Speaker: Mehmet Altuntaş, Hüzme Savunma

Topic: "Antenna Technologies for Defense Systems"

Location: Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Abstract: An antenna is the interface between radio waves propagating through space and electric currents moving in metal conductors.  They can be used as a transmitter or receiver.  By the help of an antenna, you can transmit/receive signals up to thousands of kilometers. In this talk, we will first concentrate on the basics of antenna. Then, we will describe antenna engineering, and finally, we will talk about antenna technologies for defense systems.

Bio: Mehmet Altuntaş was born in Nurnberg/Germany, on 30 December 1979. He graduated from Samsun Anatolian High School in 1997, and from Middle East Technical University a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering in June 2002. He got his Masters of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in December 2002 from Middle East Technical University. Although he started Philosophy of Doctorate, he did not finish it.  After receiving his BSc, Mehmet Altuntaş started to work for ASELSAN between 2002-2006. The main topics that he worked were antennas, HP, LP and BP filters, antenna measurements in anechoic chamber, antenna measurements in the near field antenna measurement test setups, antenna measurements in the far field and near field in the open air antenna test site, Rx-Tx system design, etc. After ASELSAN, he started to work for Vestel Defence from 2006 to 2009 as an radar and communications systems engineer. Between 2009-2017 he worked for Meteksan Defence as an electromagnetics technical leader. The main topics were Several Antenna designs and manufacture (conformal, planar, array, blade, monopole, GPS,..), phased array antenna design, installing far field antenna measurement range, installing near field antenna measurement range, EMI/EMC Measurement, RF link budget, system design. From 2018 he has been the managing partner of Huzme Defense Inc. Huzme Defense was founded in 2018 with the aim of producing solutions for all industrial establishments in the fields of its activity, especially in defense and aeronautical sectors, in particular in the fields requiring specific expertise such as antennas and radom. Huzme Defense employees have experience in antennas (omni-directional, directional, phased array, dish, helical, active antennas, etc.) and radome design for land, naval and airborne platforms.

  Date and Time




  • Ankara, Ankara
  • Turkey



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