2019 Graduate Student Showcase

Degree Program

Electrical and Computer Engineering, PhD

Major Advisor Name

Hani Mehrpouyan

Type of Submission

Scholarly Poster


We propose the design of high gain electronic beam-forming antenna for next generation Satellite communication and 5G millimetric wave wireless communication systems. We are using transformation optics for steering antenna radiation pattern. Our design involves the use of a passive meta surface to converge the electromagnetic waves. Meta-surface comprises of multiple unit cells and each unit cell introduces a specific phase shift desired to steer the beam towards the intended direction. This concept is extremely cost effective to implement as no active components are used for beam-steering. In comparison to current market solutions, this configuration is low cost and easy to manufacture. This technology once implemented will be a game changer for whole Satcom industry and will open new horizons for wireless communication.