Recent advancements in liquid antennas and their applications
Submission deadline: 15 January 2021
Aims & Scope: The objective of this special section is to provide a holistic reference for the latest research in liquid antennas and the other peripheral enabling technologies. The explosive growth of and our increasing reliance on wireless communications necessitate the revolution of mobile communications technologies. It requires fundamental re-thinking and a paradigm shift in the ways mobile devices and communications networks are designed and operated. Liquid antennas, which can provide a dynamic architecture, have received much attention recently with impressive demonstrations with the changing wireless environment, resulting in the technology that could deliver more reliable services for different mobile applications.
In this special section, we encourage submissions which illustrate the working principles with both simulations and experimental validations of the following areas:
- New liquid antenna or array geometries. The proposed designs should demonstrate the agility in different antenna performances metrics, such as operating frequency, radiation pattern, polarization and so on.
- New liquid devices, such as sensors, switches, polarizers, gratings, absorbers, reflectors and nano-sized pumps.
- Materials which enable the operation of liquid antennas in extreme environments, such as temperatures below 0ºC.
- Technologies which support the fabrication of non-conventional antenna shapes, for example 3D printing, micro-fluidic structures, thin-film integration.
- Practical applications of liquid antennas/arrays.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
- Liquid antenna designs
- Liquid antenna arrays
- Liquid enabled microwave devices
- Novel liquid antenna materials
- Liquid antenna applications
- Ionized Liquid
- 3D printing
Lead Guest Editor
Dr. Kin-Fai Tong
Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University College London, UK
Prof. Gianluca Lazzi
Institute for Technology and Medical Systems, University of Southern California, USA
Prof. Carlos Saavedra
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Queen's University, Canada
Dr. Hang Wong
Department of Electrical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong