A novel method for millimeter-wave on-wafer characterization of reflect patch antennas

Paola Farinelli, Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä, Jussi Säily, Roberto Sorrentino, Jussi Tuovinen

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Abstract

This letter presents a simple new measurement procedure to test single elements of electrically steerable reflectarray antennas. The method allows one to measure the reflection coefficient of reflector antenna elementary cells consisting of resonating elements and phase or amplitude control circuits (MMIC, RF-MEMS, ferroelectric, etc.). The measurement system can be used for verifying the correct functionalities and steering capabilities of antenna arrays without the need of expensive and time consuming full antenna measurements. The method has been verified at V-band on a LTCC patch antenna at V-band (57.2 GHz). The measurement results are presented in comparison with the theory, showing very good agreement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)556-558
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Microstrip antennas
Millimeter waves
Steerable antennas
Antenna reflectors
Monolithic microwave integrated circuits
Antenna arrays
Ferroelectric materials
MEMS
Antennas
Networks (circuits)

Keywords

  • On-wafer
  • phase shifter
  • phased array
  • reflect-array

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A novel method for millimeter-wave on-wafer characterization of reflect patch antennas. / Farinelli, Paola; Vähä-Heikkilä, Tauno; Säily, Jussi; Sorrentino, Roberto; Tuovinen, Jussi.

In: IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2006, p. 556-558.

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