The development of the next generation of wireless systems is bringing renewed attention to the physical layer of the communication link. Indeed, the new low-latency requirements cannot be satisfied relying only upon the extreme virtualization of the hardware functions. Moreover, conventional wireless systems with fixed characteristics and functionalities are not appropriate to modern electromagnetic environments, which undergo continuous and fast variations. Embedded smartness is a required feature for widening the range of the possible electromagnetic responses to support advanced and novel functionalities. In this paper, we show how the combination of 2D metastructures with conventional antennas and reflectors enables an unprecedented electromagnetic behavior, which is at the basis of new properties, capabilities, and applications. In particular, we propose an emerging design approach based on the shifting of the reconfigurability, adaptivity, sensing, and power management of a wireless system at the physical level, thanks to the use of properly designed 2D metastructures to be coupled with standard antennas and reflectors.

Barbuto, M., HAMZAVI ZARGHANI, Z., Longhi, M., Marini, A.V., Monti, A., Ramaccia, D., et al. (2021). Intelligence enabled by 2D metastructures in antennas and wireless propagation systems. IEEE OPEN JOURNAL OF ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, 3, 135-153 [10.1109/OJAP.2021.3138617].

Intelligence enabled by 2D metastructures in antennas and wireless propagation systems

Zahra Hamzavi-Zarghani;Angelica Viola Marini;Alessio Monti;Davide Ramaccia;Stefano Vellucci;Alessandro Toscano;Filiberto Bilotti
2021

Abstract

The development of the next generation of wireless systems is bringing renewed attention to the physical layer of the communication link. Indeed, the new low-latency requirements cannot be satisfied relying only upon the extreme virtualization of the hardware functions. Moreover, conventional wireless systems with fixed characteristics and functionalities are not appropriate to modern electromagnetic environments, which undergo continuous and fast variations. Embedded smartness is a required feature for widening the range of the possible electromagnetic responses to support advanced and novel functionalities. In this paper, we show how the combination of 2D metastructures with conventional antennas and reflectors enables an unprecedented electromagnetic behavior, which is at the basis of new properties, capabilities, and applications. In particular, we propose an emerging design approach based on the shifting of the reconfigurability, adaptivity, sensing, and power management of a wireless system at the physical level, thanks to the use of properly designed 2D metastructures to be coupled with standard antennas and reflectors.
Barbuto, M., HAMZAVI ZARGHANI, Z., Longhi, M., Marini, A.V., Monti, A., Ramaccia, D., et al. (2021). Intelligence enabled by 2D metastructures in antennas and wireless propagation systems. IEEE OPEN JOURNAL OF ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION, 3, 135-153 [10.1109/OJAP.2021.3138617].
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