Thursday, 26 May 2011

Vacancy: PhD Student in Antenna and Array Design and Simulation

EISLAB at the Department of Computer Science, Space and Electrical Engineering at Luleå university of technology is taking part in the design of the EISCAT_3D radar. The system will consist of several large, active phased-array antenna transmitter/receiver sites and multiple passive sites located in Norway, Finland and Sweden, each comprising tens of thousands of individual antenna elements. When it will have been built, EISCAT_3D will be capable of making measurements from the upper stratosphere to the magnetosphere and beyond, contributing to basic, environmental and applied science that underpins the use of space by contemporary society.

Project Description

The aim of this research effort is to develop design methods for robust antenna arrays suitable for the harsh conditions in Northern Scandinavia. The project will have a system level approach which means that the antenna elements, the array layout, and the associated calibration systems all will need to be studied. The results will be used to design the antenna arrays for the EISCAT_3D radar. The project is a collaboration between several parties, which means that travel and interaction will be a part of the work.


Applicants must have excellent academic credentials and recently completed their M.Sc. or equivalent degree in Engineering Physics, Electrical Engineering, Space Engineering or any other closely related subject. Prior knowledge and experience in electromagnetic simulations, signal processing, antenna array design, and antenna measurements is desirable. Good knowledge in Matlab is required. The applicants must possess excellent skills in written and spoken English. The applicant should be self-driven and possess good social competence.

Contact Information

Dr Tore Lindgren, +46 (0)920-49 11 42, tore [dot] lindgren [at] ltu [dot] se, or
Dr Jonny Johansson +46 (0)920-49 17 03, +46 (0)70-7261703, jonny [dot] johansson [at] ltu [dot] se


Please send your application along with CV, copies of transcripts, certificates and degrees attained, marked with reference no. 1085-11 to: Registrator, Luleå University of Technology, SE-971 87 Luleå, Sweden or by e-mail: registrator [at] ltu [dot] se

Deadline for application: 9th June 2011. (This call is now closed.)

Image: EISCAT Scientific Association.

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