About BOUNtenna

Antennas and Propagation Research Laboratory

Antennas and Propagation Research Laboratory (BOUNtenna) was founded and is led by Associate Professor Sema Dumanlı Oktar. It concentrates on the design of reconfigurable antenna elements and arrays for mobile devices of limited size. The focus areas of application include wearable and implantable smart devices within the Body Area Networks (BANs), Internet of Health Things (IoHT), Internet of Things (IoT), MIMO communications. Capabilities in the laboratory include but are not limited to electromagnetic field simulation, antenna/PCB prototyping,  mechanical modeling, physical body phantom development (head, knee, hip, etc.), S-parameter measurements.

PhD, MSc and BSc Scholarships available:





Equipments and Facilities

This is the list of available equipments and offered facilities in BOUNtenna laboratory.

  • Advanced Desktop 3D Printer (FormLabs 3B SLA 3, sensitivity: 25 micron, can be used with biocompatible resin)
  • Biosafety cabinet Class II (NÜVE MN90, equipped with HEPA filters and UV)
  • Centrifuge (Elektromag M4808P, max: 4500rpm)
  • Dielectric Assesment Kit (SPEAK DAK3.5) (200 MHz -13 GHz)
  • Faraday Cage (80 dB shielding between 1-18 GHz)
  • Anechoic Chamber (30 dB absorption at 1 GHz)
  • Laboratory Steam Sterilizer (NUVE NC 40M, chamber volume: 40 LT)
  • Laser-based PCB development system (LPKF S103)
  • Multi-functional circuit printer (Voltera V-One)
  • Shaking Incubator (Nükleon NCI-55, chamber volume: 55 LT)
  • Ultrasonic cleaner (ISOLAB, cap: 6L, max: 80C)
  • Water purification system (Direct Q-3 UV)
  • Vector Network Analyzer (Pico VNA) (500 MHz - 6 GHz)
  • Ansys Campus License
  • Workstations
  • Necessary equipment to produce phantoms