Smart Antenna Systems Lab

To provide a forum for Utah's growing RF and Wireless Industry, Utah RF & Wireless Day brings together leaders from local universities and industry to discuss business and technology trends. This annual event includes presentations on hot topics and the opportunity to network and interact with students, researchers, and engineers in the RF & Wireless area. The location for the annual Utah RF & Wireless Day rotates between the University of Utah, Utah State University, Brigham Young University, and other institions and corporate locations in Utah.

2019's event will take place on Wednesday, Sep. 25 in the Engineering Building at Brigham Young University.

Steering Committee: Cynthia Furse (U. Utah), Reyhan Baktur (USU), and Karl F. Warnick (BYU)

2019 Organizers: Karl Warnick (BYU) and Verly Flores (Ansys)

Sponsor: Ansys, Inc.


Online registration form (free)

Technical Program

8:30-9:30 Registration, Muffins & Juice, Student Posters & Industry Tables. Come see what is new in local industry and the state's universities.
9:30 Introductions and Welcome
9:40 Michael Jensen, Dean, Fulton College of Engineering, Brigham Young University
9:50 Keynote Address: David Arnold, Founder, Wavetronix
10:30 Clinton Cathey, Optisys, Custom 3D printed RF and microwave components
10:50 Morning Break
11:20 Jonathan Landon, L-3 Communications Systems - West, RF and signal processing
11:40 Chris Trampel, Weber State University, Applications of Metasurfaces
12:00 Lunch (Sponsored by Ansys)
1:20 Usman Saeed, Ansys, Multi-cell finite-array DDM enhancements in HFSS 2019
1:40 Jacobus van der Merwe, University of Utah, Experimenting on the future of wireless networking in a city-scale "living laboratory"
2:00 Christian Hearn, Weber State University, Open source antenna pattern measurement system
2:20 Tenita Ross, Northrop Grumman, Model based engineering
2:40 Industry Tables, Student Posters & Networking
3:00 Engineering Building Tour

See also

Industry Tabling

We invite industry sponsors to provide tables for networking during the workshop. Contact one of the steering committee members to reserve a table.

Speaker Information

Presentations and posters on RF and wireless applications of general interest to the Utah community are solicited. Submit a title and short paragraph about your proposed topic to Karl Warnick at Brigham Young University.


Parking for the event is available in BYU's two visitor parking lots marked on the map below. The Engineering Building is a 5-10 minute walk to the south. Handicapped parking is available in closer lots directly to the south and east of the Engineering Building. Parking can generally be found on Provo city streets a few blocks south of campus unless otherwise indicated by signs. It is also convenient to park at the UTA Orem Central Station or Provo Central Station and ride the free UVX shuttle for 15-20 minutes to the BYU South Campus stop directly adjacent to the Engineering Building. From the smaller southeast entrance to the building, take stairs two floors up and walk north and east to the Event Space, or walk up the hill south of the building and enter the main west entrance to the Event Space directly inside the building to the left.