University of Alabama students selected for antenna design contest

A team of engineering students at the University of Alabama is one of six selected to compete in an international contest to design a portable radio system capable of locating a hidden radio transmitter in real time.

The UA team is competing in the 2018 Annual Student Antenna Design Contest, held by the Antennas and Propagation Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology. The UA team won the contest a year ago.

“We are very fortunate because this is a worldwide competition, so we are very happy our students were one of the top six,” said Yang-Ki Hong, team adviser and the E.A. “Larry” Drummond endowed professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the UA College of Engineering.

The UA team is made up of students from Hong’s lab including Hoyun Jay Won, a graduate student from Incheon, South Korea; Katelyn Isbell, an undergraduate student from Chesapeake, Virginia; Leo Vanderburgh, an undergraduate student from Dayton, Ohio; Jonathan Platt, an undergraduate student from Lumberton, New Jersey.

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