Low-cost and high-efficient W-band substrate integrated waveguide antenna array made of printed circuit board process

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2011.2180346
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TypeArticle
Journal titleTransactions on Antennas and Propagation
ISSN0018-926X
1558-2221
Volume60
Issue3
Pages16481653; # of pages: 6
SubjectAntenna array; W-band antenna; Yagi-like antenna; substrate integrated waveguide (SIW)
AbstractA novel class of low-cost, small-footprint and high-gain antenna arrays is presented for W-band applications. A 4 × 4 antenna array is proposed and demonstrated using substrate-integrated waveguide (SIW) technology for the design of its feed network and longitudinal slots in the SIW top metallic surface to drive the array antenna elements. Dielectric cubes of low-permittivity material are placed on top of each 1 × 4 antenna array to increase the gain of the circular patch antenna elements. This new design is compared to a second 4 × 4 antenna array which, instead of dielectric cubes, uses vertically stacked Yagi-like parasitic director elements to increase the gain. Measured impedance bandwidths of the two 4 × 4 antenna arrays are about 7.5 GHz (94.2-101.8 GHz) at 18 ± 1 dB gain level, with radiation patterns and gains of the two arrays remaining nearly constant over this bandwidth. While the fabrication effort of the new array involving dielectric cubes is significantly reduced, its measured radiation efficiency of 81 percent is slightly lower compared to 90 percent of the Yagi-like design.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number21269145
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