In the very first days of September 2018, the beautiful Sardinia hosted the main conference on electromagnetism in Italy: RINEM. RINEM, which stands for “Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo”, aims at gathering Italian scientist working on advancements in the field of electromagnetism, but also scientists from abroad usually take part in the conference, which, for this reason, is held in English. This edition was the 22nd, with more than 100 participants and foreign speakers (e.g. from the Jet Propulsion Lab, California), delivering keynote speeches on interesting topics at the forefront of research on electromagnetism.
The conference had technical and poster sessions, an on-site visit to the Sardinia Radiotelescope, as well as sessions dedicated best paper prizes for young researchers.
As the conference is strictly related to some topics of the QV-LIFT project (e.g. antenna design, investigation of the atmospheric microwave attenuation, …), a paper was submitted and accepted to the conference with the title: “THE QV-LIFT PROJECT: A GROUND SEGMENT FOR THE FUTURE Q/V BAND SATELLITE SYSTEMS”.
QV-LIFT developments were presented in the poster session. Giandomenico Amendola, professor at the University of Calabria as a representative of CNIT partner of the project was present in the poster session to explain achievement reached so far and the constraints encountered in these months of design and deployment.
Prof. Amendola said “scientist and students participating in the RINEM demonstrated a big interest in the results obtained and asked some interesting questions. The attention was mainly drawn by technological developments. In particular, the V band GaN amplifier and the other components have triggered the curiosity of the people. Q/V band Satcom is a hot topic and the attention is very high”.