7 December 2011The Centre for Communications Research (CCR) had considerable representation at this year’s LAPC conference. It was also co-chaired by Professor Ian Craddock of the CCR. The annual conference showcases the highest level developments and research in the Antennas and Propagation fields primarily from the UK and Europe, but also attracts leading researchers worldwide to give invited talks – this year international speakers included Professor Raj Mittra of Pennsylvania State University (USA) and Professor John L. Volakis of Ohio State University (USA).
The conference featured a number of special sessions in the areas of Propagation for Wireless Communications; Body-area and Medical Applications; Advanced Antenna Technology; and Modelling and Measurement Techniques. Three of the invited papers for these sessions were presented by researchers in the Communication Systems & Networks Group of the CCR highlighting the breadth and depth of expertise within the Group: Dr Geoff Hilton presented work on ‘Evaluating the effect of antenna tilt and rotation on antenna performance in an indoor environment’; Professor Mark Beach presented work on ‘Channel characterisation for advanced wireless access’; while Dr Tommy Henriksson gave details of work on ‘Clinical trials of multistatic UWB radar for breast imaging’.
The CCR was also well represented in the Poster Sessions with Dr Maciej Klemm’s ‘‘Directional plasmonic nanoantennas for wireless link at the nanoscale’; Henry Giddens work on ‘Numerical and experimental evaluation of phantoms for off-body wireless communications’ (co-authored by Dr Dominique L Paul; Dr Geoffrey Hilton and Professor Joe McGeehan) and Mantalena Sarafianou’s work on ‘Novel 3-D breast surface reconstruction algorithm for multi-static radar-based breast imaging system’ (co-authors Dr David Gibbins and Professor Ian Craddock).