Action TU1208

Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar

COST Success Story

Training School on UWB Antennas, Technologies and Applications - Karlsruhe, Germany, April 20-24, 2015

The COST Action TU1208 is co-organising, jointly with the European School of Antennas (ESoA) and the European Association on Antennas and Propagation (EurAAP), a Training School on "Ultra-Wide Band Antennas, Technologies and Applications." This School will be held in the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, in Karlsruhe, Germany, on April 20-24, 2015.

The course will present an insight into the design, evaluation and measurement procedures for Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) antennas, as well as the characteristics of UWB radio channels. Special care will be taken regarding impulse applications: dispersion, antenna fidelity, shaping filters, and other related issues, will be discussed. State-of-the-art UWB systems will be presented, operating in the fields of communications, radars, and sensor networks. Advanced UWB arrays, innovative dual-polarised antennas, as well as distributed antennas for data transmission, localisation and imaging will be also introduced. The applications presented more in detail will be the Ground Penetrating Radar and the medical imaging. Techniques for wide band material characterisation will be dealt with, this being a fundamental prerequisite for both the above-mentioned applications. The theoretical lectures will be complemented with laboratory tutorials on antenna design and measurement techniques, including characterisation of UWB antennas in anechoic chamber, detection of hidden objects and wave propagation simulations, detection of breathing and heart beating.

 

The Coordinator of the Training School is Prof. Werner Wiesbeck (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, WG Member of the COST Action TU1208). The Trainers are Prof. Werner Wiesbeck, Prof. Llouis Jofre (Univ. Politecnica de Catalunya, Spain), Prof. Jürgen Sachs (TU-Ilmenau, Germany, WG Member of the COST Action TU1208), and Lara Pajewski ("Roma Tre" University, Italy, Chair of the COST Action TU1208).

 

Class Scheduling

 

Monday, 20 April 2015

Time

Teacher

Activity

08:30 - 10:30

 

Registration and welcome.

10:30 - 12:00

W. Wiesbeck

Introduction & Overview, Regulation concerning UWB systems , UWB Principles.

12:00 - 13:00

 

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30

W. Wiesbeck

UWB Antennas Basics and Characterisation.

14:30 - 15:00

 

Tea & Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30

W. Wiesbeck

UWB Antennas I

Time & Frequency Domain Characterisation of UWB Antennas.

 

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Time

Teacher

Activity

08:30 - 10:00

W. Wiesbeck

UWB Antennas II

Vivaldi, BowTie, Cone, LPD Antennas. Further Examples of UWB Antennas.

10:00 - 10:30

 

Tea & Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00

W. Wiesbeck

UWB Antennas III

Baluns for UWB Antennas.

12:00 - 13:00

 

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30

W. Wiesbeck

Techniques for the Measurement of UWB Antennas. Beamforming Techniques and UWB Arrays.

14:30 - 15:00

 

Tea & Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30

W. Wiesbeck

UWB Channel Introduction.

 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Time

Teacher

Activity

08:30 - 10:00

L. Jofre

UWB Radar Systems.

10:00 - 10:30

 

Tea & Coffee Break

10:30 - 11:15

L. Jofre

UWB Imaging.

11:15 - 12:00

L. Pajewski

On COST and the COST Action TU1208 "Civil Engineering Applications of Ground Penetrating Radar."

12:00 - 13:00

 

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30

J. Sachs

UWB Ranging and Localisation.

14:30 - 15:00

 

Tea & Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30

J. Sachs

UWB Laboratory Exercise:

Through-the-Wall Radar and Ground Penetrating Radar.

19:00

 

Social Event

 

Thursday, 23 April 2014

Time

Teacher

Activity

08:30 - 10:00

W. Wiesbeck

Ground Penetrating Radar.

10:00 - 10:30

 

Tea & Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00

J. Sachs

M-Sequence Devices.

12:00 - 13:00

 

Lunch

13:00 - 14:30

J. Sachs

TD-FD Channel Measurements,

Medical applications, GPR Applications and Non-Destructive Testing of Natural and Manmade Structures.

14:30 - 15:00

 

Tea & Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:30

J. Sachs

UWB Laboratory Exercise:

Detection of Breathing and Heart Beating.

 

Friday, 24 April 2014

Time

Teacher

Activity

08:30 - 10:00

W. Wiesbeck

UWB Mono Pulse & UWB System Model.

10:00 - 10:30

 

Tea & Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00

W. Wiesbeck

Optimisation of UWB Systems, Open Issues and Future UWB Research, Open Discussion.

12:00 - 13:00

 

Lunch

13:00 - 15:00

All

Final Exam

Training School Grants

for PhD Students & Early-Career Investigators

The COST Action TU1208 offered 8 grants of 650,00 EUR to PhD Students and Early-Career Investigators (ECIs) willing to attend the Training School on UWB Antennas, Technologies and Applications. COST Training School grants represent a contribution to cover travel, meal and accommodation expenses.

 

The deadline for submitting grant applications was April 9, 2015. After the School, the granted Trainees will have to coordinate between themselves to write a joint report, presenting in detail the concepts they will have learnt during the School. Detailled instructions and a template have already been provided to the granted Trainees by the Action Chair.

 

The Trainees whose application has been granted are:

  • Goksenin Bozdag, Izmör, Turkey
  • Eman Farhat, Msida, Malta
  • Daniel Novak, Košice, Slovakia
  • Martta-Kaisa Olkkonen, Aalto, Finland
  • Valentin Ortega, Offenburg, Germany (ECI)
  • Nuraishah Sarimin, Paris, France
  • Jan Schneider, Košice, Slovakia
  • Igor Vitas, Zagreb, Croatia

 

 

For information concerning the COST Action TU1208, please take contact with the Chair of the Action, Dr. Lara Pajewski - This website is supported by COST, European COoperation in Science and Technology - COST is supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme Horizon2020.

TU1208 Members are deeply grateful to COST for funding and supporting the COST Action TU1208.