Millimeter-wave conformal antenna array for 5G wireless applications

Syeda Fizzah Jilani, Akram Alomainy

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Abstract

This paper presents a compact, flexible and wideband antenna array designed at millimeter-wave (MMW) frequencies for upcoming 5th generation (5G) applications. The concept of Franklin array is geometrically modified to transform a conventional narrowband antenna into wideband antenna array. Fabrication of antenna is accomplished by inkjet printing on a thin PET film to achieve conformity and flexibility. Measurements show that the designed array covers 24.6-30 GHz. Moreover, radiation pattern is directive and offers beam scanning at the desired angles with frequency sweep, like a leakywave antenna (LWA). The proposed antenna array is an attractive candidate for flexible and conformal wireless devices at MMW frequencies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages1439-1440
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538632840
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2017 - San Diego, United States of America
Duration: 09 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings
Volume2017-January

Conference

Conference2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CitySan Diego
Period09 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

Keywords

  • 5G
  • Franklin array
  • Frequency scanning
  • PET

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