Antennas and Propagation Aspects for Emerging Wireless Communication Technologies
Kaklamani, Dimitra (editor)
Panagopoulos, Athanasios (editor)
Gkonis, Panagiotis (editor)
The increasing demand for high data rate applications and the delivery of zero-latency multimedia content drives technological evolutions towards the design and implementation of next-generation broadband wireless networks. In this context, various novel technologies have been introduced, such as millimeter wave (mmWave) transmission, massive multiple input multiple output (MIMO) systems, and non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA) schemes in order to support the vision of fifth generation (5G) wireless cellular networks. The introduction of these technologies, however, is inextricably connected with a holistic redesign of the current transceiver structures, as well as the network architecture reconfiguration. To this end, ultra-dense network deployment along with distributed massive MIMO technologies and intermediate relay nodes have been proposed, among others, in order to ensure an improved quality of services to all mobile users. In the same framework, the design and evaluation of novel antenna configurations able to support wideband applications is of utmost importance for 5G context support. Furthermore, in order to design reliable 5G systems, the channel characterization in these frequencies and in the complex propagation environments cannot be ignored because it plays a significant role. In this Special Issue, fourteen papers are published, covering various aspects of novel antenna designs for broadband applications, propagation models at mmWave bands, the deployment of NOMA techniques, radio network planning for 5G networks, and multi-beam antenna technologies for 5G wireless communications.
Keywordsreconfigurable antennas; PIN diodes; wireless applications; fifth-generation (5G) communication; time domain performance; filtering antenna; reconfigurable antenna; UWB antenna; IR-UWB system; cognitive radio; spectrum occupancy; dynamic spectrum access; time resolution; directional; sensing engine; antennas; radar; vital-signs; CW; UWB; building entry loss; outdoor-to-indoor propagation; penetration loss; propagation loss measurement; ray-tracing simulation; super high frequency band propagation; unmanned aerial vehicle; NOMA; full duplex; successive relaying; buffer-aided relaying; low profile antenna; impedance matching; medical body area network; dual resonances; Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO), array; 5G mm-wave; Defected Ground Structure (DGS), ECC; DG; MEG; CCL; radio network planning; 5G wireless communications systems; mmWave small cells; 5G; MIMO; wideband; high isolation; envelope correlation coefficient; CPS (coplanar stripline); Yagi antenna; filtering-radiating performance; frequency selectivity; early 6G; hybrid beamforming networks; millimeter waves; switched beam phased arrays; Blass matrix; Rotman lens; tree beamformer; phased arrays; high-gain array element; sub-array; mm-wave; flat-top pattern; MMW; RF; ray tracing; tunnel; scale model; n/a
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Publication date and placeBasel, 2022
History of engineering & technology