Jonathan Anderson, EIT
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An experienced antenna and RF designer registered with Professional Engineers of Ontario as an Engineer-in-Training (EIT). Over three years’ experience specializing in electromagnetic theory with applications to antennas, RF/Microwave circuits and network theory.
Looking for an opportunity to join an industry leading research/engineering team to apply my skills to solve cutting edge electromagnetic research and engineering challenges, while continuing to develop and grow my skillset and become a professional engineer.
University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Research Assistant: Antenna and EM Surface Designer Sept 2017-Present
Developed a dipole antenna array with an integrated artificial impedance surface (metamaterial).
· Simulations in Ansys HFSS and Altair FEKO demonstrate significant improvements to radiation efficiency.
· Array profile was reduced to 1/2 the size of original array.
· Dramatically improved system RF link-budget up to 40 dB (through gain enhancement).
Constructed and evaluated performance of an LGPR system testbed based on MIT Lincoln Labs Model.
· Developed tools with Python and PyVisa to automate data collection and signal processing from VNA.
· Streamlined signal processing and time domain transformations to create radargrams.
· Presented findings to industry partner, identifying numerous improvements and opportunities to further develop technology.
Ontario Tech University, Oshawa, Canada
Research Assistant: RF Designer – Circuit Models for Antenna Array Modeling May 2016 – Sept 2017
Developed an improved circuit model utilizing Artificial Neural Networks for antenna arrays.
· Automated model generation for neural network training and testing (HFSS API).
· Integrated neural network with RF circuit simulator ADS resulting in improved model accuracy.
· Trained graduate students to develop improved workflows emphasizing scripting in HFSS/Matlab
· Developed a process flow to translate HFSS designs to PCB schematics improved accuracy and provided significant time savings.
Thales Canada Inc., Toronto, Canada
Integration Validation and Qualification May 2015 – August 2015
Created an integrated validation and verification tool for Interface Control Documents
· Developed integrated excel document that combined testing data parsing with complete system analysis.
· Compared to previous system the new tool was over 10x faster and could analyze multiple interfaces.
· Tool was adopted to demonstrate validation of system testing on major international transit projects.
Goodyear Canada Inc., Napanee, Canada
Team Leader and Production Technician April 2008 – June 2014
Led a team of nine production technicians that saw record performance in safety, quality, and production.
Active team member in vertical tasks
· Emergency response team: administering medical, fire, and spill response services to safeguard plant and team members
· Quality support coordinator and lab technician: ensuring only the best products are seen by customers.
Master of Applied Science (Expected Sept 2019), Electrical Engineering-Electromagnetics, University of Toronto
Bachelor of Engineering (2017), Electrical Engineering, Ontario Tech University
Bachelor of Science (2016), General Science, University of Waterloo
Leadership • HFSS • RF Circuit Design • Antenna Design • Python • Matlab • Microwave Circuits • FEKO • C++
Circuit Analysis • Keysight ADS and Momentum • Mobile Communications • Circuit Analysis • Signal Processing
Antenna Measurement • Electromagnetic Simulation • VNA • Transmission Line Theory • PCB Layout
Practicum Projects from Coursework
Advanced Topics in EM Waves (Graduate Course)
· Developed method of moment code in Matlab to determine input impedance of wire antenna.
· Evaluated the performance of different feed topologies, mesh size, wire thickness, and basis functions.
· Extended model to resistively loaded dipole which compared favorably to commercial solvers.
Mobile Communications (Graduate Course)
· Decoded and analyzed CDMA software defined radio signals and determined the spreading code.
· Processed the signal to correct for the software defined radios frequency drift and phase offset.
· Identified the primary and secondary synchronization codes used by the base station.
Computational Electrodynamics (Graduate Course)
· Modeled couplers, transmission lines, microstrip structures, and dipole antenna in FDTD using Matlab.
· Implemented absorbing boundary conditions and perfectly matched layers.
Microwave Circuits (Graduate Course)
· Designed and simulated hybrid quadrature couplers (3.5 GHz center frequency) to achieve wideband operation in ADS.
· Analyzed couple line feeding and multistage branch-line couplers with Chebyshev response.
· Achieved fractional bandwidth of 49% for couple line feeding and 36% for 3-stage Chebyshev coupler.
Capstone 4th Year Engineering Project (Undergraduate Course)
· Designed an RF harvesting device with integrate microcontroller unit (MCU).
· Optimized PIFA tri-band antenna design to operate in ISM frequencies – WIFI – 2.4 GHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz
· Developed an RF rectifying circuit using harmonic balance simulation in ADS to optimize voltage and power output.
· Programmed the MCU to emit Bluetooth Low Energy Beacons as well as a simple chat application.
RF and Microwave Circuits (Undergraduate Course)
· Designed and simulated a bandpass filter at 6.5 GHz with fractional bandwidth of 18% with attenuation of 40 dB
· Investigated differences between circuit simulations ADS-layout and full wave solutions ADS momentum
· Developed parallel coupled half wavelength resonator with 7 stages to achieve desired performance.
IEEE Continuing Learning Certificates
Basics of Microwave Filter Design • 4G Broadband LTE • Design of Electrically Small Antennas • Design of Small Ultrawideband Antennas