EurAAP Working groups in brief

WG Software and Modeling Tools

One of the trends observed in most engineering fields over the last 25 years is the increasing importance of software, more specific CAE tools to model, design, and synthesize the devices under consideration. The antenna and propagation community is no exception. During the last 10 years, we have seen several commercial tools emerging as quasi-standards. However, these tools do not have all the answers. Even today, a lot of European universities, research institutes, and companies have developed and still are developing their own (in-house) dedicated antenna and propagation software.

The main mission of the EurAAP WG on Software and Modeling Tools is to organize community activities around these issues. More specifically the goals are:

  • to monitor and follow-up new developments in the antenna and propagation software community,
  • to continuously update the inventory of software tools,
  • to organize benchmarking cycles for antenna and propagation software, linked to the convened sessions at the EuCAP conference,
  • to further discuss, develop, and promote the EDX effort and continue the EDI development and maintenance,
  • based on the EDX, and following similar initiatives in other fields of science, to work towards a European Library of Software routines for antenna and propagation analysis,
  • to initiate, stimulate, and foster cooperation between the pool of software vendors on the one hand and the antenna and propagation software community at large on the other hand.


Contact information

Name of WG: Software and Modeling

Contact Name:  Martijn van Beurden

Contact Email:



WG Measurements

Antenna measurements constitute an indispensable part of the development, approval, or commissioning of any wireless system. The stringent specifications and high complexity of modern antennas necessitate that the characterization of these be achieved by way of measurements. This is true for analysis and synthesis in the development of antennas, for verification in the approval of antennas, and for calibration in the commissioning of antennas. The importance of antenna measurements increases with the on-going growth of wireless technologies, and it is reflected in expanding research and development activities as well as numerous new antenna measurement facilities being established.

Generally, the EurAAP working group on antenna measurements constitutes a framework for cooperation to advance research and development of antenna measurements in support of the ever-increasing use of wireless technology in modern society.


Specifically, the EurAAP WG5 will pursue the following long-term objectives:

  • Antenna measurement techniques for new wireless technologies
  • Standard procedures for different antenna measurements techniques
  • Standard procedures for benchmarking of antenna measurement facilities
  • Services for antenna measurement facilities and the wireless communication industry
  • Mobility of personnel and sharing of technical resources
  • Educational activities for universities and industry
  • Cooperation/networking with other professional organizations on antenna measurements



Contact information

Name of WG: Measurements

Contact Name: Maria Alberica Saporetti

Contact Email: 

Affiliation: Microwave Vision Italy

Via dei Castelli Romani, 59

Pomezia (Rome) Italy


WG Small Antennas

The working group on Small Antennas started in the ACE network of excellence founded by the European Union. Now the WG on Small Antennas is one of the technological working groups of the European Association on Antennas and Propagation. We are a research and development consortium composed out of leading European labs in the field of small antennas. We believe that our website can be the anchor point for all your questions related to small antenna.

Purpose of the WG:

  • Structuring the European
  • Small Antennas community
  • Platform for networking and joint research.
  • Small Antennas, not limited to electrically small antennas
  • Conduct, collect and disseminate research in the area of Small antennas
  • Foster international relations

Focus areas: Small Antennas for Millimeter-Wave Applications, UWB antennas, Terminal antennas, Implantable and wearable antennas


Contact information

Name of WG: Small Antennas

Contact Name: Eva Antonino Daviu

Contact Email:




WG Propagation

Propagation is the core and integral part of every wireless system and investigations on propagation are the starting point for every new system that is designed from scratch or adapted to a new frequency range and/or operational environment. Although research in propagation has a long tradition in radio science, we are still far away from having answers to all propagation-related problems and questions arising from research, development, standardization, regulation and operation of wireless communications. On the other hand the propagation community is split into a couple of “sub-communities” as there are for example

  • Mobile Propagation
  • Satellite Propagation
  • Ionospheric Propagation
  • Terrestrial Propagation
  • Remote Sensing
  • Free-Space Optical Propagation

Contact information

Name of WG: Propagation

Contact Name: Antonio Martellucci

Contact Email: 




WG Active Array Antennas


 General Goal:

Establish a framework that facilitates discussion and networking between researchers on active antenna technology and systems in Europe such to stimulate the cooperation.


Specific objectives of the WG: 

  • Increase the cooperation between EuMA and EurAAP, starting from active array antenna technology; 
  • Create a platform for networking and exchange activities; 
  • Stimulate advances in active antenna technology and systems;
  • Promote educational activities for undergraduate and graduate students;
  • Promote the discussion with most relevant stake-holders and end-users of active antenna solutions, including both industry and European institutions. 


Coordinator (WG Leader): Stefania Monni (TNO

Co-coordinators: Bart Smolders (TU/e), Daniele Cavallo (TUD)


Contact information

Name of WG: WG Active Array Antennas

Contact Name: Stefania MONNI, Senior Scientist, Radar Technology

Contact Email: 

Affiliation:          TNO

Adress:             Netherlands, T +31 (0)88 866 40 74


Past Working Groups 

WG Social Aspects

Coordinator: Marta Martínez

WG6 aims at increasing the visibility of EurAAP and supporting the social aspects related to the association. The main activity is aimed at consolidating the EurAAP award, which was splitted into two awards starting in 2015 (EurAAP Antenna Award and EurAAP Propagation Award). Also, a new Award has been introduced, funded by the Leopold Felsen Fund, to recognise the work of early carreer investigators (under 40 years of age).


To approach the problems, three main objectives have been established: 

  • The future of electrical engineering 
  • EurAAP women participation 

  • To contact with the society, including dissemination and public recognition

Contact information
Name of WG: Social Aspects
Contact Name: Dr. Marta Martínez-Vázquez
Contact Email:


WG Focusing Antenna Systems: New Focus

Coordinator: Ronan Saleau

WG8 (supported by the ESF RNP NEWFOCUS) is a European initiative that was launched in order to promote research and education at the European level in the domain of emerging millimeter (mm) and sub-mm wave technologies aimed at the development of a new generation of communication and exploration systems, including point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radio links for far-field and near-field applications (e.g. indoor and outdoor high-data-rate communication at mm-waves), communication with satellites and moving platforms, intelligent transport systems, passive and active imaging/sensing, security and surveillance systems in public areas, etc.

The ultimate goal of the WG8/Newfocus consists in gathering and sharing expertise and know-how on integrated focusing systems (and feeds) spread all over Europe in order to strengthen and consolidate education and research in this field. To reach this goal, the following technical objectives have been formulated: 

  • To maintain and strengthen the networking in the field of focusing and collimating antenna systems in Europe,
  • To contribution to the development of advanced electromagnetic modelling techniques and CAD tools using complementary formulations for the analysis, synthesis and optimizations of integrated focusing systems,
  • To consolidate the research efforts aimed at innovations in the mm and sub-mm technologies with a particular emphasis on aperture antennas and integrated focusing systems,
  • To promote the benchmarking of the measurement facilities at mm and sub-mm waves,
  • To enable and stimulate the researchers’ mobility at the European level,
  • To follow-up emerging applications, technologies and materials,
  • To support education in the field of mm/submm antenna technologies.

Contact information
Name of WG: Focusing Antenna Systems
Contact Name: Prof. Ronan Sauleau
Contact Email:



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