Antenna Applications Symposium
September 21-23, 2021
The Antenna Applications Symposium and its predecessor, the Air Force Antenna Symposium, have for more than sixty-five years provided a unique forum for exchange of ideas and information about the practical aspects of antenna design, development, and use in systems. The Antenna Applications Symposium is held annually at the Conference Center of Robert Allerton Park. The elegance of this facility, the single-track technical program with stimulating presentations and discussions, and the carefully planned networking opportunities create a unique environment for technical exchanges and for small group and one-on-one interactions.
The Antenna Applications Symposium emphasizes antenna design and application to systems. It is a unique forum where industrial engineers are encouraged to present practical solutions to problems that are encountered during development and implementation of antennas and antenna systems. Antennas for military and commercial applications are included.
Papers typically span antenna design based on empirical and/or numerical methods, feed networks, system architecture, integration with other systems and subsystems, materials, compatibility with modern platforms and composite materials, and measurements. Topics often span the frequency range from HF to millimeter waves and from single radiators to large, wideband phased arrays. Antenna phenomena learned from numerical simulation, from empirical design, from manufacturing, from system integration and from testing are typical topics at the symposium, as are novel and potentially revolutionary technologies such as photonic subsystems, neural networks, digital beamforming, adaptive nulling, and more.
Abstracts are solicited annually in the spring. Full-length papers are published in the symposium proceedings, which are provided to each participant upon arrival. Past symposium Proceedings dating 1952-2011 are published as U.S. Air Force technical reports that can be retrieved from the Defense Technical Information Center.