Post-doctoral offer: Design and development of miniaturized antennas for nanosatellite applications


The École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées de Bretagne (ENSTA Bretagne) is a higher education establishment and a research centre run under the supervision of the French ministry of Armed Forces which governs a total of 4 engineering schools: École Polytechnique, ENSTA ParisTech, ENSTA Bretagne and ISAE-Supaero.

The Lab-STICC is a research unit of the French national center for scientific research (CNRS) involving two universities (Université de Bretagne Occidentale, Brest; Université de Bretagne Sud, Lorient) and three graduate schools of engineering (IMT Atlantique, ENSTA Bretagne and ENIB). Under the title UMR 6285, it is attached to department INSII and INSIS of the CNRS.


In this project, the postdoctoral researcher has the task of designing a miniature high gain antenna that fit in 3U nanosatellite (CubeSat standard unit is known as 1U) configuration operating in Ka band. A steerable antenna solution can also be considered. To do so, the researcher has to read about the existing solutions already published in the literature and dress a state of the art before proposing an appropriate solution. The antenna simulation can be done and the circuits can be fabricated and measured in the platform of Lab-­‐STICC laboratory.

More informations about skills and experience desired are available in this document.