Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Antenna Systems

Hussain Al-Rizzo

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Dr. Al-Rizzo is a pioneering researcher in the broad topics of antenna arrays, flexible wireless systems, scattering of electromagnetic waves, implantable medical devices, GPS, industrial high-power microwave heating, 4G LTE, and massive MIMO. He has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, 6 book chapters, and 4 patents.

Co-editor:

Said Abushamleh

Indiana Institute of Technology

Dr. Abushamleh is a pioneering researcher in electromagnetic bandgap structures and their applications in antenna engineering, he is also an IEEE member.

Covering

Wireless Power Transmission Electromagnetic Circuit Cosimulation Rectenna Systems Implantable Wireless Systems Massive MIMO Systems Channel Capacity Antenna Arrays for Beamforming 5G Antenna Array Antennas for 5G Handsets Miniaturized Antennas Metamaterials Frequency Selective Surfaces

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This book will focus on the development and applications of battery-powered devices that are facing unprecedented technical challenges. The wireless power transfer (WPT) offers a new way to the energy acquisition for electric-driven devices, thus making it less dependent on the battery.

This book will also discuss Rectenna (rectifying antenna) systems that can be used for remotely charging batteries in several networks such as internet of things (IoT) applications. IoT is commonly used in smart buildings, implanted medical devices and automotive applications. Rectenna is also used in converting RF energy to usable DC electrical energy. Moreover, massive Multiple Input-Multiple Output (MIMO) systems have been gaining significant attention and promise as a very good candidate to improve spectral efficiency and consequently increase the channel capacity in multi-user networks. Massive MIMO is a scalable technology through which large numbers of devices can simultaneously communicate through the entire allocated spectrum.

This book will discuss the urgent needs of advanced signal processing schemes that improve the power and the spectral efficiencies. Digital beamforming using an array of antenna elements is one such technique. The book will also discuss topics such as: antennas for 5G handsets, it will present a quick understanding and an overall picture on the major antenna designs and considerations in the fifth generation mobile communications (5G) cellular phones. Finally, mutual coupling effect is considered a serious problem in different antenna systems, i.e. MIMO antennas. Mainly this problem occurs if the antenna elements are located very closely to each other. This publication will be able to offer different mutual coupling reduction techniques as a solution to this problem.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: February 2nd 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: March 2nd 2021

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: May 1st 2021

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: July 20th 2021

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: September 18th 2021

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About the editor

Hussain Al-Rizzo

University of Arkansas at Little Rock

Hussain Al-Rizzo received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB, Canada. In 2000 he joined the Systems Engineering Department, University Arkansas Little Rock where he is currently a Professor of Telecommunication Systems Engineering. He has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings, 6 book chapters, and 4 patents. His research areas include implantable antennas and wireless systems, smart antennas, massive MIMO systems, electromagnetic wave scattering by complex objects, design, modeling and testing of high-power microwave applicators, precipitation effects on terrestrial and satellite frequency re-use communication systems, field operation of NAVSTAR GPS receivers, data processing, and accuracy assessment, and the effects of the ionosphere, troposphere and multipath on code and carrier-beat phase GPS observations.

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