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Workshops

EuCAP 2007 will feature a number of half day workshops organised by key organisations and Institutions in the field of Antennas and Propagation. Although workshops are free to attend places are strictly limited and will be filled up on a first come first served basis.

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Mon, 23 March
14:00 - 18:00

AMTA Workshop

Description will follow

 

Mon, 23 March
16:00 - 18:00

Workshop: System Tests with an Emulated Radio Channel

EB (Elektrobit) and GIGACOMP will hold a free workshop on how to test wireless systems with an emulated radio channel.

We will discuss the following topics:

  • The influence of radio channel disturbances on the performance of wireless systems

  • System optimization with an emulated radio channel

  • Performance requirements for next generation wireless systems (e.g. LTE, 802.11n)

  • Capabilities of the EB Propsim C8 in radio channel emulation (e.g. MIMO)

During a hands-on demonstration participants will be able to see the influence of the following effects on the system performance:

  • Doppler spread

  • Fast fading (reflections)

  • Slow fading (shadowing)

  • Additive white Gaussian noise

Discussions can be continued at GIGACOMP’s booth #49.

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Tue, 24 March
14:00 - 18:00
 

Workshop on very fast measurements of wireless devices with small antennas

The Bluetest reverberation chamber technology is used to measure the total RF performance of wireless devices with small antennas. In the past two years the sales of Bluetest products have accelerated and in a few years we believe most companies working with products using small antennas will use this technology. This workshop will explain why reverberation chambers are to be preferred to anechoic chambers. It will give detailed information of how antenna diversity gain and MIMO capacity, both of which are key technologies for new (e.g. HSPA, 802.11n) and future (WiMAX, LTE) wireless broadband systems, can be tested in minutes with high repeatability. The workshop will also describe how traditional parameters like antenna efficiency, TRP and TIS measurements can be measured with high accuracy in a very small and cost effective test chamber and give comparison to measurements of the same wireless devices in large CTIA approved anechoic chambers. 

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Wed, 25 March
14:00 - 18:00

Workshop focus: Hands-on Antenna Design with SEMCAD-X

SEMCAD is a Simulation platform for EMC, Antenna Design and Dosimetry, has been explicitly developed to meet the electromagnetic full wave simulation needs of the wireless industry. Latest modeling advances in antenna design using Semcad X will be presented in a free interactive workshop. The antennas will be simulated in the most challenging and complex environments including the interaction and effects on the human body. A string of complex antenna will visualize the speed and accuracy of Semcad X.

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Thu, 26 March
14:00 - 18:00
 

Workshop on 3D EM Modeling using EMPIRE XCcel 5.20

During the EUCAP 2009 a free workshop on 3D EM Modeling will be held
where key features of the new EMPIRE XCcel 5.20 will be demonstrated by
presentations, life demos and a hands-on tutorial where the attendees
can follow a complete EM-based design of a conformal patch antenna
step-by-step.
The new version EMPIRE XCcel 5.20 features the new Perfect Geometry
Approximation (PGA) method which allows the accurate modelling of
rounded structures with a coarse mesh and is therefore perfectly suited
for conformal antennas. In addition, a comprehensive object library has
been added for the easy set-up of complex shapes.

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Thu, 26 March
14:00 - 15:30
Programs of the ARTIC Workshops

Expert Groups workshop

The workshop will take place at EuCAP2009, on Thursday 26 March at 1400-1600

The first hour will contain a presentation from the ARTIC expert group on the applicability of their knowledge to the automotive industry:

  • Introduction

  • High-frequency and integrated antennas

  • Small antennas

  • Wideband antennas

  • Array antennas

  • Smart antennas

The second hour will be an open forum fpr discussion, where we hope the automotive needs will be clearly defined.

 

- Short introduction on the purpose of ARTIC, short reminder about ACE

- Satcoms in support of ITS, Alejandro Fransoy

- Small antenna systems for cars, Matthias Geissler / Andreas Winkelmann

- Smart antennas and antenna standards for cars, Leandro Haro Ariet / Manuel Sierra Pérez

- Software for antenna calculations, Guy Vandenbosch

- Measurements of antennas, Guy Vandenbosch  
- Automotive antenna selection by "virtual drive", Werner Wiesbeck

- Optimised automotive antenna selection and placement, Nils Koch

- Low profile approaches in antenna for automotive applications, Daniel Llorens

 

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Thu, 26 March
16:00 - 18:00
Programs of the ARTIC Workshops

Best Practises workshop

The workshop will take place at EuCAP2009, on Thursday 26 March at 1600-1800

 

1. Antenna Software

* Overview of ACE NoE results:

- inventory of software tools

- benchmarking of software tools

- the Electromagnetic Data Interface (EDI/EDX)

* Strategy of EuRAAP software Working Group

- further development of EDI/EDX

- yearly benchmarking cycle

       challenging proposals from automotive industry ...

- towards a software library

       relations, software links, etc. with CAD-CAM industry

* problems in automotive industry in this area

* discussion

 

2. Antenna Measurements

* Overview of ACE NoE results

* Strategy within EuRAAP - COST ASSIST

* Problems in automotive industry in this area

* Discussion

 

- Short introduction on the purpose of ARTIC, short reminder about ACE

- Satcoms in support of ITS, Alejandro Fransoy

- Small antenna systems for cars, Matthias Geissler / Andreas Winkelmann

- Smart antennas and antenna standards for cars, Leandro Haro Ariet / Manuel Sierra Pérez

- Software for antenna calculations, Guy Vandenbosch

- Measurements of antennas, Guy Vandenbosch  
- Automotive antenna selection by "virtual drive", Werner Wiesbeck

- Optimised automotive antenna selection and placement, Nils Koch

- Low profile approaches in antenna for automotive applications, Daniel Llorens

 

Fore workshop registration follow this link.