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International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies
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ISSN (Print) 1759-0787 - ISSN (Online) 1759-0795
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  • MRF volume 14 issue 8 Cover and Front matter

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      Pages: 1 - 2
      PubDate: 2022-09-07
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078722000952
       
  • MRF volume 14 issue 8 Cover and Back matter

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      Pages: 1 - 1
      PubDate: 2022-09-07
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078722000964
       
  • Design and development of optically transparent rectenna for RF energy
           harvesting applications

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      Authors: Devisowjanya; Potti, Gulam Nabi Alsath, Mohammed, Kirubaveni, Savarimuthu, Sudhilaya, G.
      Pages: 1081 - 1085
      Abstract: An optically transparent ultra-wideband (UWB) Vivaldi antenna with a rectifier circuit is proposed in this paper. The proposed antenna is designed and fabricated on a soda-lime glass substrate with fluorine doped conductive oxide (FTO) as the conductive layer. A radial stub is used for better impedance matching and enhancing the impedance bandwidth of the antenna. It operates over a frequency range of 2–6 GHz with a bandwidth of 4 GHz. It has a directional radiation pattern with a realized peak gain of 2.5 dBi at 4 GHz and simulated radiation efficiency greater than 28%. The transparent antenna is integrated with a rectifier and a matching circuit for radio frequency energy harvesting applications. The rectifier and matching circuit is designed on an FR4 substrate. The fabricated rectenna provided a dc voltage of 140 mV from the ambient environment. The proposed rectenna can be installed in handheld devices that increase the scope of applications in automobiles and mobile communications.
      PubDate: 2022-01-31
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078721001616
       
  • T-type folded SIW-based leaky-wave antennas with wide scanning angle and
           low cross-polarization

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      Authors: Xiao; Shixiao, Yang, Lianwu
      Pages: 949 - 954
      Abstract: In this paper, a leaky-wave antenna (LWA) with wide scanning angle and low cross-polarization is proposed based on a T-type folded substrate-integrated waveguide (FSIW). Transverse slots with a sinusoidal distribution pattern are etched on the surface of the FSIW so that transmission lines with slow-wave characteristics can excite and radiate −1 order harmonics. The length of the transverse slot affects the dispersion characteristics of the transmission line, and the sinusoidal modulation period controls the operating range of the LWA. In the frequency range of 8.3–15 GHz, the proposed LWA achieves a wide scanning ranging from backward −42° to forward +68° continuously. The cross-polarization of the beam is also kept at less than −30 dB during this scanning. A prototype is fabricated and measured to confirm the design, and the measured results show an agreement with the simulated one.
      PubDate: 2021-09-20
      DOI: 10.1017/S175907872100132X
       
  • 16-element CPW Series Fed Millimeter-wave Hexagonal Array Antenna for 5G
           Femtocell Applications

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      Authors: Harini; V., Sairam, M. V. S., Madhu, R.
      Pages: 955 - 969
      Abstract: A 16-element coplanar waveguide series fed hexagonal array antenna is proposed at millimeter-wave frequency range. In this paper, the analysis is initiated from a single-element hexagonal patch then extended to 1×2 array, 1×4 array, and 4×4 series fed hexagonal patch array antennas. The idea behind this design is to improve fractional bandwidth stage-wise with improved gain maintaining constant efficiency with all the structures. The 16-element array antenna is fabricated on Rogers RT Duriod 5880™ substrate with ɛr = 2.2 and 0.508 mm thickness. This array antenna exhibits low return loss at 28 GHz with a reflection coefficient value of −31.02 dB including almost 102% radiation efficiency and attained a maximum gain value of 8.98 dBi. The results are quite comparable with simulated 4×4 array antenna using the HFSS tool. The size of the proposed antenna is quite small which will be best suited for 5 G Femtobase stations to provide indoor communications at millimeter-wave frequencies.
      PubDate: 2021-08-13
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078721001185
       
  • Multiband antenna design based on Gosper fractal for implantable
           biomedical devices

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      Authors: Kumar; Rajeev, Singh, Surinder, Singh Chauhan, Ajay pal
      Pages: 970 - 980
      Abstract: In this paper, a novel multiband implantable planar inverted-F antenna (PIFA) antenna based on Gosper curve fractal geometry is designed for biomedical telemetry applications. The antenna has covered four dedicated frequency bands; medical implant communication system band (MICS 402–405 MHz), industrial, scientific, and medical bands (ISM 902–928 MHz and 2.4–2.5 GHz), and wireless medical telemetry services (WMTS 1395–1400 and 1429–1432 MHz). The proposed antenna is designed on Rogers RO 3010 substrate of thickness 25 mil and volume equal to 153.67 mm3. The reflection coefficient and the radiation pattern are measured inside muscle-mimicking liquid tissue phantom. The antenna has achieved the impedance bandwidth of 126, 406, 168, and 175 MHz at MICS (403 MHz), ISM (915 MHz), WMTS (1400 MHz), and ISM (2.45 GHz) with maximum gain value −33.6, −21.04, −15.48, and −10.25 dBi, respectively. The data link range between the implantable antenna and off body antenna has been performed with −16 dBm input power. Additionally, the obtained specific absorption rate with the input of 25 μW power has also been obtained within the safety limit and hence ensures the reliability of the proposed antenna.
      PubDate: 2021-08-16
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078721001203
       
  • Compact dual-band millimeter-wave antenna for 5G WLAN

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      Authors: Jose; Melvin Chamakalayil, Radha, Sankararajan, Sreeja, Balakrishnapillai Suseela, Gulam Nabi Alsath, Mohammed, Kumar, Pratap
      Pages: 981 - 988
      Abstract: This paper presents a novel compact dual-band printed antenna with an omnidirectional radiation pattern for 5G WLAN. The antenna element comprises a star-shaped patch with six disc-shaped elements at the top and a defected ground structure at the bottom, having a radius of 3.77 mm for both. The proper feeding point and alignment with its element parameters help to achieve good impedance matching. The proposed antenna has a single center feed, a low profile, and a straightforward compact structure without any feeding complexity. A high reception fidelity antenna with comparable bandwidth and moderate gain is presented. The prototype radiator was printed on a 4 mm radius and a 1.6 mm thick dielectric substrate (Rogers RT/Duroid 5880), with a dielectric constant of 2.2. The designed antenna is fabricated and measured to validate the simulation result. The measured impedance bandwidth of 1.3 GHz (27.5–28.8 GHz) and 2.2 GHz (32.45–34.65 GHz) with a respective measured gain of 1.1 and 3.2 dBi are achieved at 28 and 34 GHz. The simulated radiation efficiency of above 95% is achieved for both bands. A good agreement between simulated and measured results of the proposed work shows that the proposed antenna is suitable for 5G short-range WLAN communications.
      PubDate: 2021-08-26
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078721001288
       
  • A compact ultra-wideband square and circular slot ground plane planar
           antenna with a modified circular patch

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      Authors: Golait; Manohar, Varun Yadav, Manish, Patil, Balasaheb H., Baudha, Sudeep, Bramhane, Lokesh Kumar
      Pages: 989 - 994
      Abstract: A compact ultra-wideband (UWB) square and circular slot ground plane planar antenna with a modified circular patch for UWB communication is presented. This antenna has a low reflection coefficient and high gain in the range of 8.94 GHz, starting from 2.85 to 11.79 GHz. The proposed antenna demonstrates UWB behavior with electrically small dimensions of 0.18 λ0×0.14 λ0×0.015 λ0 (λ0 is the free-space wavelength at 2.85 GHz). The fractional bandwidth of the antenna is 122.1%, with stable radiations. The antenna's maximum gain stands at 2.79 dBi, and the antenna's peak efficiency stands at 72%, respectively. It is lightweight, compact, and easy to manufacture. Hence, it can be used for the complete range of UWB applications and covers Wi-Max/WLAN/ X-Band and Ku-Band.
      PubDate: 2021-08-25
      DOI: 10.1017/S175907872100129X
       
  • A compact CPW-fed monopole antenna for multi-band application

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      Authors: Zhou; YunYan, Zhao, NianShun, Ning, RenXia, Bao, Jie
      Pages: 995 - 1001
      Abstract: A compact coplanar waveguide-fed monopole antenna is presented in this paper. The proposed antenna is composed of three monopole branches. In order to achieve the miniaturization, the longest branch was bent. The antenna is printed on an FR4 dielectric substrate, having a compact size of 0.144λ0 × 0.105λ0 × 0.003λ0 at its lowest resonant frequency of 900 MHz. The multiband antenna covers five frequency bands: 820–990 MHz, 1.87–2.08 GHz, 2.37–2.93 GHz, 3.98–4.27 GHz, and 5.47–8.9 GHz, which covers the entire radio frequency identification bands (860–960 MHz, 2.4–2.48 GHz, and 5.725–5.875 GHz), Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) bands (890–960 MHz and 1.850–1.990 GHz), WLAN bands (2.4–2.484 GHz and 5.725–5.825 GHz), WiMAX band (2.5–2.69 GHz), X-band satellite communication systems (7.25–7.75 GHz and 7.9–8.4 GHz), and sub 6 GHz in 5G mobile communication system (3.3–4.2 GHz and 4.4–5.0 GHz). Also, the antenna has good radiation characteristics in the operating band, which is nearly omnidirectional. Both the simulated and experimental results are presented and compared and a good agreement is established. The proposed antenna operates in five frequency bands with high gain and good radiation characteristics, which make it a suitable candidate in terminal devices with multiple communication standards.
      PubDate: 2021-09-17
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078721001318
       
  • Gradient-based optimization method for interference suppression of linear
           arrays by the amplitude-only and phase-only control

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      Authors: Gao; Renjing, Tang, Yi, Wang, Qi, Liu, Shutian
      Pages: 1002 - 1008
      Abstract: This paper presents a gradient-based optimization method for interference suppression of linear arrays by controlling the electrical parameters of each array element, including the amplitude-only and phase-only. Gradient-based optimization algorithm (GOA), as an efficient optimization algorithm, is applied to the optimization problem of the anti-interference arrays that is generally solved by the evolutionary algorithms. The goal of this method is to maximize the main beam gain while minimizing the peak sidelobe level (PSLL) together with the null constraint. To control the nulls precisely and synthesize the radiation pattern accurately, the full-wave method of moments is used to consider the mutual coupling among the array elements rigorously. The searching efficiency is improved greatly because the gradient (sensitivity) information is used in the algorithm for solving the optimization problem. The sensitivities of the design objective and the constraint function with respect to the design variables are analytically derived and the optimization problems are solved by using GOA. The results of the GOA can produce the desired null at the specific positions, minimize the PSLL, and greatly shorten the computation time compared with the often-used non-gradient method such as genetic algorithm and cuckoo search algorithm.
      PubDate: 2021-09-28
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078721001355
       
  • A low-profile circularly polarized microstrip antenna using elliptical
           electromagnetic band gap structure

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      Authors: Patil; Shilpee, Verma, Alka, Kumar Singh, Anil, Kanaujia, Binod Kumar, Kumar, Suresh
      Pages: 1009 - 1018
      Abstract: This study investigates a low-profile circularly polarized (CP) antenna using coplanar waveguide feeding. Rectangular-shaped slots and an inverted L-shaped slit are entrenched into the ground plane to enhance the impedance bandwidth of the antenna. Furthermore, the antenna is implemented with six elliptical electromagnetic band gap structures on its substrate to enhance the −10 dB return loss bandwidth and also to generate CP waves. The experimental and theoretical results closely match each other and indicate that a simple and compact design antenna with dimensions of 0.317λ0 × 0.317λ0 × 0.023λ0(λ0 is the operating wavelength at 4.74 GHz in free space) achieves 36.9% (3.91–5.68 GHz) of the −10 dB return loss bandwidth and 9.98% (4.09–4.52 GHz) of the 3-dB axial ratio bandwidth, thus making it a favorable entrant for radio altimeter and wireless avionics infra-communication systems.
      PubDate: 2021-09-28
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078721001367
       
  • Dual-band-notched UWB MIMO antennas with miniaturization using
           half-cutting technology

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      Authors: Du; Zhonghong, Zhang, Xiaohui, Qin, Peiyu, Yuan, Yanning, Liu, Jiangfan, Xi, Xiaoli
      Pages: 1019 - 1026
      Abstract: A compact four-element ultra-wideband (UWB) multiple-input–multiple-output (MIMO) antenna with dual polarization and dual-notched capabilities was developed and fabricated. The MIMO antenna is composed of four orthogonally placed half-cutting UWB antenna elements. This orthogonal placement improves the isolation. Furthermore, an L-shaped slot and a continuous bending slot are etched to realize the band-rejection function in the WiMAX and WLAN bands. The result shows that the antenna achieved operating bands of 2.9–16.5 GHz (140.2%, S11 < −10 dB), fully covering the UWB (3.1–10.6 GHz). The port isolation is greater than 23 dB in the frequency band of interest, excluding two rejected bands. Moreover, the MIMO antenna has excellent diversity performance, such as a low envelope correlation coefficient (
      PubDate: 2021-10-07
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078721001392
       
  • Untilted edge slot antennas excited by T-shaped wires

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      Authors: Moradian; Mahdi
      Pages: 1027 - 1038
      Abstract: An effective method is proposed to excite the untilted edge slot antennas. In the proposed method, two T-shaped wires are placed at both sides of each untilted slot. Two legs of each T-shaped wire are connected to the waveguide walls, while the third leg is open. One of the T-shaped wires connects the upper broad wall of the waveguide to the narrow wall of the waveguide which contains the slots. Similarly, the other T-shaped wires connect the lower broad wall of the waveguide to the narrow wall of the waveguide that contains the slots. The phase reversal between the adjacent slots can be accomplished by changing the orientation of the T-shaped wires. It is shown that the arm lengths of the connected wires can be employed as a parameter to control the radiated power by the slots. Furthermore, the arm lengths of the open wires can be selected properly to control the dynamic range of the equivalent normalized susceptance associated with each untilted slot antenna. To validate the effectiveness of the proposed antennas, two linear arrays consisting of 11 slots have been designed, implemented, and tested. The simulation and the measurement results of the designed arrays show that for the proposed untilted edge slot antennas, the dynamic range of the equivalent normalized susceptance is improved significantly which leads to a straightforward design process with no requirement to resort to any time-consuming tuning process.
      PubDate: 2021-10-18
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078721001410
       
  • A simple and effective broadband decoupling structure for UWB-MIMO antenna

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      Authors: Zhai; Huiqing, Zhang, Kunming, Huo, Yu, Guo, Chaozong
      Pages: 1039 - 1044
      Abstract: A new type of closed square ring decoupling structure is proposed in this letter, which can effectively reduce the coupling of antennas. The designed antenna is composed of two elliptical monopoles and a common ground loaded with a broadband parasitic decoupling structure. Considering the impedance matching, each antenna element is changed from the original rectangular microstrip feed to a tapered microstrip feed and etched a circular slot on the elliptical monopole patch. By comparison with the original antenna without any decoupling structure, through loading the broadband decoupling structure on the ground, the antenna isolation is improved by 10 dB in most frequency bands. Comparing simulation and measurement results, the antenna achieves better than 25 dB isolation over the whole operating band (3.3–12 GHz). By manufacturing and testing the antenna designed in this article, the excellent performance parameters obtained also prove that the antenna can be used in portable devices.
      PubDate: 2021-12-17
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078721001628
       
  • Robustness study of bandpass NGD behavior of ring-stub microstrip circuit
           under temperature variation

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      Authors: Du; Hongyu, Wan, Fayu, Lalléchère, Sébastien, Rahajandraibe, Wenceslas, Ravelo, Blaise
      Pages: 1045 - 1053
      Abstract: This paper explores an original study of bandpass (BP) negative group delay (NGD) robustness applied to the ring-stub passive circuit. The proof of concept (PoC) circuit is constituted by a ring associated with the open-end stub implemented in microstrip technology. An innovative experimental setup of a temperature room containing the NGD PoC connected to a vector network analyzer is described. Then, the electrothermal data of S-parameters are measured by varying the ambient or room temperature range from 20 to 60°C, i.e. 40°C maximal variation. The empirical results of the group delay (GD), transmission and reflection coefficient mappings versus the couple (temperature, frequency) highlight how the temperature affects the BP NGD responses. An innovative electrothermal calibration technique by taking into account the interconnection cable influence is developed. The electrothermal robustness analysis is carried out by variations of the NGD center frequency, cut-off frequencies and value in function of the temperature.
      PubDate: 2021-11-23
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078721001562
       
  • Multi-user transmission for the joint radar communication systems based on
           amplitude phase shift keying modulation and waveform diversity

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      Authors: Alselwi; Abdulmuneem, Khan, Adnan Umar, Qureshi, Ijaz Mansoor, Khan, Wasim, Basit, Abdul
      Pages: 1054 - 1068
      Abstract: In this paper, an efficient dual function radar-communication system is proposed to improve the system's resource utilization. In this work, we considered a scenario where the location of the communication receiver is known prior but the radar target is moving and its location is changing with time. Therefore, we proposed a closed-loop design that allows an adaptive selection of appropriate information embedding strategies during tracking operations. We used two strategies that utilize the amplitudes and/or phases of the transmitted radar waveforms toward the communication direction according to the position of the communication receiver during each scan. Hence, during each radar illumination, the system carries out a target-tracking task and simultaneously maintains the communication symbols transmission toward the intended communication direction. The simulation results verify the effective performance of the proposed approach in terms of target detection and tracking performance and angular bit error rate (BER). Furthermore, the proposed amplitude phase-shift keying signaling strategy can transmit different communication symbols to different users located within the sidelobe region and also provides a significant improvement in data rate transmission and BER performance compared with the existing sidelobe-based communication strategies.
      PubDate: 2021-09-10
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078721001306
       
  • A wideband and directive metasurface FPC antenna with toroidal metal
           structure loading

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      Authors: Dawar; Parul, Abdalla, Mahmoud A.
      Pages: 1069 - 1080
      Abstract: In this paper, a novel metasurface-based Fabry−Perot cavity antenna loaded with toroidal metal structures is presented. The antenna is compact, wideband, and has high directivity and a high front-to-back ratio. The idea of the antenna is based on loading a microstrip narrow band patch antenna resonating at 4.5 GHz by a single layer metasurface superstrate and with a toroidal metal structure. The metasurface superstrate comprises a periodic array of square patch cells. Compared to conventional microstrip antenna, the front to back lobe ratio is increased from 7 to 20 dB and the directivity is increased by 7 dB. Also, the antenna impedance bandwidth is 34% which is increased four times. This is the first-ever antenna with enhanced bandwidth and directivity using a single layer of metasurface and that too made up of periodic cell array and has application as an energy harvester.
      PubDate: 2021-10-06
      DOI: 10.1017/S1759078721001380
       
 
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