NOVEL ANALOG DEVICES & TECHNIQUES FOR 5G COMMUNICATION & INSTRUMENTATION USING LWAs, FSSs and METASURFACES

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Creator: 

King, Daniel

Date: 

2020

Abstract: 

This thesis presents novel devices and techniques for 5G applications. First, a linearly-polarized leaky-wave antenna array front-end is demonstrated at 60 GHz for real-time beam-switching for 5G communications applications. Second, an integrated analog spectrum analyzer is demonstrated over the unlicensed IEEE 802.11ad 5G band (57-64 GHz) with a nominal physical resolution of 1 GHz. Thirdly, optically transparent and ink minimized frequency selective surfaces (FSS) screen-printed on Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) at 28 GHz are proposed and experimentally demonstrated. Finally, a technique for the phase-only synthesis of multi-beam patterns in reflective metasurfaces based on a direct Fourier transform mapping of the near-field to far field is shown. These variety of proposed technologies provide an attractive solution to difficulties faced in common 5G applications such as spectral filtering, fundamental signal processing operations, and short-range indoor communications.

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Applied Science: 
M.App.Sc.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Engineering, Electrical and Computer

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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