"APPLICATION OF ULTRAWIDEBAND ANTENNAS IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS"
Dr. Hans Schantz,
Next-RF, Inc., Huntsville, AL
Time: FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 8am-Noon.
The imminent wide scale commercial deployment of ultrawideband (UWB) systems has led to increased interest in UWB antenna design. The requirements imposed by UWB systems place stringent demands on UWB antennas. For instance, the spectral and impedance matching properties of a UWB antenna exert a profound influence on an overall UWB system design. A well-designed UWB antenna can contribute to system performance by notching out undesired frequencies and controlling roll-off at the end of the operating bands. Thus UWB practice requires a holistic approach to system and antenna design. This course is intended for RF engineers, technologists,
and managers to become familiar with the foundation of a UWB wireless system — the antenna. The course topics include:
- History: A history of UWB antennas from Hertz and Marconi to the present day
- Fundamentals: Antenna fundamentals and how they apply in the UWB limit
- Taxonomy: A taxonomy of UWB antennas exploring the wide variety of potential designs
- Antennas in Systems: How antenna behavior contributes to the successful implementation of a UWB wireless system.
This course will allow you to:
- Select the proper UWB antenna for your application
- Integrate these antennas in a wireless system
- Quickly and correctly apply UWB antennas to current projects
Dr. Hans Schantz is a consulting physicist and engineer specializing in time domain electromagnetics and high performance antennas, particularly ultra-wideband ones. From 1999 to 2002, Dr. Schantz was an antenna engineer at the Time Domain Corporation in Huntsville, Alabama where he was responsible for the development of Time Domain’s “BroadSpec™“ line of small, highly efficient, planar
ultra-wideband dipole antennas, and many other innovative UWB antenna designs. For more information on Dr. Schantz’s ultra-wideband antenna work, please see www.uwbantenna.com.
Dr. Schantz has published work in the American Journal of Physics, and IEEE Antenna and Propagation Magazine. He has over a dozen conference papers, six US patents and several patent applications pending to his credit. Dr. Schantz is also Chief Scientist for The Q-Track Corporation, a start-up company that is developing near field electromagnetic ranging (or “NFER™”) technology. This technology
enables very precise positioning using narrow band, low frequency techniques. For more information please see www.q-track.com.