Flexible millimetre-wave frequency reconfigurable antenna for wearable applications in 5G networks

Syeda Fizzah Jilani, Berit Greinke, Yang Hao, Akram Alomainy

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Abstract

In order to keep pace with the growing research and development on millimetre-wave (MMW) antennas for the fifth generation (5G) networks, this paper integrates the frequency reconfigurability in a flexible antenna operating at MMW frequency spectrum. The proposed antenna is designed on liquid crystal polymer (LCP) substrate which is currently well recognised for its distinguishing performance at high frequencies. Antenna geometry consists of a radiating patch like a shape of tuning fork and two stubs which can be made part of radiating element by means of two switches. The proposed antenna offers a frequency reconfiguration over an operational frequency range of 20.7-36 GHz by four different switch configurations. Surface mount PIN diodes have been assembled on LCP substrate as a switch. Inkjet printing has also been suggested for antenna fabrication. The proposed antenna is well suited for wearable communication systems and body-centric applications for future 5G networks because of its notable features of conformity, light-weight, high-efficiency, and frequency reconfigurability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages846-848
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781509025022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Sept 2016
Event2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016 - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 14 Aug 201618 Aug 2016

Publication series

Name2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016

Conference

Conference2016 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory, EMTS 2016
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityEspoo
Period14 Aug 201618 Aug 2016

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