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Dr.-Ing.

Cosme Culotta-López

Research Assistant

E-mailculotta@ihf.rwth-aachen.de

Career

Jun 2021 – present Senior RF Engineer, QuadSAT
Dec 2014 – Jun 2021 Research Assistant, Institute of High Frequency Technology, RWTH Aachen University
Nov 2013 – Sep 2014 Master's Thesis, Design of a feed for a parabolic dish antenna
Oct 2013 – Sep 2014 Erasmus year at RWTH Aachen University attending courses of Electrical Engineering
Sep 2008 – Oct 2014 Studies in Telecommunications Engineering with major fields of study in Communications and Electronics, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain

Memberships

2017 – present Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA)
2009 – 2019 IEEE Student Member

Awards and Recognitions

13/04/2021 1st Place Best Paper Award for the paper 'Adaptive Sampling for Compressed Spherical Near-Field Measurements', Cosme Culotta-López and Dirk Heberling 42nd Antenna Measurement Techniques Association Symposium (AMTA), Virtual
02/11/2020 3rd Place Best Student Paper Award for the paper 'Polyhedral Sampling Structures for Phaseless Spherical Near-Field Antenna Measurements', Adrien Guth, Cosme Culotta-López, Johannes Maly, Holger Rauhut and Dirk Heberling 42nd Antenna Measurement Techniques Association Symposium (AMTA), Virtual
09/10/2019 Best Technical Paper Award for the paper 'A Compressed Sampling for Spherical Near-Field Measurements', Cosme Culotta-López, Arya Bangun, Arash Behboodi, Rudolf Mathar and Dirk Heberling 41st Antenna Measurement Techniques Association Symposium (AMTA), San Diego, CA, United States of America
09/10/2019 1st Place Best Student Paper Award for the paper 'Fast Spherical Near-Field Measurements on Arbitrary Surfaces by Application of Pointwise Probe Correction to Compressed Sampling Schemes', Cosme Culotta-López and Dirk Heberling 41st Antenna Measurement Techniques Association Symposium (AMTA), San Diego, CA, United States of America
19/06/2019 3rd Place Best Student Paper Award for the paper 'A Reduced Sampling Scheme for Planar Near-field Measurements Using Pointwise Probe Correction in the Spherical Harmonics Basis', Cosme Culotta-López and Dirk Heberling 41st Photonics & Electromagnetics Research Symposium, also known as Progress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), Rome, Italy
07/11/2018 2nd Place Best Student Paper Award for the paper 'A Compressed Sampling for Spherical Near-Field Measurements', Cosme Culotta-López, Arya Bangun, Arash Behboodi, Rudolf Mathar and Dirk Heberling 40th Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA) Symposium, Williamsburg, VA, United States of America
30/10/2014 Honors for the thesis 'Design of a feed for a parabolic dish antenna' Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, Spain

Professional Service

2021 – present Wiley's International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering Reviewer
2021 – present EuMA International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies (IJMWT) Reviewer
2020 – present IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (TAP) Reviewer
2019 – present European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) Reviewer

Main Research and Projects

Spherical near-field antenna measurements
General antenna measurement techniques
Compressed sensing
DFG-funded project: 'Compressed Sensing in the Spherical Near-Field to Far-Field Transformation' („Compressed Sensing in der sphärischen Nah- zu Fernfeldtransformation“, CoSSTra)

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

orcid.org/0000-0002-6435-1702

Dissertation

Fast Near-Field Antenna Measurements by Application of Compressed Sensing

DOI: 10.18154/RWTH-2021-02839

Publications

 
Culotta-López, C.; Heberling, D.
Adaptive Sampling for Compressed Spherical Near-Field Measurements
AMTA 42nd Annual Meeting and Symposium
Newport, RI (USA)
2020
 
Guth, A.; Culotta-López, C.; Maly, J.; Rauhut, H.; Heberling, D.
Polyhedral Sampling Structures for Phaseless Spherical Near-Field Antenna Measurements
AMTA 42nd Annual Meeting and Symposium , page 1-6.
2020
 
Culotta-López, C.; Heberling, D.
On the Influence of the Transformation Matrix in Compressed Spherical Near-Field Measurements
14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
Copenhagen (Denmark)
2020
 
Culotta-López, C.; Bangun, A.; Behboodi, A.; Mathar, R.; Heberling, D.
A Modified Minimum-Coherence Sampling for Fast Spherical Near-Field Measurements
13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) , page 869-873.
Krakow (Poland)
2019
 
Bangun, A.; Culotta-López, C.; Behboodi, A.; Mathar, R.; Heberling, D.
On Phaseless Spherical Near-Field Antenna Measurements
13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) , page 878-882.
Krakow (Poland)
2019
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Teaching

Exercises, Laboratories, Projects
Rechenübung Elektromagnetische Felder II (IK)
Communications Engineering Laboratory
Hochfrequenztechnisches Praktikum

Supervised Theses

Master's Thesis Influence of the Polarisation and Measurement Distance on the Near-Field-to-Far-Field Transformation Using Compressed-Sensing Methods
Master's Thesis Analysis of the Sparsity of the Spherical Mode Coefficients depending on the Basis for Compressed Sensing Applications
Master's Thesis Extension of an antenna measurement chamber for the implementation of cylindrical near-field measurements

About me

Awards at AMTA 2019
Presenting at EuCAP 2019
Award at PIERS 2019
Presenting at AMTA 2019
Award at AMTA 2018
 

Demo at EuMW 2016: Material measurements in E-Band