Instructor :
Dr. Mohammed Abou Khousa
Start date
01/06/2021
End date
31/12/2024

Antenna systems are critical components in spacecraft and play essential functional role in any space mission. Antennas are the first elements in the radio frequency (RF) front-end in satellite communication systems, telemetry/telecommand units, remote sensing instruments, radars as well as positioning modules. Connectivity over space is possible with a radio wave link established by a transmitting antenna at one end and a receiving antenna at the other end. With the advent of small/nano-satellites, deep-space vehicles, and high speed networks, there has been an increasing demand for low-volume and lightweight antennas that could function optimally in the planned mission under harsh space conditions. In this project, new antenna systems founded on novel design concepts will developed to address the multiple rising needs in the space industry.

Expected outcome from the Student's work

This is a unique opportunity to gain relevant engineering experience in RF systems and their applications. The student is expected to:

  • Assemble, integrate and test electronic systems
  • Conduct experiments and gather/analyze data
  • Support technical activities related to schematic capture and printed circuit board design
  • Assist with 3D modeling using CAD packages & 3D printing of prototypes
  • Draft technical documents
Terms & conditions
  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate electrical engineering program with minimum of 3.6 CGPA.
  • Familiar with electronic test equipment