Recent Advances in Compact/Integrated Antenna Techniques for 5G Applications
Submission Deadline: 30 June 2022
Aims & Scope: 5G offers tremendous benefits in terms of data speed, latency, efficiency, reliability, capacity and security. It is expected to deliver a new level of flexibility and agility to meet the ever-increasing mobile communication demands of a huge variety of users. The ubiquitous coverage and high-speed data rate of 5G also enables the full potential for the realization of Internet of Things (IoT) applications, from autonomous vehicles to smart cities to implantable electronics. The 5G enabled IoT (5G-IoT) will connect a massive number of IoT devices and make contributions to meet market demand for wireless services with the aim of stimulating new economic and social development.
Antenna designs as the critical technology of all nodes and devices face challenges for the fully widespread deployment of 5G. The antenna’s footprint is a challenging task due to the ever-shrinking size of the electronic modules/devices. Thus, the compact/integrated antenna designs with reasonable performance are highly demanded in the extremely limited space and strong interference scenario. As more frequency bands are deployed for various purposes, antenna techniques that can support multiple frequency bands are desirable for the purpose of reducing the aperture, especially the technology integrating frequency bands with large frequency ratio. Also, antennas bundling multiple functionalities, realizing a multi-function RF element, constitute a challenging but effective approach to fully use the limited footprint and reduce the power consumption. Simultaneously, techniques of antenna-in-package (AiP) in the millimeter-wave frequency band are also encouraged, especially those capable of producing multiple or agilely steering beams to achieve high capacity, high agility, and high integrity in 5G mobile communications. This Special Section also welcomes papers on rectenna techniques for 5G-IoT applications that can be employed to power up the geographically located low power consumption nodes or devices. The integration of rectenna platform and communication module sharing the same space is another challenge, demanding substantial research.
This Special Section focuses on challenges for compact/integrated antenna designs in 5G and related applications. It will serve as a venue for sharing innovative concepts, recent advances, and prospective opportunities of antenna design techniques in 5G applications for researchers from both academia and industry.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Wideband and low profile antennas
- Dual/multi-frequency antenna with a large frequency ratio
- Co-design of antennas and filters
- Techniques for millimeter wave antenna array
- Rectennas with integrated design of antenna and rectifier
- MIMO antenna
- Compact wideband antenna
- Multi-frequency/function antenna
- Millimeter wave antenna
Lead Guest Editor
Dalian University of Technology, China
Sun Yat-sen University, China
Kwok Wa Leung
City University of Hong Kong, China
Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique EMT-Montreal, Canada
Polytechnique of Montreal, Canada