Beam Switching Conformal Antenna Array for mm-Wave Communications

V. Semkin, F. Ferrero, A. Bisognin, J. Ala-Laurinaho, C. Luxey, F. Devillers, Antti Räisänen

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Abstract

In this letter, the design and measurement results of a millimeter-wave beam switching antenna are presented. Several antenna prototypes have been fabricated and measured in planar and conformal installations. The developed prototype consists of three antenna arrays of 16 patch elements in each array and it is operating at 61 GHz with linear polarization. A single-pole three-throw semiconductor switch is attached to the manufactured prototype using copper pillar attachment. The main beam direction of the convex antenna can be changed by switching between the antenna arrays in the prototype. Half sphere 3-D radiation pattern measurements have been performed. For the convex prototype, bent on the cylinder with radius 25 mm, beam switching with -32° + 34° degrees is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7095523
Pages (from-to)28-31
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • Beam switching
  • conformal antennas
  • microstrip antenna arrays
  • millimeter-wave

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