Antennas for Cognitive Radios

Dr. Farid Ghanem
Lecturer's institute: 
Centre de Development des Technologies Avancees (CDTA), Algeria
18.8.2014 14:15



Infotech Oulu Lecture Series: Antennas for Cognitive Radios

Lecturer: Dr. Farid Ghanem, Centre de Development des Technologies Avancees (CDTA), Algeria

Date: August 18, 2014
Time: 14:15-15:00
Room: TS128

Abstract: Cognitive radios are attracting the interest of researchers in all various fields involved in communication systems. The literature of cognitive radios is very rich of publications under all its forms; however a quick analysis will show that the number of those related to the hardware and more specifically to the antenna is relatively less important than those in networking or signal processing, for example. In this presentation, the speaker will talk about the design of antennas for cognitive radios. The talk will start by highlighting the properties needed by these antennas and then will present some approaches to achieve these properties. For each of the proposed approaches, examples of antennas in which the speaker has contributed will be given and discussed.

Biography: Dr Farid Ghanem received his Bachelor degree from the Electronics Engineering department of Ecole Nationale Polytechnique in Algiers, Algeria and he got his M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Telecommunications from the National Institute of Scientific Research in Montreal, Canada. He did a postdoc at The University of Birmingham in Birmingham, UK before joining The University of Sheffield as a research Associate and then the Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia as an Assistant Professor. In 2011, he joined the Centre de Développement des Technologies Avancées (CDTA) in Baba Hassen, Algiers, Algeria where he is now the Director of the Telecom Division. His research interests are in antenna design where he works on developing new antennas with advanced properties for different applications such as cognitive radios, wireless sensors, MIMO systems, etc.


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Last updated: 11.8.2014