Optically controlled reconfigurable antenna for 5G future broadband cellular communication networks

I.F. da Costa, D. H. Spadoti, Arismar Cerqueira Sodre Jr., Andreá Lema Da Silva, Juan Sebastián Rodríguez Páez, Rafael Puerta Ramírez, Juan José Vegas Olmos, Idelfonso Tafur Monroy

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Abstract

This paper presents an optically controlled reconfigurable antenna for millimetre-wave frequency range. Silicon switches are used to control the optical reconfiguration, modifying the frequency response and radiation pattern of the antenna design. Therefore, the system can switch between the lightly licensed 28 GHz and 38 GHz frequency bands, useful for future mobile 5G broadband cellular communication networks. Experimental results with the reconfigurable antenna on 16-QAM and 32-QAM wireless transmission supported by photonic downconversion are successfully reported under 78 dB link budget requirement.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications
Volume16
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)208-217
ISSN2179-1074
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event1st Latin American Workshop on Optical Fiber Sensors - LAWOFS 2016 - Porto Alegre, Brazil
Duration: 25 Jul 201629 Jul 2016
Conference number: 1

Conference

Conference1st Latin American Workshop on Optical Fiber Sensors - LAWOFS 2016
Number1
CountryBrazil
CityPorto Alegre
Period25/07/201629/07/2016

Keywords

  • Hybrid optical-wireless architecture
  • Optical reconfiguration
  • Reconfigurable antennas
  • Slotted waweguide antenna

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Costa, I. F. D., Spadoti, D. H., Cerqueira Sodre Jr., A., Silva, A. L. D., Rodríguez Páez, J. S., Puerta Ramírez, R., Vegas Olmos, J. J., & Tafur Monroy, I. (2017). Optically controlled reconfigurable antenna for 5G future broadband cellular communication networks. Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications, 16(1), 208-217. https://doi.org/10.1590/2179-10742017v16i1883