Call for Papers: Special Issue on Advanced Antenna Measurement Techniques for Next Generation Wireless Applications

Guest Editors

Guy A. E. Vandenbosch, KU Leuven, ESAT-TELEMIC, Leuven, Belgium. E-mail:

Lars Jacob Foged, Director, Microwave Vision Group, Italy. E-mail:

Malay Ranjan Tripathy, Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Amity University, India. E-mail:

O. P. N. Calla, Director, International Center for Radio Science, India. E-mail:


Next generation wireless technologies will depend on the efficient and reliable broadband data services over wireless links. The technologies involved in active array antenna, massive MIMO, 5G, 6G and Radar applications have been attracted researchers and industries widely. The issues of multiplexing, beamforming, transmit and receive diversities are repeatedly mentioned in the literature. Various antenna designs and measurements are proposed to support the advancements of wireless applications. Modern communications especially in high level of device integration requirements in 5G where no physical connections are available along with active array and radar applications will impose challenges. Some of the measurement techniques such as over-the-air (OTA) measurements will be useful. This issue will discuss different antenna designs and measurement techniques to support next generation wireless applications.

The focus of the Special issue will be to create a platform to discuss recent research trends in advanced antenna measurements for next generation wireless applications. Hence, Authors are invited to submit original papers in all areas related to the information and communication technology convergence and its applications.

Recommended Topics

  • Theory and application of measurement of antennas and radar
  • Antenna/RCS/Radome characterization recent and in future
  • Recent advances in indoor and outdoor ranges and low cost chambers for antenna measurement
  • New measurement techniques and facility evaluation standards
  • In-situ characterization of antenna
  • Recent advances in near field measurements techniques
  • Data acquisition and processing software of near field measurement
  • Antenna measurement in non - anechoic environments
  • Time domain antenna measurements vis-a-vis frequency domain
  • Antenna calibration, uncertainty analysis
  • Antenna for bio-medical, industrial homeland security, civil engineering applications and its measurements
  • RF material characterization
  • Antenna applications and emerging technologies
  • Multi band antenna
  • Frequency selected antenna
  • Satellite antennas and tracking antennas
  • Antenna for 5G & 6G applications including MIMO
  • Ultra-wide band/ frequency independent /Wearable /Textile antenna /Antenna for on-body or off-body communication and its measurement / Fabrication inclusive of switchable multi band antennas
  • Characterization of frequency selective surfaces
  • Impulse radiating antenna characterization
  • Advances in PCS/Cellular/Automotive measurement techniques and facilities
  • Challenges in RFID/wireless/RFIC/MMIC antenna design and testing
  • Computational electromagnetic / transformational electromagnetic
  • New challenges in antennas
  • Antenna for automotive radar
  • Intelligent antenna
  • Antennas that are electromagnetically transparent (electromagnetically invisible antennas)
  • Antennas used for camouflage
  • Microwave imaging antennas for medical & military applications
  • Antennas for RF energy harvesting & wireless power transmission

Submission Procedure: Researchers and academicians are invited to submit papers for this special issue on Information and communication technologies for smart city on or before April 15th, 2021. All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. Interested authors should consult the journal’s guidelines for manuscript submissions at submitted papers will be reviewed on a double blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow springer publication style for reference citations.

Important Dates

Full paper submissions:  30 June 2021

Review completion: 30 September 2021

Revised manuscript submission: 31 December 2021

The final decision notification: 31 January 2022