5G Antenna for Smartphones Developed by IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

Developing 5G mobile antenna which can resist data loss is a great challenge. Well, the Electronics Department of Indian Institute of Technology, Dhanbad have just done that. They have developed a 5G antenna which will be able to eliminate data loss and will also deliver download speed 10 times more than current 4G phones.

According to the Associate Professor of Electronics department of IIT (ISM) Dhanbad – This antenna will not only eliminate the data loss that current 4G phones experience, but it will also deliver streaming and downloading speed much much greater than the 4G phones.

People involved in this research

A team of three students and two professors of IIT Dhanbad has developed this 5G antenna. The three students are Shreenath ReddyTanjir Alam, and Mohammed Ameen. The two professors are Raghvendra Kumar Chaudhary and Ravi Gangwar. The Department of Science and Technology(DST) and the central government’s Science and Engineering Research Board funded this research.

Current 4G LTE network uses multiple-input-multiple-output(MIMO) technology which can offer a peak data speed around 40 Mbps. It is expected that 5G will utilize three new technologiesMassive MIMO, beam foaming and cognitive radio technologies. This will let 5G offer higher data transfer speeds than the current 4G networks. MIMO in 4G has 4 antennas in transmitting and receiving section, whereas, for Massive MIMO, 5G will involve 64 antennas, which will increase the data transfer speed.

Where will the research be now?

IIT Dhanbad has sent this research work to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers(IEEE), a reputed journal of the USA for publication. According to the professors involved in this research, once this research is published it can be used by the mobile manufacturers for commercial purpose. However, to use this technology, the manufacturers might need to make significant changes in the infrastructure. Those details will be in the journal as well – The professors ensured.

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