Antennas and Propagation for 5G and Beyond
Transforming the way we live, work, and engage with our environment, 5G and beyond technologies will provide much higher bandwidth and connectivity to billions of devices. This brings enormous opportunities but of course the widespread deployment of these technologies faces challenges, including the need for reliable connectivity, a diverse range of bandwidths, dynamic spectrum sharing, channel modelling and wave propagation for ultra-dense wireless networks, as well as price pressures. The choice of an antenna system will also be a critical component of all node end devices and will present several design challenges such as size, purpose, shape and placement. In this edited book, the authors bring new approaches for exploiting challenging propagation channels and the development of efficient, cost-effective, scalable, and reliable antenna systems and solutions, as well as future perspectives.
The book is aimed at a wide audience of industry and academic researchers, scientists and engineers as well as advanced students in the field of antennas, ICTs, signal processing and electromagnetics. It will also be useful to network and system designers, developers and manufacturers. Stakeholders, government regulators, policy makers and standards bodies can use the information provided here to better understand the effects of the technology on the market and future developments for 5G and beyond systems and networks.
About the Editors
Qammer H. Abbasi is a senior lecturer and deputy head of the Communications Sensing and Imaging research group at the James Watt School of Engineering in the University of Glasgow, UK. His research interests cover the fields of 5G and beyond antenna and propagation, nano communication, wearable and implantable communication and sensors. He is one of the Investigator for Glasgow's project under Scotland 5G Centre. He is a college member of EPSRC UK and FWO Belgium, a senior member of the IEEE and endorsed as UK Exceptional talent by Royal Academy of Engineering.
Syeda F. Jilani is a research scientist at the Frontier Institute for Research in Sensor Technologies of the University of Maine, USA. Her research interests cover the areas of 5G, millimetre-wave antennas, adaptable antennas, wearable antenna technology, conformal meta-textiles, harsh-environment sensors, microfabrication and RF devices.
Akram Alomainy is a reader in antennas and applied electromagnetics, and a member of the Antennas and Electromagnetics Research Group at Queen Mary University of London, UK. He is the URSI Commission B UK Representative and Associate member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS). He is a chartered engineer, a college member of EPSRC UK and FWO Belgium, a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the IET.
Muhammad A. Imran is Dean of the University of Glasgow UESTC, a professor of communication systems at the James Watt School of Engineering and a head of the Communications Sensing and Imaging research group. He is an affiliate professor at the University of Oklahoma, USA, and a visiting professor at the 5G Innovation Centre, University of Surrey, UK. He is the Principal Investigator for Glasgow's project under Scotland 5G Centre. He is a chartered engineer, a college member of EPSRC UK and FWO Belgium, an IET fellow, a senior member of the IEEE and a senior fellow of Higher Education Academy, UK.
Qammer H. Abbasi, Syeda Fizzah Jilani, Akram Alomainy, Muhammad Ali Imran