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Fuscaldo
Firstname: 
Walter
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My current research interests include propagation of leaky waves, surface waves and surface plasmon polaritons, analysis and design of leaky-wave antennas and reconfigurable metasurface antennas, generation of localized electromagnetic waves, graphene electromagnetics, and terahertz devices.
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Walter Fuscaldo (S’15–M’18) received the M.Sc. (cum laude) degrees in Telecommunications Engineering from Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, in 2013. In 2017, he received the Ph.D. degree (cum laude and with the Doctor Europaeus label) in Information and Communication Technology (Applied Electromagnetics curriculum) from both the Department of Information Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications (DIET) and the Institut d’Électronique et de Télécommunications de Rennes (IETR), Université de Rennes 1, Rennes, France, under a cotutelle agreement between the institutions. In 2014, 2017, and 2018, he was a Visiting Researcher with the NATO-STO Center for Maritime Research and Experimentation, La Spezia, Italy. In 2016, he was a Visiting Researcher with the University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA. Since July 2017, he was a Postdoc Researcher at Sapienza University of Rome, and since July 2020, he joined the Institute for Microelectronics and Microsystems (IMM), Rome, Italy, as a Research Fellow of the National Research Council of Italy. His current research interests include propagation of leaky waves, surface waves and surface plasmon polaritons, analysis and design of leaky-wave antennas and reconfigurable metasurface antennas, generation of localized electromagnetic waves, graphene electromagnetics, and THz devices.
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Scientific Productions

Paolo Burghignoli, Walter Fuscaldo, Francesco Mancini, Davide Comite, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli

Twisted Beams with Variable OAM Order and Consistent Beam Angle via Single Uniform Circular Arrays

IEEE Access [IEEE],

Walter Fuscaldo, Alessio Benedetti, Davide Comite, Paolo Baccarelli, Paolo Burghignoli, Alessandro Galli

Bessel-Gauss Beams Through Leaky Waves: Focusing and Diffractive Properties

Physical Review Applied [American Physical Society], Volume: 13 Issue: 6 Pages: 064040

W Fuscaldo, A Di Simone, LM Millefiori, A Iodice, P Braca, PK Willett

A convenient analytical framework for electromagnetic scattering from composite targets

Radio Science [AGU], Volume: 54 Issue: 8 Pages: 785-807

Alessio Di Simone, Walter Fuscaldo, Leonardo M Millefiori, Daniele Riccio, Giuseppe Ruello, Paolo Braca, Peter Willett

Analytical models for the electromagnetic scattering from isolated targets in bistatic configuration: Geometrical optics solution

IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing [IEEE], Volume: 58 Issue: 2 Pages: 861-880

Walter Fuscaldo

Rigorous Evaluation of Losses in Uniform Leaky-Wave Antennas

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation [IEEE], Volume: 68 Issue: 2 Pages: 643-655

Walter Fuscaldo, Santi C Pavone

Metrics for Localized Beams and Pulses

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation [IEEE], Volume: 68 Issue: 2 Pages: 1176-1180

Paolo Baccarelli, Paolo Burghignoli, Davide Comite, Walter Fuscaldo, Alessandro Galli

Open-Stopband Suppression via Double Asymmetric Discontinuities in 1-D Periodic 2-D Leaky-Wave Structures

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters [IEEE], Volume: 18 Issue: 10 Pages: 2066-2070

Paolo Burghignoli, Walter Fuscaldo, Davide Comite, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli

Higher-Order Cylindrical Leaky Waves—Part I: Canonical Sources and Radiation Formulas

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation [IEEE], Volume: 67 Issue: 11 Pages: 6735-6747

Paolo Burghignoli, Davide Comite, Walter Fuscaldo, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli

Higher-Order Cylindrical Leaky Waves—Part II: Circular Array Design and Validations

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation [IEEE], Volume: 67 Issue: 11 Pages: 6748-6760

Walter Fuscaldo, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli

Graphene Terahertz Leaky‐Wave Antennas

Handbook of Graphene, Volume 8: Technology and Innovations [John Wiley & Sons], Pages: 309

Walter Fuscaldo, David R Jackson, Alessandro Galli

General Formulas for the Beam Properties of 1-D Bidirectional Leaky-Wave Antennas

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation [IEEE], Volume: 67 Issue: 6 Pages: 3597-3608

D Comite, W Fuscaldo, SK Podilchak, V Gómez-Guillamón Buendía, PD Hilario Re, P Baccarelli, P Burghignoli, A Galli

Microwave generation of X-waves by means of a planar leaky-wave antenna

Applied Physics Letters [AIP Publishing], Volume: 113 Issue: 14 Pages: 144102

Davide Comite, Walter Fuscaldo, Symon K Podilchak, Pascual D Hilario Re, Victoria Gómez-Guillamón Buendía, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli

Radially Periodic Leaky-Wave Antenna for Bessel Beam Generation Over a Wide-Frequency Range

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation [IEEE], Volume: 66 Issue: 6 Pages: 2828-2843

Walter Fuscaldo, Davide Comite, Alessandro Boesso, Paolo Baccarelli, Paolo Burghignoli, Alessandro Galli

Focusing Leaky Waves: A Class of Electromagnetic Localized Waves with Complex Spectra

Physical Review Applied [American Physical Society], Volume: 9 Issue: 5 Pages: 054005

Walter Fuscaldo, Silvia Tofani, Dimitrios C Zografopoulos, Paolo Baccarelli, Paolo Burghignoli, Romeo Beccherelli, Alessandro Galli

Systematic Design of THz Leaky-Wave Antennas based on Homogenized Metasurfaces

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation [IEEE], Volume: 66 Issue: 3 Pages: 1169-1178

Walter Fuscaldo, David R Jackson, Alessandro Galli

Beamwidth Properties of Endfire 1-D Leaky-Wave Antennas

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation [IEEE], Volume: 65 Issue: 11 Pages: 6120-6125

Walter Fuscaldo, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli

Graphene Fabry–Perot Cavity Leaky-Wave Antennas: Plasmonic Versus Nonplasmonic Solutions

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation [IEEE], Volume: 65 Issue: 4 Pages: 1651-1660

Walter Fuscaldo, David R Jackson, Alessandro Galli

A General and Accurate Formula for the Beamwidth of 1-D Leaky-Wave Antennas

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation [IEEE], Volume: 65 Issue: 4 Pages: 1670-1679

D Comite, W Fuscaldo, SC Pavone, G Valerio, M Ettorre, M Albani, A Galli

Propagation of nondiffracting pulses carrying orbital angular momentum at microwave frequencies

Applied Physics Letters [AIP Publishing], Volume: 110 Issue: 11 Pages: 114102

Walter Fuscaldo, Silvia Tofani, Dimitrios C Zografopoulos, Paolo Baccarelli, Paolo Burghignoli, Romeo Beccherelli, Alessandro Galli

Tunable Fabry-Perot Cavity THz Antenna Based on Leaky-Wave Propagation in Nematic Liquid Crystals

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters [IEEE], Volume: 16 Pages: 2046-2049

Walter Fuscaldo, Santi C Pavone, Guido Valerio, Alessandro Galli, Matteo Albani, Mauro Ettorre

Analysis of limited-diffractive and limited-dispersive X-waves generated by finite radial waveguides

Journal of Applied Physics [AIP Publishing], Volume: 119 Issue: 19 Pages: 194903

Walter Fuscaldo, Guido Valerio, Alessandro Galli, Ronan Sauleau, Anthony Grbic, Mauro Ettorre

Higher-Order Leaky-Mode Bessel-Beam Launcher

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation [IEEE], Volume: 64 Issue: 3 Pages: 904-913

Walter Fuscaldo, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli

A Reconfigurable Substrate–Superstrate Graphene-Based Leaky-Wave THz Antenna

IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters [IEEE], Volume: 15 Pages: 1545-1548

Walter Fuscaldo, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli

Complex mode spectra of graphene-based planar structures for THz applications

Journal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves [Springer US], Volume: 36 Issue: 8 Pages: 720-733

Santi C Pavone, Walter Fuscaldo, Alessandro Galli, Matteo Albani

An Overview of the Techniques to Generate Limited-diffractive Bessel Beams and Localized Pulses by using RLSA and Leaky-Wave Antennas

2020 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 1-4

P Baccarelli, P Burghignoli, D Comite, W Fuscaldo, A Galli

Open-Stopband Suppression in a Canonical 1-D Periodic 2-D Structure with Asymmetric Unit Cell

2020 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 1-3

David R Jackson, Filippo Capolino, Ahmad Almutawa, Hamidreza Kazemi, Sohini Sengupta, Walter Fuscaldo, Alessandro Galli, Stuart A Long

Review of Recent Advances in the Leaky-Wave Analysis of 2-D Leaky-Wave Antennas

2020 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 1-4

D Comite, W Fuscaldo, P Burghignoli, P Baccarelli, A Galli

Near-field Focusing through Higher-order Cylindrical Leaky Waves

2020 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 1-2

Silvia Tofani, Walter Fuscaldo, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli

Substrate-Superstrate Leaky-Wave Antenna with Interleaved Metasurfaces for Directivity Improvement

2019 49th European Microwave Conference (EuMC) [IEEE], Pages: 25-28

S Tofani, W Fuscaldo, DC Zografopoulos, P Burghignoli, P Baccarolli, R Beccherelli, A Galli

Terahertz Modal Analysis of a Grounded Liquid-crystal Cell and Its Application as a Tunable Cavity Antenna

2019 PhotonIcs & Electromagnetics Research Symposium-Spring (PIERS-Spring) [IEEE], Pages: 2460-2464

W Fuscaldo, A Galli, DR Jackson

New Beamwidth Formulas for 1-D Leaky-wave Antennas: A Review

2019 PhotonIcs & Electromagnetics Research Symposium-Spring (PIERS-Spring) [IEEE], Pages: 1243-1251

W Fuscaldo, S Tofani, P Burghignoli, P Baccarelli, A Galli

Terahertz Fabry-Perot Cavity Leaky-wave Antennas

2019 PhotonIcs & Electromagnetics Research Symposium-Spring (PIERS-Spring) [IEEE], Pages: 1792-1798

DR Jackson, P Baccarelli, P Burghignoli, W Fuscaldo, A Galli, G Lovat

A History of Leaky Waves and Leaky-Wave Antennas

2019 URSI International Symposium on Electromagnetic Theory (EMTS) [IEEE], Pages: 1-4

Silvia Tofani, Walter Fuscaldo, Dimitrios C Zografopoulos, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Romeo Beccherelli, Alessandro Galli

Design-flow of Fabry-Perot cavity leaky-wave antennas based on homogenized metasurfaces

2019 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 1-4

Walter Fuscaldo, David R Jackson, A Galli

Accurate Formulas for the Beamwidth of 1-D Bidirectional Leaky-Wave Antennas

2019 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 1-3

Walter Fuscaldo, David R Jackson, A Galli

Radiating properties of 1-D bidirectional leaky-wave antennas

2019 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 1-3

D Comite, V Gómez-Guillamón Buendía, W Fuscaldo, Z Shafiq, SK Podilchak, P Burghignoli, P Baccarelli, A Galli

Design of a Dual-Mode Operation 2-D Periodic Planar Leaky-Wave Antenna

2019 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 1-4

Walter Fuscaldo, Silvia Tofani, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Andrea Notargiacomo, Sara Cibella, Marialilia Pea, Pasquale Carelli, Neeraj Mishra, Camilla Coletti, Alessandro Galli

Graphene-Based Fabry-Perot Cavity Leaky-Wave Antennas: Towards an Experimental Validation

2018 48th European Microwave Conference (EuMC) [IEEE], Pages: 276-279

W Fuscaldo, A Di Simone, LM Millefiori, D Riccio, G Ruello, P Braca, P Willett

Electromagnetic Modeling of Ships in Maritime Scenarios: Geometrical Optics Approximation

IGARSS 2018-2018 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium [IEEE], Pages: 452-455

Walter Fuscaldo, Alessandro Galli, David R Jackson

Beamwidth Evaluation of Finite-Length 1-D Bidirectional Leaky-Wave Antennas

2018 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting [IEEE], Pages: 139-140

Silvia Tofani, Walter Fuscaldo, Dimitrios C Zografopoulos, Paolo Baccarelli, Paolo Burghignoli, Romeo Beccherelli, Alessandro Galli

Spatial dispersion analysis of homogenized metafurfaces for terahertz leaky-wave antennas

12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2018) [IET], Pages: 1-3

Walter Fuscaldo, Santi C Pavone, Davide Comite, Guido Valerio, Matteo Albani, Mauro Ettorre, Alessandro Galli

Design criteria of X-wave launchers for millimeter-wave applications

12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2018) [IET], Pages: 1-4

Walter Fuscaldo, Davide Comite, Alessandro Boesso, Paolo Baccarelli, Paolo Burghignoli, Alessandro Galli

A new class of nondiffracting pulses based on focusing leaky waves

2017 47th European Microwave Conference (EuMC) [IEEE], Pages: 963-966

Silvia Tofani, Walter Fuscaldo, Alessandro Galli, Romeo Beccherelli

Static and Tunable Devices for Terahertz Focusing and Beam Steering

Advanced Study Institute on NATO ASI on Quantum Nano-Photonics [Springer, Dordrecht], Pages: 453-455

Walter Fuscaldo, David R Jackson, Alessandro Galli

Analysis of the radiating properties of endfire 1-D leaky-wave antennas

2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting [IEEE], Pages: 281-282

Walter Fuscaldo, Santi C Pavone, Davide Comite, Guido Valerio, Matteo Albani, Mauro Ettorre, Alessandro Galli

Nondiffracting waves: Criteria for designing X-wave launchers

2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting [IEEE], Pages: 49-50

Walter Fuscaldo, David R Jackson, Alessandro Galli

A new expression for the evaluation of the beamwidth in 1-D leaky-wave antennas: Beyond Oliner's formula

2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 2976-2978

D Comite, W Fuscaldo, P Burghignoli, P Baccarelli, SK Podilchak, A Galli

Bessel beam generation by means of annular leaky-wave antennas

2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 3863-3864

Santi C Pavone, Davide Comite, Walter Fuscaldo, Guido Valerio, Alessandro Galli, Mauro Ettorre, Matteo Albani

Generation of limited-diffractive twisted pulses at millimeter waves

2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 3511-3514

Walter Fuscaldo, Silvia Tofani, Dimitrios C Zografopoulos, Paolo Baccarelli, Paolo Burghignoli, Romeo Beccherelli, Alessandro Galli

A reconfigurable multilayered THz leaky-wave antenna employing liquid crystals

2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 849-851

Walter Fuscaldo, Santi C Pavone, Guido Valerio, Alessandro Galli, Matteo Albani, Mauro Ettorre

Parameterization of the nondiffractive features of electromagnetic localized pulses

2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI) [IEEE], Pages: 869-870

Walter Fuscaldo, Guido Valerio, Ronan Sauleau, Mauro Ettorre, Anthony Grbic, Alessandro Galli

Design and experimental validation of leaky-wave bessel-beam launchers at millimeter-wave frequencies

2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI) [IEEE], Pages: 875-876

Walter Fuscaldo, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli

A graphene-loaded substrate-superstrate leaky-wave THz antenna

2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 1-3

Walter Fuscaldo, Santi C Pavone, Guido Valerio, Alessandro Galli, Matteo Albani, Mauro Ettorre

Generation of limited-diffraction electromagnetic pulses at millimeter waves

2016 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 1-3

Walter Fuscalco, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli

Efficient 2-D leaky-wave antenna configurations based on graphene metasurfaces

46th European Microwave Conference, 4-6 Oct. 2016, London, UK. [], Pages: 313-316

Walter Fuscaldo, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli

Graphene-based reconfigurable leaky-wave antennas for THz applications

2015 IEEE 15th Mediterranean Microwave Symposium (MMS) [IEEE], Pages: 1-4

Borja Errasti-Alcala, Walter Fuscaldo, Paolo Braca, Gemine Vivone

Realistic ship model for extended target tracking algorithms

2015 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) [IEEE], Pages: 3135-3138

Borja Errasti-Alcala, Walter Fuscaldo, Paolo Braca, Gemine Vivone

Realistic extended target model for track before detect in maritime surveillance

OCEANS 2015-Genova [IEEE], Pages: 1-9

Walter Fuscaldo, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli

Complex Modes of a Tunable Graphene-Based Fabry-Perot Cavity THz Antenna

2015 9th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) [IEEE], Pages: 1-2

Mauro Ettorre, Guido Valerio, Ronan Sauleau, Walter Fuscaldo, Alessandro Galli, Anthony Grbic

Generation of non-diffractive bessel beams using leaky-wave modes

2014 44th European Microwave Conference [IEEE], Pages: 444-447

Walter Fuscaldo, A Galli, Guido Valerio, Mauro Ettorre, Ronan Sauleau

A novel Bessel beam launcher based on higher-order leaky modes

Riunione Nazionale di Elettromagnetismo [],

Walter Fuscaldo, Guido Valerio, Alessandro Galli, Ronan Sauleau, Mauro Ettorre

Bessel beam launchers at millimeter waves using higher-order leaky-wave modes

2014 USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (Joint with AP-S Symposium) [IEEE], Pages: 75-75

Walter Fuscaldo, Guido Valerio, Alessandro Galli, Ronan Sauleau, Mauro Ettorre

A millimeter-wave Bessel beam launcher through the excitation of higher-order leaky modes

EuCAP 2014, 8th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation [], Pages: 1439-1441

Walter Fuscaldo, Silvia Tofani, Paolo Burghignoli, Paolo Baccarelli, Alessandro Galli, J Canet-Ferrer

Terahertz leaky-wave antennas based on metasurfaces and tunable materials

Metamaterials Metasurfaces [InTech], Pages: 93-116