InCAP 2019

2nd Indian Conference on Antennas & Propagation (InCAP2019)
December 19-22, 2019 | Ahmedabad, India

Last date for Student Travel Grant Application is October 31, 2019

Notification of Acceptance : September 14, 2019

Early Bird Registration : October 31, 2019

Last Date for Registration : Dec 10, 2019

Congratulations! 2018 IEEE Indian Conference on Antennas and Propogation (InCAP) has been posted to the IEEE Xplore digital library effective 2019-07-25

Planar Antenna Technology: Design Fundamentals, Advancement and Applications
December 18, 2019 | 2 pm to 6 pm | Narayani Heights Hotel (Conference Venue)

The aim of this workshop is to provide a solid foundation to the antenna researchers who are at the nascent stage of their research career. Starting from the basics of planar antenna technology, the workshop will cover topics that are relevant to the present day antenna technology. Both theoretical and applied aspects of antenna designing will be covered. The topics that are going to be covered and the speaker details are as mentioned below:

Dr. S. B. Sharma: Maxwell’s Equations Made Easy (9.0 – 9.55)
Dr. K. P. Ray: Planar Array Antenna (10.0 – 10.55)
Dr. Girish Kumar: Broadband Microstrip Antennas and Arrays (11.0 – 11.55)
Dr. S. B. Chakrabarty: Computational Electromagnetics (12.0 – 12.55)
Dr. Amalendu Patnaik: Terahertz Antennas (2.0 – 2.55)
Mr. Sanjeev Kulshrestha: Space-borne Planar Antennas (3.0 – 3.55)
CST Microwave Office Demonstration (4.0 – 5.0)

Dr. S.B. Sharma
Dr. S.B. Sharma Deputy Director (Retd.), Antenna Systems Area, ISRO Outstanding Scientist (ISRO)

Topic: Maxwell’s Equations Made Easy

Dr. S.B. Sharma is a rare blend of fundamental researcher with sound understanding of the advanced electromagnetic modeling techniques and innovative hardware engineer having 47 years of diversified research, academic and teaching experience. A visionary of extraordinary caliber, Dr. S. B. Sharma has many milestones to his credit among which the most notable are; his long and luminous tenure as Outstanding Scientist at ISRO and his role as Deputy Director, Antenna Systems Areao (ASA) at ISRO in leading and guiding antenna related R&D for Satellite Communication and Microwave Remote Sensing Programs and his leadership as Vice Chancellor and Vice President in bringing an unique perspective to Indus University where he made his mark as a forward thinking educationist with his exemplary work by incorporating contemporary methods of teaching both as a teacher and as a trainer. Dr. S B Sharma had brought his excellent credentials and refined understanding of innovative teaching pedagogy and advance research at Indus University. His boundless stamina for advance R&D has resulted in a characteristic engaging freshness to the art of teaching & learning that has become his trade mark

Presently as Technology Head at Entuple Technologies he is steering innovative R&D and training on antenna related activities at Ahmedabad. 25 International Patents as prime inventor and publications of more than 160 papers in refereed journals of repute and conferences bear testimony of his academic excellence. Concurrent to his above assignments, he has guided 6 students for their Ph.D.

Dr. Sharma contributed significantly through his unique perspective and expertise to the design and development of variety of space borne, air borne, and ground station antenna systems. His most important scientific / technical contributions are related with the Satellite Payloads for Microwave Remote Sensing and Satellite Communication Programs of ISRO. His other notable achievements include design, development, installation and commissioning of large number of telemetry, tracking and tele-command antenna systems for satellite launch vehicles (SLV, ASLV, PSLV), orbiting remote sensing satellites (IRS) and earth station antenna systems for geostationary communication satellites.

His significant outreach technological contributions at ISRO include the development of 44 new technologies resulting in the realization of more than 160 indigenous state-of-the–art space borne, air borne and ground station antenna systems. More than 11 technologies have been successfully transferred to various industries for the mass production under his leadership.

He was also Consultant to Antrix Corporation for the finalization of various satellite proposals on Malaysian, Korean, Russian, German, Glonass & IRNSS satellites. He had also been a consultant to SAMEER, Mumbai, Chennai, and Calcutta.

He was Project Director, TRINETRA project, Project Director ARIES project, Project Director, ARIES Augmentation project (all classified defense projects), Associate Project Director, Multi Frequency Scanning Microwave Radiometer (MSMR) payload for Oceansat Project-I, Associate Project Director, IRS Ground Station Project for National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad and Compact Antenna Test Range (CATR) & Planar Near Field Facility at SAC / ISRO, Ahmedabad.

Prof. K.P. Ray
Prof. K.P. Ray Dept. of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science DIAT, Pune

Topic: Planar Array Antenna

Prof. K.P. Ray Dr. K. P. Ray is M. Tech in Microwave Electronics from University of Delhi and PhD from Department of Electrical Engineering IIT, Bombay. Presently he is a Professor, Dean (Research) and Head of the Dept of Electronics Engineering & Computer Science, Defence Institute of Advanced Technology (DIAT), DRDO, Pune. Prior to joining DIAT (DRDO) he was the Programme Director of SAMEER (MeitY) Mumbai, wherein he joined SAMEER (TIFR) in 1985 and worked for over 31 years in the areas of RF and microwave systems/components and developed expertise in the design of antenna elements/arrays and high-power RF/microwave sources for RADAR, scientific and industrial applications. He has successfully executed over 48 projects sponsored by various Govt. agencies (DRDO/MOD, ISRO/DOS, DAE, DST/DSIR/TIFAC, Meity, DBT, IMD, BHEL, etc.) and many industries in the capacity of main designer, a chief investigator and a project manager. He was a guest/invited//adjunct faculty in Electrical Engineering Dept at IIT, Bombay, Goa Engineering College, University of Mumbai and CEERI (CSIR) Pilani for post graduate courses.

He has guided 8 Ph D students and evaluated more than 25 Ph D Thesis. He has co-authored a book with Prof G. Kumar for Artech House, USA and published over 370 research papers in international/national journals and conference proceedings. He holds 3 patents, earned 3 Transfer of Technology (ToT) and filed three patents. He has been in advisory capacity for many engineering colleges, Polytechnic, international/national conferences, chaired many sessions and delivered more than 100 invited talks, which also includes “First Abdul Kalam Memorial Lecture” at Interim Test Range (ITR), DRDO, Chandipur 2018 and “Ram Lal Wadhwa Lectures 2018. He is a member of many national level scientific committees of various ministries and departments. He is an associate editor of International Journal on RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, John Wiley, and a reviewer of IEEE TAP, AWPS, IEEE Access, Electronics Letter, IET (Formerly IEE, UK), International Journal of Antennas and Propagation (USA), PIERS (USA), International Journal of electronics (USA), Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (USA), International Journal of Microwave and Optical Technology (IJMOT) USA, International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology Hindwai, AEU Elsevier, SADHNA Springer, IETE (India) and many international/national conferences/symposium. He is a fellow of IETE, a senior member of IEEE (USA), and life member of Instrument society of India and Engineers of EMI/EMC society of India. He received many awards including IETE-Ram Lal Wadhwa Award 2018, IETE-Ranjna Pal Memorial Award 2014 and several research paper awards.

Prof. girish
Prof. Girish Kumar Dept. of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay

Topic: Broadband Microstrip Antennas and Arrays

Prof. Girish Kumar received Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 1983. From 1983 to 1985, he was a Research Associate in the Electrical Engineering Department, Univ. of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. From 1985 to 1991, he was an Assistant Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department, Univ. of North Dakota, Grand Forks, USA. Since 1991, he is at IIT Bombay, where he is currently a Professor in the Electrical Engineering Department. His areas of interest are: Antennas, Microwave Circuits and Systems. He has written more than 300 papers in the international and national journals and conference proceedings. He is author of four books and has filed 9 patents.

He has been working on hazards of microwave radiation for the last one decade. Has written several reports and given presentations at various forums on the topic related to Cell Phone and Tower Radiation Hazards and Solutions.

He was chairman of the company “Wilcom Technologies Pvt. Ltd.”, an IIT Bombay incubated company. Wilcom had developed several products, such as, mobile phone jammers, signal enhancers, radiation shield, antennas, power dividers, couplers, filters, amplifiers, etc.

Dr. Soumyabrata Chakrabarty
Dr. Soumyabrata Chakrabarty Scientist/Engineer 'G' Head, Microwave Sensors Antenna Division SAC, Ahmedabad

Topic: Computational Electromagnetics

Dr. S.B Chakrabarty obtained his B. E. (Hons) degree from NIT Silchar (previously REC) in 1988, M. E. from Jadavpur University in the year 1992 both in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering and Ph. D. degree in Microwave Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur in the year 1996. He served NIT, Silchar (previously REC) as lecturer in the Department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering during 1995-1996.

He is currently working in Antenna Systems Group, Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad as Head, Microwave Sensors Antenna Division and involved in the development of a variety of state-of-the-art antenna system related to Microwave Remote sensing. He served the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) during 1999-2000 as guest scientist deputed from ISRO. His area of research is Computational Electromagnetics, Microwave and Millimeterwave Antennas. He has authored and co-authored more than 80 papers published in IEEE transactions on EMC, MTT and IET Journals, International journal of Electronics, Journal of Electromagnetics, Journal of Electrostatics, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters etc in addition to several technical reports at the Space Applications Centre/ ISRO. He has also presented a number of papers in international conferences.

He received INSA visiting fellowship 1996 and was short-listed for INSA young Scientist award 1997 and received ISRO excellence team awards two times.

Dr. Amalendu Patnaik
Dr. Amalendu Patnaik Associate Professor, Dept. of Electronics and Comm. Engg. IIT Roorkee

Topic: Terahertz Antennas

Dr. Amalendu Patnaik Amalendu Patnaik received Ph.D. degree in Electronics from Berhampur University, Berhampur, India, in 2003.,From 2004 to 2005, he was with The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA, as a Visiting Scientist. He is currently an Associate Professor with the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, IIT Roorkee, Roorkee, India. He has authored/co-authored over 80 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and conferences, and co-authored one book on Compact Antennas for High Data Rate Communication: Ultra-wideband (UWB) and Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) Technology (Springer) and one book chapter on Neural Networks for Antennas in Modern Antenna Handbook (Wiley). His current research interests include antenna array signal processing, application of soft-computing techniques in electromagnetics, CAD for patch antennas, EMI, and EMC. Dr. Patnaik is a recipient of the IETE Sir J. C. Bose Award in 2000, the URSI Young Scientist Award in 2005, and the BOYSCAST Fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, from 2004 to 2005. He was the Chairperson of the IEEE Roorkee Subsection from 2015 to 2017.

Dr. Sanjeev Kulshrestha
Dr. Sanjeev Kulshrestha Scientist/Engineer - G, Antenna Systems Group SAC/ISRO Ahmedabad

Topic: Space-borne Planar Antennas

Dr. Sanjeev Kulshrestha Sanjeev Kulshrestha received his M. Tech Microwave Electronics from University of Delhi South Campus in 1992. He worked as Senior Research fellow at Centre for Applied Research in Electronics, IIT, Delhi before he joined Space Applications Centre, ISRO in November 1993. Since then he is working for the design and development of state-of-the-art antennas for airborne and spaceborne applications. He was deputed to German Aerospace Research Establishment DLR for the development of shaped beam antenna for E-SAR applications. He has contributed significantly for the development of multilayer printed antenna for India’s first SAR mission. He is presently deputy project director for Radar Imaging Satellite RISAT-1A and 1B. He also worked as project Manager for disaster management SAR antenna. His area of interest include computational electromagnetics, active and high power antenna. He has successfully delivered many planar array antenna for various prestigious mission of ISRO including RISAT-1, DMSAR, Chandrayaan2. He has been awarded the team award for development of Radar Imaging satellite. He has published more than 75 technical papers.

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