Specialist Subjects: 

Antennas
Communication Systems / 5G
Sensors and Smart Cities

Research

From 1998 to 2001 Dr Amit Mehta worked in the Telecommunications Industry in Bangalore, India and in Singapore. From July 2002 to February 2006 he worked at the University of Essex, in the Department of Electronics Systems Engineering. Since February 2006 he has been working at Swansea University where he is the Director of Antenna, Communication and Smart City Laboratory. His core research focus is Intelligent Autonomous Communications, Adaptive Antennas, 5G, RF Microwave systems, Sensor and Smart Cities. He is particularly interested in body and vehicle communications, large scale mobile networks, communication signal processing on chipsets / Raspberry Pi / Micro Controllers, smart antennas, mm waves and sensor networks.

Dr Mehta has successfully supervised / supervising over 50 postgraduates (> 10 PhDs), has over 70 technical publications, 4 design rights and two patents on invention of steerable smart antenna and concealed weapons detection system. He is a regular key note speaker, session organizer and chair for a number of IEEE / Defence international conferences. Currently he is a reviewer member of EPSRC UK and undertakes regular peer review of leading journals such IEEE Transactions AP / MTT.

Dr. Mehta has strong industry-academic project engagements with both civilian and defence sectors (HP research laboratories Palo Alto, California, USA, BAE Systems UK, Ministry of Defence / DSTL UK, UK Home office, US Dept. of Home Land Security, etc). Dr Mehta has given a number of IEEE special seminars based on his leading research in various institutions including the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, University of Toronto, and National University of Singapore. Along with undertaking state of the art research Dr Mehta also endeavours to develop a high quality teaching curriculum. He was in receipt of the departmental best lecturer award in 2007 and believes that an outstanding teacher produces an outstanding researcher.

Publications

  1. & Antenna System Composed of T-shaped Elements Coupled to an Open Radial Waveguide. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 1-1.
  2. & Conformal Beam-steering Antenna Controlled by a Raspberry Pi for Sustained High Throughput Applications. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 99, 1-1.
  3. & A Twelve-Beam Steering Low Profile Patch Antenna with Shorting Vias for Vehicular Applications. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 1-1.
  4. & $2\times2$ Phased Array Consisting of Square Loop Antennas for High Gain Wide Angle Scanning With Low Grating Lobes. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation 65(2), 576-583.
  5. & Loop Antennas. In Prof. Dr. Zhi Ning Chen, Dr. Duixian Liu, Hisamatsu Nakano, Dr. Xianming Qing, Prof. Dr. Thomas Zwick (Ed.), Handbook of Antenna Technologies. (pp. 723-786). Springer Singapore.

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Teaching

  • AT-M49 RF and Microwaves

    Enabling students to secure strong understanding of the current microwave and RF communication technologies, both from the theoretical and experimental point of views.

  • EG-341 Microwave Circuits and Antennas

    The module develops the analysis and synthesis of distributed circuits and the principles of microwave antennas.

  • EGA333 Communications

    Enabling students to secure strong understanding of the current communication technologies, both from the theoretical and experimental point of views.

Supervision

  • Investigation of radar signal interaction with crossflow wind turbine for aviation application. (current)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Dr Davide Deganello
  • Four-arm Circularly Polarized Tilted Beam Curl antenna and their array for beam steering applications (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Meghdad Fazeli
  • Low Profile Beam-steering Antenna with Meta Materials (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Meghdad Fazeli
  • 'Software Controlled Conformal Beam Steerable Antenna' (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Meghdad Fazeli

Academic History

Date Qualification Location
2005 PhD Smart Reconfiguration Antennas University of Essex, UK
2002 MSc Telecommunications and Information Networks University of Essex, UK
1998 BEng Electronics and Telecommunication University of Pune, India