Javier Ortiz

ECE PhD student

(Jan. 2015-Present)

Javier Ortiz received his B.Sc. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR, in 2013. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. 

During his time at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez he worked as an undergraduate research assistant on projects in electromagnetics topics. In 2012 he Co-founded an IEEE MTT/GRS/APS Joint Chapter and was president from 2012 to 2014. From 2013 to 2014 he worked as a volunteer laboratory teaching assistant and graduate research assistant at the university's Puerto Rico Weather Radar Network. 

Projects & Research of interest

  • Antenna radiating elements and modal analysis

  • Low profile active array antenna

  • Dual-polarized antennas

  • Ground defected structures and broadbad antenna arrays

Current Projects

Important Action Items and Dates for Graduation

  • Start date (Jan. 2015)

  • ACR meeting (Jan. 2016)

  • Classe requirement over (Dec. 2016)

  • General exam (May. 4. 2018)

  • Dissertation Outline (Jun. 26, 2018)

  • Defense  (Original: Dec. 18. 2020) 

  • High performance dual-polarized radiating elements

  • Array antennas for multifunction PAR (HORUS and PAIR)

  • Diffraction and array mutual coupling modeling

Journal Papers, Published and in Progress (1/3)

  • J. Ortiz (student) Jorge L. Salazar, J. Diaz, R. Lebron, N. Aboserwal, Sanghoon Sim, Laurence Jeon, and Robert D. Palmer.  "A Tileable, Low-Profile, Low-Cost X-Band Dual-polarized Active Array Unit Cell for Atmospheric Phased Array Radars (PAR)" IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Manuscript resubmitted for a review process, Jul 15, 2018.

  • Journal 2: MC and ground gaps  (To be submitted on Sep. 12. 2018)

  • Journal 3: TBD  (Tentative for Jul. 04. 2019) 

Conference Papers, Published and in Progress

Conferences suggested for 2019-2020 (select only 1/year)

  • PAST 2019

  • 15 March 2019:  Full paper submission deadline

  • 30 April 2019: Author notif. of paper acceptance

  • 1 September 2019: Conf. regist. deadline for accepted authors

  • APS/URSI 2019

  • Dec 15 2018:  Abstract submission deadline

  • March 2019: Author notif. of paper acceptance

Project Progress

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Calendar for most PAARD important activities

This calendar is for PAARD related activities. This will be updated every semester. It will contain classes schedule, important meetings and big deadlines only.