A V-band switched-beam linearly polarized transmit-array antenna for wireless backhaul applications

Laurent Dussopt, Amazir Moknache, Jussi Säily, Antti Lamminen, Mikko Kaunisto, Jouko Aurinsalo, Terry Bateman, Jim Francey

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    Abstract

    A V-band, switched-beam, linearly-polarized transmit-array antenna enabling self-pointing point-to-point communication systems, e.g. wireless backhaul applications in future mobile networks is presented. The antenna is designed and fabricated using standard PCB materials and processes as well as commercially available switches. The design and characterization of the unit-cells and the transmit-array panel are presented and demonstrate state-of-the-art performances with an experimental realized gain of 33.4 dBi, an aperture efficiency of 48% and a 3-dB bandwidth of 15.4%. Furthermore, the transmit-array fed by the focal array is presented and demonstrates radiation properties and beam-switching capabilities with five beams at 0°, ±2.4° and ±4.8°, and a 3-dB angular coverage of 13.2°.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number7970133
    Pages (from-to)6788 - 6793
    Number of pages6
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
    Volume65
    Issue number12
    Early online date2017
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • Antenna arrays
    • Apertures
    • Bandwidth
    • Beam-switching
    • directive antenna
    • discrete lens
    • Gain
    • millimeter-wave antenna
    • Switches
    • transmit-array
    • Transmitting antennas
    • OtaNano

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