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2022-01-19 PIER Letters Vol. 102, 87-94, 2022. doi:10.2528/PIERL21111106

Near-Field Measurement System Based on a Software Defined Radio

Marcelo Bender Perotoni, Leandro A. Silva, Walter Silva, and Kenedy M. G. Santos

This article reports an SDR (software-defined radio) operating as a receiver for near-field measurement, aiming at EMC pre-compliance tests. The SDR replaces professional-grade RF instrumentation with benefits, with the lower costs. Its software application is based on Open-source GNU-Radio, which grants a higher versatility to the signal processing and visualization, requiring a single laptop to analyze the data and control the whole system, in real time. Reported tests used two commercial PCB magnetic field probes, and a proof-of-concept near-field imaging is performed in an S-shaped transmission line at 1100 MHz.

2022-01-17 PIER Letters Vol. 102, 77-85, 2022. doi:10.2528/PIERL21120202

Compact and Broadband Uniplanar Microstrip Antenna for Endfire Radiation


A compact and broadband uniplanar Microstrip Antenna (MSA) is proposed for endfire radiation at sub-6 GHz 5G frequency band. The proposed antenna consists of a semi-elliptical radiating element and a U-shaped ground plane. The use of semi-elliptical radiating element results in a wide impedance bandwidth (BW) and compact size. The U-shaped ground plane further improves the bandwidth due to the increased coupling from radiating element to ground. An endfire radiation pattern, 3.8 dBi peak gain, and 49.8% bandwidth (BW) are achieved while a compact size of 0.47λ0×0.13λ0×0.008λ0 (where λ0 is the wavelength in free space at the center frequency) is kept. A parametric study based on CST-MWS simulations is also presented together with an equivalent circuit analysis to see the effects of various dimensional parameters of the uniplanar MSA with an elliptical radiating element. To validate the simulation results, prototype of the proposed antenna was fabricated and tested. The measured results are in good agreement with the simulated ones.

2022-01-17 PIER Letters Vol. 102, 67-75, 2022. doi:10.2528/PIERL21102701

Anti-Crosstalk Noise Performance Analysis of Multi-Symbol Transmission and Joint Crosstalk Reduction Method

Yafei Wang, Rui Li, Chenlong Li, Yanxiao Zhao, and Xuehua Li

Crosstalk between interconnected lines is considered from two perspectives in this study. From a physical space perspective, the four transmission lines are reduced to two transmission lines. Meanwhile, the replacement of signal transmission of four-channels 2PAM (Pulse Amplitude Modulation) with signal transmission of two-channels 4PAM can reduce the quantity of transmission line and increase the space between the transmission lines. Thus, it can reduce the crosstalk. Under the same signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), the change in symbol error rate (SER) after signals of four-channels 2PAM are changed to those of two-channels 4PAM is given. Results show that the latter has an advantage in anti-crosstalk compared with the former in terms of the influence of crosstalk on SER. From the signal space perspective, applying signal linear combination transformation can convert the multiplexing signals in the interconnects into orthogonal mode. This process can cancel the crosstalk. In this study, the two methods are combined to save wiring while reducing crosstalk. ADS simulation results show that the eye pattern of 4 PAM signal recovers well by saving half the number of transmission lines.

2022-01-10 PIER Letters Vol. 102, 57-65, 2022. doi:10.2528/PIERL21112304

Linearly Polarized and Circularly Polarized Cylindrical Dielectric Resonator Antenna

Lakshminarayana Usha and Kandasamy Krishnamoorthy

This paper presents the design of a novel aperture coupled cylindrical dielectric resonator antenna with linear polarization and circular polarization. The linearly polarized cylindrical dielectric resonator antenna (LP CDRA) with proposed aperture and microstrip feed line excites three hybrid radiating modes (HEM111, HEM21δ and HEM13δ) in three impedance bands. The circularly polarized cylindrical dielectric resonator antenna (CP CDRA) with proposed aperture and flag shaped feed line excites six different hybrid radiation modes (HEM11δ, HEM21δ−like, HEM21δ, HEM12δ, HEM13δ, HEM14δ) in three impedance band and three CP bands. Different sense of CP is reported. The antennas operate in both C and X bands.

2022-01-06 PIER Letters Vol. 102, 47-55, 2022. doi:10.2528/PIERL21101703

High Performance CPW Fed Printed Antenna with Double Layered Frequency Selective Surface Reflector for Bandwidth and Gain Improvement

Harikrishna Paik, Shailendra Kumar Mishra, Chadalvada Mohan Sai Kumar, and Khambam Premchand

An aperture coupled printed antenna using frequency selective surface (FSS) reflector is reported in this paper. The proposed antenna includes two layers of FSS reflectors designed with an array of 7×5 crossed elements on the top substrate to achieve wideband, high gain and improved directivity. The antenna implements an aperture coupled radiating element on the bottom substrate which serves as a source feed antenna to the FSS reflector. The proposed structure has an overall dimension of 30×32×1.6 mm3 operating between 6.5 and 8.3 GHz with an impedance bandwidth of 1.8 GHz. The results reveal that the impedance bandwidths in excess of 82.3% and 44.5% have been achieved compared to the source feed antenna and antenna with single layer FSS, respectively. Further, the peak gain of 6.25 dB is also achieved in the operational frequency band with a two-layer FSS which is 29.4% and 15.8% more than the antenna without FSS and antenna with single FSS layer. Due to compact structure, wideband, high gain, and fabrication simplicity, the proposed antenna may be suitable for long distance communication systems.

2022-01-03 PIER Letters Vol. 102, 37-45, 2022. doi:10.2528/PIERL21100303

Extra Compact Two Element Sub 6 GHz MIMO Antenna for Future 5G Wireless Applications

Issmat Shah Masoodi, Insha Ishteyaq, and Khalid Muzaffar

In this paper, a single band two element MIMO antenna for future 5G wireless applications at 5 GHz is presented. The antenna consists of T over T shaped meander micro strip lines printed on the front side and defected ground structure on the back side of an RT Rogers 5880 substrate, which are able to excite a resonance mode. The antenna operates at 4900 to 5060 MHz (|S11| < -10 dB) covering the 5G NR band n79. The antennas are to be placed symmetrically along the edges at the corners of the Smartphone panel. The isolation in the case of two elements MIMO antenna is enhanced by an I-shaped ground slot. The mutual coupling reduction is facilitated by 10 mm neutralization line (NL) at both hands. The prototype is fabricated to validate the proposed model. The measured results show good accordance with simulated results. The main performance results wherever possible of the proposed design are calculated, compared and analyzed with the measured results.

2022-01-02 PIER Letters Vol. 102, 27-36, 2022. doi:10.2528/PIERL21112508

Dual Circularly Polarized Wideband Magneto-Electric Dipole Antenna for Wireless Applications

Xiaoxiang Ding, Shinan Wu, Guoqing Yang, and Hai Lan

A wideband magneto-electric (ME) dipole with characteristics of dual-circular polarization is presented in this paper. The proposed antenna is composed of four horizontal radiation patches, four pairs of vertical radiation patches, a ground plane, a pair of wideband feeding networks, and novel crossed feeding structures which work as wideband 3-stage impedance matching transitions. The feeding networks which contain a Wilkinson power divider and a coupled-line phase shifter are printed on the bottom of the ground plane, and they can provide stable two-way output wideband signals with quadrature-phase. The proposed antenna works as a ME dipole with a wide operation bandwidth of 53.2% (S11 < -10 dB, and Axial Ratio (AR) < 3 dB) from 1.71 GHz to 2.95 GHz for right-hand circular polarization (RHCP) and 62% from 1.7 GHz to 3.25 GHz for left-hand circular polarization (LHCP), respectively.

2022-01-02 PIER Letters Vol. 102, 19-26, 2022. doi:10.2528/PIERL21110902

Bandpass Filter Design with Stub-Loaded Uniform Impedance Resonator and L-Shaped Feed Structure

Yun Xiu Wang, Wei Chao Yang, and Min Jiang

Novel microstrip single-band and dual-band bandpass filters (BPFs) are presented in this paper. Firstly, a pair of open-ended stubs of less than λ/4 in length is connected to a uniform impedance resonator (UIR) at two symmetrical positions with respect to its centre, and at the same time other two open-circuited stubs with different lengths are loaded in the middle of the resonator. By virtue of parallel-coupling structure at I/O ports, a single-band BPF is constructed centered at 2.2 GHz with 10.6% 3-dB bandwidth, and two transmission zeros are implemented at the right side of the passband. Next, the L-shaped I/O coupled lines are applied to suppress the inherent spurious response of the stubs-loaded resonator. As a result, a dual-band BPF with two passbands at 2.2 GHz and 5.2 GHz, which is self-contained with three transmission zeros between the two passbands, is constituted. Finally, the proposed bandpass filters are designed and fabricated to provide an experimental validation for the predicted performances.

2021-12-29 PIER Letters Vol. 102, 9-18, 2022. doi:10.2528/PIERL21110301

Capacitive-Wireless Power Transfer System for Power Supply of a Wireless Sensor System on a Propulsion Shaft

Van Ai Hoang and Young Chul Lee

We present a capacitive wireless power transfer (C-WPT) system using rotating capacitors for wireless sensor system (WSS) on propulsion shaft. In order to supply stable power to the WSS consisting of four sensors, a controller, and a radio module, we designed the rotating capacitor connected in parallel with multiple plates that minimizes the change in capacitance of the power coupling capacitor of the C-WPT system. A Class-E converter and transformers topology are utilized to drive the C-WPT system for WSS. The fabricated C-WPT system transmitted stable power even when the rotational speed of the shaft was changed from 100 to 300 revolution per minute (rpm), and achieved power of 20.48 W and transmission efficiency of 64.29%.

2021-12-25 PIER Letters Vol. 102, 1-8, 2022. doi:10.2528/PIERL21102005

Bandpass Frequency Selective Surface with Sharp Sidebands for 5G Electromagnetic Shielding of Fixed Satellite System in C-Band

Min Tang, Qi-Kun Liu, Dong-Fang Zhou, Chen-Qing Pan, and Zhen-Ning Yao

In this letter, a new bandpass frequency selective surface (FSS) with sharp sidebands is proposed to suppress electromagnetic interferences caused by the fifth generation (5G) mobile communication to fixed C-band satellite system. The proposed design is composed of three cascaded layers separated by air space, whose unit cell geometry comprises metal square loops, square slots and their evolvement. As the overall configuration yields high-order bandpass characteristics with multiple transmission poles and zeros, a flat passband covering 3.7-4.2 GHz is obtained, while the out-of-band shielding effectiveness mostly remains better than 20 dB over frequency lower than 6.5 GHz. Good angular stability and polarization independency are also achieved due to structural symmetry. A prototype was fabricated and measured, whose results agree well with the full-wave simulation.