A High-Gain Millimeter-Wave Magnetoelectric Dipole Array With Packaged Microstrip Line Feed Network

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Original languageEnglish
Article number9154544
Pages (from-to)1669-1673
Journal / PublicationIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume19
Issue number10
Online published3 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020

Abstract

A millimeter-wave 4 × 4 magnetoelectric (ME) dipole antenna array using a packaged microstrip line feed network is proposed. This antenna array features a wide impedance bandwidth of more than 50% and small back radiation. Each ME dipole element is excited by an L-shaped probe and each L-shaped probe is connected to the packaged microstrip line through a small hole in the ground plane. The packaged microstrip line forms the whole corporate feed network for the antenna array. The entire antenna structure is realized by multiple printed circuit boards (PCBs), which is low in material cost and easy in fabrication. The results demonstrate that the proposed antenna array enables the impedance bandwidth of 51.5%, high gain up to 20.3 dBi, and stable broadside radiation pattern with small back radiation over the operating frequencies. The array is suitable for the 5G application.

Research Area(s)

  • Ka-band, magnetoelectric (ME) dipole, packaged microstrip line, wideband