ISAP2016 -International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation-

Workshop 6

Multi-Probe Antenna Measurement Systems with Applications to Telecom, Space and Defense

Mr. Lars J. Foged photo

Mr. Lars J. Foged
Microwave Vision Group, Italy


This course is a fast pace introduction to modern applications of multi-probe near field antenna measurements. Following a brief introduction to general antenna measurements and near field measurements theory, the course will focus on the implementation of multi-probe system for different antenna measurements applications in areas such as telecom, space and defense. The course will emphasize the state of the art of two challenging scenarios for antenna measurement such as MIMO and Active Antenna Systems.

Course outline:

  • Theory and application of far-field and near field antenna measurements
  • Modulated scattering technique and implementation in multi probe systems
  • Post-processing and link between measurements and numerical simulation
  • Application in telecom and defense measurement scenarios
  • Introduction to state-of-the art SISO and MIMO measurements

About the speaker

Lars Jacob Foged was born in Viborg, Denmark in 1966. He received his B.Sc from Aarhus Teknikum, Denmark in 1988 and M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering from California Institute of Technology, USA in 1990.

He became a “graduate trainee” of the European Space Agency, ESTEC in the Netherlands and spent the following ten years designing antennas for high performance communication and navigation satellites. In 2001, he joined SATIMO and founded the branch office in Italy. Since then, he has held different technical leadership positions in SATIMO and later Microwave Vision Group. He is currently the scientific director of Microwave Vision Group and associate director of Microwave Vision Italy.

He was a member of the EURAAP delegate assembly from 2009 to 2012 and responsible for the working group on antenna measurements. He was Vice-Chair of the Eucap 2011 conference in Rome, Industrial Chair of Eucap 2012 and 2014 conference in Prague and Den Haag and Technical Program Chair of Eucap 2016 in Davos. Since 2006, he is a member of the board of the European School of Antennas (ESOA), and technical responsible and teacher in the biannual antenna measurement course.

He is a senior member of IEEE and fellow of AMTA. He is secretary of the IEEE antenna standards committee and near-field working group since 2004. He is contributing to the IEC 62209 standard(s) on human exposure to electromagnetic fields since 2010. In 2016 he was appointed chairman of the Industry Initiatives Committee (IIC), a standing committee of IEEE APS. Time permitting he is an occasional reviewer on the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters and IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

He has authored and co-authored more than 200 journal and conference papers on antenna design and measurement topics, contributed to 3 books and standards, and holds 4 patents.



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