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Microwaves and Antenna Engineering Research Group

Pioneering the analysis, design and integration of high frequency electronics devices and systems

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The microwave and antenna engineering group at Heriot-Watt University is pioneering the analysis design and testing of active and passive high frequency electronic components, subsystems and systems that provide innovative solutions in:

- wireless terrestrial and satellite communication systems

- electromagnetic imaging and sensing systems

- medical, industrial and scientific applications of microwaves

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The group was established in 1971 by Prof. Joseph Helszjan and Prof. Alan Sangster both of whom delivered key innovations in areas such as ferrite circulators as well as travelling wave antennas. The group is presently led by Prof. Jia-Sheng Hong and has continued to deliver significant advances in the areas of microwave filters, frequency selective surfaces and antennas.

Presently the group is performing research in collaboration with several industrial partners (SELEX, EADS Astrium, Thales Alenia Space, Huwaei, Bell Labs Alacatel-Lucent, BSC Filters, Space Engineering and others) with live grant value in excess of 1M from various governmental agencies (EPSRC, FP7, ESA, Royal Academy of Engineering) and industry.

In these pages you can find further information about our group and research. We would be happy to hear from you, please contact us at j.hong@hw.ac.uk.

© ESA/Planck Collaboration. Acknowledgment: M.-A. Miville-Deschênes, CNRS – Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris-XI, Orsay, France.

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The Microwave Lab at Heriot-Watt University has state of the art facilities for fabrication and testing of antennas, microwave components and devices. We maintain a full suite of state of the art facilties for fabrication and testing of antennas and microwave components and devices as listed below. Facilities can be made available to external users, for further information please contact j.hong@hw.ac.uk          

MICROWAVES

The Microwaves Lab includes the following commercial and in-house facilities:

Commercial electromagnetics

  • Perpetual license of Ansys HFSS for 3D FEM electromagnetic modelling
  • CST microwave studio for generic 3D electromagnetic modelling in time and frequency domains
  • Sonnet High Frequency Electromagnetic Software for modelling 2D and 2.5D structure

In-house

  • Method of moments based software for Frequency Selective Surface modelling
  • Mode-matching based software for waveguide structures
  • In-house filter synthesis tools

Generic

  • FORTRAN with GUI environment (both Digital FORTRAN and Intel FORTRAN)
  • MATLAB including FEM module COMSOL
Testing

PNA N5225A

 A range of vector network analysers including a recent Agilent N5225A PNA Microwave Netowrk Analyzer (4-port test with magnitude and phase up to 50 GHz)

Fabrication

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- LPKF Protomat H100 router for rapid PCB prototyping

The Microwaves Lab is within Heriot-Watt University. For more information about our campus see: http://www.hw.ac.uk/student-life/campus-life/edinburgh/getting-around.htm

Contact details for Microwaves Research Group members
NameAddressTelephoneEmail
Dr Dimitris Anagnostou  EM 2.12 Mountbatten Building
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH14 4AS
+44 (0)131 451 4344 d.anagnostou@hw.ac.uk
Dr Ana Collado  EM 2.10 Mountbatten Building
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH14 4AS
+44 (0)131 451 3338 a.collado_garrido@hw.ac.uk
Dr Apostolos Georgiadis EM 2.24 Mountbatten Building
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH14 4AS
+44 (0)131 451 3029 a.georgiadis@hw.ac.uk
Prof George Goussetis  EM 2.26 Mountbatten Building
Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH14 4AS
+44 (0)131 451 3055 g.goussetis@hw.ac.uk
Prof Jaisheng Hong EM 2.13 Mountbatten Buliding 
Heriot-Watt University 
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH14 4AS
+44 (0)131 451 3339 j.hong@hw.ac.uk
Dr Carolina Mateo-Segura  EM 2.30 Mountbatten Building 
Heriot-Watt University 
Edinburgh
Scotland 
EH14 4AS
+44 (0)131 451 3057 c.mateo-segura@hw.ac.uk
Dr Symon Podilchak  EM 2.02 Mountbatten Building 
Heriot-Watt University 
Edinburgh  
Scotland
EH14 4AS
+44 (0)131 451 3335 s.podilchak@hw.ac.uk
Dr Paul Record  EM 2.27 Mountbatten Building 
Heriot-Watt University 
Edinburgh  
Scotland
EH14 4AS
+44 (0)131 451 3341 p.record@hw.ac.uk

The Microwaves Lab is within Heriot-Watt University. For directions and a map see : http://www.hw.ac.uk/student-life/campus-life/edinburgh/getting-around.htm

The EMP SharePoint is available for internal staff. A login and password will be required.

Internal staff can book equipment using the Google calendar (login required)

For all other enquiries please email Lynn Smith: l.smith@hw.ac.uk