10:30 a.m. ENGR, room 103. Ph.D. candidate Ahmed Kausar of Boise State University, will be presenting a seminar “Smart Beam-forming Antenna”. Ahmed Kausar is a PhD candidate at Boise State, in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Currently he is working on beam steering smart antennas under the supervision of Dr. Hani Mehrpouyan. Ahmed has completed his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) in 2010 and 2015 respectively. Since 2010, he has been an active researcher in smart antennas and their practical implementation.
Adaptive beam-forming antennas open a new venue for research to achieve higher data rates. Such antennas are of interest at higher frequencies in particular at millimetric-Waves. Millimetric-Waves frequency ranges from 30 GHz – 300 GHz and there is ample bandwidth available in this spectrum. Higher frequencies have significant scattering which causes high path loss. Due to high path loss, there is need for better error correction schemes and adaptive beam-forming antennas. Aim of our research is to design adaptive beam-forming smart antenna that is capable of beam-steering while end user is mobile as well as stationary. Current research is focused on simulation and design of antenna that is capable of beam steering at 2.45 GHz. In designed antenna model beam is steered through RF switching.
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