The talk introduces the new system integration called System on Package (SoP) followed by the importance of periodic configurations in Electromagnetics and Antenna applications. The electromagnetic band gap (EBG) structures will be analyzed for both antennas and Mixed signal systems. The design and application of these EBGs will be demonstrated with practical realizations. Metamaterials which are artificial, effectively homogeneous electromagnetic structures having unusual properties which are not available in nature will be introduced. Metamaterials also known as Left Handed (LH) materials, exhibit simultaneous negative permittivity and permeability. These properties can be applied to several electromagnetic areas to improve the system performance. Metamaterial application in Filters, antennas, miniaturization, and phase delay lines will be discussed in detail. Various antenna developments for mission critical applications will be discussed
Dr. P. H. Rao acquired his M.S from BITS Pilani, and Ph.D from The Queen's University of Belfast U.K. Dr. Rao has more than 29 yrs of Research experience in Antennas development. After working for 2 yrs in Space Applications Centre, (ISRO) Ahmedabad, He joined SAMEER- CEM, Chennai and continuing there. During his stay at ISRO he was involved in the design and development of slotted array antennas for Space applications. At SAMEER he has been involved in various research activities like wideband Tracking and Jamming Antennas, Electronic Warfare and conformal missile antennas, Microstrip antennas, EBGs, Genetic Algorithm based array antennas, Reflect array antennas, frequency independent antennas, reconfigurable antennas, Near-field Antenna measurements, and System on Package concepts. He has developed various novel antenna structures, feeding concepts and formulated theory to generate any arbitrary polarization from combination of two circularly polarized signals. He was a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech, UAS and worked on Near-field antenna analysis and EBG configurations. He is a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech, Atlanta, USA and collaborates on Electromagnetic Band Gap structures for Signal/Power integrity applications. He steered a computational EM cell, a joint collaborative project by IISc-SAMEER to analyze complex electromagnetic problems like antennas on ship, satellite, aircraft etc. He has published around 90+ papers in IEEE and IEE journals and conferences and presented papers in various national and international conferences. His paper on wideband EBG was awarded IEEE Best paper award at INCEMIC 2008. He delivered key note addresses at various International and National conferences and symposia. He conducted workshops on various topics including antennas, Electromagnetics, and communications. He is a SENIOR MEMBER of IEEE and Vice chair of IEEE-AP Chennai chapter (2012-2014). He is a reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, AP-magazine, IEEE Antennas wave propagation letters, IEEE EMC Transactions, IEEE MWCL, International Journal of Antennas and propagation and for various International conferences and symposia.