MORE | Fall 2020

Intelligent Surfaces for 5G and Beyond Wireless Communications

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In the modern era of wireless communication, beam steering is the pillar for efficient communication in 5G applications. Multibit Reflectarray antenna achieves reconfigurability by using RF switches (PIN diodes) and thus modulating the impinging electromagnetic waves to the desired direction of user with higher aperture efficiency. At present two-bit unit cell design is in progress at 24-30 GHz with the integration of the PIN diodes, after which biasing line structure to feed the PIN diodes will be added. Building this prototype at mmWave for 5G applications will enable faster data transfer and more bandwidth.

Student researcher

Anand Pratap Singh Sengar

Electrical engineering

Hometown: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Graduation date: Spring 2021