Smart Antenna Systems Lab


Karl F. Warnick
Brian D. Jeffs

Phased array book released in summer 2018:

Phased Arrays for Radio Astronomy, Satellite Communications, and Remote Sensing, Cambridge University Press

Research Areas

The Brigham Young University Smart Antenna Systems Lab conducts research in the following areas:
  • Multiantenna systems modeling and design optimization
  • Phased array antennas for radio astronomy and satcom
  • Phased array feeds for large reflectors
  • Multichannel analog and software defined transceivers
  • Adaptive beamforming and array calibration
  • Array signal processing algorithms
  • Real time digital signal processing
  • Radio frequency interference mitigation
  • Electromagnetic simulations and measurements
  • RF and microwave circuit design and fabrication

Open Positions

Please contact the group director to learn about opportunities for undergraduate research and MS and PhD positions

Students and Visitors

Research Projects

Local Air Traffic Information System (LATIS) for unmanned air system tracking, NSF, 10/1/2017-9/30/2021
Real time adaptive beamforming and interference mitigation for comms applications (ONR, 2018-2020)
Phased array antennas for Ku band satellite communications (OverHorizon)
Characterization of ultra-low loss dielectric materials at high temperatures (Raytheon, Inc.)
Center for Unmanned Air Systems (C-UAS) Communications and Sensors Group
Ku band transmit/receive phased array antennas for DBS and VSAT
Radio Astronomy Systems Research Group
BYU/UMASS mm-wave Array Feed for the Green Bank Telescope
Focal L-band Array for the GBT (FLAG)
Short range low frequency multichannel broadband wireless link (Freelinc, Inc.)
Arecibo AO40 Phased Array Feed Feasibility Study (NSF and Cornell University)

Meetings and Workshops

Oct. 6-9, 2020 PAF2020 - International Workshop on Feed Systems and Array Receivers for Astronomy
Sep. 25, 2019 Utah RF & Wireless Day, BYU Engineering Building, 8:30am-3pm
Sep. 16-18, 2019 Phased Array Feed Workshop (PAF 2019), Bonn, Germany
Sep. 5-7, 2017 Phased Array Feed Workshop (PAF 2018), FAST site, Guizhou Province, China
Nov. 14-16, 2017 Phased Array Feed Workshop (PAF 2017), Sydney, Australia
2016 Phased Array Feed Workshop (PAF 2016), Caligari, Italy
2015 Phased Array Feed Workshop (PAF 2015), Penticton, Canada
Oct. 24, 2016 SERA Workshop on Phased Array Modeling and Signal Processing, BYU Hinckley Center, Provo, UT
Sep. 14, 2016 2016 Utah RF & Wireless Day, BYU Hinckley Center, Provo, UT
May 25-27, 2011 2011 Workshop on Phased Array Feeds for the Square Kilometre Array (PAFSKA2011) , Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA
May 3-6, 2010 International Workshop on Phased Array Antenna Systems for Radio Astronomy, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA


Graduate Student Offices (484 Clyde Building)
Microwave Systems Laboratory (505 Clyde Building)

Funding Agencies and Partners

Office of Naval Research
Raytheon, Inc.
Center for Unmanned Air Systems (C-UAS)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO)
Green Bank Observatory (GBO)
Linear Signal, LLC
Cornell University
Arecibo Observatory (Puerto Rico)
ImSAR, Inc.
National Astronomy Observatories of China (NAOC)
Ansys, Inc. (HFSS University Site License)

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