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RECENT ADVANCEMENTS IN PRINTED MIMO ANTENNA DESIGN

The MTT-S /APS Joint Chapter of IEEE Kingston Section are proud to present the following distinguished lecture:

 

RECENT ADVANCEMENTS IN PRINTED MIMO 
ANTENNA DESIGN

by

Dr. Mohammad S. Sharawi
Associate Professor
Electrical Engineering Department
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM)
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Day/Time: Monday, August 11th, 2014, 11 AM
Location: The Royal Military College of Canada
Room: S4202 Sawyer Building

Abstract:
Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) antenna systems are a key enabling technology for 4G wireless
communications and beyond. MIMO antenna systems provide significant data rate increase in multipath
wireless communication systems. The use of multiple antenna elements within the user terminals poses several
challenges with conflicting requirements. While the user handset device size is limited, the integration of
multiple printed antennas is such small devices yields significant coupling and correlation between the antenna
structures and their radiation patterns. Issues such as the correlation coefficient and isolation have direct impact
on the achievable capacity (data rate) of a MIMO communication system and degrades its performance. The
design of novel antennas and coming up with isolation enhancement mechanisms is a topic of continuous
importance. In this talk, we will review some of the metrics needed to characterize MIMO antennas, and then
touch upon some of the recent developments in printed MIMO antenna designs for mobile handsets along with
some of the isolation mechanisms used to improve their performance. Several design examples and prototypes
will be presented and discussed.
Biography:
Mohammad S. Sharawi is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at King Fahd University of
Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. He is the founder and director of the Antennas and
Microwave Structure Design Laboratory (AMSDL). He obtained his Ph.D. in RF Systems Engineering in 2006
from Oakland University, Michigan. Dr. Sharawi is currently on sabbatical leave at the University of Calgary,
AB, Canada. He is the author of the book “Printed MIMO Antenna Engineering,” and has more than 100
published papers in refereed journals and international conferences. His research interests include MIMO and
Printed antennas, Antenna arrays, Applied Electromagnetics and System level integration.

 

Seminar is open to the public. Free admission.

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