Technical Education Webinar Series
Title: Antenna Synthesis for IoT MIMO With AntSyn and Microwave Office
Date: December 6, 2017
Time: 8am PT / 11am ET
Sponsored by: National Instruments
Presented by: Dr. Derek Linden
Antenna synthesis makes antenna design much faster and easier, enabling greater exploration of design tradespaces, more what-if studies, and extensive comparisons between various antenna designs to ensure the best design is chosen. This webinar will show the development of a compact IoT dual-band Wi-Fi MIMO array using commercial software that supports antenna synthesis from electrical specifications. It will describe how to determine the initial specifications, explore the design space, and obtain optimized antennas from the synthesis tool. Attendees will also learn how to import the antenna geometry and materials details into a circuit design environment to explore and verify performance, as well as prepare the antenna design for production and prototyping. Advanced topics such as phased-array and multi-function antenna design will also be presented.
Dr. Derek S. Linden received his B.S. degree from the US Air Force Academy and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering. He has performed groundbreaking research in the automated design of antennas using evolutionary optimization since 1995. He is co-inventor of the patented genetic antenna design process and has published widely on the subject, including numerous conference, journal, magazine articles, and book chapters. He received Discover Magazine's Top 10 Innovation Award in 2000, the Gold Medal in Human Competitive Result competition at the 2004 GECCO Conference, and a NASA Group Achievement Award in 2006. His work has also been highlighted in Science News, The New York Times, Wired magazine, Time Magazine, EDN, Antenna Systems and Technology Magazine, Technology Review, Aviation Week, and Popular Science.