Members of the Institute of Spaces Sciences and Astronomy (ISSA) and the Department of Physics Electromagnetics Research Group (EMRG) participated actively in the second URSI Atlantic Radio Science Meeting in Gran Canaria, from 28 May to 1 June.
Dr Alessio Magro, co-authored more than three papers describing the prototyped system in further detail, and how the software developed has been used in conjunction with collaborators from the Sardinia Radio Telescope, to be deployed on other telescopes. Additionally, Mr Denis Cutajar and Dr Iman Farhat presented the UAV-beam pattern characterisation system, which is a novel method for calibrating antennas using UAVs that is showing great promise as the possible calibration and antenna measurement route for future radio instruments.
This presentation was part of a convened session on electromagnetic therapeutic applications, co-chaired by Dr Lourdes Farrugia and Dr Emily Porter from the National University of Ireland, Galway, with participation from members of the COST Action network - CA17115, MyWAVE, which is the first COST Action led by Malta through the EMRG. During this session, the main challenges of electromagnetic therapeutic applications were highlighted and some of the latest advancements in the field have been presented and are enhancing knowledge of all aspects of electromagnetic hyperthermic technologies for the benefit of the research community.