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Title: Design, modelling, and characterisation of millimetre-wave antennas for 5G wireless applications
Author: Jilani, Syeda Fizzah
ISNI:       0000 0004 7654 0038
Awarding Body: Queen Mary University of London
Current Institution: Queen Mary, University of London
Date of Award: 2018
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Future 5G systems and beyond are expected to implement compact and versatile antennas in highly densifi ed millimetre-wave (MMW) wireless networks. This research emphasises on the realisation of 5G antennas provided with wide bandwidth, high gain, adaptable performance, preferably conformal implementation, and feasible bulk fabrication. Ka{band (26.5{40 GHz) is selected based on recent 5G standardisation, and novel antenna geometries are developed in this work on both rigid and flexible substrates by implementing advanced techniques of frequency reconfi guration, multiple-input-multiple- output (MIMO) assembly, as well as wideband and multiband antennas and arrays. Nove lMMW wideband antennas are presented for 5G and spatial diversity at the antenna front-ends is substantially improved by deploying wideband antennas in a MIMO topology for simultaneous multiple-channel communication. However, wideband operation is often associated with efficiency degradation, which demands a more versatile approach that allows the adaptable antenna to select the operating frequency. In this research, high performance recon figurable antennas are designed for frequency selection over Ka- {band. Also, an efficient and conformal antenna front-end solution is developed, which integrates both frequency recon guration and MIMO technology. Gain of the antenna is critically important for 5G systems to mitigate high propagation losses. Antenna design with both high gain and bandwidth is challenging as wideband antennas are traditionally gain-limited, while antenna arrays deliver high gain over a narrow bandwidth. An Enhanced Franklin array model is proposed in this thesis, which aggregates multiband response with high gain performance. Furthermore, novel flexible monopole antenna and array con gurations are realised to attain high gain profi le over the complete Ka{band. These proposed 5G antennas are anticipated as potential contribution in the progress towards the realisation of future wireless networks.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: EECS ; National University of Sciences and Technology
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Electronic Engineering and Computer Science ; 5G systems ; millimetre-wave wireless networks. ; multiple-input-multiple- output ; Networks and Antennas