Special Issue "Millimeter-Wave Antenna Arrays: Design, Challenges, and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: antenna array synthesis; sparse arrays; electromagnetic theory and numerical methods; small satellites
Interests: antenna array synthesis; millimeter-wave communications; small antennas; distributed wireless networks
Interests: millimeter-wave communications; wireless networks; multiple access techniques; channel modeling
The growing interest in the exploitation of the millimeter-wave (mmWave) domain for satisfying the increasing capacity demands of forthcoming spatial and terrestrial wireless systems has raised novel significant challenges to antenna array designers. On the one hand, the possibility to package many elements in a limited space, the need to manage specific propagation and interference conditions, and the expected implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) and Internet of Everything (IoE) paradigms, require novel processing and synthesis techniques for addressing different practical issues, including massive interference management, ultra-high-gain beam steering, joint polarization, and dynamic range ratio control, as well as feeding networks designed at extremely high frequencies (EHF), and small-antenna prototyping. On the other hand, the significant attenuations that characterize the mmWave propagation environment proposes to extend or rethink well-established channel access strategies, such as Aloha, carrier sensing multiple access (CSMA), and non-orthogonal multiple access (NOMA), with the purpose of exploiting the directionality of the links for enabling operations in dense network scenarios.
This Special Issue will present a comprehensive overview of the state-of-the-art multi-antenna solutions for 5G cellular systems, satellite/nanosatellite constellations, drone swarms, and gigabit wireless personal/local area networks (WPANs/WLANs), with the aim of providing novel insights on the design, simulation, implementation, testing, and application of antenna arrays in EHF-based next-generation networks.
Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- MmWave antenna array synthesis
- Conformal arrays for 5G devices
- Sparse arrays for mmWave communication
- K, Ka-band arrays for satellites/nanosatellites
- EHF antenna arrays for drones
- MmWave arrays for IoT/IoE wireless sensors
- Arrays for 60-GHz WPANs/WLANs
- DoA estimation in 5G systems
- 2D/3D mmWave beam scanning algorithms
- Polarization control
- Reconfigurable EHF arrays
- Dynamic range ratio reduction
- MmWave phased arrays
- Mutual coupling modeling and suppression
- High-gain mmWave antenna arrays
- EHF patch array design
- MmWave slot array antennas
- K, Ka-band reflectarray antennas
- EHF active arrays
- MmWave beamforming networks
- Massive MIMO systems
- Interference mitigation/suppression in mmWave networks
- Cooperative/distributed mmWave beamforming
- Directional mmWave communications
- Initial access in 5G networks
- Spatial processing for interfered mmWave links
- Multi-beam mmWave NOMA
- MmWave directional CSMA/Aloha schemes
- Simulation tools for mmWave radiating systems
- MmWave array prototypes
- Testing/measurement setups for mmWave antenna arrays
Dr. Giulia Buttazzoni
Dr. Massimiliano Comisso
Prof. Dr. Fulvio Babich
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- MmWave antenna arrays
- Directional communication