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Prof Paul Brennan


Professor of Microwave Electronics

Room 1110, Roberts Building, UCL

Address:Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
University College London
Torrington Place
Research Group:Sensors Systems and Circuits
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Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 3191 / 33191 (internal)  
Fax:+44 (0)20 7388 9325

Research areas of interest include:

Our research in antennas & microwaves/RF systems covers several areas:

PLL frequency synthesis
Advances are being made in several areas including new phase detector and fractional-N architectures and new mechanisms to explain noise and spur generation in these critical communications sub-systems
Where current projects are extending circular phased array theory to the spherical geometry in which an ambitious 240 element prrof-of concept spherical phased array is being developed.
RF-ID tags
The Optag system, a high-profile EU-funded project, is looking at the use of combined RF-ID and high resolution panoramic imaging of passengers at airports, to enhance efficiency, safety and security.
Radar systems
A unique radar to form high speed animated images of snow avalanches, in order to understand the underlying physics of these flows, is being constructed and with trials planned at a specialised avalanche test site in Norway.

The group has a well-equipped laboratory, including a recently-installed near-field spherical scanning antenna measurement system, believed to be the best facility of its kind in a UK university. Funding for our work has been obtained from a variety of sources including EPSRC, the Royal Society, DERA/DSTL, Leverhulme Trust, Ford, Philips and Nokia.

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