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About the team

In recent years (since 2009), thousands of lines in MATLAB have been written for the research carried out at the Department of Electromagnetic Field at CTU in Prague. These codes utilize current theoretical findings and present a unique electromagnetic software tool based on method of moments solver. Importantly, this well-known computational basis is followed by modal decomposition of radiation sources which is accomplished mainly by means of characteristic modes. Many theoretical achievements of the source concept have been implemented so the user can enjoy direct approach to various operators in matrix form.

Since such tool might be of interest for the broader scientific community and since most universities and researchers use the MATLAB platform, our codes have been embedded into a user-friendly pack as a MATLAB toolbox named Antenna Toolbox for MATLAB (AToM). In connection with team from VUT Brno and our commercial partner MECAS ESI, the AToM project received funding for 2014 - 2017 from the Technological Agency of Czech Republic and was released in January 2018.

Together with AToM, one additional toolbox has been developed. Fast Optimization Routines, FOPS, is a powerful package which contains a plethora of optimization algorithms, both deterministic and stochastic, single- and multi-objective. It can be used for solving myriad of practical engineering problems. It can be also directly combined with AToM, for example to run antenna pixelization.

Actual members

Miloslav Čapek

Miloslav Capek Miloslav Capek was born in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, in March 1985. He was awarded his B.Sc. degree (2007), his M.Sc. degree (2009), and his Ph.D. degree (2014) in electrical engineering from the Czech Technical University (CTU), Prague, Czech Republic. In 2017 he was appointed Associate Professor at the Department of Electromagnetic Field at the same university. During his doctoral studies, Miloslav created the basis of the AToM package, and he now leads the development of AToM within the framework of a Technology Agency of the Czech Republic project. Miloslav is senior member of the IEEE, member of the IEEE AP Society, the Radioengineering Society, a EurAAP delegate, and an Associate Editor of Radioengineering. He is/has been a grant holder and member of a research team for several national and international projects, including projects funded by the Czech Science Foundation, the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, and European Cooperation in Science and Technology. He is the author or a co-author of more than 60 papers. His current research interests are in the area of electromagnetic theory, electrically small antennas, numerical techniques, and optimization.

Czech Technical University in Prague - miloslav.capek[at]antennatoolbox.com - personal webpage

Viktor Adler

Viktor Adler Viktor Adler (S’12) was born in Prague, Czech Republic, in 1987. He received the M.Sc. degree in radioelectronics from the Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic, in 2012, and is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Department of Electromagnetic Field, Czech Technical University. His research includes microwave interferometric measurements, analysis of uncertainties, design of passive and active microwave circuits and imaging techniques. He is skilled in Matlab language and hence he is programmer in AToM project.

Czech Technical University in Prague - viktor.adler[at]antennatoolbox.com - personal webpage

Petr Kadlec

Petr Kadlec I was born in Brno, Czech Republic, in 1985. I received the BS and MS from the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic, in Electronics and Communications, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. In 2012 I defended the Ph.D. thesis entitled "Multi-Objective Optimization of Electromagnetic Structures Based on Self-Organizing Migration". I am focused on numerical modelling of EM structures and global optimization methods. In our "antennatoolbox team", I am responsible for programming of the geometry module and for the optimization tool FOPS. My hobbies are sports, books, movies and theatre. I am member of floorball team Bulldogs Brno, that participates in the highest division in Czech republic. I was also member of the national university team that won theWorld University Floorball Championship in 2012. My motto (that is some times hard to meet): "Do everything as precise as you can..."

Brno University of Technology - petr.kadlec[at]antennatoolbox.com - personal webpage

Vladimír Šeděnka

Vladimír Šeděnka Vladimir Sedenka (*1983 Ostrava, Czech Republic) received MSc. and PhD. degrees from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication (FEEC), Brno University of Technology (BUT) in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He was developer of FETD solver under HIRF Synthetic Environment research programme (FP7) from 2009 to 2013. In 2011 became contributor of the Amelet-HDF project. Motto: Better to write an universal generator rather than typing three times the same.

Brno University of Technology - vladimir.sedenka[at]antennatoolbox.com - personal webpage

Martin Marek

MartinMarekMartin Marek was born in Český Krumlov, Czech Republic, in June 1991. He recieved the B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in Electronics and Communication Technology from the Brno University of Technology in 2014 and 2016, respectively. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Communication Technology at Brno University of Technology. Within the AToM project, he is responsible for FOPS optimization toolbox and amelet-HDF implementation. His hobbies are TV series, books and floorball.

Brno University of Technology - martin.marek[at]antennatoolbox.com - personal webpage

Michal Mašek

Michal Mašek Michal Mašek was born in Pilsen, Czech Republic, in October 1990. He finished his Bachelor's degree in Communication Technology in 2013 and Master’s degree in Wireless Communication with specialization on High-frequency Technology in 2015. Both degrees was reached from Faculty of electrical engeneering at Czech Technical University, Prague, Czech Republic. Nowadays, Michal is a postgraduate student at the Department of Electromagnetic Field in the same university. His research is focus on behavior of small antennas close to larger objects (planes, boats, etc.). He plays futsal as a goalkeeper for teams from Pilsen and Prague, he enjoys geocaching, aquaristics or website programming.

Czech Technical University in Prague - michal.masek[at]antennatoolbox.com - personal webpage

Vít Losenický

Vít Losenický Vít Losenický was born in Pardubice, Czech Republic, in April 1992. He received the B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2014. Currently he is working toward M.Sc. degree at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague. He is interested in sports, books, movies and serials, especially Friends.

Czech Technical University in Prague - vit.losenicky[at]antennatoolbox.com

Martin Štrambach

MartinStrambach Martin Štrambach was born in Šumperk, Czech Republic, in August 1993. He received B.Sc. degree (2017) in Theoretical Computer Science at the Faculty of Information Technology at Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague. He's currently pursuing MSc. degree in Artificial Intelligence at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at CTU. His academic interests are numerical algorithms and AI. His hobbies are tennis, volleyball, books, comics and movies.

Czech Technical University in Prague - martin.strambach[at]antennatoolbox.com

Miroslav Cupal

Miroslav CupalMiroslav Cupal was born in Policka, Czech Republic, on July 1991. He received his Master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Brno University of Technology (BUT), Brno, Czech Republic in 2015. He is currently working toward the Ph.D. degree at the Department of Radioelectronic, Brno University of Technology (BUT), Brno, Czech Republic. His research interests include calculations of electromagnetic fields in special textiles and planar antennas on the textile substrate for ISM band 60 GHz.

Brno University of Technology - miroslav.cupal[at]antennatoolbox.com - personal webpage

Patrik Hubka

PatrikHubka

Brno University of Technology - personal webpage

Pavel Hazdra

Pavel Hazdra Pavel Hazdra was born in Prague, Czech Republic in 1977. He received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the CTU in Prague in 2009. Since 2012 he is Associate professor with the Department of Electromagnetic Field. Pavel authored or co-authored more than 15 journal and 20 conference papers. His research interests are in the area of EM/antenna theory, electrically small antennas, reflector antennas and their feeds and antennas for radioamateur purposes. His hobbies include music (singing in choir, guitar), beekeeping, chemistry, genealogy, DYI and gardening. See www.hazdra.net.

Czech Technical University in Prague - pavel.hazdra[at]antennatoolbox.com - personal webpage

Lukáš Jelínek

Lukáš JelínekLukas Jelinek was born in Kladno, Czech Republic, in 1980. He received his Ph.D. degree from the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, in 2006. In 2015 he was appointed Associate Professor at the Department of Electromagnetic Field at the same university. His research interests include wave propagation in complex media, general field theory, numerical techniques and optimization.

Czech Technical University in Prague - personal webpage

Jaroslav Rymus

Jaroslav RymusJarda is our HERO!

MECAS ESI - jaroslav.rymus[at]antennatoolbox.com

Martin Mudroch

Martin Mudroch Martin Mudroch was born in Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic, in 1983. He received the Ph.D. degree in radioelectronics from the CTU in Prague in 2014 and master's degree in computer science in 2007. He is teaching software engineering courses at CTU in Prague and his research interests include Free-Space Optics propagation and FPGA digital design in visible light communication. His hobbies include mountain hiking, climbing and squash.

Czech Technical University in Prague - martin.mudroch[at]antennatoolbox.com

Miloš Mazánek

Miloš MazánekMiloš Mazánek is full professor with the Department of electromagnetic field since 2000. His interests are in the area of antennas, EMC, radiometry and microwaves. He is supervising the project.

Czech Technical University in Prague - personal webpage

Zbyněk Raida

Zbyněk Raida Zbynek Raida (*1967 in Opava) has graduated at Brno University of Technology (BUT), Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Communication (FEEC). Since 1993, he has been with the Dept. of Radio Electronics FEEC BUT. In 1996 and 1997, he was with the Laboratoire de Hyperfrequences, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, working on variational methods of numerical analysis of electromagnetic structures. Zbynek Raida has been working together with his students and colleagues on numerical modeling and optimization of electromagnetic structures, exploitation of artificial neural networks for solving electromagnetic compatibility issues, and the design of special antennas.

Brno University of Technology - personal webpage

Past members

Ondřej Krátký

Michal Mrnka

Filip Kozák

Special thanks

Pavel Hamouz (initial AToM code development)

Jan Eichler (coding of mesh generator, near and far field calculation and more...)

Petr Vrchlavský (programming hints)

Vladimír Perič (coding consultation)

Eugen Safin (consultation)

Pavel Platoš (graphics design)

Leslie Francis Ryan (english corrections)

Doruk Tayli  (consultation)

Mats Gustafsson (consultation)