All the way from Delhi (India), an early career researcher based in the UK working on smart antenna systems and intelligent metasurfaces for terrestrial and non-terrestrial networks.
Supervisors: Dr. Chinthana Panagamuwa, Prof. William Whittow
Dissertation: Active mmWave Antenna Array for 5G and IoT Applications
STEM Promoter and Receipient of Electronics Weekly BrightSparks 2020
Recipient of Sir Robert Martin University Prize 2020
Recipient of LU Doctoral Researcher's President's Award 2022
Ranked among top 15 out of 200 students
Receipient of IEEE Computer Society Richard E. Merwin Student Scholarship 2016
Receipient of Exemplary Performance Award for Research and Training
Working with the Royal Academy of Engineering and Wireless Communications Research Group, I am developing new beam-steering antenna systems for CubeSats, and collaborating on several projects focused on RF design and measurements, consulting on industrial and academic projects across the globe, supervising research projects, and writing new research grants. You can read more about the project here.
Working with the Wireless Communications Research Group, I am collaborating on several projects focused on RF design and measurements, consulting on industrial and academic projects across the globe, quasi-managing lab facilities on campus, supervising research projects, and writing new research grants.
Active Beam-Steering Antenna System for OneWeb Satellite Handover
The work is aimed at developing a fast beam-steering ground station antenna at Ku band for applicaitons in satellite handover for OneWeb LEO satellite system. Further, a novel smart algorithm is being developed to assist the antenna system with quick beam-scanning, connecting with right satellite and enabling easy handover, to provide and fast and reliable network.
Active mmWave Antenna Array for 5G and IoT Applications
Supervisors: Dr. Chinthana Panagamuwa, Prof. William Whittow
This research aims to meet the increasing demand for faster data-rates and reliable connectivity for everyone everywhere, and to support new technologies such as the Internet of Things, millimeter-waves have been identified as a suitable spectrum for developing fifth-generation technology. New types of antennas are needed that can dynamically focus the radiation in specific directions to minimize losses and interference.
Traditionally, complex phase shifters feeding antenna arrays are used to beamform radiation patterns in different directions. These can be cumbersome and are not ideal for small installations. This work is looking into developing cheaper and more compact active antenna array systems for electronic beam-steering at 28GHz.
Supervisors: Dr. Sheryl Williams, Prof. William Whittow
Working on designing open-source robotic kits for kids to introduce basic logic-building and programming skills through scratch, responsible for handling STEM showcase and promoting STEM Education in and around Loughborough through workshops and supporting coding clubs in schools.
Working on antenna design and measurement consultancy project for various organisations with Prof. Will Whittow.
Project: Planar RF Slow-wave Structure for Vacuum Microfabricated TWT
Supervisor: Dr. Vishnu Srivastava, Dr. R. K. Sharma
The project focused on developing a computationally efficient, integrated and dynamic model for the design of Staggered Double Vane Slow Wave Structure (SDVSWS) and beam-wave interaction analysis of a planar Traveling Wave Tubes (TWT) with a sheet electron beam. Staggered Double Vane-Slow Wave Structure (SDV-SWS) is used for its numerous advantages over other types of SWSs. The designed integrated model determines RF performance of a planar TWT directly from the given beam voltage and centre frequency by performing three different tasks, (i) determining geometrical parameters of an SDV-SWS of maximum possible bandwidth and high interaction impedance, (ii) determining RF circuit parameters of an SDV-SWS, and (iii) performing beam-wave interaction analysis of a planar TWT. The model was developed by adopting a numerical computing environment, MATLAB. Also, highly accurate numerical techniques with double precision such as the Sixth Order Runge Kutta Method was used for electron beam dynamic. The model was further used to design and simulate a 0.22THz Sheet Beam TWT of 100W output power.
A 3D model for a 0.22THz Planar Traveling Wave Tubes for fabrication has been made using the specifications generated from the analytical model and was tested using Ansys HFSS.
Worked on a number of projects, I am available to collaborate for new tasks.
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"I have always been impressed with the quality of his work. With the openness to new learning, he has always accepted challenging tasks with alacrity. He has exceptional skills with simulation tools and lab equipments."
Former Emeritus Scientist and Professor, CSIR-Central Electronics Engineering Research Institute, Pilani
"Aakash has always been a determined student with great ambitions. He has left his mark in almost all parts of the college, and has been an inspiration for MSIT students."
Director, Maharaja Surajmal Institute of Technology | Former Chief Scientist, CSIR-National Physical Laboratory, Delhi
"Aakash is self-motivated, consistently enthusiastic, well organised and professional. He has designed a number of novel antenna works. His progress within his PhD is very impressive, especially when put in context of his other contributions to outreach and STEM activities. He has also carried out consultancy projects for me; which is impressive that a student from start of his PhD can effectively function at a Researcher level."
Professor of Radio Frequency Materials, Loughborough University, UK
"Aakash is incredibly reliable, committed and solution-oriented. I have often given him difficult problems to solve, and there has not been one occasion where he hasn’t come back with a cutting-edge solution, one that is often market-leading."
Chairperson, National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK
"Aakash has been doing a better job with live broadcasting than some of the news outlets in India."
Senior Correspondent, Deccan Herald | Author, The Banker Who Crushed His Diamonds
"Aakash is extremely reliable, passionate and committed to helping prospective students, learn more about what it is like to study at LU, particularly in these uncertain times with Covid-19 in mind."
International Office, Loughborough University, UK
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