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PIER Journals are a family of journals supported by the PhotonIcs and Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS), which has become a major symposium in the area related to photonics and electromagnetics. The scope includes all aspects of electromagnetic theory plus its wide-ranging applications. Hence, it includes topics motivated by mathematics, sciences as well as topics inspired by advanced technologies. The spectrum ranges from very low frequencies to ultra-violet frequencies. The length scale spans from nanometer length scale to kilometer length scale. The physics covers the classical regime as well as the quantum regime.

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ISSN: 1070-4698

Surface Electromagnetic Waves at Gradual Interfaces Between Lossy Media

Igor I. Smolyaninov

A low loss propagating electromagnetic wave is shown to exist at a gradual interface between two lossy conductive media. Such a surface wave may be guided by a seafloor-seawater interface and it may be used in radio communication and imaging underwater. It should allow communication distances of the order of 500 m at 10 kHz along a sandy seabed. Similar surface waves may also be guided by various tissue boundaries inside a human body. For example, such surface wave solutions may exist at planar interfaces between skull bones and grey matter inside a human head at 6 GHz.....

  • 2021-05-12

    A High Gain Inverse Concentric Yagi Director Antenna for 5G Millimetre-Wave and Satellite Communication

    Raqeebur Rehman, Javaid A. Sheikh, Khurshed A. Shah, and Ghulam Mohiuddin Bhat
    A novel high gain two port planar antenna for 5G millimetre-wave and satellite band is presented. The proposed antenna besides working in the millimetre-wave range has an added feature to work for the satellite X-band as well. The antenna has a miniaturised low-cost planar geometry having the dimensions of 1.83λ x 1.83λ x 0.07λ at 27.5 GHz, designed and fabricated on a Rogers RT/duroid substrate of thickness 0.8 mm. The proposed antenna has return loss values of 12.34 dB and 17.94 dB for the two resonant millimetre wave frequencies of 27.24 GHz and 28.88 GHz respectively and 12.66 dB for the satellite band frequency of 8.42 GHz. The antenna attains a peak gain of 10.2 dBi for 28 GHz millimetre wave band and 6.2 dBi for satellite X-band by exploiting an inverse micro-strip Yagi director geometry. The isolation between two ports has been found satisfactory thus making it operate efficiently forthe available Ka and X band capacity of the Wideband Global Satcom system (WGS). The experimental results regarding the fabricated prototype are presented and compared with the simulated results, which are in good agreement. The performance of proposed antenna regarding radiation efficiency, directivity, gain, radiation pattern, and good isolation between the two ports makes the antenna employed as a suitable candidate for satellite communication and especially for 5G millimetre-wave communication.....
  • 2021-06-16

    Design of Compact 4-Port MIMO Antenna Based on Minkowski Fractal Shape DGS for 5G Applications

    Sara Yehia Abdel Fat, Ehab K. I. Hamad, Wael Swelam, Abdemegeed Mahmoud Allam, and Hesham Abd Elhady Mohamed
    A 4-port wideband Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MIMO) antenna operating in the frequency band from 24.8 GHz to 27.6 GHz dedicated to 5G application is proposed in this manuscript. The MIMO antenna is implemented on a 23.75 × 42.5 × 0.508 mm3 Roger/Druoid 5880 substrate with relative dielectric constant εr = 2.2 and loss tangent 0.0009. Firstly, the design starts with a simulation and optimization of a single element antenna based on Minkowski fractal shape as Defected Ground Structures (DGSs) using CST Studio Suite. The single proposed element shows a 7 dBi gain and antenna efficiency of 85% at the operating frequency band. Secondly, to design a MIMO antenna with good isolation, three different configurations are used, and overall MIMO performances such as low Envelope Correlation Coefficient (ECC), high Diversity gain (DG), and low Channel Capacity Loss (CCL) are calculated and analyzed. Finally, fabrication and measurement are conducted to validate the concept for single and 2-port MIMO antenna performance.....
  • 2021-06-15

    Eigenbeam Analysis of Singly Curved Conformal Antenna Array

    Irfanullah, Hina Munsif, and Ali Imram Najam
    In this paper, eigen analysis of the correlation matrix for an 8-element singly curved conformal antenna array with plane wave(s) incident at different angles is presented. The signal eigenvectors derived from the correlation matrix are used as the array weights to generate peak beams toward the directions of the signals, and the noise eigenvectors derived from the correlation matrix are used as the array weights to generate nulls in the directions of the signals. A 1 x 8 microstrip patch antenna array is embedded on an anhedral corner type structure with different amount of surface deformation to analyse the array pattern. The patch antenna elements in the conformal array are excited with attenuators (for amplitude control) and phase shifters (for phase control) to implement the complex signal eigenvectors practically. The simulated eigenbeams using conformal antenna array are in good agreement with the measurement results. Furthermore, the effects of surface deformation on gain and beamwidth of array main beam is discussed. The proposed eigenbeam conformal antenna array can be used in smart and adaptive array applications.....
  • This paper presents two novel different feeding and coupling schemes to solve the problem of generating transmission zeros (TZ) in lower stopband and their applications to design single-band filters. The designed two filters are based on substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) square cavity with orthogonal ports. In the design of Filter A, two L-shaped stubs are introduced to form an addition coupling path between two ports, which cause the generation of one TZ. Other two TZs are formed due to the resonance characteristics of L-shaped stubs and ports offset. Two metal vias are used to adjust center frequency slightly. In the design of Filter B, other two stubs are designed to form two additional coupling paths, thus forming a total of three coupling paths with the original path. Two TZs are obtained by utilizing the phase difference between different paths, and one TZ is generated for the resonance characteristics of the proposed stub 3. Simultaneously, an L-shaped slot is used to adjust center frequency. Both designed filters use the coplanar waveguide (CPW) structure to control bandwidth. Two filters are set to operate at 14.4 GHz with bandwidth of 800 MHz. Both filters are fabricated and measured. The simulation results of two filters are in good agreement with the measured ones.....