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Microwave Lab

Microwave Lab


The focus of the Microwave Engg. Laboratory at Electrical & Electronics Engineering Department of BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus is the development and use for scientific studies of the microwave frequencies. The major areas of research involve simulation, analysis, design and development of microwave circuits, components and sub-systems including micro machined devices for RF, microwave, millimeter wave applications. Micro machined antennas, phase shifters and filters are some such components. In addition, this lab also involved in the design of RF MEMS switches for space applications. 


The emphasis of research in the Microwave Engg. Laboratory is on developing and miniaturizing the efficient components and subsystems for current and future applications in the extended radio frequency spectrum and computational electromagnetics. This laboratory with all state-of-the-art provide facilities for simulation and measurement of planar/non-planar microwave components.


Courses to cater

  • ECE F312 Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Engineering Laboratory - Elective for BE  (H) Electronics and Communication students
  • EEE G581 RF and Microwave Engineering - ME Communication


Simulation Facilities: Full wave analysis simulation tool: 
  • ANSYS Academic Teaching High frequency (Perpetual) HFSS 
  • ANSYS Designer (RF & SI) 
  • CST STUDIO SUITE™ (Perpetual) 
  • CST Bio Models
  • Antenna Magus
Fabrication Facilities: 3D printing
  • Stereolithography – SLA
  • Fused Deposition Modelling - FDM
  • Filament Extruder
Measurement Facilities:
  • Microwave Test Bench for X-band (15 nos.)
  • 2VL13 Vector Network Analyzer (9KHz to 13.6 GHz)

Current Research Projects

  • Reconfigurable Dielectric Resonator Antenna, BITS (internal), 2 lakhs
  • Metamaterial, PhD project
  • EBG Structure, PhD project


  • Faculty Coordinator: Prasant Kumar Pattnaik
  • Other Faculty Users: Runa Kumari, Basudev Majumder, Sandeep Kumar
  • Lab Technician: Mr. Samuel
  • PhD Students: Mr. Vinnakota Sarath Sankar, Ms. Rajamanuri Venkata Sravya


[Project] Dr. Souvik Kundu (PI) and Prof. Souri Banerjee (Physics, co-PI) received a project from BRNS (3 years, ~35 lakhs) - "Metal-oxide and Nanocomposite based low-power non-volatile switching device".
[PhD Student Paper] Manu Gupta, V Rajagopalan, E P Pioro, B.V.V.S.N. Prabhakar Rao, Volumetric Analysis of MR Images for Glioma Classification and their Effect on Brain Tissues, Signal, Image and Video Processing, Published Online, 2017. 


[15 Sep 2017Visit by Prof. R. Karmalkar, IIT Madras
[24 Aug 2017Visit by Prof. Varun Jeoti (Signal processing and Wireless communication), University Technology Petronas, Malaysia 
[11 Aug 2017Interaction with New EEE Students

Recent Publications

Detailed List...

1. Manu Gupta, V Rajagopalan, E P Pioro, B.V.V.S.N. Prabhakar Rao, Volumetric Analysis of MR Images for Glioma Classification and their Effect on Brain Tissues, Signal, Image and Video Processing, Published Online, 2017.  

2. S. Chitraganti, R. Toth, N. Meskin, J. Mohammadpour, Stochastic model predictive tracking of piecewise constant references for LPV  SystemsIET Control Theory & Applications, in press, 2017.

3. Soham Jariwala, Rohit Nagpal, Saksham Phul, Sanket Goel and Balaji Krishnamurthy, Modeling the performance of an enzymatic glucose fuel cell, accepted for publication with Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 2017.

4. Venkateswaran PS, Santosh Dubey, Abhishek Sharma, Ajay Agarwal and Sanket Goel*, Stereolithographic 3D Printed Microfluidic viscometer for Rapid Detection of Automobile Fuel Adulteration, accepted for publication with Sensor Letters, 2017.

5. S. K. Sahoo, A. Gangishetty, R. Sahoo and M. Muglikar, High Performance Ternary Adder using CNTFET, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology , Vol. 99, pp.1-1. 2017.

6. Young Ho Kim, Jeong-Woo Sohn,  Yeon Kyung Lee, Jaehoon Jung, Minyeong Jeong, Sanket Goel, Hee Jin Kim,  Sang-June Choi, Preparation of pH Sensitive MMT/PEGMEA Nanocomposite Micropatterns by Rapid and Simple UV Curing Procedures,Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics, Vol 12(6), pp. 550-556, 2017.

7. Ganesh Kumar Ganjikunta and Subhendu Kumar Sahoo, An area-efficient and low-power 64-point pipeline Fast Fourier Transform for OFDM applications, Integration, the VLSI Journal, Vol. 57, pp. 125-131, 2017.

8. Kotha Srinivasa Reddy and Subhendu Kumar Sahoo, An approach for fixed coefficient RNS-based FIR filter, International Journal of Electronics, Vol. 104 (8), 2017.

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