Active Array Antennas

Working Groups
Active Array Antennas (WGA3)

Active Electronically Scanned Array Antennas allow for  great flexibilit y in the field-of-view and are less sensitive to failure because of the graceful degradation inherent to the distribution of the transmit and receive functions among a large number of elements. While originally developed for  defense applications , recent advances in semiconductor and antenna technology have paved the way toward the application of such solutions to other high-end domains, such as  mobile and satellite communication

To fully exploit the potential of active antenna solutions, expertise is required from the two worlds of antenna systems and active RF electronics.

The Main Mission
Purpose of the Working Group

The long term objectives are to  create a platform for networking and exchange activities ; to stimulate advances in active antenna technology and systems; to promote educational activities for undergraduate and graduate students; to increase the cooperation between EuMA and EurAAP, starting from active array antenna technology; to promote the discussion with most relevant stake-holders and end-users of active antenna solutions, including both industry and European institutions.

Chair and vice-chairs

Mauro Ettorre

Univ Rennes, CNRS

IETR (Institut d'Electronique et des Technologies du numéRique)


Bart Smolders
Eindhoven University of Technology,  Netherlands


Daniele Cavallo

Delft University of Technology, Netherlands


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