The microwave and antenna engineering group at Heriot-Watt University is pioneering the analysis design and testing of active and passive high frequency electronic components, subsystems and systems that provide innovative solutions in:
- wireless terrestrial and satellite communication systems
- electromagnetic imaging and sensing systems
- medical, industrial and scientific applications of microwaves
The group was established in 1971 by Prof. Joseph Helszjan and Prof. Alan Sangster both of whom delivered key innovations in areas such as ferrite circulators as well as travelling wave antennas. The group is presently led by Prof. Jia-Sheng Hong and has continued to deliver significant advances in the areas of microwave filters, frequency selective surfaces and antennas.
Presently the group is performing research in collaboration with several industrial partners (SELEX, EADS Astrium, Thales Alenia Space, Huwaei, Bell Labs Alacatel-Lucent, BSC Filters, Space Engineering and others) with live grant value in excess of 1M from various governmental agencies (EPSRC, FP7, ESA, Royal Academy of Engineering) and industry.
© ESA/Planck Collaboration. Acknowledgment: M.-A. Miville-Deschênes, CNRS – Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, Université Paris-XI, Orsay, France.