Special Issue "Design and Implementation of Ultra-Wideband Antenna Arrays"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Circuit and Signal Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 158

Special Issue Editors

Department of Electronic Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: low power & low voltage CMOS integrated circuits; analog integrated circuits; power electronic systems; electrical energy processing and management
Department of Electronic Engineering, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, 08034 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: low power & low voltage CMOS integrated circuits; analog/RF and mixed-signal integrated circuits; antenna arrays; beamforming systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Radio frequency (RF) antenna array systems are of increasing interest for wireless communications, such as remote sensing, radars, satellite receivers, etc. They can be implemented in a wide range of communication applications for electronically scanning the beam pattern of the antenna arrays. The beam patterns characterize the important specifications of the antenna arrays, including spatial direction, gain, beamwidth, etc. Apart from the RF antenna arrays, ultra-wideband (UWB) radio-based antenna array systems are also attractive, for example, for radar and short-range communications, since they exploit very narrow pulses which result in covering extremely large bandwidths and thus achieving high-range resolutions and high data rates.

Antenna arrays allow for the reconfigurability and electronically scanning or reshaping of beam patterns. This technique is known as beamforming. In fact, beamforming is a form of spatial filtering in which elements in an antenna array are combined so that received signals at one particular direction are enhanced, while attenuating or nullifying unwanted interfering signals coming from other directions as much as possible.

The scope and purpose of this Special Issue is to publish papers in the specific area of ultra-wideband antenna array systems dealing with the theory, design, and experimental verification of the transistor-level integrated circuits. Antenna array beamforming systems are attracting increasing attention and have a broad application in radars, high-resolution imaging, and communications. This Special Issue covers research topics such as analog and mixed-signal circuits and systems, tunability techniques of circuits and systems, modeling and design techniques, and control schemes for the realization of the antenna array beamforming systems.     

Dr. Herminio Martínez García
Dr. Seyed Rasoul Aghazadeh
Guest Editors

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  • ultra-wideband
  • antenna arrays
  • beamforming
  • integrated circuits and systems

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