A V-band antenna module based on vertical TEM waveguides fully integrated in LTCC

Francesco Foglia Manzillo, Mauro Ettorre, Maciej Smierzchalski, Ronan Sauleau, Markku Lahti, Kari Kautio, Delphine Lelaidier, Eric Seguenot

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    Abstract

    A broadband antenna for highly integrated communication systems at 60 GHz is presented and fully integrated in a low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) module. Four long slots are parallel-fed by a full corporate feeding network (CFN), based on a novel implementation of parallel plate waveguides (PPWs) in stacked dielectric substrates. The CFN is designed to support only the transverse electromagnetic mode (TEM) and allows propagation along the vertical axis of the module. The pillbox system is designed to achieve low SLLs in H-plane (<; -19 dB as per simulations) and to maximize the directivity. A -10 dB relative matching bandwidth of 25.2% is measured (51.2-66 GHz). The antenna concept and technology allow for multibeam operation and are attractive for access point links in fifth generation (5G) networks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAntennas and Propagation (APSURSI), 2016 IEEE International Symposium on
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages387-388
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2886-3, 978-1-5090-2885-6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-2887-0
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Oct 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico
    Duration: 26 Jun 20161 Jul 2016

    Conference

    Conference2016 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2016
    Abbreviated titleAPSURSI 2016
    CountryPuerto Rico
    CityFajardo
    Period26/06/161/07/16

    Keywords

    • broadband antennas
    • antenna measurements
    • gain
    • substrates
    • electromagnetic waveguides
    • broadband communication

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    Manzillo, F. F., Ettorre, M., Smierzchalski, M., Sauleau, R., Lahti, M., Kautio, K., Lelaidier, D., & Seguenot, E. (2016). A V-band antenna module based on vertical TEM waveguides fully integrated in LTCC. In Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI), 2016 IEEE International Symposium on (pp. 387-388). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2016.7695902