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Best regards from EuCAP-2017 in Paris

Best regards from EuCAP-2017 in Paris

Stefano, Sharef, Jan, Jiapeng, Oleg and Alexander send you our best regards from the 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, that was going in Paris, France, on 19-24 March 2017. The conference attracted of 1300 participants that followed to 850 presentations. Every session, in average, has been follower by 48 attendees.

Meeting with Stefano and his supervisors from Thales

Meeting with Stefano and his supervisors from Thales

EuCAP-2017 Closing session

EuCAP-2017 Closing session

The paper “Spectral Polarimetric Features Analysis of Wind Turbine Clutter in Weather Radar” by Jiapeng Yin, Oleg Krasnov, Christine Unal, Stefano Medagli, and Herman Russchenberg has been selected to be a finalist for a best paper award. The finalist papers have been requested to present their work in a special poster session dedicated to the Awards. This session took place on Thursday afternoon, March 23, 2017, and gave a possibility for many additional discussions and contacts. Unfortunately, we did not receive the Award, which went to the paper “Design and Calibration of a Double-directional 60 GHz Channel Sounder for Multipath Component Tracking” by Ruoyu Sun (NIST, USA), Peter Papazian and Jelena Senic (NIST, USA), Yeh Lo (NTIA, USA), Jae-Kark Choi (NIST, USA), Kate A. Remley and Camillo Gentile (NIST, USA)…

During the closing session the EuCAP flag has been passed to the co-chairs of the next year conference (Yang Hao and Tony Brown), which will take place in London from 8 to April 2018.

Congratulation, Dr. Inna Ivashko!

Congratulation, Dr. Inna Ivashko!

Congratulation, Dr. Inna Ivashko!

MS3 Christmas lunch and bouling

Whole team

Whole team

Food from all around the globe...

Food from all around the globe…

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MS3 poster event

Rossiza receives the best poster award

Rossiza receives the best poster award

Comission members

Comission members

During the session

During the session

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Presentation of Gabriel Vasile

Dr. Gabriel Vasile, Research Scientist of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Grenoble Image sPeech Signal Automatics Lab (GIPSA-lab) visited TU Delft and gave a presentation of his research results. Gabriel is our partner within the CIFRE-funded PhD project of Stefano Medagli.

Presentation of Gabriel Vasile

Presentation of Gabriel Vasile

The first PARSAX trial to measure a drone with calibration target

The PARSAX radar in operational position

The PARSAX radar in operational position

Fred, Peter and Jiapeng Yin (the PhD student from CITG) did today the first try to observe drone with calibration spherical target using the PARSAX radar. The sphere and drone itself have been clear visible at the range of 1340 m. Now it is time to process data and prepare for full scale calibration campaign.

The drone's launch position

The drone’s launch position

Drone-DJI-F300

It looked like this one…

Happy birthday, Stefano!

Happy birthday, Stefano!

Happy birthday, Stefano!

Coffee plus for Stefano Medagli's birthday

Observation of a small aircraft with PARSAX and MECEWI radars

Nikita vs monopulse configuration of the MECEWI radar

Nikita vs monopulse configuration of the MECEWI radar

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Campaign overview – how it looked like…

Specialist Meeting about Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines 2016

Specialist Meeting about Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines 2016

Specialist Meeting about Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines 2016 – click to go to web-page

In December 2016 Fraunhofer-Institut für Hochfrequenzphysik und Radartechnik FHR organizes the Specialist Meeting (and Workshop) about Electromagnetic Waves and Wind Turbines 2016:

Since the exit from nuclear and fossil fuel energy, the construction of power plants based on renewable energy is pushed forward worldwide. Energy production by wind energy plants is one of the favorites. Thus, wind energy farms can be found in all western countries. With the increase of the number of wind energy plants influences on the propagation of electromagnetic waves were observed. The loss of radar tracks, wrong positioning based on electromagnetic beacons and prediction errors by weather radars are effects which are often noted. Based on these experiences the research of the effects of wind turbines on electromagnetic wave propagation was intensified. An increasing number of publications and contributions in scientific journals and on conferences prove the growing interest in the topic. On the other hand electromagnetic waves are used during the operation and offer solutions to run wind energy turbines also under difficult conditions. Material inspection of rotor blades, bird protection and the control of navigation lights is often only possible by the use of radar.

To bring together the increasing number of experts and researchers in the field of electromagnetic waves within the context of wind energy plants and to offer a platform to discuss arising and existing problems, the focus days EMWT’16 provide a fitting platform. In contrast to other conferences EMWT’16 will cover the whole field of electromagnetic waves and wind energy in one specialist meeting.

A short abstract of about 200 words should be sent to emwt at fhr.fraunhofer.de before September 30th, 2016. Authors will be notified about acceptance until October 14th, 2016.

Greetings from vacation…

Greetings from Albert’s cycling vacation. Below on the Mt Ventoux.

Albert's cycling vacation - on the Mt Ventoux