RF and Antenna Devices and Techniques for Emergent Communication Systems

in Special Issue   Posted on February 26, 2021 

Information for the Special Issue

Special Issue Call for Papers:


The deployment of emergent communication systems, such as future satellite constellations for 5G applications or novel cellular based technologies for the development of autonomous vehicles, demands high-performance devices able to meet the technological requirements of next generation communication networks. Therefore, the development of novel RF and antenna devices for such applications is of great interest to the telecommunication industry. The main objective of this Special Issue is, therefore, to select original papers focused on solving the new challenges of the cited emergent communications systems, aiming at the design and fabrication of novel and high-performance RF and antenna components operating at microwave and millimeter-wave frequencies. New approaches and methodologies aimed at improving the design and performance of existing devices and techniques will also be welcome.

Topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Design of passive microwave and millimetre-wave components in planar or waveguide technology: filters, multiplexers, power combiners or dividers, phase shifters, orthomode transducers, mode converters, etc.
  • Design of active microwave components.
  • Numerical models and optimization techniques for RF and microwave devices.
  • Novel manufacturing techniques for RF and microwave components.
  • High-power effects in microwave components.
  • High-performance antenna design, including array antennas, reflector antennas, microstrip antennas, and metamaterial antennas, etc.
  • Optimal power synthesis, shaping, and focusing of far-field and near-field patterns.
  • Inverse problems as applied to antenna design, including phase retrieval, antenna diagnostics, etc.



Important dates:

Submission system will be open on: 01/04/2021

Deadline for submission of papers: 01/07/2021

Notification of acceptance: 01/10/2021



Guest Editors:

1. Assoc. Prof. Ángel A. San-Blas

Department of Communications Engineering

Miguel Hernández University of Elche, Spain

Email: [email protected]


2. Assist. Prof. Andrea F. Morabito

Department of Information Engineering, Infrastructures, and Sustainable Energy

Università degli Studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Italy

Email: [email protected]


3. Assoc. Prof. Mohammad H. Neshati

Electrical Engineering Department

Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran

Email: [email protected]



Submission instructions:

Authors are requested to submit a paper in English following the standard journal layout. Instructions for paper submission, can be found on the website:

AEU – International Journal of Electronics and Communications

When submitting your manuscript please select the article type “VSI: RF Ant. Dev. Comm. Syst.”. Please submit your manuscript before the submission deadline. All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles.

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