New Trends in Antennas and Propagation: Theory, Material, Technology, and Applications for Future Systems
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 1735
Interests: distributed mimo; RFID; Internet of Things (IoT); radio-over-fibre distributed antenna systems; cooperative systems; cognitive radio
Interests: multi-functional microwave; mmWave passive components; wireless power transfer
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Wireless applications are proliferating around the world, providing pervasive connectivity to an exponentially increasing number of objects with embedded processing capabilities. A new wave of stringent connectivity requirements is emerging from applications related to critical infrastructure, such as autonomous vehicles, drones, industrial machines, and remotely controlled robots. A fundamental part of all wireless technologies is the antenna system, which is in control of efficiently transforming the radiation energy to/from the signal processed/generated by the radio circuit units. The field of antennas and propagation is expected to experience a new revolution, sparked by the need for greater bandwidths, higher energetic efficiency, reduced latency, enhanced reliability, and higher security. This revolution includes novel sustainable fabrication techniques, joint propagation–antenna design and control, and new design and optimization tools, such as artificial intelligence. The applications of antennas range from body area networks, identification, positioning, satellite transmission, beamforming, remote control, sensing and operation.
Future wireless systems for 6G attempt to not only control the transmit/reception chain, as in legacy systems, but also control the propagation environment by using intelligent surfaces that can modify the induced/reflected waves and therefore achieve a new limit in capacity and efficiency. Antenna technology is expected to be exploited to new levels with such intelligent reflecting surfaces. We also expect to see a greater interaction between antenna design technologies and propagation characteristics, particularly in light of the future generation systems aiming to modify and optimize both approaches.
This Special Issue addresses the new trends in antenna system design, as well as propagation issues that have an impact on antenna design considering the evolution of these systems towards application in multiple areas, ranging from identification, detection, mobility, satellite, broadband transmission, low-power sensor design, RFID, the Internet of Things, etc. This Special Issue welcomes the contribution of articles that address the following areas of interest:
- Innovative materials and fabrication process of antennas
- Electromagnetic design of antennas
- Reflective intelligent surfaces
- AI for antenna design
- Vehicular propagation modelling for multiple antennas
- Cooperative MIMO
- V2v MIMO channel modelling
- Shaped surfaces
- V2x applications of antennas
- Patch antenna design
- THz communications
- Antenna optimization
- Cellular system design
- Massive MIMO
- Antenna design for millimeter wave bands
- Beamforming algorithms
- Interference cancellation techniques
Dr. Ramiro Samano Robles
Dr. Jianxing Li
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