Lei Xing, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Invited Talk: Lei Xing, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics

III. Antennas, Propagation, and Scattering


Short Bio: 

Title: Recent Developments of Liquid Microwave Devices for Wireless Communications

Liquid antennas as a new type of antennas have drawn increasing attention from both academia and industry in recent years. They have advantages such as reconfigurability, conformability, flexibility, transparency and possibly, a small radar cross section. They can be alternatives to conventional antennas for many applications. In this talk, we are going to review this technology, discuss the state-of-the-art designs and current technical challenges. The scope of this talk includes two aspects: 1) An in-depth review and discussions on materials for liquid antennas are provided, important properties of selected materials as well as their potential applications are given; 2) Different types of liquid antennas are compared and major developments are reviewed. Apart from liquid antennas, new designs on liquid attenuators are explored, which offer wide bandwidth and good flatness. It is demonstrated that liquid microwave devices are versatile, efficient, and flexible. They are promising candidate for future wireless communications.