Low-cost wideband microstrip antenna array for 60-GHz applications

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Original languageEnglish
Article number6767066
Pages (from-to)3012-3018
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume62
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

Abstract

A low-cost single-layer wideband microstrip antenna array is presented for 60-GHz band applications. Each microstrip radiation element is fed by a modified L-shaped probe to enhance the impedance bandwidth. The proposed microstrip antenna array is excited by a novel coplanar waveguide (CPW) feed network, which not only has a simple structure by abandoning the traditional air bridges (wire bonds) above the CPW T-junctions but also provides pairs of broadband differential outputs. Experimentally, two 4 x 4 antenna arrays with different polarizations were designed and fabricated on the double-sided single-layer printed circuit board. The linearly polarized array exhibits an impedance bandwidth (SWR 2) of 25.5% and a gain of around 15.2 dBi. The circularly polarized array, employing the same CPW feed network to excite sequentially rotated circularly polarized elements, achieves an impedance bandwidth (SWR2) of 17.8%, a 3-dB axial ratio bandwidth of 15.6%, and a gain of around 14.5 dBi. © 1963-2012 IEEE.

Research Area(s)

  • 60-GHz radio, Antenna array, L-probe feed, microstrip antenna