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Guest Editorial for the Special Issue on Antennas and Propagation at mm- and Sub mm-Waves

Liu, D. ; Hirokawa, J. ; Costa, J.R. ; Fernandes, C. A. ; Sauleau, R.

IEEE Trans. on Antennas and Propagation Vol. 61, Nº 4, pp. 1502 - 1507, April, 2013.

ISSN (print): 0018-926X
ISSN (online): 0018-926X

Journal Impact Factor: 2,181 (in 2014)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/TAP.2013.2248491

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Abstract
Millimeter and sub-millimeter waves have been attracting intensive research for quite some time. It has extended from high-cost niche applications, mostly related to military, radio astronomy and space applications, to embrace widespread new consumer applications, some of which with strong potential for mass market. The opportunity for these bands is in part created by the spectrum availability, high spectral capacity to offer extremely high data rates or high resolution, and the inherent potential for miniaturization, lightweight and low-cost of the front-end.