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Antenna Systems and Advanced Communication Technologies for 5G and Beyond

Submission Deadline: 30 June 2022 (closed)

Guest Editors

Dr. Nitin Mittal, Chandigarh University, India.
Dr. Amit Gupta, I.K. Gujral Punjab Technical University, India.
Dr. Harbinder Singh, Chandigarh University, India.
Dr. Jaspreet Chahal, RMIT University, Australia.


The current implementation of 5G is frequently exposing the system's inherent limitations in comparison to what was promised over the previous decade, such as Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communication (URLLC). This forces the research community to prioritize the introduction of new, creative, and useful technologies while maintaining the goal of 5G. While 5G is still in its early stages of research and implementation, 6G has already begun to appear on the horizon. Our culture will become increasingly data-driven during the next decade, facilitated by a ubiquitous cellular access. The developing technologies are intended to meet both the unmet expectations of 4G and the new ones in every corner of the world, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), with ubiquitous wireless access. The Internet of Things, as one of the fundamental methods in 5G, is proving to be a game-changer in the future of telecommunications, wearable devices, car telematics, and unmanned vehicles. MIMO technology, which utilizes multiple antennas, has the potential to meet the requirements of 5G/6G communications. It has become a hot topic in the world of wireless communications due to its ability to greatly increase the system's capacity and resistance to multipath fading. This technology is critical and likely the most established component required to achieve the projected data transmission speeds of future communication networks. Multiple antennas are deployed on both the transmitter and receiver sides of MIMO systems. Massive MIMO with a large number of antennas will minimize energy usage by beamforming signals to specific users. Apart from sub-6 GHz bands, 5G/6G devices are planned to support millimeter-wave (mmWave) and terahertz (THz) spectral bands. Moving to higher bands, on the other hand, introduces new problems and will very definitely necessitate careful consideration of the antenna design for smart devices. The purpose of this special issue is to review current research and development trends and results in the design and use of antennas for 5G and beyond 5G wireless communications, as well as to identify strategies for integrating these antenna systems into future networks


Submission can focus on conceptual and applied research in topics including but not limited to:

 MIMO antenna system/diversity antennas

 Massive MIMO antenna array for base station applications

 Smartphone antennas

 SAR and user impact on antenna performance

 Phased array and beam-steerable antenna arrays

 MM-wave and THz antennas

 Beamforming and smart antennas for 5G and beyond

 Reconfigurable antennas for 5G and beyond communications

 Prototyping, measurements, and experimentation of 5G/6G antennas

 Metamaterial inspired antennas

 Multi-functional metamaterials and metasurfaces

 Polarization control with metamaterials and metasurfaces

 Physics of metamaterials and metasurfaces

 Metamaterial-based adaptative beamforming

 Frequency selective surface inspired antennas

 Metamaterial absorber

 Metamaterial superstrate and substrate

 Focusing, imaging, and sensing techniques

 Prototyping and experimentation of metamaterials and metasurfaces for THz

 Dynamic metasurface antennas for 5G/6G


The purpose of this special issue is to draw attention to the latest progress in the theory, design, development, and in-field deployment of antennas and advanced communication technologies for 5G and beyond wireless communication. Current advancements in autonomous driving, microwave-inspired healthcare, microwave-addicted manufacturing, and 3D printing, as well as radio frequency integrated antennas and antenna-in-package, are highly wanted for their ability to bring together recent discoveries on highly important issues. Additional cutting-edge innovations utilizing multidisciplinary approaches are likely to emerge as a result of recent advancements in functional materials, semiconductor technology, and metamaterials. This special issue seeks to motivate and involve scientists and engineers in the next wireless era, which is destined for a brighter future with 5G and beyond.


MIMO antenna system
Massive MIMO
Antenna arrays
Adaptive Beamforming
Reconfigurable antennas

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