AP / VTS / EMC Joint Chapter

Joint Chapter of PCJS and NJ Coast Sections: Antennas and Propagation / Vehicular Technology Society / Electromagnetic Compatibility

List of officers for this joint chapter

K. Raghunandan, Chair, raghunandan at ieee.org

Katherine August, Vice Chair, kit at Ieee.org

Neerja Sharma, Treasurer, sharmaneerja100 at gmail.com

Filomena Citarella, Secretary. fcitarella at ieee.org

Webmaster (NJ Coast): John Deltuvia  jjdd at john-deltuvia.net ,

Webmaster (PCJS): Fran O’Connell  fran.oconnell at gmail.com

NJ coast Section chair, Irfan Lateef. irfanlateefus at gmail.com         

Princeton Section chair: Roger Ding. ding at ieee.org


The joint chapter of APS/ VTS / EMC was founded in 2020.


Date: 26 Apr 2022
Time: 06:30 PM to 09:00 PM

In-Person meeting

Microstrip antennas are in massive demand for several emerging applications such as biomedical devices, ultrawideband communication devices, radar applications, etc. Microstrip antennas are inherently narrowband and low gain antennas. Since their inception, various methods have been introduced to improve them. Most of the methods depend on the software that needs unlimited optimization runs, which increases the antenna design’s computation cost. Theory of Characteristic Modes (TCM) is the powerful analysis technique that made antenna structure easy to understand and comprehend. As it gives physical insight into the antenna’s structure, the analysis and design of the antenna may not need many optimization cycles. It was first introduced in the 1970s, but it was not till 2007 that this method hit the modern world again for planar antenna design. The reason behind the unmatched success of this method was the details it gives about the surface current behavior of the antenna in a user-friendly manner. Since then, CMA (Characteristic Mode Analysis) has been successfully applied to analyze planar structures and helps design and improve specific characteristics of antennas. Most of my research focused on designing and optimizing the UWB antennas using CMA. CMA can fully illustrate antenna structure with a finite number of resonant modes. Hence, it has the potential of simplifying complicated and tedious antenna design procedures.
This talk will focus on the following: (a) Can characteristic modes analysis define the future of antenna design procedures by helping to reduce the complexity of antenna design procedure? (b) the possibilities of producing the compact and efficient antenna design using characteristic modes. (c) how surface currents can be controlled to produce optimized antenna designs.
Register at: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/310792
VTS Lecture with Dr. Mahrukh Khan, Ph.D. of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ)


Date: 16 Mar 2022
Time: 06:30 AM to 08:00 PM
Machine Learning at the Wireless Edge

Wireless networks can be used as platforms for machine learning, taking advantage of the fact that data is often collected at the edges of networks, and also mitigating the latency and privacy concerns that backhauling data to the cloud can entail.  Focusing primarily on federated learning, this talk will discuss several issues arising in this context including the effects of wireless transmission on learning performance, the allocation of wireless resources to learning, and privacy leakage.
WebEx Info at link: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/307252
VTS Lecture with Distinguish Professor Vince Poor from Princeton
Date: 19 Nov 2021
https://events.vtools.ieee.org/tego_/event/enotice/285021.pdfDr. Erik Lier
Lockheed Martin Space. Topic: “Metamaterials – a manipulation of waves”

Date: 22 Jun 2021

Arcs and sparks – finding fault on live wires : vTools Events (ieee.org)
 Prof. Cynthia M. Furse