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Base Station Antennas for Small Cell or Large-Scale Multiple-Antenna Systems

Call for Papers

With the advance development of next generation mobile systems, for example, 3GPP long-term evolution (LTE), the deployment of such systems plays an important role to increase and maximize the data rate exchange and user coverage. Therefore, small cell and large-scale multiple-antenna system deployments have attracted enormous attentions from both academia and industry. The base station antennas naturally become the key to deploy either of these systems. A typical base station has several transceivers allowing operation in several different frequencies and different directions of the cell in the system. Several research works are being conducted on various antennas used in base station for UHF/VHF, CDMA, GSM, 3G, 4G, and futuristic 5G. A comprehensive passive or active antenna system that meets the standard requirements in terms of the beamforming, gain, polarization, and patterns for effective enhancement of performance is required. This call for papers aims to have papers with feasible and great potential antenna designs for the base station in a small cell (e.g., a femtocell) or large-scale multiple-antenna systems. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Multiband and broadband antennas
  • Reconfigurable antennas
  • Multisystem array antennas
  • High directivity beamforming antennas
  • Flexible compact antennas
  • Bendable/reconfigurable array antennas
  • Ultrawideband antennas
  • Smart and semismart antenna design
  • Low profile compact antennas
  • Circular polarized and dual polarized antennas
  • Multibeam adaptive base station antennas
  • Low mutual coupling effect array antennas
  • Large-scale antenna arrays
  • MIMO base station antenna array

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ijap/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ijap/bsas/ according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 25 October 2013
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 17 January 2014
Publication DateFriday, 14 March 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Yue GAO, School of Electronic and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4NS, UK

Guest Editors

  • Cyril Luxey, EPIB, University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis, 650 Route des Colles, 06560 Valbonne, France
  • Zhaobiao Lv, China Unicom Research Institute, Capital Gym Road South, Haidian District, Beijing 100048, China