Laboratory for Innovation and Development in Antennas, Radars and Electromagnetics

Welcome to iDARE Laboratory, ECE, IISc!



Broad Research Vision

  • As illustrated in the above infographic, our research interests include (but are not limited to) various domains of applied electromagnetics. Primarily, we are interested in developing antenna architectures and associated circuits for next-generation wireless communication systems, which requires a synergy between commercial full-wave EM solver based simulations and experiments on fabricated prototypes. We also plan to develop passive and active frequency selective surfaces (FSS) for Radars, as well as wireless power transfer (WPT) and energy harvesting (EH) applications.

    Furthermore, to model the antenna interactions in multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) antennas, ultra-dense networks (UDN), MIMO Radars and wireless body area networks (WBAN), we plan to apply infinitesimal dipole modelling (IDM) techniques along with relatively new tools like cross-correlation Green's functions (CGFs). We aspire to develop analytical and computational electromagnetic (CEM) tools to handle "smart" Radio-environments assisted by intelligent reflecting surfaces (IRS) and resource-intensive Antenna-Radome problems, where it is expected that artifical intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are also going to play big roles!

Current Thrust Areas

  • ♦ Full-Duplex and MIMO Antennas
    ♦ MIMO Radar Systems: Design and Computational Modelling
    ♦ Radomes based on Frequency Selective Surfaces
    ♦ Space-time Varying Metamaterials
    ♦ Multi-band / UWB Systems for Biomedical Applications
    ♦ Antenna Near-Field and Energy Analysis
    ♦ Computational Electromagnetics: FDTD

Presently available facilities

  • Software: CST Microwave Studio + Acceleration Token (Quantity = 1), Keysight ADS, MATLAB (Mathworks)
    ♦ RSA306 USB Real Time Spectrum Analyzer: Quantity = 1, Frequency range = 9 kHz to 6.2 GHz
    ♦ ADALM-PLUTO Active Learning Module (PlutoSDR): Quantity = 5, Frequency range = 325 to 3800 MHz, can be extended to 6 GHz
    ♦ Vector Network Analyzer (NanoVNA V2 3G): Quantity = 1, Frequency range = 50KHz to 3GHz
    ♦ Mini-Circuits’ ZHL-4240+ Coaxial Amplifier (Medium High power): Quantity = 1, Frequency range = 600 to 4200 MHz
    ♦ 10 dB Attenuators: Quantity = 3
    ♦ Mechanical Toolkit and Drilling Machine
    ♦ In-house Body Mimicking Gel Preparation Facility
    ♦ DC Sources, Cables, SMA connectors, PCB Fabrication Support

On-going Collaborations

  • ♔ Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, Trivandrum
    ♔ Indian Institute of Technology, Indore
    ♔ National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad
    ♔ Royal Military College and Queen's University, Canada