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Recent Developments in Antennas and Wireless Propagation

Submission Deadline: 30 October 2022 (closed)

Guest Editors

Dr. Kamlesh Kumar Singh, Amity University, India.
Dr. Saifur Rahman, Najran University, KSA.
Dr. Faizan Arif Khan, Integral University, India.
Dr. Raja Ehtisham, University of Helsinki, Finland.


The present time is a period of rapid development of electronic and information technologies. It is accompanied by lowered costs in the production and implementation of these technologies. Thanks to this, they can be used in devices where advanced control has not been used so far. An example of such devices are, e.g., electric tools. The use of modern electronics can reduce the dimensions of devices, increase their reliability and reduce energy consumption. Advanced control algorithms can have a positive impact on the safety of people's work and reliability of devices. The use of complex electronics, software, and algorithms is a big challenge for the designers of these systems.

Recently, massive MIMO (mMIMO) has emerged as a key technology for the upcoming fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks. In fact, mMIMO and millimeter waves (mmWaves) have been identified as critical technologies to improve transmission rate and energy efficiency in 5G mobile communication systems. Due to the large propagation attenuation, mmWaves may present some additional advantages regarding frequency reuse, user support, and communication security but also makes energy efficiency more critical. In fact, energy efficiency (EE) is a critical issue when considering circuit power consumption (CPC) in fifth-generation cellular networks. These efficiency problems arise with the increasing number of antennas in mMIMO systems, attributable to a higher number of radio frequency (RF) chains at the base station that consume more power due to the processing activities in digital-to-analogue converters and power amplifiers. In addition, low latency and energy efficiency make complexity a critical issue in mMIMO systems. Thus, energy-efficient physical layer solutions may be critical to assure good trade-offs between complexity and energy efficiency.

This Special Issue is dedicated to energy efficiency in massive MIMO systems and Antenna wave propagation with an emphasis on energy and low complexity physical layer security solutions suited for these systems. Therefore, researchers are invited to submit their manuscripts to this Special Issue and contribute their models, proposals, reviews, and studies.


• mWaves
• massive MIMO
• 5G and millimetre wave antennas
• physical layer security
• energy efficiency
• 3D printing technology for wireless applications
• antennas
• high gain
• textile antenna
• wearable antennas
• flexible antennas
• terahertz antennas
• 5G
• millimetre wave antennas
• metasurfaces
• metamaterials
• sensors
• low complexity and latency
• Antenna and Wave propagation
• Wireless communication for embedded system
• Advanced algorithm application in embedded systems
• Internet of Things (IoT)
• UAV-based traffic offloading
• UAV-based outage compensation

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    Royal Crown Shaped Polarization Insensitive Perfect Metamaterial Absorber for C-, X-, and Ku-Band Applications

    Md. Salah Uddin Afsar, Mohammad Rashed Iqbal Faruque, Sabirin Abdullah, Mohammad Tariqul Islam
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.76, No.1, pp. 455-469, 2023, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2023.036655
    (This article belongs to this Special Issue: Recent Developments in Antennas and Wireless Propagation)
    Abstract This study proposed a new royal crown-shaped polarisation insensitive double negative triple band microwave range electromagnetic metamaterial absorber (MA). The primary purpose of this study is to utilise the exotic characteristics of this perfect metamaterial absorber (PMA) for microwave wireless communications. The fundamental unit cell of the proposed MA consists of two pentagonal-shaped resonators and two inverse C-shaped metallic components surrounded by a split ring resonator (SRR). The bottom thin copper deposit and upper metallic resonator surface are disjoined by an FR-4 dielectric substrate with 1.6 mm thickness. The CST MW studio, a high-frequency electromagnetic simulator has been deployed for… More >

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