Technical co-sponsor

Financial supporter

Prof. L.P. Ligthart

Biograph: Prof. L.P. Ligthart, Em. Prof. Delft University of Technology Chairman Conasense. 


1968-2011 : Faculty of Electrical engineering, Delft University 

1976-1977 : Chalmers University Gothenburg, Sweden

1988-2011 : Professor Microwaves, Remote Sensing and Radar, Delft University

1994-2011: Director IRCTR, Delft University of Technology

2011-present: Emeritus Prof. Delft University of Technology

2011-present: Chairman CONASENSE

2012-present: Adjunct-professor UI, Jakarta, Indonesia

2014-present: Adjunct-professor ITS, Surabaya, Indonesia

2014-present: Adjunct-professor Beijing Institute of Technology, China

2017-present: World Class Professor, Indonesia


(i) Main fields: antennas & propagation, radar and remote sensing

(ii) Other fields: satellite, mobile and radio communication

Selection of Honours, Awards, Fellowships, Memberships of Professional Societies

Veder radio award, 1981

IEE-Blumlein-Brown-Willans Premium Award, 1982

FIET(1983), FIEEE (2001)

Doctor Honoris Causa MSTUCA, Russia, 1999

Doctor Honoris Causa TUCSR , Russia, 2001

Academician Russia (2000)

Tsiolkorsky Award (2003)

IEEE–MIKON award (2004)

Distinguished Service Award EuMA (2008)

Doctor Honoris Causa MTA, Romania, 2010

Selected activities in organisations

Board of Directors EuMA

Board of Governors IEEE AESS

International Director IEEE-AESS Europe

TUD Student Counsellor IET

TUD Student Counsellor IEEE

Member Organising Committee URSI2002 General Assembly, Maastricht

Chairman 28th EuMC , 1st EuMW98, 

Chairman 1st EuRAD conference 2004 

Scientific output

H-index: 35 and 5450 citations

Over 600 papers 

4 Patents

7 books

Major achievements of Prof Ligthart, director of IRCTR-Delft University (1994-2011):

1.State of the art experimental research facilities in the field of antennas, radar and radio. 

2.International co-operations with more than 21 universities and 23 scientific institutes.

3.Over 40 international Project Agreements. 

4.Project leader in the field of polarimetric atmospheric radar, collision avoidance radar, GPR and wireless communications with support from industries and institutes

5.Co-operations in Russia and in Indonesia via IRCTR branches in Tomsk, Russia and Bandung, Indonesia

6.Founder of the first European Microwave Week (EuMW) in Amsterdam in 1998. Founding member of the European Microwave Association (EuMA)

7.Initiator of the yearly European Radar (EuRAD) conference in 2004

8.Advisor of over 55 PhD candidates

Title: Tutorial on Wide-Band, Wide-Angular Scanning Antennas for Future Radar

Abstract: In modern radio and radar the antenna arrays play an important multi-function role with respect to angular pattern and frequency characteristics. Most literature exists on so called 'dense' arrays with equidistant spacing between the antenna elements in the order of half the wavelength. Mutual coupling between the elements and wide-angular scanning requirements give degradation in the dense array performance and cause many headache problems for generations of antenna engineers.

For wide-angular scanning, individual transmit-receive modules are needed meaning that high gain dense antenna arrays with many elements are costly. In so called 'sparse' arrays the mutual spacing is larger. Sparse arrays are interesting because they use 'array thinning' and have therefore a potential lower cost.

In order to maximize the array efficiency in sparse phased array radar, the transmit power per element should be equal with a threat of high side lobes near the main lobe and unwanted grating lobes. For avoiding grating lobes in sparse arrays the spacing between elements should be non-equidistant. The so obtained spatial distribution of elements leads to a spatial field distribution over the array. Special design of this spatial field distribution can benefit the lowering of side lobes near the main lobe.


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30 June 2018
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