Bare Metal Wires as Open Waveguides, with Applications to 5G

  title={Bare Metal Wires as Open Waveguides, with Applications to 5G},
  author={Stefano Galli and Ju Liu and Guanxi Zhang},
  journal={2018 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)},
We study an old but unconventional waveguiding technique based on the use of overhead bare metal Medium Voltage (MV) power lines as open waveguides and not as transmission lines. This technique can be used in support of 5G applications such as backhauling and broadband access in the mmW frequency range or above. Although the analysis of open waveguides dates back a century or more, very few communications oriented papers are available in the literature and there is today no commonly agreed upon… CONTINUE READING
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