Junbo Wang, Prof. Rahmat-Samii’s student, received 1st Place in the 2021 Ernest K. Smith USNC-URSI Student Paper Competition.

Junbo Wang, a PhD student of Distinguished Professor Yahya Rahmat-Samii’s group, received First Place Award and the prize money in the 2021 Ernest K. Smith USNC-URSI Student Paper Competition, for his paper entitled “K-Band Circularly Polarized Beam Steerable Reflectarray Enabling CubeSat Internet of Space: Conceptualization and Validation.” This was presented at the USNC-URSI Virtual Conference (January 2021).
This conference is sponsored by the United States National Committee (USNC) for the International Union of Radio Science (URSI). The conference is also co-sponsored by The National Academies of Sciences-Engineering Medicine and the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society and covers diverse topics of the ten commissions of URSI addressing all aspects of Radio Science. The right photos show the reflectarray antenna (top) and this antenna in UCLA Spherical-Near-Field Antenna Measurement Range (bottom).