Keynote Talks

Keynote Talk I: Substrate-integrated Magnetic-current Antennas: Travelling-wave, Resonant and Reconfigurable Structures

(Christophe FUMEAUX, The University of Adelaide, Australia)

August 6, 08:40-09:25, Robert Laidlaw 1&2

Substrate-integrated waveguides (SIW) and derived geometries such as Half-Mode SIW (HM-SIW) have emerged in the last decade as promising high-efficiency wave-guiding structures for mm-wave applications. These structures have also opened new avenues in antenna technology. In particular, the HM-SIW intrinsically offers a thin aperture which can be exploited as equivalent magnetic current for realization of various antenna geometries. In this presentation, the general concept of HM-SIW operation will be explained, followed by presentation of various novel antennas derived from its structure. The descriptions will include travelling-wave radiators, resonant cavities and reconfigurable antennas for the microwave and mm-wave regimes. Examples of applications include wearable electronic systems, vehicular communications and reconfigurable wireless communication systems.

Christophe Fumeaux received the Diploma and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the ETH Zurich, Switzerland, in 1992 and 1997, respectively. From 1998 to 2000, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Central Florida. In 2000, he joined the Swiss Federal Office of Metrology as a Scientific Staff Member. From 2001 to 2008, he was a Research Associate and Lecturer with the Laboratory for Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Electronics at ETH Zurich. Since 2008, he has been with The University of Adelaide, where he is currently a Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. His current main research interests concern antenna engineering, THz technology and the application of RF design principles to optical micro/nano-structures. Prof. Fumeaux was the recipient of the ETH Silver Medal of Excellence for his doctoral dissertation. From 2011 to 2015, he was a Future Fellow of the Australian Research Council. He was the recipient/co-recipient of best journal paper awards, including the 2004 ACES Journal and 2014 IEEE Sensors Journal, as well as several best conference paper awards. He served as an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques from 2010 to 2013. From 2013 to 2016 he served as Senior Associate Editor and later Associate Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. Since March 2017, he is serving as Editor-in-Chief for the IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters.

Keynote Talk II: Development, Calibration and Measurement of 5G Massive MIMO Arrays

(Wei HONG, Southeast University, China)

August 6, 09:25-10:10, Robert Laidlaw 1&2

The standardization of sub-6GHz 5G mobile communications has been finished by the end of 2017, the spectrum allocation and standardization of millimeter wave 5G is underway and is expected be finished in one or two years. As the massive MIMO based on multibeam arrays has been considered as one of the main key technologies of 5G, people have to face the challenges of 5G massive MIMO arrays, including real time process of huge data, seamless integration of antennas and multi-channel RF transceivers, high sampling rate ADC/DAC, power consumption, cost cutdown, etc. In this talk, the development, calibration and measurement etc. of 5G massive MIMO arrays will be introduced and discussed mainly based the related work in the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves (SKLMMW).

Wei Hong (M’92-SM’07-F’12) received the B.S. degree from the University of Information Engineering, Zhengzhou, China, in 1982, and the M.S. and Ph.D degrees from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, all in radio engineering. Since 1988, he has been with the State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves and serves for the director of the lab since 2003, and is currently a professor of the School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University. In 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998, he was a short-term visiting scholar with the University of California at Berkeley and at Santa Cruz, respectively. He has been engaged in numerical methods for electromagnetic problems, millimeter wave theory and technology, antennas, RF technology for wireless communications etc. He has authored and co-authored over 300 technical publications with over 9000 citations, and authored two books. He twice awarded the China State Natural Science Prizes, thrice awarded the first-class Science and Technology Progress Prizes issued by the Ministry of Education of China and Jiangsu Province Government etc. Besides, he also received the Foundations for China Distinguished Young Investigators and for “Innovation Group” issued by NSF of China.