SJ FOTI CONSULTING

INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING IN RF, MICROWAVES & ANTENNAS

SJ Foti Profile

Stephen J Foti received his BSc degree in Electrical Engineering and MSc degree in Electrophysics in 1969 and 1972 respectively, both from The Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York, USA. In 1981 he was elected to the grade of Senior Member of the IEEE and in 2012 he became a Life Senior Member of the IEEE. He is also a member of the IEEE Antennas & Propagation Society. 


He is currently Visiting Professor of Practise at Newcastle University, an Associate Lecturer at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, England, and is also a consultant in antennas and microwave imaging techniques.


Prior to 2003, over a period of 34 years in industry, Professor Foti held engineering and management positions at ITT, Defence Communications Division; Cardion Electronics; LNR Communications; American Electronic Labs and Flam and Russell in the USA. In the United Kingdom, he was Technical Executive, Antenna Systems, at ERA Technology; Head of Engineering at CSA Wireless Systems; was a founder and Director & General Manager at Inotek and Technical Director of Thales Antennas (formally Racal Antennas).


Professor Foti is the author of a chapter in Medical Applications of Microwave Imaging, IEEE Press, New York, USA, 1986 and has over 40 technical publications and patents. Currently, Professor Foti’s research interests include: Satcom-on-the-Move antennas, microwave imaging techniques for medical imaging and the detection of concealed weapons applications, SMART antennas in mobile telecommunications networks and ultra wideband antennas. 


ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:


  • BSc. Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York, USA, 1969.
  • MSc. Electrophysics, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, New York, USA, 1972.
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers: Elected to Senior Member in 1980 and Life Senior Member in 2012                  
  • IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society: Member                                                             
  • Appointed to COST 223 Committee: (European Co-operation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research): “Antennas in 90’s - Active Array Antennas for Future Satellite and Terrestrial Communications” in the capacity of ”Expert” representing the UK, 1989/1990.


CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS

Smart Antennas for Mobile Telecommunications

Contributed to research activities associated with PhD projects at Northumbria University associated with Smart antenna arrays with applications in terrestrial mobile base transceiver stations (see publications 1, 3, 4, 5, 8 & 9 listed under Publications).


Satcom-On-the-Move Antennas

Contributed to research activities associated with PhD projects at Northumbria University in the area of Satcom-On-the-Move antenna arrays (see publications 6 & 7 listed under Publications).


Microwave Imaging Techniques

Contributed to research activities associated with PhD projects at Northumbria University in the area of Microwave Imaging using Holographic Synthetic Reference Beam Scanning (see publications 10 to 19 listed under Publications) for applications in:


  • Medical diagnostic imaging
  • Detection of concealed weapons
  • Characterisation of antennas via magnitude only near-field measurements to predict far-field radiation beam patterns


PREVIOUS RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

Microwave Medical Imaging

Served as Principal Investigator in the development of an underwater phased array antenna for biological organ imaging under a contract with Walter Reed Army Medical Research Institute, Department of Microwave Hazards, USA. Presented the results of this research at IEEE MTT International Symposium, Workshop on Electromagnetic Dosimetric Imagery, May 1980 (see publication 37 listed below) and subsequently was invited to deliver graduate student colloquia at University of Pennsylvania and Lehigh University, USA to present this research. This work was subsequently published in an IEEE Press book (see publication 34 under Publications).