So far, the environment has been considered as a source of fading, clutter, blockage, etc., with detrimental consequences for the efficiency and robustness of communication systems. However, the intense research developed toward beyond-5G communications is leading to a paradigm change, in which the environment is exploited as a new degree of freedom and plays an active role in achieving unprecedented system performances. For implementing this challenging paradigm, it has been recently proposed the use of intelligent surfaces able to control almost at will the propagation of electromagnetic waves. In this framework, metasurfaces have emerged as a promising solution, thanks to their field manipulation capabilities achieved through low-cost, lightweight, and planar structures. The aim of this paper is to review some recent applications of metasurfaces and cast them in the scenario of next-generation wireless systems. In particular, we show their potentialities in overcoming some detrimental effects presented by the environment in wireless communications, and discuss their crucial role towards the practical implementation of a smart electromagnetic environment.

Barbuto, M., HAMZAVI ZARGHANI, Z., Longhi, M., Monti, A., Ramaccia, D., Vellucci, S., et al. (In corso di stampa). Metasurfaces 3.0: a new paradigm for enabling smart electromagnetic environments. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION.

Metasurfaces 3.0: a new paradigm for enabling smart electromagnetic environments

Zahra Hamzavi-Zarghani;Alessio Monti;Davide Ramaccia;Stefano Vellucci;Alessandro Toscano;Filiberto Bilotti
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Abstract

So far, the environment has been considered as a source of fading, clutter, blockage, etc., with detrimental consequences for the efficiency and robustness of communication systems. However, the intense research developed toward beyond-5G communications is leading to a paradigm change, in which the environment is exploited as a new degree of freedom and plays an active role in achieving unprecedented system performances. For implementing this challenging paradigm, it has been recently proposed the use of intelligent surfaces able to control almost at will the propagation of electromagnetic waves. In this framework, metasurfaces have emerged as a promising solution, thanks to their field manipulation capabilities achieved through low-cost, lightweight, and planar structures. The aim of this paper is to review some recent applications of metasurfaces and cast them in the scenario of next-generation wireless systems. In particular, we show their potentialities in overcoming some detrimental effects presented by the environment in wireless communications, and discuss their crucial role towards the practical implementation of a smart electromagnetic environment.
Barbuto, M., HAMZAVI ZARGHANI, Z., Longhi, M., Monti, A., Ramaccia, D., Vellucci, S., et al. (In corso di stampa). Metasurfaces 3.0: a new paradigm for enabling smart electromagnetic environments. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION.
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