Special Issue "Novel Developments in Waveguides and Antennas"

A special issue of Micromachines (ISSN 2072-666X). This special issue belongs to the section "E:Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2023 | Viewed by 633

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Alina-Cristina Bunea
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Guest Editor
National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies Romania, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: microwave and millimeter wave devices and circuits; substrate integrated waveguides; planar antennas; membrane supported circuits; W-band receivers
Dr. Martino Aldrigo
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Guest Editor
National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies, IMT Bucharest, 077190 Voluntari, Romania
Interests: microwaves; nanoelectronics; passive and active microwave devices and circuit; energy harvesting techniques; carbon- and 2D material-based (nano)electronics; nanoscale ferroelectrics for high-frequency applications; metamaterials; antennas
Prof. Dr. Dan Neculoiu
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Guest Editor
1. Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
2. National Institute for Research and Development in Microtechnologies, IMT Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Interests: passive and active microwave devices and circuits; surface/bulk acoustic wave devices; linear and non-linear modeling techniques; microwave filters and antennas; carbon nanoelectronics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

From the formulation of Maxwell’s equations in 1867 and the first practical transmitter/receiver implementation demonstrated by Marconi in 1894-1895, radio waves have become an essential component of everyday life. We can hardly imagine a world without wireless communications, be it in our mobile phones, our cars or our satellites and space probes. A critical component is the antenna, which ensures the interface between free-space and electronic systems. Antennas come in all shapes and sizes, from the huge radioastronomy antennas, which use parabolic reflectors measuring hundreds of meters in diameter, down to nanoantennas relying upon highly advanced fabrication technologies and materials. Miniaturization and integration of high-efficiency antennas are still bottlenecks in numerous applications such as wearable or implantable devices. Waveguides and waveguide-based components are the backbone of microwave and millimeter-wave systems and their development ranges from bulky metal waveguides to miniaturized substrate integrated waveguides used as standalone components or system integration platforms.

The current Special Issue aims to publish a collection of original research papers and review articles focused on the latest developments in antenna and waveguide technologies. New design and modeling approaches, fabrication methods and materials as well as characterization techniques are welcome. Contributions targeting the integration of functional 2D materials, multilayer technologies (e.g., BiCMOS, PCB, LTCC) as well as additive manufacturing are highly encouraged.

Dr. Alina-Cristina Bunea
Dr. Martino Aldrigo
Prof. Dr. Dan Neculoiu
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • microwave and millimeter-wave antennas
  • THz antennas
  • planar antennas
  • antennas based on 2D materials
  • micromachined antennas/waveguides
  • metamaterials and metasurfaces
  • flexible antennas/waveguides
  • dielectric lens antennas
  • antennas/waveguides for wearable systems
  • 5G/6G technologies
  • beamforming and beam steering
  • substrate integrated waveguides
  • rectangular waveguides
  • dielectric waveguides
  • 3D printed antennas/waveguides

Published Papers (1 paper)

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A Novel Wideband Transition from LTCC Laminated Waveguide to Air-Filled Rectangular Waveguide for W-band Applications
Micromachines 2023, 14(1), 52; https://doi.org/10.3390/mi14010052 - 25 Dec 2022
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In this paper, a novel wideband transition from a laminated waveguide (LWG) to an air-filled rectangular waveguide (RWG) is proposed for millimeter-wave integration solutions based on multilayer low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) technology. The integrated transition cavity is divided into several resonators by introducing [...] Read more.
In this paper, a novel wideband transition from a laminated waveguide (LWG) to an air-filled rectangular waveguide (RWG) is proposed for millimeter-wave integration solutions based on multilayer low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) technology. The integrated transition cavity is divided into several resonators by introducing five grounded via holes. Due to the magnetic wall existing in the symmetry plane, the equivalent circuit of the proposed transition can be simplified as a three-pole filter model to explain the working mechanism with wideband performance. A W-band integrated LWG-to-RWG transition is designed as an example using LTCC technology. Two back-to-back prototypes with different lengths are fabricated and measured. A measured 25.7% bandwidth from 76 GHz to 101 GHz can be achieved for return loss better than 14 dB. The average insertion loss of a single transition is about 0.5 dB. The compact structure and wideband performance give it potential in high-density millimeter-wave and terahertz packaging. Full article
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