Distinguished Prof. Yahya Rahmat-Samii Coordinated a Very Successful UNEX Course on Modern Antenna Measurements
Distinguished Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii was the coordinator and one of the lecturers at a very successful UCLA extension course on “Modern Microwave Antenna Measurements”. This course brought nearly 30 participants from all over the world including local industry. The course spanned four days from May13-16, 2014. Among the course lectures were also leading industry experts who have pioneered some of the topics presented in the course. Additionally a tour of the UCLA High Frequency Center and Prof. Rahmat-Samii’s antenna laboratory was arranged in the afternoon of May 15, 2014. Some of the topics presented in the course were electromagnetic view of antenna measurements, scattering matrix description of antennas, near field planar, cylindrical and spherical measurements of high performance satellite and radar antennas, optimal sampling in characterizing antennas, compact ranges and wireless testing. By all accounts this course was a great success and provided a dynamic forum for high-level and creative exchanges among the participants. Prof. Rahmat-Samii intends to repeat the course in 2015.