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Antenna Material Solutions Across the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum (Broad Antenna Solutions)


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3/8/23 11:00 am to 12:00 pm EST

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Technical Education Webinar Series

Title: Antenna Material Solutions Across the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum (Broad Antenna Solutions)

Date: March 8, 2023

Time: 8am PT / 11am ET

Sponsored by: Rogers Corporation

Presented by: John Coonrod, Technical Marketing Manager, and John Ekis, Market Segment Director for Aerospace and Defense, Rogers Corporation


Antenna design continues to advance as system bandwidth and frequencies increase. Many new applications rely on optimized antenna design to meet mission objectives. This webinar will review the broad antenna solutions across the Electro-Magnetic Spectrum, beginning with a basic understanding of RF Antenna PCB concepts, progressing through critical material selection followed with influence from PCB fabrication techniques. Data on the above subject matter will be provided covering Microstrip Patch, Microstrip Series Fed Patch and Simple SIW antenna designs.

  • Basic overview of RF antenna concepts for PCB’s
  • Critical material properties that influence antenna performance, utility of different material sets for different frequency ranges
  • PCB fabrication influences on antenna performance
  • Overview of a few studies that show supporting data for the previous subjects

Presenter Bios:

John Coonrod is the Technical Marketing Manager for Rogers Corporation’s, Advanced Electronics Solutions. John has 34 years of experience in the Printed Circuit Board industry. About half of this time was spent in the Flexible Printed Circuit Board industry regarding circuit design, applications, processing, and materials engineering. The past twenty years have been spent supporting High Frequency Circuit materials involving circuit fabrication, providing application support, and conducting electrical characterization studies. John is the Chair for the IPC D24C High Frequency Test Methods Task Group and holds a Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering degree from Arizona State University.

John Ekis has over 35 years experience in Electronic materials and RF component and subsystems, including 15+ years directly in support of defense electronics. John’s career began in Process Engineering and R&D specializing in Multi-Layer Electronic Ceramics before transitioning into business development and market facing roles. He is currently the Market Segment Director for Aerospace and Defense at Rogers Corporation, where he is working on positioning Advance Material technologies Rogers is developing into key Aerospace and Defense programs.

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