Master Thesis Student for the topic »Design of an Antenna Array for 5G Communication«
Fraunhofer IZM Berlin
Erlangen, Germany
vor 4 Tg.

One of the key innovation factors of fifth generation communication ( 5G ) is the extension to millimeter wave (mm-waves) frequency region in order to meet the demand for exponentially increasing data rates.

However, steerable high gain antennas are required to overcome the increased path loss at mm-waves and to ensure exact beam alignment between communication partners.

In this work a steerable antenna array for base station application has to be designed in order to enable possible illumination of one 90 -sector with an overlapping beam scheme.

For the array elements excitation with variable phases and amplitudes dedicated chips are provided that need to be wired / connected properly.

The scope of this work includes :

  • Literature research in phased array design and mm-wave 5G communication
  • Antenna element design for 26.5 -29.5 GHz
  • Antenna array design and layout (including beam-steering scheme)
  • Implementation and measurement of antenna array in anechoic chamber
  • The thesis can be written in English or German.

    Was du mitbringst

  • You have a thorough understanding of Electrodynamics, RF and Antennas
  • You have good data processing skills
  • You are willing to work self-dependent
  • You are experienced with industry-standard EMC-Tools (optional)
  • Was du erwarten kannst

  • An open and cooperative working environment
  • State-of-the-art laboratory and technology equipment
  • Versatile tasks with a high level of practical relevance
  • Flexibility concerning your working hours
  • The thesis will be assigned and carried out in accordance with the rules of your university. For this reason, please discuss the thesis with a professor who can advise you over the course of the project.

    Interested?

    Applications are possible in German and English . Please include a cover letter, your CV and your latest transcripts of records (as PDF) and quote ID number 58484-KS .

    Address your application to Nina Wörlein .

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