“From old to new: How to properly apply novel ideas to a conventional research domain—the case of compressive antenna arrays"


Please join us for an IEEE AP-S Young Professional Ambassador Talk (Virtual) by Dr Heinrich Laue, organized by the IEEE South Africa AP/MTT/EMC Chapter under the 2022 IEEE AP-S Young Professional Ambassador Program.


High-impact scientific publications have been shown to be highly conventional, while also drawing inspiration from a few highly unexpected sources. Balancing novelty and conventionality is a tricky business. Too much novelty leads to inflated promises and scopes that grow out of control, whereas too much conventionality leads to stagnation. In this talk, we look at the case of compressive antenna arrays, and how a signal-processing concept went from being naively copied to antenna arrays, to inspiring a new type of antenna array that offers improved performance in conventional antenna-array terms.


Thursday, May 12, 2022 - 15:00 to 16:00

Speaker Name: 

Heinrich Laue