Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019
Antenna arrays are one of the key features of all modern communication and industrial systems employing RF, microwave, and mm-wave frequencies.
The challenges faced by modern and future communication systems require devices capable of dynamically manipulating the electromagnetic field. The best and most flexible way of realizing these devices is by means of antenna arrays.
Just as an example, the short coming ITC technologies, like 5G and IoT communications, will make a massive use of antenna arrays to satisfy the requirement of thousands of contemporaneously connected devices. Beside the more recent applications, we cannot neglect the importance of arrays and relative signal processing for more “traditional” applications, like radar, satellite communications, astronomical observation.
For all these reasons, the research on arrays, from the first studies in the middle of the last century, has never stopped, and array-related topics are now particularly hot.
The main aim of this Special Issue is to seek high-quality submissions that highlight emerging applications of arrays, addressing recent breakthroughs in the development of array antennas and array signal processing.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- Antenna array synthesis
- Smart and adaptive arrays
- Active arrays
- Sparse arrays
- Arrays for IoT
- Arrays for 5G communications
- Reconfigurable arrays
- Antenna Array measurements
- Antenna Array diagnosis
- Antenna Array optimization
- Arrays for satellite communications
- Arrays for astronomical applications
- Arrays for biomedical applications
- MIMO and Massive MIMO arrays
- Beam forming networks
- Beam forming techniques
- Target identification and DoA estimation