2081: A Dual-Polarized Dual-Mode Annular Ring Microstrip Antenna for GPS Interference Suppression
Navid Rezazadeh, Lotfollah Shafai, University of Manitoba, Canada

3191: A Novel Feeding Structure for Second Higher Order Mode Excitation of Microstrip Leaky-Wave Antenna
Pengfei Zhang, Sheng Sun, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China

2864: Analysis of a Helmet-Based FMCW Radar for Impact Prediction
Hossein Mehrpour Bernety, David Schurig, University of Utah, United States

2597: Antenna Probes for Power Reception from Deep Tissues for Wearable Microwave Thermometry
Parisa Momenroodaki, University of Colorado Boulder, United States; Mojtaba Fallahpour, Stanford University, United States; Zoya Popovic, University of Colorado Boulder, United States

2230: Design of a C-band Beam-scanning Reflectarray Antenna for Satellite Communications
Xiangfei Xu, Fan Yang, Shenheng Xu, Tsinghua National Laboratory of Information Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China

2399: Diplexer Integration Into a Ka-Band High-Gain Gap Waveguide Corporate-Fed Slot Array Antenna
Abbas Vosoogh, Chalmers University, Sweden; Milad Sharifi Sorkherizi, Concordia University, Canada; Ashraf Uz Zaman, Jian Yang, Chalmers University, Sweden; Ahmed A. Kishk, Concordia University, Canada

3041: Flexible RF Coil Array System Utilizing Electro-textiles for 3T MRI Carotid Artery Imaging
Daisong Zhang, Yahya Rahmat-Samii, University of California, Los Angeles, United States

2834: High-resolution Polarimetric THz Imaging for Biomedical Applications
Nandhini Srinivasan, Cosan Caglayan, Niru Nahar, Kubilay Sertel, The Ohio State University, United States

2930: Invisible Near-Field Probes at Infrared Frequencies based on Impedance Engineering at the Nanoscale
Aobo Chen, Cornell University, United States; Andrea Alu, University of Texas at Austin, United States; Francesco Monticone, Cornell University, United States

2277: Millimeter-Wave Conformal Antenna Array for 5G Wireless Applications
Syeda Fizzah Jilani, Akram Alomainy, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom

2944: Range-Dependent Evaporation Duct Height Estimation from a Versatile Ship-Mounted X-band Receiving Array
Qi Wang, Robert Burkholder, Caglar Yardim, The Ohio State University, United States

1938: Ray-Based Reconstruction Algorithm for Multi-Monostatic Radar in Imaging Systems
Kurt Jaisle, Carey Rappaport, Northeastern University, United States

2919: Single-bit Compressive Imaging System for the mmW and THz Bands
Syed An Nazmus Saqueb, Kubilay Sertel, The Ohio State University, United States

Honorable Mentions

2708: “Phasenna” based on a Metasurface System
Guillaume Lavigne, Christophe Caloz, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

2982: A Self-Powered Harmonic Sensor Based on Simple Graphene Circuit and Hybrid-Fed Antenna
Mehdi Hajizadegan, Pai-Yen Chen, Wayne state university, United States

2888: A Single-Source Surface Integral Equation Formulation for Composite Dielectric Objects
Utkarsh Patel, Piero Triverio, Sean Hum, University of Toronto, Canada

2907: All Directions Through the Wall Imaging Using Omnidirectional Bi-static FMCW Transceivers
Behzad Yektakhah, Kamal Sarabandi, University of Michigan, United States

2108: An Accurate Combined Source Integral Equation for Perfect Electrically Conducting Bodies
Jonas Kornprobst, Thomas F. Eibert, Technical University of Munich, Germany

1809: An Explicit MOT Scheme for Solving the TD-EFVIE on Nonlinear and Dispersive Scatterers
Sadeed Bin Sayed, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia; Hüseyin Arda Ülkü, Gebze Technical University, Turkey; Hakan Bagci, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia

1830: Circuit-Board Edge-Mount Dual-Polarized Millimeter-Wave Antenna
Zunnurain Ahmad, Jan Hesselbarth, University of Stuttgart, Germany

1889: Circularly Polarized PIFA Array for Simultaneous Transmit and Receive Applications
Andrew Kee, Dejan Filipovic, Mohamed Elmansouri, University of Colorado Boulder, United States

1641: Design of Zero-Phase-Shift-Line (ZPSL) Loop Antennas Using Full Dispersion Characteristics
YUNJIA ZENG, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore; ZHI NING CHEN, National University of Singapore, Singapore; XIANMING QING, Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore; JIAN-MING JIN, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States

2255: Dual-Band Broadside Slot Array with Corporate-Series-Feed Based on CRLH Microstrip Line
Jen-Kuei Tsai, Shih-Yuan Chen, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

1626: High-Efficiency Microwave Graphene Antenna
Shengjian Jammy Chen, Christophe Fumeaux, Tran Thanh Tung, Dusan Losic, The University of Adelaide, Australia

1795: Improved Design of a Low Sidelobe Pyramidal Horn Antenna Loaded with a Metasurface Lens
Xuxiang Chen, Yuehe Ge, Huaqiao University, China; Trevor Bird, Antengenuity, Australia

3009: Multifunctional Metasurfaces Nanoantennas by Gate-Tunable Materials
Ali Forouzmand, Hossein Mosallaei, Northeastern University, United States

2804: Multi-linear polarization reconfigurable center-fed circular patch antenna with shorting posts
Shu-Lin Chen, Pei-Yuan Qin, Jay Guo, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

1843: Novel 3D-Printing Enabled Antenna Design for Future Wireless Intra-chip Interconnect
Junqiang Wu, Hao Xin, University of Arizona, United States

2087: Novel Technique for Enhancing RCS Reduction Bandwidth of Checkerboard Surfaces
Anuj Y. Modi, Constantine A. Balanis, Craig R. Birtcher, Arizona State University, United States

2997: Plasmonic Nano-Antenna Arrays for High-Sensitivity and Broadband Terahertz Detection
Nezih Tolga Yardimci, University of California - Los Angeles, United States; Mona Jarrahi, University of California, Los Angeles, United States

2101: Printed High Gain End-fire Beam-Steerable Yagi Antenna

2645: Quantitative Statistical Analysis with Physics-based Surrogate Modeling for Wave Chaotic Systems
Shen Lin, Zhen Peng, University of New Mexico, United States; Thomas Antonsen, University of Maryland, United States

2618: Scattering in Superluminal Space-time (ST) Modulated Electromagnetic Crystals
Zoé-Lise Deck-Léger, Christophe Caloz, Polytechnique Montréal, Canada

2807: Scattering properties of parity-time symmetric nanoparticle dimers
Robert Duggan, Mohammad-Ali Miri, Andrea Alù, University of Texas at Austin, United States

1543: Subwavelength Metamaterial-Lined Apertures as Far-Field Imaging Devices
Elham Baladi, Ashwin K. Iyer, University of Alberta, Canada

1990: Systematic Design of Single-Layer Multi-Stop-Band Frequency Selective Surfaces
Gengyu Xu, Sean Hum, George Eleftheriades, University of Toronto, Canada

2966: Ultrasensitive Telemetric Sensor Based on Adapted Parity-Time Symmetry
Maryam Sakhdari, Pai-Yen Chen, wayne state university, United States

2889: Warpage-free Antenna for Smart Contact Lens
Luyao Chen, George Shaker, Safieddin Safavi-Naeini, University of Waterloo, Canada

2335: Wide Bandwidth Cavity-Backed Dual-Polarized Vivaldi Array Antenna
Elie Tianang, Dejan Filipovic, Mohamed Elmansouri, University of Colorado, Boulder, United States

2017 IEEE AP-S Student Paper Competition Rules and Guidelines

A. Written Submission

  1. Only one student paper competition (SPC) submission per student is allowed.
  2. For consideration in the student paper competition, the student must be the only student author and must be first author on the paper. Each other co-author must submit a signed letter indicating that his/her contribution to the paper is primarily advisory. (For example, a paper with a student author and three co-advisors would have three letters submitted from the co-advisors at the time of submission.) The letters must be in PDF format and must be uploaded via this Web site at the time of paper submission.
  3. All SPC papers will be judged using a double-blind review process. In double-blind reviews, the identities of the authors are withheld from the reviewers in addition to the usual practice of having the identities of the reviewers withheld from the authors. Therefore, a student must submit two copies of the SPC paper to the Web site — one without any identifying information, including authors' names, affiliations, funding sources, etc., and one intended for publication in the Symposium proceedings that includes authors' names and affiliations, etc. Other than the identifying information, the two versions of the paper should be identical. For more information and guidelines regarding the preparation of an SPC paper, please see the following instructions.

B. Preparation and Submission of Papers for Double Blind Review

  1. The double-blind review process requires that each student competitor upload two copies of his or her paper:
    1. A PDF version of the paper for double-blind review - no authors, institutions, funding sources, etc., in the text and no identifying attributes in the PDF file information (available by selecting "Properties..." in the File menu in Acrobat Reader).
    2. A PDF version of the paper for inclusion for publication in the Symposium proceedings (exactly the same paper as in (a), but with authors, affiliations, funding sources, etc., included).
  2. Authors should not use more than two (2) self-citations. Authors must cite work only available in the open literature. Work in review or on schedule to be published (unless it appears in an open access form) does not qualify as being in the open literature.
  3. Authors should avoid referring to their own work in the first person context in the submission text. For example, authors should not describe their prior work with phrases like:
    "Previously [3], we presented an antenna that..."
    Instead, authors should refer to their work in the third person, for example:
    "Previously, Chen [3] presented an antenna that..."
    In this way, the full citation to Chen [3] can still be given, for example:
    [3] Chen, J., "Analysis of antenna with ...
  4. Authors should not leave out any references or use reference listings such as:
    "[3] Reference deleted for double-blind review"
    in the submission.
  5. Authors should prepare their submissions (both blinded and regular versions of the paper) as required by the Paper Submission Guidelines.
  6. Upon submission authors are required to go through a checklist verifying that the rules and guidelines specified in this section and in Section A have been followed. Completion of the checklist will be required in order to successfully submit the student paper into the competition. The checklist is as follows:
    • I verify that none of the co-authors on this paper are students, and that the uploaded letters for all co-authors indicate their job titles or positions.
    • I verify that I have removed the author listing, author affiliations, and funding acknowledgments and any other author- or institution-identifying information from the blind version of the paper.
    • I verify that all references to all prior work (including my own and that of others associated with my institution) are made in the third person.
    • I verify that all references cited have been in the public domain/open literature for at least two months prior to the submission of this paper.

Note that failure to meet the above guidelines for double-blind review can lead to automatic disqualification of the paper from the competition. Questions regarding the preparation of papers for double-blind review can be directed to the 2017 AP-S Student Paper Competition Coordinators at

A sample paper has been provided. The first paper shows the paper submitted for the regular conference, while the second paper shows the paper submitted for the double blind review evaluation.

C. Evaluation of Written Submissions

  1. A panel of judges from the Society’s membership including researchers from industry, laboratories, and universities will be assembled to evaluate all qualifying SPC submissions.
  2. Three independent reviews for each submission from a selected panel of reviewers who are experts in the student's field of study and who are not associated with the student in any way will be obtained. A double-blind review process will be used as described in Section A.3. At least two of the reviewers must indicate the submission is acceptable for a paper to be accepted.
  3. The written submission evaluation criteria are:
    1. Quality of written paper (e.g., clarity, organization, figure size, style, etc.)
    2. Sufficient depth and breadth of research work
    3. Innovation and impact of research work
    4. Verification and/or validation of results reported in paper
  4. Upon completion of all of the reviews, the competition coordinator will assemble a list of the top papers based solely on the numerical scores obtained in the reviews. Student authors of the top papers will be invited to the poster presentation phase of the contest.
  5. Each selected finalist must be registered for the Symposium and must attend and present his/her paper to the judges for award consideration.

D. Evaluation of Poster Presentations

  1. All posters will be presented during a poster session to be held during the conference. Presenters are required to be present at the poster during this entire time.
  2. The competition coordinator will assemble several individuals from the Society's membership who will judge the oral poster presentations during SPC poster session. The competition coordinator will determine the exact composition of the judging panel before the presentation session, and will ensure that the expertise of the judging panel reflects the wide range of technical topics across the field of interest of the Society.
  3. Each judge will be given a score sheet that lists the names of all presenters. After reviewing all poster presentations, the judges will score the presentations based on the following criteria:
    1. Quality of presentation (e.g., clarity, organization, figure size/arrangements, style, etc.)
    2. Sufficient depth and breadth of research work
    3. Innovation and impact of research work
    4. Verification and/or validation of results reported
  4. The competition coordinator, with the support of the AP Society Student Paper Competition Committee and the judging panel, will tally the scores submitted by the judges and determine the total score for each competitor. The competitor having the highest total score will be designated the first place winner, the second highest total score will be designated the second place winner, and the third highest score will be designated the third place winner.
  5. In the event of a tie for first, second or third place, the competition coordinator, the chair of the Student Paper Competition Committee and the judging panel will meet and make the tie-breaking decisions.

E. Awards

  1. With the consent of the judging panel, the SPC Committee Chair will announce the first, second and third place winners at the Symposium's Annual Awards Ceremony.
  2. A monetary award and a certificate/plaque will be given to each student paper competition winner. The monetary awards are $700 for first place, $500 for second place, and $300 for third place.
  3. All applicable taxes are the responsibility of the award recipient. All recipients will be required to complete a United States Internal Revenue Service Form W-8 or W-9 before award funds can be disbursed.