Prof Paul Brennan
PhD, CEng, FIET
Professor of Microwave Electronics
Room 1110, Roberts Building, UCL
|Address:||Department of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
University College London
|Research Group:||Sensors Systems and Circuits|
|Personal Web Page:||http://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/~pbrennan|
|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.