Design Optimization of Miniaturized Antennas

Date Time
27 May 2021
5:30 AM EDT
27 May 2021
9:00 AM EDT
27 May 2021
2:00 PM EDT


The growth of wireless communications networks and navigation systems requires the design of innovative miniaturized antennas that can be implemented at low cost. Designing small integrated antennas requires a deep understanding of the trade-offs between the demanding specifications, the restrictions on the available space where the antenna is to be placed, and the cost of the implementation.

PCB antennas can provide the optimal solution, but this often comes at the cost of higher design complexity. The design space of printed antennas is very large in terms of geometric properties and variety of the available materials. An almost infinite number of different choices are possible, often leading to conservative strategies based on previous designs.

In this webinar, we will show how Antenna Toolbox can help you with the design of innovative antennas. Using different examples, we will demonstrate how fast analysis techniques enable design space exploration and antenna optimization for different applications.  By including the estimation of losses in dielectric and metal materials, you will see how to improve the antenna efficiency and examine implementation trade-offs. We will show how to explore the design space manually and through optimization using surrogate techniques. At last, we will rapidly prototype the antenna for testing its performance.


  • Metal catalog
  • Efficiency estimation
  • Optimization

Please allow approximately 45 minutes to attend the presentation and Q&A session. We will be recording this webinar, so if you can't make it for the live broadcast, register and we will send you a link to watch it on-demand.

About the Presenter

Dr. Giorgia Zucchelli is the product marketing manager for RF and mixed-signal at MathWorks. Before joining MathWorks in 2009 as an application engineer focusing on signal processing and communications systems with specialization in analog simulation, Giorgia worked for two years at NXP Semiconductors on mixed-signal verification methodologies. Before then, she worked for Philips Research, where she contributed to the development of system-level models for innovative telecommunication systems. Giorgia has a master’s degree in electronic engineering and a doctorate in electronic engineering for telecommunications from the University of Bologna. Her thesis dealt with modeling high-frequency RF devices.

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