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1 November 2007 PR 07/137

Papers invited for 2008 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference

Papers are invited for the fourth Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC), being held at the University in March.

LAPC 2008 will feature invited talks from world experts, research posters, a technical exhibition, free computer simulation workshops and excellent networking opportunities for attendees. Taking place from 17 – 18 March, it will be held in the University’s Burleigh Court four star Hotel.

The conference is run for the good of the electromagnetic community with a not-for-profit ethos, enabling the cost of attending the event to be kept to a minimum. This year the Technical Programme for LAPC is being organised by Queen Mary, University of London.

Papers for the conference are now invited. Submissions should be made via the conference website, http://lapc.lboro.ac.uk The deadline for submissions is 26 November 2007.

Loughborough University has extensive expertise in the field of antennas and propagation. Research into wireless communications has been conducted at the campus for more than 20 years and in 1998 this was further enhanced by the creation of the Centre for Mobile Communications Research in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. The group specialises in antennas and associated devices for mobile telephony in GSM, GPS, UMTS, UWB, BluetoothTM and WLAN applications.

It features a range of modelling tools and measurements facilities, including network and spectrum analysers, two anechoic chambers suitable for full characterisation of antennas and handset measurements, and a Dosimetric Assessment System for standardised Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) measurements.

Since its inception, the group has built up an international reputation for the quality of its research on both academic subjects and industry based projects.

The Queen Mary, University of London Antenna and Electromagnetics Group has enjoyed a distinguished reputation for innovation in electromagnetic modelling of antennas, antenna theory and measurement for 40 years. In recent times, the group has expanded modelling led research into the areas of antennas for mobile handset applications, Ultra Wideband (UWB) antennas, semi-smart base-station antennas, quasi-optically fed active integrated millimetrewave antennas, Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) antennas, Left Handed Metamaterials (LHM), quasi-optical system design, on-body communications, magnetron and chaotic oscillator design and bioelectromagnetics.

The group’s philosophy has always been high quality electromagnetic modelling supported by high quality measurements and it has built an extensive Antenna Measurement Laboratory, which now covers the frequency band from 500MHz to 345GHz.

For further information about the conference contact the event organiser, Dr William Whittow by emailing lapc@lboro.ac.uk

Alternatively visit: http://lapc.lboro.ac.uk

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  1. Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.

    It is a member of the esteemed 1994 Group – a set of internationally recognised, research intensive universities – and has a reputation for the relevance of its work. Its degree programmes are highly regarded by professional institutions and businesses, and its graduates are consistently targeted by the UK’s top recruiters.

    Loughborough is also the UK’s premier university for sport. It has perhaps the best integrated sports development environment in the world and is home to some of the country’s leading coaches, sports scientists and support staff. It also has the country’s largest concentration of world-class training facilities across a wide range of sports.

    In the 2007 National Student Survey, the University was voted fourth in the UK, with 23 out of 29 of Loughborough’s subject areas being ranked in the top ten for overall satisfaction. Loughborough is also ranked in the top five of UK universities in national league tables and was named winner of the 2006 THES award for the UK’s Best Student Experience. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, the University has been awarded five Queen's Anniversary Prizes – an achievement bettered by no other university.

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