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Antenna for Ultra-Wideband Applications with Non-Uniform Defected Ground Plane and Offset Aperture-Coupled Cylindrical Dielectric Resonators

Journal Article
Zebiri, C., Sayad, D., Elfergani, I., Kosha, J., Mshwat, W., See, C. H., …Abd-Alhameed, R. (2019)
Antenna for Ultra-Wideband Applications with Non-Uniform Defected Ground Plane and Offset Aperture-Coupled Cylindrical Dielectric Resonators. IEEE Access, 7, 166776-166787. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2019.2949527
A new compact Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna (CDRA) with a defected ground for ultra-wideband applications is presented. The structure is based on two cylindrical di...

Expanding the portfolio of tribo-positive materials: aniline formaldehyde condensates for high charge density triboelectric nanogenerators

Journal Article
Zhao, P., Soin, N., Kumar, A., Shi, L., Guan, S., Tsonos, C., …Luo, J. (2020)
Expanding the portfolio of tribo-positive materials: aniline formaldehyde condensates for high charge density triboelectric nanogenerators. Nano Energy, 67, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.104291
The rapid uptake of energy harvesting triboelectric nanogenerators (TENGs) for self-powered electronics requires the development of high-performance tribo-materials capable of...

Use of ubiquitous real-time bus passenger information

Journal Article
Islam, M. F., Fonzone, A., MacIver, A., & Dickinson, K. (2020)
Use of ubiquitous real-time bus passenger information. IET Intelligent Transport Systems, 14(3), 139-147. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-its.2019.0324
Ubiquitous real-time passenger information (URTPI) enhances the perceived quality of service of public transport and enables travellers to make better pre-trip and en-route tr...

Isolation Enhancement of Densely Packed Array Antennas with Periodic MTM-Photonic Bandgap for SAR and MIMO Systems

Journal Article
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., Shukla, P., See, C. H., Abd-Alhameed, R., Falcone, F., …Limiti, E. (2020)
Isolation Enhancement of Densely Packed Array Antennas with Periodic MTM-Photonic Bandgap for SAR and MIMO Systems. IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 14(3), 183-188. https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-map.2019.0362
A metamaterial photonic bandgap (MTM-PBG) periodic structure is used as a decoupling frame to improve the isolation between transmit–receive (T/R) sections of densely packed a...

Recognition of Simple Gestures Using a PIR Sensor Array

Journal Article
Wojtczuk, P., Armitage, A., Binnie, T. D., & Chamberlain, T. (2012)
Recognition of Simple Gestures Using a PIR Sensor Array. Sensors & transducers, 14-1(Special Issue), 83-94
We present an approach that is intended for simple gesture control using a relatively inexpensive pyroelectric array detector. The detector is manufactured using standard wafe...

Fast imaging Microlenses

Journal Article
Binnie, T. D. (1994)
Fast imaging Microlenses. Applied optics, 33(7), 1170-1175. https://doi.org/10.1364/ao.33.001170
A new type of imaging microlens, primarily for use with solid-state image-capture systems such as a charge coupled device (CCD) or metal oxide semiconductor array sensors, is ...

Mutual Coupling Reduction of Dual-Band Uni-Planar MIMO System Using Neutralization Line Technique

Journal Article
Saleh, A. M., Nagem, T. A., Abd-Alhameed, R., Noras, J., & See, C. H. (2020)
Mutual Coupling Reduction of Dual-Band Uni-Planar MIMO System Using Neutralization Line Technique. The Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal, 35(2), 176-186
This paper presents a low–profile dual-band (2×2) MIMO antenna that works at 2.4GHz, 5.2GHz and 5.8GHz for wireless local area networks (WLAN) applications. A neutralization l...

A Probabilistic Design Reuse Index for Engineering Designs

Journal Article
Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Stuart, S., Sherlock, A., Quigley, J., & Purves, D. (2020)
A Probabilistic Design Reuse Index for Engineering Designs. Journal of Mechanical Design, 142(10), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4046435
Many companies offer a range of related products that are constructed using similar components and processes. This enables them to meet customer expectations of product variet...

Speech at the 8th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management (TDM), Taipei, Taiwan

Presentation / Conference
Saleh, W. (2017, September)
Speech at the 8th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management (TDM), Taipei, Taiwan. Presented at 8th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management (TDM), Taipei, Taiwan
Saleh, W. (2017, September). Speech at the 8th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management (TDM), Taipei, Taiwan. Presented at 8th International Symposium on Travel De...

High Performance Metasurface-Based On-Chip Antenna for Terahertz Integrated Circuits

Conference Proceeding
Alibakhshikenari, M., Virdee, B. S., See, C. H., A. Abd-Alhameed, R., Falcone, F., & Limiti, E. (2020)
High Performance Metasurface-Based On-Chip Antenna for Terahertz Integrated Circuits. https://doi.org/10.1109/IWMTS49292.2020.9166324
This paper presents a simple prototype of a metasurface-based on-chip antenna operating in 0.3-0.32 THz. The proposed structure is constructed from two layers of polyimide-sub...
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Bus Passenger Analytics

2020 - 2020
Passengers using the Lothian Buses network may use a smart card (Ridacard) to pay for their journey, swiping the card on boarding a vehicle. Smart card journeys account for about 1/3rd of journeys mad...
Funder: Data Lab | Value: £26,170

Smart City Transitions in South East Scotland: Accelerating Digital Twin Technology Deployment in Urban Transformation Processes

2021 - 2025
Smart city development exposes the coevolutionary nature of technology and society, as well as the systemic character of innovation. Bringing new technologies into society is not sufficient to improve...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £29,999

SMART NETS: Signal management in real time for urban traffic networks

2001 - 2004
SMART NETS aims at enabling a significant improvement of the international state-of-the-art in real-time network-wide urban traffic control via application, demonstration, and comparative evaluation o...
Funder: EU Framework Programme 7 and FP6 and earlier programmes

PROGRESS: Pricing road use for greater responsibility, efficiency and sustainability in cities

2000 - 2004
The overall objective of PROGRESS is 'to demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness and acceptance of integrated urban transport pricing schemes to achieve transport goals and raise revenue.' The obj...
Funder: European Commission | Value: £419,282

The Extractive Components of UK Hardwood

2016 - 2017
Use the ITED system to search literature based observations about the chemical extractive components of both broadleaf and conifer tree species commonly grown in the UK. Chemically, wood structure ma...
Funder: Scottish Forestry | Value: £28,492

Tabuk University Research

2012 - 2014
The project is to investigate & model travel behaviour &  investigate attitudes for HH in Saudi Arabia (SA) taking. Although there have been a large number of research investigations in the area of tr...
Funder: Tabuk University | Value: £93,000

Sustainable Urban Regeneration (SURegen)

2007 - 2012
The overall aim of the SURegen consortium is to undertake research to develop a prototype Regeneration Simulator Workbench (RSW) that meets the decision-making challenges that Sustainable Urban Regene...
Funder: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council | Value: £250,547

What Works in the Dev't of Sustainable Communities

2007 - 2010
Previous evidence-based reviews of neighbourhood renewal have suggested, ‘learning from what works’ provides the means to close the skills gap and raise the competencies of the core occupations respon...
Funder: Economic and Social Research Council | Value: £56,362

COMPASS

2011 - 2013
COMPASS will investigate ICT solutions for improving passenger co-modality for long-distiance, rural and urban travel.
Funder: European Commission | Value: £440,277

KTP Highland Colour Coaters Ltd

2014 - 2016
To further develop, optimise and upscale a current lab based technology for innovative surface coatings techniques into a full scale production process. Innovate KTP no. 009703
Funder: Innovate UK | Value: £138,176
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Dr Mark Taylor Appointed to BSI Working Group on Human Exposure to Mechanical Vibration and Shock

5 October 2020
Dr Mark Taylor (Lectuer in Civil Engineering) has been nominated to represent Edinburgh Napier University at a British Standards Institution Working Group (GME/21/6).

University teams up with community researchers to help improve their neighbourhood

6 February 2020
A Team of community researchers will join forces with academics to help improve their neighbourhood. UK Research and Innovation today announced its backing for the Seven Kingdoms of Wester Hailes, on...

Norco Factory Team Mechanic Lewis Kirkwood Thinks Mountain Biking Could be Giving us Bad Vibrations

6 August 2019
A recent study from Edinburgh Napier University suggests that mountain bikers are experiencing more intense vibrations than a construction worker who has spent a day on a jackhammer. The study was car...

Japanese vibration expert joins Scottish monitoring firm Reactec

28 July 2019
Professor Setsuo Maeda, one of the world’s most respected experts in human response to vibration, has been appointed as Reactec’s chief scientific liaison – relocating from Japan to Edinburgh for the ...

Curvilinear MetaSurfaces for wave manipulation: a closer step to invisibility cloak

11 March 2019
Scientists from Edinburgh Napier University (Dr. Luigi La Spada) in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London and UK Industries (Qinetiq Group Ltd) have successfully developed a new design me...

Dr Achille Fonzone appointed Associate Editor of Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems

13 February 2017
Dr Achille Fonzone of Transport Research Institute has been appointed Associate Editor of the Journal of International Transportation Systems (JITS). Intelligent transportation systems are innovative ...