William H Scanlon, Professor at the Research Group Telecommunication Engineering, has received the Harold A. Wheeler Prize Paper Award for his paper "Measurements, modeling and simulation of the off-body radio channel for the implementation of bodyworn antenna diversity at 868 MHz.".
The H. A. Wheeler Prize Paper Award of the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society recognizes the paper considered to be the best applications paper in the Transactions on Antennas and Propagation for the past year.
This paper presents a systematic measurement campaign of diversity reception techniques for use in multiple antenna wearable systems operating at 868 MHz. It has been published in the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 57, no. 12, pp. 3951-3961, December 2009. The paper can be read here.
Professor Scanlon has received the B.Eng. degree in electrical engineering and the Ph.D. degree in electronics from the University of Ulster, UK in 1994 and 1997, respectively. He was appointed as Lecturer at the University of Ulster in 1998, Senior Lecturer and Professor at Queen's University of Belfast (UK) in 2002 and 2008, respectively. In 2009 he was also appointed as a part-time Chair in Short Range Radio at the University of Twente, Netherlands.