The antenna working group works on research and development tasks in the context of national and international projects and co-operations and operates an antenna far-field range. Their main goal is the advancement of new technologies and the translation into practical designs and demonstrators. The topics include smart antennas with digital beamforming, their integration and miniaturization as well as the inclusion of new materials and conformal structures into the simulation procedures. However, special developments in conventional technology are also realized. The group was a member of the Antenna Centre of Excellence (ACE), a Network of Excellence (NoE) funded within the 6th Framework Program of the EU.
The fields of work are: