EuCAP Workshop: Ground Plane Boosters - Antenna Design for Wireless Devices

Apr 13, 2018
Event location: 
London, UK

This short course will introduce the audience to a small and multiband antenna technology based on replacing a complex and usually customized antenna design with an off-the-shelf, standardized, miniature component called ground plane booster. Being surface-mount and chip-like in nature, the antenna booster fits seamlessly in an electronic printed circuit board the same way any other electronic component such an amplifier, filter or switch, to name a few, does. It can be assembled with a conventional pick-and-place machine, making the manufacture and design of the new generation of IoT/Mobile or wireless device simpler, faster and more effective. The audience will be introduced to the theory behind designing a ground plane booster, will be given practical examples, and will participate in a hands-on, practical application using NI AWR Design Environment/Microwave Office software.

Workshop Equipment/Hardware:

  • Special note: 64-bit PCs are required to run the software
  • Software, licenses, and required training materials will be provided

About the Instructor Dr. Jaume Anguera:
Jaume Anguera, SM-IEEE, was born in Vinaròs, Spain. Founder partner at Fractus Antennas (Chief Scientist, 2017-up to date) and Associate Professor at Universitat Ramon LLull (1999-up to date), Barcelona, Spain. Previously, he was R&D Manager at Fractus (1999-2017). Author of more than 200 scientific journal and conference papers and authored four academic books. Inventor of more than 120 granted antenna patents many of them licensed to wireless companies. He worked in South Korea (Fractus-Korea) designing small and multiband antennas for the mobile industry (e.g. Samsung and LG). In Korea, he headed up the research team. One of his main tasks was to provide training, education and development of the team’s core competency, and to provide R&D vision to address the rapidly growing mobile device market. He has supervised more than 100 bachelor/master thesis and several PhD thesis and served as a chairman at various antenna conferences.
With more than 18 years of experience in industrial design for small and multiband antennas for wireless devices, he has received awards such as New Faces of Engineering (IEEE), finalist with other inventors at the European Patent Award for the contribution of small antennas for the mobile industry as well as two awards for the best PhD thesis given by COIT (Colegio Oficial Ingenieros de Telecomunicación) and Telefónica. Dr. Anguera has been participating in more than 17 funded national and international research projects valued more than 6M€ (e.g. H2020), many of them as a principal researcher. He is an Associate Editor at Electronics Letters, member of the editorial board at several scientific journals and reviewer at prestigious journals (IEEE, IET, PIER).