Multibeam Array and Lens-based Antennas for 5G Applications by Vedaprabhu Basavarajappa

Location: MP auditorium, ECE dept. (behind ECE main building)

ECE Seminar


Date: 11 October 2019 (Friday)

Time: 4pm (coffee served at 3:45pm)

Venue: MP auditorium, ECE dept. (behind ECE main building)

Speaker: Vedaprabhu Basavarajappa, Postdoctoral Researcher, Queen Mary University, London.

Title: Multibeam Array and Lens-based Antennas for 5G Applications

There has been an increase in the requirements towards voice, video and data traffic according to the recent prediction chart of CISCO. 5G offers various ways to cater to this increasing demand for data. Amongst the different aspects that go towards realizing 5G, antennas play a bottleneck role in deciding the attainable throughput. Multiple solutions to provide data to multiple users are being proposed recently. Three prominent technologies among them are the Massive MIMO, Single RF MIMO and the Millimeter Wave.

The talk will begin with highlighting the need for new antennas for 5G and why we need them followed by the requirements and the challenges. The talk will then focus on the design, conception and validation of three novel antenna solutions, one each to cater to the needs of each of these technologies. The application aspects with respect to potential 5G use cases will also be discussed.


Vedaprabhu Basavarajappa earned his PhD from the University of Cantabria, Spain in 2018. He obtained his MS degree in Electrical Engineering with specialization in Telecommunication from TU Delft, the Netherlands in 2012 and his Bachelor degree in Electronics and Communication from Visvesvaraya Technological University, India. He started his career in antenna design and development when he joined as a Project Assistant in the Microwave Laboratory at the Department of ECE, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2008. He served as Research Assistant at the Antenna and Electromagnetic Modelling group- Fraunhofer FHR in Bonn, Germany where he carried out his Master’s thesis. He later joined Powerwave Technologies as Antenna Engineer. Following that he served as Marie Curie Fellow jointly at Queens University Belfast, UK and Bell Labs, Ireland. He worked as an Antenna Engineer at TTI Norte, Spain, as a researcher in the H2020 Marie Curie 5Gwireless ITN and as a PhD candidate at the University of Cantabria, Spain. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Queen Mary University of London, London and is a Member of IEEE.

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