Jarosław Szóstka

Poznań University of Technology

Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications

ul.Polanka 3

60-965 Poznań


e-mail: szostka@et.put.poznan.pl

Jaroslaw Szóstka received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Poznan University of Technology in 1990 and 1996, respectively. His main areas of interest are:

  • radio communication system design
  • antennas
  • radio wave propagation
  • microwaves
  • electromagnetic compatibility
  • cable TV
  • radio electronics.

He is the author of the books: "Waves and Antennas" (in Polish; 1st edition 2000, 2nd edition 2001, 3rd edition 2006, 500 pages), "Microwaves" (1st edition 2006, 350 pages) and "Line-of-sight radio-relay  links" (1st edition 2011, 190 pages). He is also a co-author of the US patent 8,856,850, European patent EP 2519015B1, and two Polish patents (P.219681 and P.227094) concerning the method of tagging signals used for leakage detection and measurement in cable TV and xDSL networks.

Co-operation with industry

- co-operation with
General Motors Research and Development Center, Warren, MI, USA - vehicle antennas

- research engineer in
Centro Studi e Laboratori Telecomunicazioni (currently TIM Lab), Turin, Italy - microstrip antennas

- design of the national trunked radio system (MPT1327) and microwave links for 33 districts of the
Central Energy Plant System (Zaklady Energetyczne) in Poland

- co-operation with the
cable TV operator ELSAT, Poznan, Poland
digital TV, electromagnetic compatibility,  return path interactive services, cable TV measurements, professional trainings of CATV technicians and engineers

- co-operation with KABELKOM, Bielsko-Biała, Poland - the head of the accredited measurement laboratory (propagation measurements - the first and only accreditation in Poland and probably in Europe, leakage measurements from cable TV networks), digital TV, electromagnetic compatibility, development of StealthExplorer - automatic leakage measurements and leakage meters, DVB-T/H and WiMAX measurements, propagation measurements (e.g., for MOTOROLA, TP EmiTel), integration of measurement systems, return path interactive services, cable TV measurements, professional trainings of CATV/DVB-T/H technicians and engineers

- co-operation with 
TELE-COM, Poznan, Poland - design of trunked radio systems (analog and digital), DVB-T/H systems, GSM, microwave links, broadcasting stations, Wireless Local Loop (WLL) systems, measurements of antenna installations and radio equipment, consulting in the area of radio communications and electromagnetic compatibility

- professional courses, presentations, projects on radio communication, microwaves, antennas, propagation, electromagnetic compatibility, digital TV for the biggest Telecom operator (Telekomunikacja Polska SA, TP EmiTel), Lucent Technologies, the mobile phone operator Polska Telefonia Cyfrowa (ERA GSM - currently T-Mobile), the government agency Office of Telecommunications and Post Regulation (currently Urząd Komunikacji Elektronicznej -  Office of Electronic Communication), cable TV operators (UPC Poland/Switzerland/Norway/France/Ireland/Hungary, Multimedia), public TV (Telewizja Polska S.A.), OSP POLPAGER (SFERIA network), DVB-H operator (INFO-TV-FM)

- interpreting of technical presentations  and translations of technical books, user's manuals, brochures, catalogues, etc.
- technical opinions (including Police and courts) on electronic equipment (radio, TV, radio communication and cable TV systems), measurements of electromagnetic fields (for occupational & environmental  hazard assessment, leakage from cable TV, radio coverage)