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Project #25: Half-Mode Substrate Integrated Waveguide Antennas for Millimetre-Wave Communications

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Description:

The Half-Mode Substrate Integrated Waveguide (HMSIW) Antenna is a type of waveguide antenna for which the point of radiation along the waveguiding structure can be controlled by varying the frequency.  The ability to change the point of radiation is akin to physically moving a point-source antenna, and may find applications in 5G millimetre wave indoor systems as a way of overcoming shadowing (in which objects within the physical environment can block transmissions).

The aims of this project are to (i) identify appropriate structures for HMSIW antennas (ii) design and model one or more candidate examples of these (using CST Microwave Studio); (iii) fabricate and measure the perfomance of these; and (iv) assess the extent to which these antennas are able to ameliorate the effects of shadowing.

 

Outcome:

A design of one or more HMSIW antennas.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite ELECTENG307, corequisite ELECTENG721.

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