A Wideband Magnetoelectric Dipole Antenna with Wide Beamwidth for Millimeter-Wave Applications

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)918-922
Journal / PublicationIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Issue number4
Online published12 Dec 2022
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2023


A wideband magnetoelectric (ME) dipole antenna with wide half-power beam width (HPBW) in both the E- and H-planes is investigated for millimeter-wave (mm-wave) applications. This antenna mainly consists of a core ME dipole structure at the center and two parasitic Π-shaped patches at the two sides, and it is fed by a Γ-shaped probe. Compared with the traditional ME dipole antenna fed by an L-shaped probe, the proposed ME dipole shows a comparable impedance bandwidth of over 50%, but it exhibits a more simplified configuration and a smaller footprint due to the loading effect of the Γ-shaped feeding probe. Moreover, thanks to the supplementary effect of the end-fire radiation characteristics of the parasitic Π-shaped patches, the proposed antenna features a much expanded beamwidths in both the E- and H-planes. The measured results indicate that this antenna with a footprint of 0.442λ0 × 0.268λ0 can obtain a −10 dB impedance bandwidth of 61.7% (21.4−40.5 GHz), a 3 dB gain bandwidth of 47.5% (23.9−38.8 GHz), and a 120°-HPBW pattern bandwidth (within the band, the HPBWs of the E- and H-planes are both over 120°) of 32.3% (26−36 GHz), showing merits of small size, wide band, and wide beam which are very desirable for the mm-wave wireless communication systems and radar systems.

Research Area(s)

  • Antenna feeds, Bandwidth, Broadband antennas, Dipole antennas, Gain, Impedance, magnetoelectric (ME) dipole, Millimeter-wave (mm-wave) antenna, Probes, wideband antenna, widebeam antenna, wide-beam antenna