A Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface for 5G Wireless Communication Applications

Bharath G. Kashyap, Panagiotis C. Theofanopoulos, Aditya S. Shekhawat, Anuj Y. Modi, Anand P.S. Sengar, Sanjay K.V. Kumar, Arkajyoti Chang, Tawfik Osman, Ahmed Alkhateeb, Georgios C. Trichopoulos

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Abstract

This paper outlines the design, fabrication, and characterization of a 5.8 GHz reconfigurable intelligent surface (RIS) suitable for 5G wireless communication applications. The proposed RIS can be deployed as a dynamically reconfigurable relay to steer the base station (BS) signal to desired directions, thereby eliminating shadow regions or improving the SNR at the receiver (user). The RIS prototype consists of a 16×10 array of patch antennas integrated with radio-frequency (RF) PIN diodes and uses a control circuit to realize the beam-steering functionality. The design features a planar, single layer topology that is compatible with future millimeter wave (mmWave) and terahertz (THz) RISs. The beamforming capability is evaluated with field tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2021 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, APS/URSI 2021 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages111-112
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781728146706
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event2021 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, APS/URSI 2021 - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: Dec 4 2021Dec 10 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, APS/URSI 2021 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2021 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, APS/URSI 2021
Country/TerritorySingapore
CitySingapore
Period12/4/2112/10/21

Keywords

  • 5G wireless communication
  • beamforming
  • reconfigurable intelligent surface

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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