A Millimeter-Wave Fabry-Pérot Cavity Antenna Using Fresnel Zone Plate Integrated PRS

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journal

2 Scopus Citations
View graph of relations


Original languageEnglish
Article number8821567
Pages (from-to)564-568
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number1
Online published30 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2020


This communication introduces a new structure of a partially reflective surface (PRS) to realize gain enhancement for a millimeter-wave Fabry-Pérot Cavity (FPC) antenna. It is the first attempt at applying a Fresnel zone plate (FZP) to a single-layer PRS, which contributes to a significant gain improvement. The proposed antenna consists of a feeding source, a substrate-integrated quasi-curve reflector, and the proposed PRS. With the quasi-curve reflector, multiple resonate modes are excited, providing a wide 3 dB gain bandwidth. For validation, a prototype of millimeter-wave FPC antenna is designed and measured. The antenna can be implemented by low-cost and mature printed-circuit-board (PCB) technology. The antenna yields a measured impedance bandwidth of 17.8% from 54 to 64.5 GHz and a 3 dB gain bandwidth of 13.3% from 56 to 64 GHz. The measured peak gain is 21 dBi at broadside direction. This antenna finds potential applications in high-speed communications at the millimeter-wave spectrum.

Research Area(s)

  • Fabry-Perot cavity (FPC) antenna, Fresnel zone plate (FZP) integrated partially reflective surface (PRS), gain enhancement, millimeter wave, quasi-curve reflector