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Antennas Group Academic to work with NPL

Posted on February 17, 2014

During the secondment, planned for April to November 2014, Dr Alomainy will work on improving existing techniques and creating new techniques, to develop traceable and cost-effective measurement solutions for characterising the performance of wireless body-worn devices, to aid development of on-body antenna systems. In addition, an essential aim of the secondment is to develop a set of resources used in teaching and student’s project placements. This will include advanced experimental techniques used in assessing wearable radio device performance in general communication electronics, and hence feed into state-of-the-art teaching and learning in QML.

The industrial host: NPL

NPL is the UK’s National Measurement Institute, and is a world-leading centre of excellence in developing and applying the most accurate measurement standards for science and technology available. NPL possesses RF-to-optical links to remove cable effects, which are the main obstacles in accurate characterisation of body-worn sensors or antennas. In addition, they are currently liaising with a supplier of heavy-duty positioners, to establish facilities that enable the performance of 3D radiation pattern assessment of body-worn devices incorporating physical body phantoms. Dr Alomainy will act as a consultant in this activity. NPL have earned many awards for their scientific, industrial and business-oriented initiatives, such as "MTA Manufacturing Industry Awards 2012" and "Go Green Richmond Upon Thames - Advanced Award and Institute for Education Business Excellence (IEBE) Business Awards 2010".