This work is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory and focuses on the design
and development of conformal reconfigurable structural antennas. Antenna design focuses
on structural parameters and materials and strives to achieve broad operating bandwidth,
high gain, and large Forward to Backward (F/B) ratios).
This NSF funded research focuses on the design and development of high performance
pattern reconfigurable antennas for the handheld and wearable platforms. Pattern reconfiguration
for MIMO (Multiple Input and Multiple Output) are achieved using miniature RF switches,
such as PIN diodes and varactor diodes.
This work is sponsored by Boeing and it focuses on the design and development of metamaterial
structure for Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) reduction.
RF Heating of Materials
This work focuses on the near-field and far-field RF induced heating of composite
and nano materials for various applications. This work is in collaboration with the
USC McNAIR Aerospace center and the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL).
Our recent interests also include mm-wave phased array antenna design and development
for 5G in collaboration with Profs. Simin, Chandra, Saquib (UTD) and Arslan (USF).
Professor Ali is also interested in wireless sensor research and wireless power transfer
for infrastructure health monitoring.
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