In this paper, we introduce a novel reconfigurable antenna for implementation in 5G wireless systems. The proposed antenna is a leaky-wave antenna based on the half-mode substrate integrated waveguide. By introducing sets of switches over the top conductor plane, the antenna scans the space electronically. In the proposed antenna, beam steering is due to disturbances in the surface current under the influence of changing the bias voltage of the switches. This antenna design is to be implemented in 5G wireless communication systems. Hence, the center frequency is chosen as 28.5 GHz. The length, width, and height of the antenna are 68mm, 25mm, and 0.3mm, respectively. The compactness and configurability of the antenna makes it a suitable candidate for 5G wireless systems.

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13th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, SysCon 2019
Department of Electronics

Javanbakht, N. (Nima), Syrett, B, Amaya, R, & Shaker, J. (Jafar). (2019). Miniaturized reconfigurable antenna based on half-mode substrate integrated waveguide. In SysCon 2019 - 13th Annual IEEE International Systems Conference, Proceedings. doi:10.1109/SYSCON.2019.8836800