Recent Technologies in Japan on Array Antennas for Wireless Systems

Jiro HIROKAWA  Qiang CHEN  Mitoshi FUJIMOTO  Ryo YAMAGUCHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E100-B   No.9   pp.1644-1652
Publication Date: 2017/09/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.2016PFI0007
Type of Manuscript: INVITED SURVEY PAPER
Category: Antennas and Propagation
Keyword: 
array antenna,  multiple antenna,  computational electromagnetics,  millimeter-wave,  antenna measurement,  signal processing,  

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Summary: 
Array antenna technology for wireless systems is highly integrated for demands such as multi-functionality and high-performance. This paper details recent technologies in Japan in design techniques based on computational electromagnetics, antenna hardware techniques in the millimeter-wave band, array signal processing to add adaptive functions, and measurement methods to support design techniques, for array antennas for future wireless systems. Prospects of these four technologies are also described.