Programme (old)

Please find below the preliminary programme of the course.

 

  Monday
21 May
Tuesday
22 May
Wednesday
23 May
Thursday
24 May
Friday
25 May
9:00 Welcome Broader picture: Integral and differential operators, properties of Z operator and Z matrix, internal resonances,degenerated modes
P. HAZDRA
Selective excitation of CMs: Problem of excitation, feeding synthesis based on modal antenna parameters
D.MANTEUFFEL
MIMO design with CMs: Introduction of MIMO systems, metrics for MIMO performance, relation to MIMO antenna design, concept of multimode antenna
B.K. LAU
Final exam/Test
9:15
9:30
9:45 Course introduction: Motivation, introduction to characteristic modes and properties
M. CABEDO-FABRES
Visit to UPV laboratory
10:00
10:15
10:30 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
10:45
11:00 Characteristic modes (CMs): Physical interpretation, orthogonality, reactive power, modal attributes
E. ANTONINO-DAVIU
Numerical aspects of CM: Key features (singularity treatment, high-order quadratures, symmetry), crossing avoidance, tracking algorithm, benchmarking of CM solvers
P. HAZDRA
Reactive loading, tuning of modes: Manipulation
with CMs using reactive loading
D.MANTEUFFEL
Correlation matrix for antennas: Mode reconstruction from their far-fields, cookbook for MIMO design.
Industry applications of CMs I
B.K. LAU
Certificate awarding

Course conclusion

11:15
11:30
11:45
12:00 CM of magnetic structures, Sub-structure (characteristic) modes
M. CABEDO-FABRES
E. ANTONINO-DAVIU
CMs related parameters: Modal quality factor Q,relationship to the stored energy, modal radiation efficiency, superposition
P. HAZDRA
Decoupling parts of antenna for selective excitation, impedance matching networks for CMs
D.MANTEUFFEL
Feeding scenarios of planar MIMO antenna.
Industry applications of CMs II
D.MANTEUFFEL
12:15
12:30
12:45
13:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
13:15
13:30
13:45
14:00 Numerical solution of CM: Framework in Matlab, overview of available software
E. ANTONINO-DAVIU
Alternative bases for decompositions, array network modes
P. HAZDRA
CMs for dielectrics / volume: Harrintgon’s and Mautz’ work, contemporary works
B.K. LAU
MIMO antenna with structural adaptation, multiband/wideband operation by CM tracking, reconfigurable terminal antenna design, MIMO antenna design with user interaction
B.K. LAU
14:15
14:30
14:45
15:00
15:15 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break
15:30 Practical part 0 (Software setup) Practical part 2 (design of optimal shape) Practical part 3 (feeding synthesis) Practical part 4 (models with materials)
15:45
16:00 Practical part 1 (Investigation of solved problems)
16:15
16:30
16:45
17:00      
17:15      
17:30