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ESoA Course on Arrays and Reflectarrays

Welcome to the ESoA course on Arrays and Reflectarrays

Click on the links below to know more about the ESoA course on Arrays and Reflectarrays taking place from September 3-7, 2018.

General Information

Course description

The course will provide a global understanding of the electromagnetic behavior of antenna arrays and reflectarrays, with a special emphasis on wideband arrays, on the effects of mutual coupling, on optimization methods and on applications. A software for reflectarray analysis and design will be handed over to the students. Contents of the course include

  • Reflectarrays
  • Optimization techniques for array synthesis
  • Unconventional array configurations
  • Ultra-wideband arrays
  • Timed arrays
  • Array mutual coupling
  • Numerical methods for arrays

Detailed program

Targeted participants

This course is aimed at postgraduate research students and industrial engineers who want to acquire insight into the physical behavior of antenna arrays and reflectarrays, as well as learn methodologies for array optimization.


Master’ level course in Electromagnetics. Deeper background in antennas and microwaves is an advantage.


Maximum 25 students


Three grants will be offered to students from non-profit organizations. Please send your application by email to by July 29 (the email subject must be “ESoA grant”). Should include student’s CV, research topic, and confirmation letter from the advisor explaining why a specific funding is requested.

The 3 applications receiving most attention will be ranked : the amounts of the grants will be € 440, € 380, € 320, respectively.

Course organizers

The course is organized by Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) in the framework of the European School of Antennas (ESoA).

Detailed program


  • Non-Profit Institution : € 440
  • Profit Institution : € 880

Cover classes and course material, welcome dinner and social event


Please fill out the registration form before Monday July 16, 2018. Information for the course fee payment will be transferred after registration form.


Prof. Sean Hum

University of Toronto

Prof. Manuel Arrebola

University of Oviedo

Prof. Andrea Massa

University of Trento

Prof. Paolo Rocca

University of Trento

Dr. Hervé Legay

Thales Alenia Space

Prof. Raphaël Gillard

Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Rennes

Dr. Daniele Cavallo

Delft University of Technology
The Netherlands

Prof. Christophe Craeye

Université catholique de Louvain

Travel Information

How to reach Louvain-la-Neuve

By car

E411, exit 8a and 9

By flight

  • From Brussels Airport Zaventem (BRU), take the train to Ottiginies-Louvain-La-Neuve. Ask a ticket to “Louvain-La-Neuve”! “Louvain/Leuven” is a different city!
  • From Brussels South Charleroi Airport (CRL), take the bus shuttle to Bruxelles-Midi/Brussels-Zuid, then take the train to Ottiginies-Louvain-La-Neuve. Ask a ticket to “Louvain-La-Neuve”! “Louvain/Leuven” is a different city!

By train

From any train station in Belgium, take the train to Ottiginies-Louvain-La-Neuve. Ask a ticket to “Louvain-La-Neuve”! “Louvain/Leuven” is a different city!


Accommodation Options

On-site bed and breakfasts are well referenced on popular reservation websites.

You can also check the UCL website for the different short stay options available at private residents.

Short term rentals

If you require some assistance with short term rentals, you can contact



The course will be held at:

Université catholique de Louvain – ICTEAM Institute
Place du Levant, 3
1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


In case you don’t use Google Maps, you can download here a pdf map that explains how to get there from the train station, with some well known places on the way.