Quan Xue

Miniaturized Spaceborne and Terrestrial Antennas for Satellite Communication and Navigation

 Abstract: Satellite communication and navigation have greatly changed the world, and their future largely depends on small satellites and mobile terminals. For example, SpaceX has unveiled its plan to deliver high-speed internet to people anywhere around the world using thousands of small satellites and corresponding mobile terminals. The development of integrated circuits, sophisticated software tools and manufacturing processes greatly promotes the development of the small satellites and mobile terminals, making them compact, powerful and cheap to build. However, due to basic physical limitations, the design of miniaturized antennas with good performances for small satellites and mobile terminals is still very challenging.  In this speech, a series of new spaceborne and terrestrial miniaturized antennas developed by us will be introduced, including precise orbit determination GNSS antenna, dual-polarized magnetic dipole antenna, earth-coverage-beam antenna, omnidirectional circularly-polarized GPS antenna, UHF single-band antenna and VHF/UHF dual-band antenna.

Quan Xue (M’02–SM’04–F’11) received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, China, in 1988, 1991, and 1993, respectively, all in electronic engineering. In 1993, he joined the UESTC, as a Lecturer, where he became a Professor in 1997. From 1997 to 1998, he was a Research Associate and then a Research Fellow with The Chinese University of Hong Kong. In 1999, he joined the City University of Hong Kong, where he is currently a Chair Professor of microwave engineering. He also served the University as the Associate Vice President (Innovation Advancement and China Office from 2011 to 2015), the Director of Information and Communication Technology Center, and the Deputy Director of the State K ey Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, Hong Kong. He is also the Dean of the School of Electronic and Information Engineering, South China University of Technology.

He has authored or co-authored over 350 internationally referred journal papers and over 170 international conference papers. He has co-invented of five granted Chinese patents and 27 granted U.S. patents (five of them have been licensed), and 29 filed patents. His research interests include microwave/millimeter-wave/THz passive components, active components, antenna, and microwave monolithic integrated circuits, such as MMIC and radio frequency integrated circuits. He was a recipient of the 2017 H. A. Wheeler Paper Award of the IEEE Antenna and Propagation Society. He served the IEEE as an AdCom Member of MTT-S form 2011 to 2013 and the Associate Editor of IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES from 2010 to 2013, the Editor of the International Journal of Antennas and Propagation from 2010 to 2013, the Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS from 2010 to 2015, and an Associate Editor of the IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION from 2016 to 2017.