Equivalent sources through inverse electromagnetic problems.
  • -    Use of holographic techniques for extracting equivalent currents on a surface.
  • -    Filtering of measurement results using spherical or cylindrical near field modes expansion.

The third session will deal with different applications of those techniques. In this section, applications for BTS antennas, automotive measurement, RADAR systems, satellite antennas will be shown.

The course outline is:

  • ・  Theory and application of far-field and near field antenna measurements.
  • ・  Equivalent currents using integral equation and holographic techniques.
  • ・  Time domain and time gating techniques.
  • ・  Spherical and Cylindrical modes expansion and filtering of spurious signals.
  • ・  Application in telecom, satellite, automotive and defense measurement scenarios.
About the speakers

Dr. Lars Jacob Foged

Dr. Lars Jacob Foged
Microwave Vision Group

Lars Jacob Foged was born in Viborg, Denmark in 1966. He received his B.Sc from Aarhus Teknikum, Denmark in 1988 and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from Caltech, USA in 1990. He worked at ESA-ESTEC in the Netherlands for 10 years. In 2001, he joined SATIMO and founded the branch office in Italy. Since then, he has held different technical leadership positions in MVG. He is currently the scientific director of MVG. He was a member of the EURAAP delegate assembly from 2009 to 2012 and responsible for the working group on antenna measurements. He was Vice-Chair of the EuCAP 2011 conference in Rome, Industrial Chair of EuCAP 2012 and 2014 conference in Prague and Den Haag and Technical Program Chair of Eucap 2016 in Davos. Since 2006, he is a member of the board of the European School of Antennas. He is a senior member of IEEE and fellow of AMTA. He is secretary of the IEEE antenna standards committee and near-field working group since 2004. In 2016 he was appointed chairman of the Industry Initiatives Committee (IIC), a standing committee of IEEE APS.

Prof. Dr. Manuel  Sierra-Castañer

Prof. Dr. Manuel Sierra-Castañer
Technical University of Madrid

Manuel Sierra-Castañer was born in 1970 in Zaragoza (Spain). He obtained the degree of Telecommunication Engineering in 1994 and the Ph.D. in 2000, both from the UPM in Spain. Now he is full professor at UPM (Madrid). He has directed 8 Ph.D. Thesis. He has been visitor researcher in Tokyo Tech in 1998 and EPFL in 1999 during his Ph.D. and visitor Professor in Tokyo Tech during the summers of 2012 and 2013. Currently, he is Senior member of the IEEE and Fellow of AMTA. He has been member of EurAAP Delegate Assembly since 2012 (as leader of the “Measurements” group, regional delegate, director of the Board and EurAAP vice-chairman since beginning 2019). He represents UPM in the Board of the European School of Antennas. Since 2015 until end of 2019 he has been the AMTA Europe liaison. He has been vice-chair of EuCAP2010 and 2015 (also TPC chair), and will be the general chair for EuCAP2022.

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