Ben Witvliet wins Best Poster Award

Ben Witvliet wins Best Poster Award at URSI Benelux Forum

Ben Witvliet has received the Best Poster Award at the annual scientific forum of the Benelux section of URSI, which was held at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, on November 18, 2014. The forum consisted of a series of invited talks, followed by poster presentations of recent research. The award is sponsored by the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society.

Ben Witvliet was representing the Telecommunication Engineering group at the URSI Benelux Forum with a poster presentation about Near Vertical Incidence Skywave (NVIS) research in The Netherlands. NVIS is a technique that uses radio wave propagation via the ionosphere in order to realize disaster relief communication in a large area (400 x 400 km) using a single base station. The poster can be admired opposite the coffee corner frequented by the Telecommunication Engineering members, located at CR 2.445.

Ben is a part-time Ph.D. student at the Telecommunication Engineering group. He also works at the Radiocommunications Agency in Groningen, the Netherlands. Recently Ben also won the Best Poster Award at the annual workshop of the Netherlands Antenna Research Framework, for his poster The Importance of Circular Polarization for Diversity Reception and MIMO in NVIS Propagation. This workshop was held at the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands, on September 11, 2014.

For any questions on the research you may contact Ben by e-mail or phone (+31 (0)651248341).