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Design and characterization of a diamond-shaped monopole antenna (2017)
Journal Article
Maricar, M. I., Bahar, A., Greedy, S., Smartt, C., Phang, S., Gradoni, G., …Thomas, D. W. (2017). Design and characterization of a diamond-shaped monopole antenna. Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, 59(10), doi:10.1002/mop.30790. ISSN 0895-2477

We report a new planar antenna design in the shape of a diamond. The performance of the antenna design is initially obtained through simulation, then fabricated, and its performance evaluated through experiment. Experimental characterization of the d... Read More

Development of in-situ monitoring systems for the thermoforming of pre-preg composite laminates (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Land, P., Branson, D. T., Crossley, R. J., & Ratchev, S. (2016). Development of in-situ monitoring systems for the thermoforming of pre-preg composite laminates

Recent developments in automated composite manufacturing technologies, such as Automated Fibre Placement, AFP, and Automated Tape Layup, ATL, have enabled larger components to be produced efficiently, leading to an increased use of prepreg composites... Read More

Technology review of thermal forming techniques for use in composite component manufacture (2015)
Journal Article
Land, P., Crossley, R., Branson, D. T., & Ratchev, S. (2016). Technology review of thermal forming techniques for use in composite component manufacture. SAE International Journal of Aerospace, 9(1), doi:10.4271/2015-01-2610. ISSN 1946-3901

There is a growing demand for composites to be utilised in the production of large-scale components within the aerospace industry. In particular the demand to increase production rates indicates that traditional manual methods are no longer sufficien... Read More