European Space Agency

39th ESA Antenna Workshop


The Antenna and Sub-Millimetre Wave Section of the Radio Frequency Payloads and Technology Division of the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality (D/TEC) of the European Space Agency announces the 39th ESA Antenna Workshop.
The Workshop will be held from the 2nd to the 5th of October 2018 at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk, the Netherlands.


The 39th ESA Antenna Workshop will provide an overview on recent and on-going antenna systems and technologies developments for Satellite Applications with particular focus on Multibeam and Reconfigurable Antennas and covering both Space and Ground Segments.
Spaceborne Multibeam and Reconfigurable Antennas find application in several fields including communications, remote sensing, science, RF navigation systems, etc. Multibeam and Reconfigurable Antennas are becoming crucial as well in the development of gateways and ground terminals with growing focus on competitiveness.


Abstracts of original papers are solicited, which shall clearly identify the object of the proposed papers and highlight the technological innovation, recent developments and targeted applications. When submitting an abstract, authors are invited to identify a relevant topic among the following ones:
  • A1 – Telecommunications (Space segment)
  • A2 – Telecommunications (Ground segment)
  • A3 – Earth Observation
  • A4 – Science
  • A5 – Navigation
  • A6 – Exploration/Launchers
  • A7 – Other application domains


To register, click HERE. The fee for the workshop is expected to be 300 Euro for early registration (up to 31 August) and 350 Euro after that (VAT not included). 
The fee covers: 
  • Access to all sessions 
  • Electronic copy of the proceedings 
  • Coffee 
  • Welcome cocktail party 
  • Workshop Dinner
The deadline for registration is 31 August 2018. Following this date, a late registration fee will apply.


Contributions from industries, research institutes, universities and other organizations are solicited.
Papers will be selected on the basis of one-page abstracts. Abstracts should contain the following information:
  • Title of paper.
  • Authors full name and affiliations.
  • Name, address, e-mail, telephone of the main author.
  • Proposed topic for the paper (as identified in this call).
  • Summary of the paper.
The abstracts should outline the major contributions and novelty of the papers.
Abstracts should be sent by the 3rd of June 2018 to the ESA Conference Bureau and may be submitted by using the on-line form HERE. We need to highlight that this will be the last day for submitting an abstract with no additional possibility of extension.
Authors will be notified of the decision of the programme committee by the 8th of July 2018. Authors whose papers have been accepted will then receive instructions for the preparation of their full-length paper. The deadline for final paper submission is the 31st of August 2018. The proceedings will be distributed during the Workshop.


Intention to exhibit or demonstrate software or hardware can be indicated to ESA Conference Bureau with a preliminary description of the logistic requirements by the 1st of September 2018 at the latest.

Event Date

02 October 2018 to 05 October 2018
Published 17 May 2018
Last updated at 23 May 2018 - 14:46