How to Design User Equipment Antenna Systems for 5G Wireless Networks

Next-generation cellular wireless communications will enable numerous innovative, cutting-edge technologies and products. The combination of millimeter-wave (mm-wave) and microwave bands accompanied by advanced spatial multiplexing techniques such as massive multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) will form the backbone of a new cellular technology called 5G. The evolution to 5G promises low latency, high data rates and increased channel capacity for mobile communication networks. Delivering this promise requires revamping existing networks, building new infrastructure and developing the client devices. These are major changes and implementing them is going to be difficult, costly and time-consuming. To this end, virtual prototyping through simulation can help solve the difficult engineering challenges, realize innovations and reduce costs. Despite the importance of simulation, not much work or literature is available describing comprehensive modeling workflows for creating 5G wireless designs and systems and characterizing end-to-end wireless networks. This paper provides pervasive simulation techniques and workflows for designing 5G antennas,microcell arrays and end-user devices or user equipment (UE) on Ansys tools. The workflows include human-device interaction to analyze the effectiveness of a hand-held UE and to ensure that the UE design does not overstep regulations.

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