KOÇ UNIVERSITY PHYSICS SEMINAR
Antenom Antenna Technologies
|Title:||Active Learning with Anten’it Antenna Design and Training Hardware|
|Date:||November 26, 2019|
|Cookie & Tea:||SCI 103, 14:15|
Anten’it presents a new hardware-based concept in antenna design and training. This new concept use brick-like elements called “antenna cells”. Different from conventional antenna design, antennas are built and designed by mounting the antenna cells into each other. All cells are re-usable which saves the fabrication and material costs.
Antenna laboratory lectures are important to visualize antenna education. The students learn the complex theoretical background in electromagnetics, microwave and antenna lectures, and subsequently antenna laboratory lectures are the only chance to visualize students to understand some specifications of antennas such as gain, half power beam width (HPBW), polarization etc.
Anten’it provides students to design and build their own antennas directly in front of a network analyzer which enables to more than presenting antenna specifications. This new concept lets students to fail, iterate their design and learn actively. Gamification of electromagnetic design also motivates students to canalize into RF & Antennas field.
Anten’it concept offers the antenna engineers to use the kit for prototyping, conceptual design and antenna design purposes. They can use the CEM software programs to design their antennas and build the antenna with the antenna cells. This saves their time to build prototypes at each project and the budget for fabrication and material cost of the prototypes. The kit can also be used in order to design the antenna directly in front of a network analyser.
Based on: U. Bulus, “Anten’it: A Hardware Based Antenna Design and Training Kit”, to be published in IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine.
Umut Bulus obtained his B.Sc. from Istanbul Technical University and M.Sc. from University of Duisburg-Essen in 2005 and 2008, respectively. He worked as an antennas and microwave design engineer in IMST Gmbh and Fraunhofer Institute in Germany from 2006 to 2008. He worked in Electromagnetics and Antennas Research Group at Tubitak Bilgem (The Scientific and Technological Council of Turkey), from 2008 to 2013 and in Meteksan Defence as RF Systems Chief Engineer between 2014 to 2018. He has been working as the Managing Director of Antenna Antenna Technologies since 2018.
He is the author of Mobile Phone Antenna Modelling: Scientific Investigation of Mobile Phone Antennas (Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM Verlag 2010) and is a coauthor of a book chapter with a name: Wideband Antennas for Wireless Technologies: Trends and Applications in the book Advances in Microwave and Millimeter Wave Circuits and Systems: Emerging Design, Technologies and Applications (New York: Wiley, 2012). He has several publications including journal and conference papers. His scientific interests concern antennas, microwave structures and RF systems.