The Microwaves and Antennas Laboratory
The Microwaves and Antennas Laboratory of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at SUNY New Paltz is a valuable resource to faculty and students for educational and research purposes. For education, the lab is mainly used for:
• Performing demonstrations for undergraduate students to support and understand the theoretical background that is introduced in Engineering Electromagnetic courses.
• Conducting various laboratory experiments to support Microwaves and Antennas Laboratory courses.
• Designing, fabricating, and testing senior-design project prototypes.
For research, a variety of designs and testing are carried out in the lab ranging from antennas, scatterings (including periodic structures), and microwave devices. It also houses state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, including two Vector Network Analyzers, a Time-Domain-Reflectometry testing environment, a Planar Antenna Near-Field measurement setup, and an Antenna Far-Field measurement facility. Additionally, the lab is equipped with in-house microstrip fabrication technology.
On the left is the far-field antenna measurement system and on the right is the near-field antenna measurement facility.
The Microwaves and Antennas Laboratory allows students to observe and understand the concept of standing waves, as taught in the Engineering Electromagnetics class. Standing, from left to right, are Mehrdad Peyvandi, John Werner, James Green and Airrion Wisdom; seated from left to right, are Breandon St. John, Professor Mohammad Zunoubi and Adam Schoenwald.