Technical Program

Time LEDANG MUAR MERSING

Monday, December 8

08:20 AM REG1: Registration (08:20 – 15:00)
09:00 AM TT1a: Tutorial 1 – MM-Wave Antenna Design and Technologies TT2a: Tutorial 2 – Reconfigurable Antennas
10:30 AM MBR1: Morning Break 1
10:50 AM TT1b: Tutorial 1 – continued TT2b: Tutorial 2 – continued
12:20 PM LBR1: Lunch Break 1
02:00 PM TT1c: Tutorial 1 – continued TT2c: Tutorial 2 – continued INV: INVITED PAPERS
03:30 PM ABR1: Afternoon Break
03:50 PM TT1d: Tutorial 1 – continued TT2d: Tutorial 2 – continued
05:20 PM EBR1: Event Break

Tuesday, December 9

08:00 AM REG2: Registration (08:00 – 15:00)
08:40 AM KEY1: Keynote 1 – The Physics and Mathematics of Cellular Wireless Propagation
09:40 AM KEY2: Keynote 2 – Study of Microwave Wideband Channel toward 5G Mobile System
10:40 AM MBR2: Morning Break 2
11:00 AM KEY3: Keynotes 3 – Creation of a gradient index structure inside foam material for an Inhomogeneous lenses with focusing and beam scanning capabilities in millimeter waves
12:00 PM INV_SPEAKER: SensAntennas, a solution for low power consumption wireless sensors
12:30 PM LBR2: Lunch Break 2
01:40 PM A1: Antennas and Radiating Elements 1 B1: RF/Microwave Circuit and System C1: Electromagnetic Wave Applications
05:20 PM EBR2: Event Break 2
07:40 PM GALA: APACE 2014 Gala Dinner

Wednesday, December 10

08:00 AM REG3: Registration (08:00 – 12:00)
08:40 AM A2: Antennas and Radiating Elements 2 B2: Passive Components and Electromagnetic Modelling C2: Photonics, Terahertz & Advanced Materials
12:20 PM LBR3: Lunch Break 3
02:00 PM A3: Antennas and Radiating Elements 3
05:00 PM EBR3: Event Break 3

Monday, December 8

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

TT1a: Tutorial 1 – MM-Wave Antenna Design and Technologies

Mohamed HIMDI
Room: LEDANG
Chair: Muhammad Ramlee Kamarudin (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
Today, the wireless communications systems have become an integral part of daily life and continue to evolve in providing better quality and user experience. One of the recent emerging wireless technologies is millimeter wave (mm-wave) technology. It is important to note that mm-wave technology has been known for many decades, but has mainly been deployed for military applications. Over the past 5–6 years, advances in process technologies and low-cost integration solutions have made mm-wave a technology to watch and begun to attract a great deal of interest from academia, industry, and standardization bodies. Millimeter wave technology offers various advantages over current or existing communications systems. One major reason for the recent interest in mm-wave technology is the huge unlicensed bandwidth, around 7 GHz of continuous bandwidth is available in many countries worldwide. This massive spectral space enables densely situated, noninterfering wireless networks to be used in the most bandwidth-starving applications of the future, in all kinds of short-range (<1 km) wireless communication. This huge bandwidth represents great potential in terms of capacity and flexibility, making mm-wave technology particularly attractive for gigabit wireless applications. Generally, specified requirements for antennas used in mm-wave systems concern gain, radiation efficiency, operating bandwidth, technological reliability, cost, and compatibility with other RF modules. Significant efforts have been made during the past few years for designing and implementing efficient miniaturized antennas for mobiles or radio communications equipments. With the rapid development of advanced millimeter wave systems and applications, highly efficient antennas and RF circuits are required.The tutorial is dedicated to millimeter wave antennas and describes the main features and specificities of millimeter wave frequency range such as: technological and realization difficulties, antenna measurements, need to characterize the dielectric materials and consequences on the antenna performance, etc. Other types of mm-wave antennas and arrays will be presented than the printed antennas, 3D antenna technologies, including lenses, reflectors, leaky-waves, etc. Finally, major civil, military, automotive and medical applications of mm-wave antennas will be presented.

TT2a: Tutorial 2 – Reconfigurable Antennas

Farid GHANEM
Room: MUAR
Chair: Mohamad Kamal A. Rahim (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia) 

Reconfigurable antennas are becoming more and more popular, a direct result of the important developments in the Telecom industry in general and the Wireless Communications domain in special. The apparition of multiservice radios and, at a higher degree, cognitive radios has considerably changed the way engineers deal with antennas. Previously, most of system engineers excluded the antenna from the evaluation of system performances; a best example is the evaluation of the system noise figure. Now, the antenna is becoming an important part of the system as it contributes to the signal processing by introducing both frequency and spatial filtering and also diversity. Some specialists talk today about Signal Processing Antennas. In the present tutorial, the speaker will talk about the different approaches to design reconfigurable antennas and will use his experience in the field to give guidelines to decide which one to use for a specific application. For each approach, antenna examples will be given and the speaker will highlight the contribution of the antenna to the system performances.

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM – MBR1: Morning Break 1

10:50 AM – 12:20 PM

TT1b: Tutorial 1 – continued

TT2b: Tutorial 2 – continued

12:20 PM – 2:00 PM – LBR1: Lunch Break 1

2:00 PM – 5:20 PM

INV: INVITED PAPERS

Room: MERSING
Chair: Zaiki Awang (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
2:00 Travelling-wave Planar Array Antennas for Beam-scanning Systems in Millimeter-wave Band
Kunio Sakakibara, Nobuyoshi Kikuma and Hiroshi Hirayama (Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan)
2:30 Consideration of FSR Element Shape for Use in FSR Backed Dipole Antenna
Keizo Cho (Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan); Hideya So and Atsuya Ando (NTT Corporation, Japan); Takatoshi Sugiyama (NTT, Japan)
3:00 Planar Tunable Filters in mm-Fequency Range
Gaëtan Prigent (LAPLACE & GRE, France); Mohd Khairul Mohd Salleh (Universiti Teknologi MARA & Microwave Technology Centre, Malaysia)
pp. 8-11
3:30 Session Break
3:50 Evaluation of Small-scale Spatial Distribution of Rain Cells in Equatorial Malaysia for Rain Attenuation Modeling
Lam Hong Yin, Jafri Din and Siat Ling Jong (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 12-15
4:20 Development of S Band Antenna for Nanosatellite
Mohammad Tariqul Islam (Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA) & Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia); Md. Samsuzzaman and Salehin Kibria (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia); Mengu Cho (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Malaysia)
pp. 16-19
4:50 Compact Size of CPW Dual-Band Meander-Line Transparent Antenna for WLAN Applications
Sharul Kamal A. Rahim (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 20-22

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

TT1c: Tutorial 1 – continued

TT2c: Tutorial 2 – continued

3:30 PM – 3:50 PM – ABR1: Afternoon Break

3:50 PM – 5:00 PM

TT1d: Tutorial 1 – continued

TT2d: Tutorial 2 – continued

5:20 PM – Event Break


Tuesday, December 9

8:40 AM – 9:40 AM

KEY1: Keynote 1 – The Physics and Mathematics of Cellular Wireless Propagation

Speaker: Tapan K SARKAR
Chair: Aziati Husna Awang (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)

The objective of this presentation is to illustrate that an electromagnetic macro modeling can properly predict the path loss exponent in a mobile cellular wireless communication. This represents the variation of the path loss with distance from the base station antenna. Specifically, we illustrate that the path loss exponent in a cellular wireless communication is three preceded by a slow fading region and followed by the fringe region where the path loss exponent is four. The size of these regions is determined on the heights of the base station transmitting antennas and the receiving antennas. Theoretically this is illustrated through the analysis of radiation from a vertical electric dipole situated over a horizontal imperfect ground plane as first considered by Sommerfeld in 1909. To start with, the exact analysis of radiation from the dipole is made using the Sommerfeld formulation. The semi-infinite integrals encountered in this formulation are evaluated using a modified saddle point method for field points moderate to far distances away from the source point to predict the appropriate path loss exponents. In addition, Okumura’s experimental data and extensive data taken from seven different base stations in urban environments at two different frequencies will validate the theory. Experimental data reveal that a macro modeling of the environment using an appropriate electromagnetic analysis can accurately predict the path loss exponent for the propagation of radio waves in a cellular wireless communication scenario. It is also shown that an electromagnetic macro modeling of the environment can provide simulation results comparable to the data as one would obtain in an actual drive test measurement for a cellular environment. The input parameters for the electromagnetic model can be generated using only the physical parameters of the environment like the height of the transmitting and receiving antennas over the ground, their tilts toward the ground, and the electrical parameters of the ground. Such analysis can provide realistic plots for the received power versus separation distance between the receiving and the transmitting base station antennas. The novelty of the electromagnetic analysis technique proposed in this paper lies in its ability to match the simulation and measurement results without any statistical or empirical curve fitting or an adhoc choice of a reference distance. This illustration is made using real data measured for cellular networks in western India and Srilanka

9:40 AM – 10:40 AM

KEY2: Keynote 2 – Study of Microwave Wideband Channel toward 5G Mobile System

Speaker: Jun-Ichi TAKADA
Chair: Aziati Husna Awang (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)

Since 4G mobile systems are being released in the real world, R&D trend proceeds to 5G systems. This study focuses on the utilization of microwave frequency above 6 GHz for mobile access. The propagation channel at this frequency range behaves very differently from the conventional UHF channel. The talk covers the background, the development of equipments so called channel sounder, and some experimental results of urban and indoor environments.

10:40 AM – 11:00 AM – MBR2: Morning Break 2

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

KEY3: Keynotes 3 – Creation of a gradient index structure inside foam material for an Inhomogeneous lenses with focusing and beam scanning capabilities in millimeter waves

Speaker: Mohamed HIMDI
Chair: Aziati Husna Awang (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)

The presentation deals with inhomogeneous dielectric lenses which allow to focus energy from one primary source (antenna). The index law inside the lenses give the opportunity to design beam scanning and beam shaping antennas. Creating a gradient index into a dielectric structure is a major issue nowadays for the design of microwave components and antennas, especially for lenses as Luneburg, Fresnel and Maxwell Fish-eye. The use of a foam material and a simple technological process can allow this. Because a foam material is composed of air bubbles, and core materials (resin, PVC, …), removing the air will increase the density of the foam and so increase its dielectric constant. The authors present a simple technological process to expel the air from a piece of foam in order to increase the permittivity of the foam. This is then applied to the design of a various kind of lens antenna in millimeter waves. The authors worked on this type antenna for millimetre wave applications such indoor communication systems at 60GHz of automotive radars at 24 and 79GHz. The presentation will be divided in sub parts as : • How to reconstruct the index law inside the lens? • Which type of primary source to illuminate the lenses? • Beam scanning and beam shaping capability • Example of 60GHz active lens antenna

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM

INV_SPEAKER: SensAntennas, a solution for low power consumption wireless sensors

Speaker: Fared Ghanem
Rooms: LEDANG, MUAR, MERSING
Chair: Mohamad Kamal A. Rahim (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)

Wireless sensors are attracting the interest of researchers around the world because of their potential to provide a fine monitoring of large systems through the spatial distribution of the measurements and eventually actuators. In these devices also referenced to as wireless sensor nodes, power consumption is a key element for the performance and the reliability of the whole system and researchers from different disciplines are tackling this problem from their perspective. Among the proposed approaches, one can find the minimization of the amount of exchanged data (compressed sensing, optimization of MAC Layer protocols), optimization of the rooting, using ultra-low-power devices and circuits, energy harvesting…etc. In this paper, a new approach to reduce power consumption in wireless sensors is presented. In wireless sensor nodes, physical parameters (pressure, temperature…etc.) are measured and numbered inside the node (the outputs of sensors are filtered, amplified, digitalized, and scaled) before the information is processed and transmitted (coding, interleaving, channel coding, modulation, up-conversion, RF filtering, RF amplification…etc.). All these steps are done by circuits that consume an important amount of power. Now, if instead of numbering the physical parameters measured by the sensors and processing the data inside the nodes, an approach is proposed to transmit a raw information and leave the numbering to be done at the receiver, then an important power saving can be achieved. This paper goes in this perspective and presents a new approach to send a raw information and achieve an important power consumption in wireless sensors. It is based on developing capacitive sensors and insert them directly in the antenna structure in such a way that their output will affect the resonance frequency of the antenna. To send the information, a wideband impulse is generated inside the node and an electromagnetic wave is radiated to free space. At the receiver, the frequency of the electromagnetic wave will inform about the physical parameters measured by the sensor. Of course, it must be a direct relation between the antenna resonance frequency and the physical parameter measured by the sensor. It must be highlighted that affecting the resonance frequency of the antenna is one possibility, it is always possible to use the amplitude or polarization or even a combination of them (polarization and frequency, amplitude and polarization..etc.)

12:30 PM – 1:40 PM – LBR2: Lunch Break 2

1:40 PM – 5:20 PM

A1: Antennas and Radiating Elements 1

Room: LEDANG

Chairs: Mohammad Tariqul Islam (Institute of Space Science (ANGKASA) &amp; Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia), Samsul Haimi Dahlan (Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)
 
1:40 A Compact Flat Lens Antenna with Aperture-Coupled Patch Elements
Abdisamad Ali Awaleh (University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia); Samsul Haimi Dahlan (Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 23-26
2:00 Design and Development of a Flexible and Elastic UWB Wearable Antenna on PDMS Substrate
Abdulrahman Shueai Mohsen Alqadami (Advanced Communication Engineering Centre (ACE), School of Computer and Communication Engineering, , Malaysia); Faizal Jamlos (Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia)
pp. 27-30
2:20 Asymmetric Truncated Edge Technique for Circularly Polarized Array Antenna At 2.6 GHz Applications
Noor Faeizah Binti Tumari and Faizal Jamlos (Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia); Herwansyah bin Lago (Universiti Malaysia Perlis UniMAP, Malaysia)
2:40 An Array Minkowski Fractal Patch Using LTCC Technology
Nur Hidayah Mohd Sukaimi (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia); Mohd Tarmizi Ali (Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia); Suhaila Subahir and Hadi Jumaat (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia); Najwa Mohd Faudzi (Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia)
3:00 Equivalent Electrical Lumped Component Modeling of E-shaped Patch Flat Lens Antenna Unit Cell
Abdisamad Ali Awaleh (University Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia); Samsul Haimi Dahlan (Universiti Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 39-42
3:20 Session Break
3:40 1.575 GHz Circular Polarization Wearable Antenna with Three Different Substrate Materials
Shakhirul Mat Salleh (University Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia); Muzammil Jusoh (Universiti Malaysia Perlis & School of Computer and Communiction Engineering, Malaysia); Abdul Hafiizh Ismail(UniMAP, Malaysia); Muhammad Ramlee Kamarudin (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Roshayati Yahya (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia); Mohd Najib Mohd Yasin(Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia); Thennarasan Sabapathy (University Malaysia Perlis & Advanced Communication Engineering Center, Malaysia)
4:00 Single Element MIMO Antenna for LTE Application with iMAT
Huey Shin Wong (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia); Mohammad Tariqul Islam (University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia); Salehin Kibria (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 47-50
4:20 A Low Mutual Coupling Design of UWB Array
Baskaran Kasi (Universiti Infrastruktur Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia); Yanti Erana Jalil and Chandan Chakrabarty (Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia)
pp. 51-54
4:40 A Dual-Port MIMO DRA with High Isolation for LTE Application
Jamal Nasir (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad, Pakistan); Mohd Haizal Jamaluddin and Muhammad Ramlee Kamarudin (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Mohsen Khalily (Wireless Communication Center (WCC) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia); Irfan Ullah (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan); Nuramirah Mohd Nor (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 55-58
5:00 A Novel 94-GHz Dipole Bow-tie Slot Antenna on Silicon for Imaging Applications
Osama Haraz (Assiut University, Egypt); Mohamed Ramy Abdel-Rahman and Saleh A Alshebeili (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia); Abdel R. Sebak (Concordia University, Canada)
pp. 59-62

B1: RF/Microwave Circuit and System

Room: MUAR

Chairs: Nazif E Farid (TM Research and Development, Malaysia), Mohd Khairul Mohd Salleh (Universiti Teknologi MARA &amp; Microwave Technology Centre, Malaysia)
1:40 Wideband Six-Port Reflectometer Design Formed by Enhanced Branch-Line Couplers
Nor Azimah Mohd Shukor and Norhudah Seman (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Dyg Norkhairunnisa Abang Zaidel (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia & Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Malaysia)
pp. 63-66
2:00 Design of Six-port Network on Planar Microstrip for Angle of Arrival Detection System
Noor Suhaira Alia Arshad, Nur Azlin Muhamad Apandi, Siti Zuraidah Ibrahim and Mohammad Shahrazel Razalli (Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia)
pp. 67-70
2:20 Investigation on the Effect of Stub Towards the Coupling Coefficient of 3-dB Millimeterwave Coupler
Dyg Norkhairunnisa Abang Zaidel (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia & Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Malaysia); Norhudah Seman (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 71-74
2:40 The Effect of Slotline on the Bandwidth Performance Enhancement of Branch Line Coupler
Muhamad Azrul Abdullah and Norhudah Seman (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 75-78
3:00 A 130nm CMOS Power Amplifier Driver for a 40 GHz Radio-over-Fiber System
Nazif E Farid (TM Research and Development, Malaysia); Siti Maisurah Mohd Hassan (TMRND Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia); Rasidah Sanusi (TM Research & Development Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia)
pp. 79-82
3:20 Session Break
3:40 A Circularly Polarized RFID Tag on Wall
Minh Thuy Le (International Research Institute MICA–CNRS/ UMI 2954 & Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam); Quoc Cuong Nguyen (Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam)
4:00 Implementation of 16-QAM Alamouti Encoder on FPGA for MIMO Testbed
Nur Idora Abdul Razak (Universiti Teknologi MARA & Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Malaysia); Mohd Aminudin Mohd Khalid and Azlina Idris (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
pp. 87-90

C1: Electromagnetic Wave Applications

Room: MERSING

Chairs: Mohd Zarar Mohd Jenu (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia), Mariyam Jamilah Homam (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)
1:40 Prediction of Radiated Emissions From High Speed PCB Traces Using Travelling Wave Antenna Model
Ahmed Yahya Sayegh (University Tun Hussien Onn Malaysia, Malaysia); Mohd Zarar Mohd Jenu (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 91-94
2:00 Magnetic Flux Analysis of E-Core Hybrid Excitation Flux Switching Motor with Various Slot-Pole Combinations
Siti Nur Umira Zakaria and Erwan Sulaiman (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 95-98
2:20 Prediction of Double Stacking Hydrocarbon Using Marine Controlled Source Electromagnetic Method
Muhammad Rauf (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia); Noorhana Yahya (Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia); Elisha Tadiwa Nyamasvisva and Adeel Ansari (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia); Afza Shafie (UTP, Malaysia)
pp. 99-103
2:40 Investigation of the Effect of Inlet Radius on the Response Time of a Transmission Type Ozone Sensor
Michael David (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 103-106
3:00 The Influence of Sunspot Number on High Frequency Radio Propagation
Rafidah Abd Malik (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) & Science & Technology Research Institute for Defence (STRIDE), Malaysia); Mardina Abdullah (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia); Sabirin Abdullah (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia); Mariyam Jamilah Homam (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 107-110
3:20 Session Break
3:40 Initial Prediction of Total Electron Content (TEC) At a Low Latitude Station Using Neural Network
Mariyam Jamilah Homam (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 111-114
4:00 Conversion of 5-min and 10-min to 1-min Average Rainfall Rate Using East Malaysia Data
Surati Selamat, Azah Syafiah Mohd Marzuki, Azlinda Tee Md Azlan Tee, Amran Naemat and Khaidir Khalil (TM R&D Sdn Bhd, Malaysia)
pp. 115-119
4:20 Development of Central Base Station for Radio Over Fiber System
Razali Ngah, Hamza M. R. Al-Khafaji, Teguh Prakoso and Nur Shazwani Mohd Noor (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 119-122
4:40 Performance Study of Node Placement to Minimize Packet Loss for Training Monitoring Sytem on Track Cycling
Muhammad Aizuddin Ruslee and Nurul Mu’azzah Abdul Latiff (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Sharifah Kamilah Syed Yusof (University of UTM, Malaysia); Norsheila Fisal (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia & Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Malaysia); Kamaludin Mohamad Yusof (University of Essex & Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, United Kingdom); Mohd. Rozaini Abd. Rahimand Hamdan Sayuti (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 123-126
5:00 Impedance Spectroscopy of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles in Dielectrophoresis Biotechnology
Ahmad Sabry Mohamad (Universiti Kuala Lumpur British Malaysian Institute, Malaysia); Michael Hughes (University of Surrey, United Kingdom)
pp. 127-130

5:20 PM – EBR2: Event Break 2

7:40 PM – 10:00 PM – GALA: APACE 2014 Gala Dinner


 

Wednesday, December 10

8:40 AM – 12:20 PM

A2: Antennas and Radiating Elements 2

Room: LEDANG

Chairs: Mohd Tarmizi Ali (Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia), Zuhairiah Zainal Abidin (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)
 
8:40 On Using Gaussian Excitation Amplitudes to Improve the Antenna Array Radiation Characteristics
Mohammed F. A. Ahmed (École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal (ETS – Montreal), Canada); Osama Haraz (Assiut University, Egypt); Georges Kaddoum (ETS Engineering School, University of Québec, Canada); Saleh A Alshebeili (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia); Abdel R. Sebak (Concordia University, Canada)
pp. 131-134
9:00 The Effect of Meander Line Slit Towards Lower Band on Printed MIMO Antenna Applications
Wan Noor Najwa Wan Marzudi and Zuhairiah Zainal Abidin (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia); Yue Ma (National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Sciences, P.R. China)
pp. 135-138
9:20 Bending Analysis on Circular Polarization Array Textile Antenna
Muhammad Faizal Ismail (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia); Huda A. Majid, Mohamad Kamal A. Rahim and Mohamad Rijal Hamid (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 139-141
9:40 Performance Analysis of MWCNT Loaded Fluorine-doped Tin Oxide Based Optically Transparent Terahertz Patch Antenna
S. Anand (National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, India); D. Sriram Kumar (National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India); Muhammad Ramlee Kamarudin (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 142-145
10:00 A Digitally Tuned Capacitor as an Active Element for Reconfigurable Artificial Magnetic Conductors
Alaa Hasanain and Kenneth Lee Ford (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom); Ahmed AlAmoudi (King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
pp. 146-148
10:20 Session Break
10:40 Concurrent Dualband Patch Antenna Array for Non-Invasive Human Vital Sign Detection Application
Brijesh Iyer (IIT ROORKEE, India); Nagendra Prasad Pathak (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India); Debashis Ghosh (Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee, India)
pp. 150-153
11:00 Dual Band Sectorial Slot Circular Pac-man Antenna by Using Leucaena Leucocephala Bio-composite Substrate
Ahmad Azlan Ab Aziz (Universiti Teknologi Mara & UiTM, Malaysia); Mohd Tarmizi Ali (Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia); Zaiki Awang (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia); Faizal Jamlos(Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia); Noor Intan Saffinaz Anuar (Malaysia Timber Industrial Board, Malaysia)
pp. 154-158
11:20 Design of Ka Band Downlink Radial Line Slot Array Antenna for DBS Services
Solomon I Zakwoi (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Tharek Abdul Rahman (Wireless Communication Centre, Malaysia); Ibrahim Maina (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Olakunle Elijah (University Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 159-162
11:40 Fully Textile Slot Antenna with Curvature Analysis
Mohamad Afiq Abdul Majid, Mohamad Kamal A. Rahim, Noor Asniza Murad and Muhammad Hazmi Mokhtar (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
12:00 Analysis of Triple Band Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC) Band Conditions to Wideband Antenna Performance
Raimi Dewan, Mohamad Kamal A. Rahim, Mohamad Rijal Hamid and Noor Asmawati Samsuri (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Bashir Danjuma Bala (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia & Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 167-170

B2: Passive Components and Electromagnetic Modelling

Room: MUAR

Chairs: Hizamel M. Hizan (Telekom Malaysia (TM) Research &amp; Development, Malaysia), Fauziahanim Che Seman (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)
8:40 Synthesis of Aperiodic Linear Antenna Arrays Based on Competition Over Resources Optimization
Reza Gholami and Bijan Zakeri (Babol Noshirvani University of Technology, Iran); Sina Mohseni (Babol Noshirvani University, Iran); Hajar Abedi (University of Babol, Iran)
pp. 171-174
9:00 Electromagnetic Flux Analysis on a New Outer-Rotor Hybrid Excitation Flux Switching Machine
Md Zarafi Ahmad (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia & UTHM, Malaysia); Erwan Sulaiman (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia); Faisal Khan (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia & COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Malaysia)
pp. 175-178
9:20 Approximation Methods for Cylindrical Posts in Rectangular Waveguides with Mode Matching Technique
Cheng Zhao (University of Adelaide, Australia); Thomas Kaufmann (The University of Adelaide, Australia); Yingbo Zhu and Cheng-Chew Lim (University of Adelaide, Australia)
pp. 179-181
9:40 Substrate Integrated Waveguide Radiating Bandpass Filter for C-Band Applications
Noor Hasimah Baba (Universiti Teknologi Mara Malaysia, Malaysia); Mohd Tarmizi Ali (Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia); Hizamel M. Hizan (Telekom Malaysia (TM) Research & Development, Malaysia); Aziati Husna Awang (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
pp. 183-187
10:00 Isolation Improvement of Discrete PIN Diode Switch Using Square Dumbbell Defected Ground Structure
Mohammad Hairi Abdul Hadi, Noor Azwan Shairi and Badrul Hisham Ahmad (Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia); Peng Wen Wong (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia)
pp. 187-190
10:20 Session Break
10:40 Dielectric Characterization of Meat Using Enhanced Coupled Ring-resonator
Muhammad Taha and Peng Wen Wong (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia); Yen Cheong Lee (Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia); M Azman Zakariya (Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia)
pp. 191-194
11:00 Double Square Loop FSS with Slots for Closer Band Spacing At Oblique Incidence
Fauziahanim Che Seman (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia); Nur Khalida Abdul Khalid (UTHM, Malaysia)
pp. 195-197
11:20 Q-Band Millimeter-Wave SIW Filter Using LTCC Technology
Hizamel M. Hizan (Telekom Malaysia (TM) Research & Development, Malaysia); Zulkifli Ambak (TM Research & Development Sdn Bhd, Malaysia); Azmi Ibrahim (TM Research & Development Sdn. Bhd., Malaysia); Mohd Zulfadli Mohamed Yusoff (TM Research & Development Sdn Bhd, Malaysia)
pp. 199-202
11:40 Chipless RFID Tag Based on Meandered Line Resonator
Mohd Ezwan Jalil, Mohamad Kamal A. Rahim, Noor Asmawati Samsuri and Raimi Dewan (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 203-206
12:00 Measurement and Analysis of Magnetic Field Radiation Near 132KV Power Lines
Sougui Ali Orozi (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia & University Of N’djamena, CHAD, Malaysia); Mohd Zarar Mohd Jenu (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)

C2: Photonics, Terahertz & Advanced Materials

Room: MERSING

Chairs: Hamza M. R. Al-Khafaji (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia), Linus Lau (CST, Malaysia)
8:40 A Novel Encoding and Decoding Structure for SAC-OCDMA Systems Enabling High-Rate Transmission
Hamza M. R. Al-Khafaji and Razali Ngah (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Syed Alwee Aljunid (Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia); Tharek Abdul Rahman (Wireless Communication Centre, Malaysia)
9:00 Plasmonic Metal-Insulator-Metal-Waveguide Based Concurrent Dualband Antenna for Nanoscale Wireless Links
K. Thirupathaiah (Indian Institute of Technology, India); Brijesh Iyer (IIT ROORKEE, India); Nagendra Prasad Pathak (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India); Vipul Rastogi (IIT Roorkee, India)
pp. 214-216
9:20 Metal-Silica-Metal Plasmonic Waveguide Based Concurrent Dualband Directional Coupler
K. Thirupathaiah (Indian Institute of Technology, India); Brijesh Iyer (IIT ROORKEE, India); Nagendra Prasad Pathak (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, India); Vipul Rastogi (IIT Roorkee, India)
pp. 217-219
9:40 Spherical Reflector Backed Structure to Enhance Dipole Antenna Coupled IR Detector Performance
Mohamed Habashy Mubarak and Othman Sidek (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Malaysia); Mohamed Ramy Abdel-Rahman (King Saud University, Saudi Arabia); Ahmed Mustapa (Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 220-222
10:00 Bandwidth Enhancement of a Patch Antenna by Loading Complementary K-shaped Artificial Magnetic Conductors in Ground Plane
Mayur Sudesh Darak (National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India); S. Anand (National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli, India); D. Sriram Kumar (National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, India)
pp. 224-227
10:20 Session Break
10:40 A New Material for Flexible Antennas
Nur Adyani Mohd Affendi and Zaiki Awang (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
pp. 228-231
11:00 High Frequency Characteristics of Graphene Layers
Nur Amira Abdul Rahim (UITM, Malaysia); Zaiki Awang (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia)
11:20 An Investigation of Electron Mobility in Leucaena Leucocephala Wood Plastic Composite for THz Photoconductive Antenna Radiation Enhancement
Suzeyhareda Abd Hamid (Politeknik Port Dickson, Malaysia); Aziati Husna Awang (Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia); Ahmad Azlan Ab Aziz (Universiti Teknologi Mara & UiTM, Malaysia); Mohd Tarmizi Ali (Universiti Teknologi Mara, Malaysia)
pp. 236-239
11:40 Wideband Metamaterial Antenna Employing SRR Loading for WiMAX and WLAN Operations
Bashir Danjuma Bala (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia & Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Mohamad Kamal A. Rahim, Noor Asniza Murad and Raimi Dewan (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 240-243
12:00 Polarization Insensitive and Wide Operating Angle Metamaterial Absorber At X-band
Osman Bin Ayop and Mohamad Kamal A. Rahim (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)

12:20 PM – 2:00 PM – LBR3: Lunch Break 3

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

A3: Antennas and Radiating Elements 3

Room: LEDANG

Chairs: Badrul Hisham Ahmad (Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Malaysia), Hamzah Asyrani Sulaiman (Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka &amp; Fakulti Teknologi Maklumat dan Komunikasi, Malaysia)
2:00 A Compact Microstrip Patch Antenna for ADS-B Operation
Suleiman Babani and Nor Hisham Khamis (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Bashir Danjuma Bala (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia & Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Talal Altaher A Mohammed (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 249-251
2:20 Multiband Dielectric Resonator Antenna for WLAN Application
Nuramirah Mohd Nor, Mohd Haizal Jamaluddin and Sitifairuz Roslan (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Jamal Nasir (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology Abbottabad, Pakistan); Hafizal Mohamad and Nordin Ramli (MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia)
pp. 252-255
2:40 Leaf-Shaped Dual Band Antenna Textile Performance for On-Body Application
Ramly Jannah, Mohamad Kamal A. Rahim, Noor Asmawati Samsuri, Mohd Ezwan Jalil, Mohamad Afiq Abdul Majid, Norfatin Akma Binti Elias and Raimi Dewan (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 256-259
3:00 Influence of Bending of 900MHz Textile Antenna on Specific Absorption Rate
Norfatin Akma Binti Elias, Noor Asmawati Samsuri and Mohamad Kamal A. Rahim (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Nazirah Othman (University Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 260-263
3:20 Session Break
3:40 Frequency Reconfigurable Metamaterial Antenna
mohammed mustapha gajibo and Mohamad Kamal A. Rahim (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Bashir Danjuma Bala (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia & Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Huda A. Majid (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 264-265
4:00 Reconfigurable Band Notch UWB Antenna Using EBG Structure
Mohamad Kamal A. Rahim, Huda A. Majid, Mohamad Rijal Hamid, Noor Asniza Murad, Noor Asmawati Samsuri and Osman Bin Ayop (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 267-269
4:20 Polarization Reconfigurability Patch Antenna with Improved Axial Ratio Bandwidth
Mohamad Kamal A. Rahim, Mohamed Nasrun Osman and Mohamad Rijal Hamid (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Mohd Fairus Mohd Yusof (Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia); Huda A. Majid (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia)
4:40 Parametric Studies of Archimedean Spiral Antenna for UWB Applications
Abdirahman Mohamud Shire (UTHM, Malaysia); Fauziahanim Che Seman (Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Malaysia)
pp. 274-277

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