International Journal of Antennas and Propagation

Microstrip Antennas: Future Trends and New Applications

Publishing date
29 Jun 2012
Submission deadline
10 Feb 2012

Lead Editor

1Electronics Research Institute, Giza, Egypt

2Microstrip Department, Electronics Research Institute, Giza, Egypt

3Micro and Nanosystem for Wireless Communications (MINC) Research Group, Laboratoire d'Analyse et d'Architectures des Systèmes, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (LAAS-CNRS), Toulouse, France

Microstrip Antennas: Future Trends and New Applications


The explosive growth in the demand for wireless communication and information transfer using handsets and personal communication (PCS) devices has created the need for major advancements of antenna designs, as a fundamental part of any wireless system. One type of antennas that fulfills most of the wireless systems requirements is the microstrip antennas. They have ever-increasing wide range of new applications in wireless communication systems as handheld/mobile devices, base stations, satellite communication systems, and biomedical applications. In most PCS, the handheld antenna is placed on a small plastic/shielding box that is in close proximity to biological tissue of user body; hence, its radiation may cause health hazardous effects. Added to the operational requirements, the users and service providers usually demand wireless units with antennas that are small and compact, cost effective for manufacturability, low profile, and easy to integrate with other wireless communication system components.

We invite investigators and researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles of new trends in microstrip antenna systems (single elements and arrays): design, analysis, fabrication, and measurements. We are particularly interested in articles describing new applications for microstrip antennas in wireless telecommunications as well as in medical applications. Also the study of mutual interaction between electromagnetic radiation of microstrip antennas and adjacent human body in mobile wireless devices are encouraged. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Antenna feeds and matching
  • Antenna near fields and mutual coupling
  • New medical and biomedical applications
  • Broadband antennas and systems
  • UWB antennas and systems
  • Dielectric resonator antennas
  • Electromagnetic bandgap materials
  • Metamaterials
  • Microstrip array antennas
  • MIMO implementations and new applications
  • Mobile and PCS antennas
  • Multiband antennas
  • Numerical methods for SAR calculations
  • Parallel and special processor-based numerical methods
  • Reconfigurable antennas and arrays
  • Smart antennas
  • Reflector and reflecting array antennas
  • Remote sensing antennas
  • RFID antennas and systems
  • Microstrip antenna on chip
  • Small antennas
  • Vehicular antennas
  • Microstrip antennas’ new applications

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:


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