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The Wonders of Technology
May 4-7, 2008
Sunday Afternoon, May 4
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Prof. Yahia Antar - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Rapid growth in telecommunications and information technology requires increasing volume of data transmission and at a faster rate. Wireless and satellite communications are two key technologies that have helped this growth and continue to provide stimulus for researching rapid and cost-effective solutions. Associated with all of these applications are new challenges towards advancing microwave and millimeter wave technologies, developing new innovative broadband and smart antennas that can be integrated with also new millimeter wave circuitry and other technologies and new materials with improved performance needed for future systems.
The presentation will review basic system requirements and address state-of-the-art microwave and millimeter antennas as well as associated circuits for wireless and broadband applications. New and emerging research areas will be addressed, with emphasis given to innovative concepts in research and engineering of new materials and analysis techniques to facilitate cost-effective development and implementation of efficient antennas and phased arrays. Some of the topics to be addressed include uniplanar passive and active printed antennas, ultra wideband (UWB), quasi optical antennas, antennas for SOC, new miniaturized ceramic and hybrid antennas.
Yahia M.M. Antar (S'73-M'76-SM'85-F'00) He received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in 1966 from Alexandria University, Egypt, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, in 1971 and 1975, respectively, all in electrical engineering.
In May 1979, he joined the Division of Electrical Engineering, National Research Council of Canada in Ottawa where he worked on polarization radar applications in remote sensing of precipitation, radio wave propagation, electromagnetic scattering and radar cross section investigations. In November 1987, he joined the staff of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, where he has held the position of professor since 1990. He has authored or co-authored over 140 journal papers, holds several patents, chaired conferences and sessions in many conferences, and supervised or co-supervised over 60 Ph.D. and M.Sc. theses at the Royal Military College and Queen's University, of which several have received the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal as well as best paper awards in major symposia. He is presently the Chairman of the Canadian National Commission for Radio Science (CNC, URSI), holds adjunct appointment at the University of Manitoba, and, has a cross appointment at Queen's University in Kingston.
Dr. Antar is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada (FEIC), an Associate Editor (Features) of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, IEEE AWPL and a member of the Editorial Board of the RFMiCAE Journal. In May 2002, Dr. Antar was awarded a Canada Research Chair position in Electromagnetic Engineering and in 2003 he received the 2003 College's "Excellence in Research" Prize.
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