Professor Max Ammann

Prof Max Ammann

Publications

Centre Director

CEng, Senior Member IEEE
Ph.D. in Antennas and Propagation (Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland)

Contact

Room 503, Kevin Street Campus
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Tel: +353 (0)1 402 4905

About

Professor Max Ammann lectures at the Dublin Institute of Technology’s [external] School of Electronic & Communications Engineering and is the director of the Antennas & High Frequency Research Centre. He joined the DIT in 1986 following eight years of radio systems engineering and antenna design with TCL/Philips Radio Communications Systems in Dublin, where he was responsible for commissioning the Nationwide Communications Network for An Garda Síochána. He received his Ph.D. in antennas and propagation from Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland. He became a Chartered Engineer in 1986, a Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1996 and is now a Senior Member IEEE. He was appointed senior lecturer in 2003 and honorary professor in 2012.

He sits on the management committee of the [external]EU COST Action IC1102, “Versatile, Integrated, and Signal-aware Technologies for Antennas” (VISTA) and is active in the Antenna Sensors and Systems Work Group. As a member of the [external]IEEE International Committee for Electromagnetic Safety, he participated in the revision of the IEEE Std C95.1, 2005 & 2012 standards for Safety Levels with Respect to Human Exposure to Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, 3 kHz to 300 GHz. He is also a member of [external]Communications and URSI Radio Science Committee of the Royal Irish Academy and official member of URSI Commission K: Electromagnetics in Biology and Medicine.

He has in excess of 200 peer-reviewed papers published in journals and international conferences. He has chaired and organized special sessions on small antennas, UWB antennas and UWB Wireless Communication Systems at EuCAP and IEEE APS and chaired the Antennas and Propagation Track for the 65th IEEE VTC, Dublin 2007. He was the local chair for the October 2008 EU COST IC0603 workshop and meeting in Dublin. He is currently associate editor for the IEEE Antennas & Wireless Propagation Letters.

Professional Affiliations

  • Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member of the IEEE International Committee for Electromagnetic Safety
  • Management Committee Member of the EU COST Action IC0603: “Antenna Systems & Sensors for Information Society Technologies” (ASSIST)
  • Management Committee Member of the ICT COST Action IC1102: “Versatile, Integrated, and Signal-aware Technologies for Antennas” (VISTA)
  • Member of Communications and URSI Radio Science Committee of the Royal Irish Academy

Research Interests and Expertise

His research interests include Electromagnetic Theory, Antenna Miniaturization for Terminal and Ultra Wideband applications, Antennas for Wireless Networks, Microstrip Antennas, Metamaterials, Antennas for Medical Devices and the integration with Photovoltaic Systems.

Funding

Prof. Ammann is leading funded research programs that include;
Science Foundation Ireland grants on:

  • “Multiband Reconfigurable Wireless Systems”
  • “Combined Photovoltaic and Cellular Antenna Panel for Building Façade Integration”
  • “Compact and High-Performance Circularly Polarized Antennas for the Integration of Wireless Positioning, Communications and Asset Tracking Systems”
  • “Telemetry Antennas for the Next Generation of Body-Centric Sensor Networks”
  • CTVR - the Telecommunications Research Centre
  • Bandwidth Enhancement of Omni-directional Circularly Polarized Antennas

Enterprise Ireland funding for:

  • “Low –cost high performance antennas for UWB systems” PC/2006/011
  • “Ultra Wideband Antenna for Radar in Wireless Sensor Networks” PC/2007/199
  • “Ultra Wideband Antenna Research for DecaWave IC Asset Tags” IP/2008/0812
  • “Efficiently Optimised LTE Antennas (EOLA) with features for fast fine-tuning customisation” CF/2012/2001
  • “Reactive coupling antennas for contactless smartcards and other smart devices”

Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology support on:

  • Mr Sergio Curto - “Antennas for Medical Applications”
  • Ms Maria Jose Roo Ons - Embark Postdoctoral Fellowship “Optically transparent antennas on photovoltaic modules”
  • Dr V. Sipal, - Embark Postdoctoral Fellowship “Radiomyography – Detection of Muscle Activity as an Aid for Treatment of Musculoskeletal Disorder”

References

  1. M. J. Ammann,
    "Square Planar Monopole Antenna",
    Antennas and Propagation, 1999. IEE National Conference on., York, United Kingdom, The Institution of Electrical Engineers, pp. 37-40, 31/03/1999.
  2. M. J. Ammann,
    "Control of the Impedance Bandwidth of Wideband Planar Monopole Antennas Using a Beveling Technique",
    Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 30, issue 4: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 229-232, 08/2001.
  3. Z. N. Chen, M. J. Ammann, M. Y. W. Chia, and T. S. P. See,
    "Annular Planar Monopole Antennas",
    Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, IEE Proceedings, vol. 149, issue 4: The Institution of Electrical Engineers, pp. 200-203, 08/2002.
  4. M. J. Ammann, and Z. N. Chen,
    "Wideband Monopole Antennas for Multi-Band Wireless Systems",
    IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine, vol. 45, issue 2: Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers, pp. 146-150, 04/2003.
  5. M. J. Ammann, and Z. N. Chen,
    "A Wide-Band Shorted Planar Monopole with Bevel",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 51, issue 4: Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers, pp. 901-903, 04/2003.
  6. M. J. Ammann, and Z. N. Chen,
    "An Asymmetrical Feed Arrangement for Improved Impedance Bandwidth of Planar Monopole Antennas",
    Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 40, issue 2: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 156-158, 01/2004.
  7. M. John, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Optimum Design of the Printed Strip Monopole",
    IEEE Antennas & Propagation Magazine, vol. 47, issue 6: Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers, pp. 59-61, 12/2005.
  8. Z. N. Chen, M. J. Ammann, X. Qing, X. H. Wu, T. S. P. See, and A. Cai,
    "Planar Antennas",
    IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 7, issue 6: Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers, pp. 63-73, 12/2006.
  9. M. John, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Spline Based Geometry for Printed Monopole Antennas",
    Electronics Letters, vol. 43, issue 6: The Institution of Engineering and Technology, pp. 317-319, 03/2007.
  10. G. Ruvio, M. J. Ammann, and Z. N. Chen,
    "Wideband Reconfigurable Rolled Planar Monopole Antenna",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 55, issue 6: Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers, pp. 1760-1767, 06/2007.
  11. M. John, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Wideband Printed Monopole Design Using a Genetic Algorithm",
    IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 6: Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers, pp. 447-449, 09/2007.
  12. G. Ruvio, and M. J. Ammann,
    "A Novel Wideband Semi-planar Miniaturized Antenna",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 55, issue 10: Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers, pp. 2679-2685, 10/2007.
  13. M. John, M. J. Ammann, and P. McEvoy,
    "UWB Vivaldi Antenna Based on a Spline Geometry with Frequency Band-Notch",
    IEEE AP-S International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, San Diego, CA, USA, Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers, pp. Session 412, Paper 7, 05/07/2008.
  14. M. John, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Antenna Optimization With a Computationally Efficient Multiobjective Evolutionary Algorithm",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 57, issue 1: Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers, pp. 260-263, 01/2009.
  15. D. Kearney, M. John, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Miniature Ceramic PIFA for UWB Band Group 3 & 6",
    IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 9, pp. 28-31, 01/2010.
  16. D. Kearney, M. John, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Miniature Ceramic Dual-PIFA Antenna to Support Band Group 1 UWB Functionality in Mobile Handset",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 59, issue 1, pp. 336-339, 01/2011.
  17. G. Ruvio, M. J. Ammann, M. John, R. Solimene, A. D'Alterio, and R. Pierri,
    "UWB breast cancer detection with numerical phantom and Vivaldi antenna",
    International Conference on Ultra-Wideband ICUWB, Bologna, Italy, pp. 8-11, 14/09/2011.
  18. A. Dumoulin, M. John, M. J. Ammann, and P. McEvoy,
    "Optimized Monopole and Dipole Antennas for UWB Asset Tag Location Systems",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 60, issue 6, pp. 2896-2904, 06/2012.
  19. M. J. Ammann, and M. John,
    "ULTRA WIDE BAND ANTENNA WITH A SPLINE CURVE RADIATING ELEMENT",
    US8232922 (B2), H01P11/00; H01Q1/36; H01Q1/48, no. US20090355592, United States, Dublin Institute of Technology, 07/2012.
  20. X. L. Bao, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Compact Annular-Ring Embedded Circular Patch Antenna with a Cross-Slot Ground Plane for Circular Polarization",
    Electronics Letters, vol. 42, issue 4: The Institution of Electrical Engineers, pp. 192-193, 02/2006.
  21. X. L. Bao, G. Ruvio, M. J. Ammann, and M. John,
    "A Novel GPS Patch Antenna on a Fractal Hi-Impedance Surface Substrate",
    IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 5, issue 1: Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers, pp. 323-326, 12/2006.
  22. X. L. Bao, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Small Patch/Slot Antenna with 53% Input Impedance Bandwidth",
    Electronics Letters, vol. 43, issue 3: The Institution of Engineering and Technology, pp. 146-148, 02/2007.
  23. X. L. Bao, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Dual-Frequency Circularly-Polarized Patch Antenna with Compact Size and Small Frequency Ratio",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 55, issue 7: Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers, pp. 2104-2107, 07/2007.
  24. X. L. Bao, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Dual-Frequency Dual-Sense Circularly-Polarized Slot Antenna Fed by Microstrip Line",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 56, issue 3: Institute of Electronic & Electrical Engineers, pp. 645-649, 03/2008.
  25. X. L. Bao, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Dual-Frequency Dual Circularly-Polarized Patch Antenna with Wide Beamwidth",
    Electronics Letters, vol. 44, issue 21: The Institution of Engineering and Technology, pp. 1233-1234, 10/2008.
  26. G. Ruvio, M. J. Ammann, and X. L. Bao,
    "Radial EBG Cell Layout for GPS Patch Antennas",
    Electronics Letters, vol. 45, issue 13, pp. 663-664, 06/2009.
  27. X. L. Bao, M. J. Ammann, and P. McEvoy,
    "Microstrip-fed Wideband Circularly Polarized Printed Antenna",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 58, issue 10, pp. 3150-3156, 10/2010.
  28. X. L. Bao, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Printed Circularly-Polarized Antenna with Ultra-Wide Axial-Ratio Bandwidth",
    IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 5, issue 9, pp. 1089-1096, 06/2011.
  29. X. L. Bao, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Monofilar Spiral Slot Antenna for Dual-Frequency Dual-Sense Circular Polarization",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 59, issue 8, pp. 3061-3065, 08/2011.
  30. A. Narbudowicz, X. L. Bao, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Dual-band Omnidirectional Circularly Polarized Antenna",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 61, issue 1, pp. 77-83, 01/2013.
  31. A. Narbudowicz, X. L. Bao, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Dual Circularly-polarized Patch Antenna Using Even and Odd Feed-line Modes",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 61, issue 9, pp. 4828-4831, 09/2013.
  32. A. Narbudowicz, X. L. Bao, M. J. Ammann, H. Shakhtour, and D. Heberling,
    "Circularly Polarized Antenna with Steerable Dipole-like Radiation Pattern",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 62, issue 2, pp. 519 - 526, 2014.
  33. V. Sipal, A. Narbudowicz, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Using near-field coupled circularly polarised antennas as frequency-independent variable phase shifters",
    Electronics Letters, vol. 50, issue 11: Institution of Engineering and Technology, pp. 788-790, 05/2014.
  34. A. Narbudowicz, M. J. Ammann, and X. L. Bao,
    "Omnidirectional microstrip patch antenna with reconfigurable pattern and polarisation",
    IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 8, issue 11, pp. 872-877, 08/2014.
  35. A. Panahi, X. L. Bao, G. Ruvio, and M. J. Ammann,
    "A Printed Triangular Monopole with Wideband Circular Polarization",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 63, issue 1, pp. 415-418, 01/2015.
  36. S. V. Shynu, M. J. Roo Ons, P. McEvoy, M. J. Ammann, S. McCormack, and B. Norton,
    "Integration of Microstrip Patch Antenna with Polycrystalline Silicon Solar Cell",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 57, issue 12, pp. 3969-3972, 12/2009.
  37. S. V. Shynu, M. J. Roo Ons, M. J. Ammann, and B. Norton,
    "Dual Band A-Si-H Solar-Slot Antenna Design For 2.4/5.2GHz WLAN Applications",
    Radioengineering - Special Joint Issue of the COST IC0603 ASSIST and the "Small Antenna" Working Group of the EurAAP, vol. 18, issue 4, pp. 354-358, 12/2009.
  38. S. V. Shynu, M. J. Ammann, and B. Norton,
    "A Quarterwave Metal Plate Solar Antenna",
    Electronics Letters, vol. 44, issue 9: The Institution of Engineering and Technology, pp. 570-571, 04/2008.
  39. M. J. Roo Ons, S. V. Shynu, M. J. Ammann, S. McCormack, and B. Norton,
    "Emitter-Wrap-Through Photovoltaic Dipole Antenna with Solar Concentrator",
    Electronics Letters, vol. 45, issue 5: The Institution of Engineering and Technology, pp. 241-243, 02/2009.
  40. M. J. Roo Ons, S. V. Shynu, M. J. Ammann, S. McCormack, and B. Norton,
    "Transparent Patch Antenna on a-Si Thin Film Glass Solar Module",
    Electronics Letters, vol. 47, issue 2, pp. 85-86, 01/2011.
  41. M. J. Roo Ons, S. V. Shynu, M. Seredynski, M. J. Ammann, S. McCormack, and B. Norton,
    "Influence of Solar Heating on the Performance of Integrated Solar Cell Microstrip Patch Antennas",
    Solar Energy, vol. 84, issue 9, pp. 1619-1627, 09/2010.
  42. S. Curto, T. S. P. See, P. McEvoy, M. J. Ammann, and Z. N. Chen,
    "In-Silico Hyperthermia Performance of a Near-Field Patch Antenna at Various Positions on a Human Body Model",
    IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 5, issue 12, pp. 1408-1415, 09/2011.
  43. S. Curto, P. McEvoy, X. L. Bao, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Compact Patch Antenna for Electromagnetic Interaction with Human Tissue at 434 MHz",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation, vol. 57, issue 9, pp. 2564-2571, 09/2009.
  44. G. Ruvio, R. Solimene, A. Cuccaro, D. Gaetano, J. E. Browne, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Breast cancer detection using interferometric MUSIC: experimental and numerical assessment",
    Medical Physics, vol. 41, issue 10, pp. 103101/1-11, 09/2014.
  45. G. Ruvio, R. Solimene, A. Cuccaro, M. J. Ammann, and R. Pierri,
    "Comparison of Noncoherent Linear Breast Cancer Detection Algorithms Applied to a 2-D Numerical Model",
    IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 12, pp. 853 - 856, 2013.
  46. D. Gaetano, P. McEvoy, M. J. Ammann, C. Brannigan, L. Keating, and F. Horgan,
    "Footwear and Wrist Communication Links using 2.4 GHz and UWB Antennas",
    Electronics, vol. 3, issue 2, pp. 339-350, 06/2014.
  47. D. Gaetano, V. Sipal, P. McEvoy, M. J. Ammann, C. Brannigan, L. Keating, and F. Horgan,
    "Footwear-centric body area network with directional UWB antenna",
    Electronics Letters, vol. 49, issue 14, pp. 860 – 861, 07/2013.
  48. D. Gaetano, P. McEvoy, M. J. Ammann, J. E. Browne, L. Keating, and F. Horgan,
    "Footwear Antennas for Body Area Telemetry",
    IEEE Transactions on Antennas & Propagation , vol. 61, issue 10, pp. 4908-4916, 10/2013.
  49. V. Sipal, D. Gaetano, P. McEvoy, and M. J. Ammann,
    "Impact of Hub Location on the Performance of Wireless Body Area Networks for Fitness Applications",
    IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 14, pp. 1522 - 1525, 12/2014.