Learning Objectives

This 3-days symposium is aimed to enrich participants with the following:
  • Fundamental aspects and perks of 5G and mmWave antenna technologies.
  • Essentials of 5G antenna design, performance, operation, and optimization.
  • Sub 6 GHz and mmWave antenna types.
  • Simulation, analysis tools, and factoring system implementation.
  • Testing and measurement skills to validate the performance of 5G antennas.

About the Department & RF Research Group

The Department of Electrical Engineering (EE) is one of the oldest departments at IIT Kanpur. It was one of the first five departments with which IIT Kanpur started in 1960. Offering a comprehensive range of programs, including B.Tech, M.Tech, dual-degree (B.Tech + M.Tech), M.S. (R), and PhD across all Electrical Engineering specializations, the department upholds a distinguished tradition in both teaching and research, acknowledged globally. Research endeavours within the department encompass fundamental exploration, sponsored projects, and consultancy initiatives, all conducted with vibrant engagement from students, faculty, and research staff.

The RF and Microwave research group within the department is hosting a three-day symposium. This group is actively involved in addressing numerous research challenges for industries, defense, and space sectors. At present, the group is actively involved in a range of areas including Microwave Antennas, Meta-materials, Filters, RF Sensors, RF Energy Harvesting, RFID, Microwave Imaging and Non-destructive Testing, Computational Electromagnetics, Microwave Passive Devices, Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit (MMIC), and Millimeter & Microwave circuits.

About the Symposium

Antennas are a very crucial part of all wireless electronic gadgets. Currently, the 5G wireless network is in the implementation stage, and it is facing various challenges in its deployment. This symposium will cover the fundamentals of 5G antennas and their implementation in the real world with lab demonstrations. Various sessions under the symposium are planned to impart state-of-the-art training to the delegates and create a skilled workforce to contribute to the national 5G mission. More details about the course are provided below.


Prof. Animesh Biswas

Email: abiswas@iitk.ac.in

Prof. A. R. Harish

Email: arh@iitk.ac.in

Prof. M. J. Akhtar

Email: mjakhtar@iitk.ac.in

Prof. Kumar Vaibhav Srivastava

Email: kvs@iitk.ac.in

Prof. J. Ramkumar

Email: jrkumar@iitk.ac.in

Prof. Raghvendra Kumar Chaudhary

Email: raghvendra@iitk.ac.in

Prof. Nagaditya Poluri

Email: npoluri@iitk.ac.in


Prof. Raghvendra Kumar Chaudhary

Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT Kanpur
Email: raghvendra@iitk.ac.in

Prof. A. R. Harish

Department of Electrical Engineering
IIT Kanpur
Email: arh@iitk.ac.in

Lecture Details

Title: 5G Antennas: Fundamentals to Implementation.
  • Overview of Antenna Design for Mobile Devices, including common antenna types found in phones, Matching Networks, and deployment in various handheld gadgets.
  • Essential Antenna Basics: addressing frequency bands, radiation patterns, antenna regions, gain, bandwidth, impedance matching, and related principles.
  • Types and Components of 5G Antennas: Examples include SIW antennas, metamaterial antennas, multilayer antennas, leaky wave antennas, dielectric resonator antennas, antenna fabrication, material selection, and more.
  • Multi-Antenna Systems for mmWave 5G Networks e.g. MIMO, MISO, SISO, etc.
  • Design Thoughts for Antenna Arrays considering 5G mmWave requirements.
  • 5G RF Front-end Design and Concepts.
  • Fabrications of 5G antennas and testing (includes Radiation Pattern, Gain, and polarization Measurements.
  • Additive manufacturing for 5G antennas.

Lab visits

  • mmWave Lab
  • PCB Lab
  • Microwave Measurement Lab

Registration Details

Category Registration Fee
Student Participant INR 7,000 (Including 18% GST)
Faculty Participant INR 12,000 (Including 18% GST)
Participant from Industry/ R&D Organizations INR 18,000 (Including 18% GST)

* No Fee Refund Policy

The registration fee includes a working lunch for 3 days and a gala dinner on April 20, 2024. Participants need to pay for their food (breakfast/dinner) at the visitor hostel.

ACCOMMODATION: If anyone needs on-campus accommodation, it can be arranged on a payment basis. We will be happy to help facilitate any request or requirement, subject to availability.

Single Occupancy : Rs. 2000 per day (Excluding GST)
Double Occupancy : Rs. 3000 per day (Excluding GST)
Fooding : Rs. 650 per day

How to Register:

Step 1: Pay the required fees according to your category
Step 2: Note the transaction ID
Step 3: Fill the application form

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Details to be filled while payment:

Workshop Code: 08
Workshop Title: SAM 2024
Workshop Duration: 19.04.2024 - 21.04.2024

How to Reach IIT Kanpur

The Campus of IIT Kanpur is located off the Grand Trunk Road near Kalyanpur, about 16 km west of Kanpur city. The campus is located on 1055 acres of land offered by the Government of UP. It is a residential campus offering accommodation to about 350 faculty members, about 700 support staff members, and about 4000 students. A list of campus amenities can be viewed here.

Arrival by TRAIN: Kanpur Central Railway station is well connected to most cities in North, East and Central India. It is located on the Delhi-Kolkata train route and all major trains between these cities usually pass through Kanpur. IIT Kanpur is located at a distance of about 16 kilometers from the Kanpur Central Railway Station. It is possible to hire taxis (about Rs. 350) and auto rickshaws (about Rs.220) to IITK from the station. It takes about 40 minutes to an hour to drive from Kanpur Central railway station to IIT Kanpur. The organizers have no arrangement of pick-up/drop-off from/to Kanpur Central railway station.

Arrival by AIR: Participants coming to Kanpur by air are strongly recommended to fly into Lucknow Airport. Lucknow airport is located about 95 kms from IIT Kanpur. You can hire taxis at the airport. The typical cost will be about Rs. 1600, depending on the vehicle used. For a flat fee of Rs.1600, the organizers upon request will book a taxi for pick-up and drop-off at Lucknow airport. This fee has to be paid to the taxi driver. The taxi driver will be waiting in front of the main exit with a placard bearing your name, and will bring you to IIT campus. It takes anywhere between two and three hours to drive from the Lucknow airport to the IITK. It is not recommended to fly to Kanpur airport

Contact Point

Dr. Mohit Mishra


Email: samiitk.2024@gmail.com
Phone: 0512-259-7795