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Reconfigurable Conformal mm-Wave Antenna Arrays for Smartphones

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Next-generation antennas are becoming increasingly complex systems to meet the ambitious requirements under the 5G and 6G umbrellas. In this scenario, arrays are essential to achieve high gains and the reconfiguration of beams. However, their integration in modern handsets, having plenty electronic circuits constrained in space, is critical. In this work antenna arrays, working across the mm-Wave reserved bands of Europe and USA, that are bent along two different axes to fit the corners of commercial smartphones are proposed. Moreover, the bending allows achieving beam-steering via a switched beam behavior.
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mm-Wave; Conformal Array; Dual-Bended Array; MIMO; 5G Communication

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