Energy efficient switched parasitic array antenna for 5G networks and IoT

Ahmed Kausar, Hani Mehrpouyan, Mathini Sellathurai, Rongrong Qian, Shafaq Kausar

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23 Citations (Scopus)


This paper includes design and implementation result of an adaptive beam forming antenna for upcoming 5G and Internet of Things (IoT). Switched parasitic array antennas are low cost, small sized and compact circular array antennas that steer beam in a desired direction by variation in switching pattern of parasitic elements. The proposed antenna design has an active center element, which is surrounded by several symmetrically placed parasitic elements. The designed antenna has a gain of 8 dB and is capable of 360 degrees beam steering in steps of 60 degrees each. Simulations are validated with results of the fabricated antenna. Antenna beam is steered by controlling parasitic elements. Future application of Electronically Steerable Parasitic Array Radiator (ESPAR) antennas and switched parasitic array antennas in next generation communication networks and methods for reducing size of the antenna are also highlighted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference (LAPC)
ISBN (Electronic)9781509007820
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2017
Event2016 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference - Loughborough, Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Duration: 14 Nov 201615 Nov 2016


Conference2016 Loughborough Antennas and Propagation Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough, Leicestershire


  • 5G
  • adaptive beamforming
  • circular array
  • Internet of Things
  • reconfigurable
  • smart antenna
  • Switched-Parasitic Array

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation


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