Microwaves & Antennas Laboratory (MA-Lab)
Research in the Microwaves & Antennas Laboratory focuses on the design of novel electromagnetic structures, such as antennas and RF/microwave/mm-wave circuits and systems, which exhibit new phenomena and/or demonstrate superior performance characteristics compared to their conventional counterparts. By developing innovative structures that advance the state of the art in the area, valuable contributions are made in the fields of wireless communications, biomedical devices and imaging, radio-frequency identification, space/satellite systems, and wireless power transfer systems.
Activities focus on the design, development and testing of:
- Antenna systems and sub-systems
- RF, microwave and mm-wave circuits and devices
- Engineered electromagnetic materials such as negative-refractive-index metamaterials
- Implantable antennas and devices for biomedical applications
- Antenna array systems for biomedical imaging
- Non-radiative wireless power transfer systems
- Electromagnetic energy harvesting systems for wireless sensor networks and RFIDs
- Compact reconfigurable antenna systems for space-born and ground Satellite-On-The-Move (SOTM) terminals.
The Microwaves & Antennas Laboratory has extensive experience in the design, simulation, fabrication and testing of antennas and RF/microwave/mm-wave circuits and systems. In order to conduct high-calibre research in this area, it is equipped with the requisite software and hardware equipment, such as industry-standard computer-aided design software, high-precision mechanical and wet etching fabrication facilities, and state-of-the-art microwave and antenna testing and characterization facilities, enabling coaxial as well as on-wafer testing of devices.
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