Special Issue "State-of-Art of Smart MIMO Antennas"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Microwave and Wireless Communications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2023 | Viewed by 114

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Merih Palandoken
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Guest Editor
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Izmir Katip Celebi University, Izmir, Turkey
Interests: analytical/numerical design and modeling of active/passive wireless components in the micro/millimeter wave frequencies especially in the field of RF energy harvesting systems; machine learning based smart RF components and IoT compatible microwave sensors
Dr. Francisco Falcone
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Guest Editor
Department of Electrical, Electronic and Communication Engineering & Institute for Smart Cities (ISC), Public University of Navarre, 31006 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: wireless networks; performance evaluation; distributed systems; context-aware environments; IoT; next-generation wireless systems
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

After the technological implementation  of the first version of the fifth-generation (5G) new radio (NR) standard through massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) systems, there are still many challenges remaining to overcome in 6G and beyond with the target performance improvements in terms of  higher data rates, lower latencies, better energy efficiency, and improved robustness. Multiple antenna technologies are, therefore, important key components to addressing the technical challenges in almost all recent wireless generations. Alternative to the conventional phased antenna arrays employed for diversity enhancement to improve the sensitivity to one signal, MIMO systems are composed of antenna arrays jointly at both transmiting and receiving sides in a communication link to spatially multiplex signals over multipath or near-field channels.

MIMO systems are continuously evolving with the novel antenna design strategies as a research topic in addition to the enhanced massive MIMO techniques and array architectures with high potential solution for the system requirements in 6G and beyond. This Special Issue aims to highlight recent research on multiple antenna technologies.

Potential research topics include, but are not limited to:

  • MIMO channel modeling theory;
  • Artifical material based compact MIMO antenna design;
  • Multi-band/wideband MIMO antenna design;
  • Machine learning assisted MIMO antenna design;
  • Smart reconfigurable MIMO antennas;
  • Implantable/Wearable MIMO antennas;
  • Optimum MIMO antenna selection;
  • Antenna mutual coupling improvement techniques;
  • Lens antenna array and intelligent reflecting surface design for mmwave massive MIMO systems.

Dr. Merih Palandoken
Prof. Dr. Francisco Falcone
Guest Editors

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  • metamaterials based MIMO antennas
  • reconfigurable MIMO antennas
  • smart MIMO antennas
  • MIMO channel modelling
  • massive MIMO
  • surrogate modelling of MIMO antennas
  • implantable MIMO antennas

Published Papers

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