Unconventional Phase Arrays and MIMO Systems for Communications

Phased array is the key technology for modern MIMO communication antenna systems, enabling the connectivity between multiple wireless devices thanks to its beam shaping and beam steering capabilities. In order to enable a massive deployment of this type of radiating systems, the ELEDIA Research Center developed innovative methods for the design of phased arrays with simplified architectures characterized by low-complex feeding networks and low production costs. More specifically, the ELEDIA research area in this field include

  • reconfigurable MIMO communication systems
  • adaptive arrays
  • simplified/modular unconventional architectures
  • wide beam-steering capabilities
  • capacity-driven beam shaping
  • analytic, deterministic, and stochastic approaches for antenna synthesis

The ELEDIA Research Center network members developed several methods for the design of unconventional architectures, including clustered/tiled arrays, thinned arrays, sparse arrays, a-periodic arrays, and conformal arrays.

Related Projects: VELA, ULTRA-5G, ARCANE, ANTARES, MOTION, ATLAS, ARENA

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