Millimeter wave antenna array based on dielectric-filled waveguides

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This paper presents components based on metallic dielectric-filled waveguides (DFWG) for antenna arrays. Air-filled waveguide feeding networks have low losses but the spacing between the elements of the array cannot be half-a-wavelength which is required for the grating lobe free radiation patterns. By filling the waveguides with dielectric material, the physical dimensions can be decreased. Three prototypes are developed for the lower E-band (71-76 GHz): a transition from DFWG to the standard WR-12 waveguide, a single antenna element based on the DFWG, and a 1×4 linear antenna array. The prototypes are manufactured and measured. The measured insertion loss of the structure with two transitions is 1.3-2 dB at the desired frequency range. The measured realised gain for the single element is 7-9 dBi at the desired band.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th Global Symposium on Millimeter-Waves, GSMM 2017
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventGlobal Symposium on Millimeter Waves - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 24 May 201726 May 2017
Conference number: 10

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ConferenceGlobal Symposium on Millimeter Waves
Abbreviated titleGSMM
CountryHong Kong
CityHong Kong
Period24/05/201726/05/2017

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