Welcome to Antennas, Antenna Systems and Radio Propagation for Next Generation Systems (2021)

Description: Multiple antenna systems have revolutionized wireless communications by allowing the exploitation of the space dimension for performance optimization. Recent advances have allowed the integration of multiple antennas into small devices and handsets and paved the way for multiple-input- multiple-output (MIMO) systems. 

As fourth-generation (4G) mobile communication systems are being deployed, the investigation and development of 5G mobile communication systems have been started to meet the expected need for higher data rates in the future. The standardization activity of 5G is nearly finalized in 2020 and also the commercial availability of equipment is already on-going. One of the key enabling techniques in 5G systems is the use of millimeter-wave bands along with phased array antennas at both the mobile device and base station or for nanosatellite communications. Another aspect is the use of huge arrays in MIMO context (massive MIMO) which has a different design and operating options due to LOS vs NLOS deployments 

This course will address:

  • millimeter-wave antennas and their interactions with human tissues for next-generation cellular communication systems and satellite communications.
  • the particulars of massive MIMO base station antennas
  • electro-magnetic and signal state challenges in the design and evaluation of such multi-port antennas and their associated propagation characteristics.

 The topics include: 
  • Measurement methodologies for Radio propagation channels (near vs. far-field conditions )
  • Measurement for antennas
  • Summarize the commonly used methods on 5G phased array antenna designs for cellular and satellite communications. Antenna element design.
  • Channel characterization (particular attention to a near field dominated scenarios, small terminals)

Organizer: Associate Professor Shuai Zhang - sz@es.aau.dk

Lecturers: Associate Professor Wei Fan, Associate Professor Jesper Ødum Nielsen, Associate Professor Shuai Zhang

ECTS: 3.0

Time: 08-10 and 20-21 September 2021

Place: Aalborg

Zip code: 

City: Aalborg

Number of seats: 20

Deadline: 18 August 2021

Important information concerning PhD courses: We have over some time experienced problems with no-show for both project and general courses. It has now reached a point where we are forced to take action. Therefore, the Doctoral School has decided to introduce a no-show fee of DKK 3.000 for each course where the student does not show up. Cancellations are accepted no later than 2 weeks before start of the course. Registered illness is of course an acceptable reason for not showing up on those days. Furthermore, all courses open for registration approximately four months before start. This can hopefully also provide new students a chance to register for courses during the year. We look forward to your registrations.