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EuCAP 2017 Best paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards

The EuCAP 2017 Best Paper Awards have been created to contribute to the recognition of scientific quality of research and engineering in four thematic domains (Measurement, Propagation, Electromagnetics and Antenna Theory, and Antenna Design and Applications) whereas Best Student Paper Awards recognize the best paper(s) presented by a student and they are not related to a specific thematic domain.

The EuCAP 2017 Best Paper Awards and Best Student Paper Awards consist of a 500 € prize and a gift (sponsored by Telecom ParisTech, The awards will be remitted at the EuCAP 2017 Closing Ceremony.


The Awards committee is in charge of selecting 5 finalist papers for each award, solely based on the result of the review carried out by the EuCAP 2017 reviewers and the TPC members and after checking the absence of any significant plagiarism. The authors of the selected finalist papers are subsequently invited to compete for the Awards on a special poster session to be held on Thursday March 23rd. The selection of the Best Paper Award in each category will result from the evaluation by each jury of the combined quality of the paper and of the poster presentation. For the Best Student Paper competition, there may be up to two Awards if the quality is sufficient, provided they cover different topical areas among antennas, propagation and measurements.

Awards Committee

The Awards committee is chaired by Prof. Dirk Manteuffel and Prof. Francesco P. Andriulli. For each award, the Conference Organizing Committee has nominated a Jury constituted by three distinguished researchers in the field. The jury members are chosen after selection of the finalists, taking into account any possible conflict of interest. The composition of the 5 juries will be released at the closing ceremony and subsequently published on the EuCAP web site.

Best Paper Award in Electromagnetics and Antenna Theory

The Best Paper Award in Electromagnetics and Antenna Theory is sponsored in 2017 by the Université Côte d’Azur ( and the EPOC team (, both under the Ministry of Higher Education and Research.


Finalist papers

Ariel Epstein1 and George V. EleftheriadesEmulating Arbitrary Antenna Arrays with Low-Profile Probe-Fed Cavity-Excited Omega-Bianisotropic Metasurface Antennas
(1) Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

(2) University of Toronto, Canada

Daniele Cavallo, Cantika Felita. Analysis of Artificial Dielectrics Composed of Non-Aligned Layers”.

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Santi Concetto Pavone1, Davide Comite2, Walter Fuscaldo2, Guido Valerio3, Alessandro Galli2 , Mauro Ettorre4, and Matteo Albani1. Generation of Limited-Diffractive Twisted Pulses at Millimeter Waves”.
(1) Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy
(2) Sapienza University of Rome 1, Italy
(3) Sorbonne Universités UPMC, France

(4) University of Rennes 1, UMR CNRS 6164, France

Elena Abdo-Sánchez1, Ariel Epstein2, and George V. Eleftheriades3. Bianisotropic Huygens' Metasurface Leaky-Wave Antenna with Flexible Design Parameters”.
(1) University of Málaga, Spain
(2) Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

(3) University of Toronto, Canada

Santi Concetto Pavone1, Agnese Mazzinghi2, Angelo Freni2, and Matteo Albani1. Wideband Analysis of RLSA Bessel Beam Launchers Based on Standing and Inward Traveling Wave Aperture Distributions for Electromagnetic Pulse Generation”.
(1) Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy
(2) University of Florence, Italy


Best Paper Award in Antenna Design and Applications

The Best Paper Award in Antenna Design and Applications is sponsored in 2017 by IETR (Institut d'Electronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes), under the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and CNRS in France.


Finalist papers

Eduardo Carrasco1, Daniel Headland2, Shruti Nirantar3, Withawat Withayachumnankul2, Philipp Gutruf4, James Schwarz3, Derek Abbott2, Madhu Bhaskaran3, Sharath Sriram3, and Christophe Fumeaux2.Demonstration of a High-Efficiency Reflectarray Antenna at 1 THz Based on Dielectric Resonators
(1) Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society, IT'IS, Switzerland
(2) The University of Adelaide, Australia
(3) RMIT University, Australia

(4) University of Applied Sciences Karlsruhe, Germany

Mounir Teniou1, Hélène Roussel1, Nicolas Capet2, Gerard Pascal Piau3, and Massimiliano Casaletti1. “Modulated Tensorial Metasurfaces for Aperture Field Generation”.
(1) Sorbonne Universités UPMC, France
(2) CNES, France

(3) Airbus Group Innovations, France

Christian Mandel, Alejandro Jiménez-Sáez, Ersin Polat, Martin Schüßler, Bernd Kubina, Timo Scherer, Nils Lautenschläger, and Rolf Jakoby. Dielectric Ring Resonators as Chipless Temperature Sensors for Wireless Machine Tool Monitoring”.

Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany 

David González-Ovejero1, Gabriele Minatti2, Enrica Martini2, Goutam Chattopadhyay2, and Stefano Maci2. Shared Aperture Metasurface Antennas for Multibeam Patterns”.
(1) California Institute of Technology, USA
(2) Università degli Studi di Siena, Italy

(3) NASA-JPL, Caltech, USA 

Alvaro Gonzalez, Keiko Kaneko, Shin'Ichiro Asayama. Recent Work on (sub-)mm-wave Ultra WideBand Corrugated Horns for Radio Astronomy”.

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, Japan

Best Paper Award in Measurement

The Best Paper Award in Measurement is Sponsored in 2017 by XLIM (, a multidisciplinary French research institute under the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and CNRS in France.


Finalist papers

Jiapeng Yin, Oleg Krasnov, Christine Unal, Stefano Medagli, and Herman Russchenberg. Spectral Polarimetric Features Analysis of Wind Turbine Clutter in Weather Radar

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Ruoyu Sun1, Peter Papazian1, Jelena Senic1, Yeh Lo2, Jae-Kark Choi1, Kate A. Remley1, and Camillo Gentile1. Design and Calibration of a Double-directional 60 GHz Channel Sounder for Multipath Component Tracking
(1) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA


Paul Unterhuber1, Stephan Sand1, Mohammad Soliman1, Benjamin Siebler1, Andreas Lehner1,2, Thomas Strang1,2,3, Maurizio d'Atri4, Fabrizio Tavano4, and Damini Gera5. Wide Band Propagation in Train-to-Train Scenarios - Measurement Campaign and First Results
(1) German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
(2) Intelligence on Wheels, Germany
(3) University of Innsbruck, Austria
(4) Trenitalia S.P.A., Italy

(5) Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany

Stuart Gregson1, Clive Parini1, Allen Newell2, and Greg Hindman2. Examination of the Effectiveness of Far-field Mathematical Absorber Reflection Suppression in a CATR Through Computational Electromagnetic Simulation
(1) Queen Mary, University of London, UK

(2) Nearfield Systems Inc., USA 

Thomas F. Eibert1 and Thorkild Birk Hansen2. Inverse-Source Algorithm for Antenna-Field Transformations Using the Weak Form of the Combined-Source Condition
(1) Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany

(2) Seknion, Inc., USA

Best Paper Award in Propagation

The Best Paper Award in Propagation is sponsored in 2017 by Telecom ParisTech (, a research and education institute in engineering under the Ministry of Industry.

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Finalist papers

Shouhei Kidera1, Luz Maria Neira2, Barry Van Veen2, and Susan Hagness2. TDOA-Based Microwave Imaging Algorithm for Real-Time Monitoring of Microwave Ablation”.
(1) University of Electro-Communications, Japan

(2) University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Aliou Bamba1, Francesco Mani2, Raffaele D'Errico3. A Comparison of Indoor Channel Properties in V and E Bands”.
(1) Université Grenoble-Alpes, France
(2) Università degli studi di Bologna, Italy

(3) CEA, LETI and Univ. Grenoble-Alpes, France 

Christopher Schirmer1, Alexander Rügamer2, Wim A. Th. Kotterman1, Markus Landmann2, and Giovanni Del Galdo1,2. Evaluation of Array Antenna Systems for GNSS Applications Using Wave-Field Synthesis in an OTA Laboratory”.
(1) Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany

(2) Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Germany

Jose Martinez Lorenzo and Richard Obermeier. A Compressive Sensing Unmixing Algorithm for Breast Cancer Detection”.

Northeastern University, USA

Diego Dupleich1, Naveed Iqbal1, Christian Schneider1, Stephan Haefner1, Robert Müller1, Sergii Skoblikov1, Jian Luo2, and Reiner S. Thomä1, Investigations on Fading Scaling with Bandwidth and Directivity at 60 GHz
(1) Ilmenau University of Technology, Germany

(2) Huawei Technologies Duesseldorf GmbH, Germany 

Best Student Paper Awards

The Best Student Paper Awards in Propagation are sponsored by the ESoA (European School Of Antennas,


Finalist papers

Usman Tahir Virk, Sinh Nguyen, and Katsuyuki Haneda. Multi-frequency Power Angular Spectrum Comparison for an Indoor Environment”.

Aalto University, Finland

Iuliia Goncharova and Stefan Lindenmeier. A Compact Satellite Antenna Module for GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou and SDARS in Automotive Application”.

Universität der Bundeswehr, Germany

Maher Khaliel, Ahmed Elawamry, Abdelfattah Fawky, and Thomas Kaiser. Long Reading Range Chipless RFID System Based on Reflectarray Antennas”.

Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany 

Maria Cristina Caccami, Mohammad Yusuf Shafi Mulla, Corrado Di Natale, and Gaetano Marrocco. Wireless Monitoring of Breath by Means of a Graphene Oxide-based Radiofrequency Identification Wearable Sensor”.

University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 

Martin Geiger1, Martin Hitzler1, Johannes Iberle2, and Christian Waldschmidt1.  “A Dielectric Lens Antenna Fed by a Flexible Dielectric Waveguide At 160GHz
(1) University of Ulm, Germany
(2) Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Germany 
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