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LAPC 2017

The Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference

13 - 14 November 2017 | Loughborough, UK

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Monday 13 November 2017


Registration and exhibition


Welcome to the conference

Conference chairs:
Costas Constantinou, University of Birmingham, UK
Enrica Martini, University of Siena, Italy


Invited speakers session 1 - Modelling and design of millimeter and terahertz antennas

Keynote: Terahertz antennas for space-borne applications

Goutam Chattopadhyay, Senior Research Scientist, NASA-Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, USA

Optimising the time and frequency transfer function of photoconductive THz antennas

Lluis Jofre, Professor, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain

Advanced antenna architectures on THz sensing systems

Andrea Neto, Head of the THz Sensing Group, Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands


Refreshments, exhibition and poster session 1

Antennas and propagation best papers

Antennas and propagation best student papers

Array antennas 1

Advanced materials 1


Lunch and exhibition


Invited speakers session 2 - Fabrication technology and materials for antennas

Printed graphene antennas: Near and far (field)

Zhirun Hu, Senior Lecturer, National Graphene Institute, The University of Manchester, UK

Meta-atoms for 3D printing metamaterials

Darren Cadman, Project Engineer, Loughborough University, UK

Liquid antennas for radio communications and radar applications

Yi Huang, Professor Electrical Engineering and Electronics, University of Liverpool, UK


Refreshments, exhibition and poster session 2

Biomedical applications and wearable antennas

Communication and sensing

Antennas and RF circuits

Propagation 1


End of sessions


Drinks reception


Conference dinner and awards presentations



Tuesday 14 November 2017


Registration and exhibition


Invited speakers session 3 - Trans-ionospheric propagation

Keynote: Ionospheric measurement, modelling and simulation for future wideband UHF satcoms

Matthew Angling, DSTL/RAEng Chair in Space Environment and Radio Engineering, University of Birmingham, UK

Synthesis of real-world ionospheric effects on GPS for resilient PNT testing

Talini Pinto Jayawardena, KTP Associate, Spirent Communications, University of Bath, UK

Impact and mitigation of ionospheric scintillation effects on GNSS receiver performance

Marcio Aquino, Associate Professor, University of Nottingham, UK


Refreshments, exhibition and poster session 3

Antenna measurements and design

Millimetre and sub-millimetre antennas

Array antennas 2

Advanced materials 2


Lunch and exhibition


Invited speakers session 4 - Industry developments

The Alarm™ radar antenna design and antenna data processing challenges

Andrew Hume, Technical Lead for Radar & Electronic Warfare, Research and Innovation, QinetiQ, UK

Practical applications of small antennas in hardware platforms

Brian Collins, Director, BSC Associates Ltd., UK

Simulation for Antenna Design and Placement in Vehicles

Arnab Bhattacharya, Product Planning Manager, Senior Application Engineer, CST Computer Simul Tech GmbH, Germany


Refreshments, exhibition and poster session 4

Biomedical applications and electrically small antennas

Propagation 2

Multiband and wideband antennas

Reconfigurable antennas


Close of conference

Programme is correct at time of publication. Topics and speakers are subject to change.

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Gold sponsors


Member - from £250

Non-member - from £295

Student - from £275