An LTCC beam-switching antenna with high beam overlap for 60-GHz mobile access points

Francesco Foglia Manzillo, Maciej Smierzchalski, Mauro Ettorre, Jouko Aurinsalo, Kari Kautio, Markku Lahti, Antti Lamminen, Jussi Säily, Ronan Sauleau

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    Abstract

    We present a flat switched-beam antenna that achieves a wide angular coverage (±38°) and limited scan losses in V-band. The system features two broadband continuous transverse stub (CTS) arrays, each fed by a pillbox beamformer. The two antennas are designed so that the radiated beams are interleaved. In this way, high beam overlap levels (-3 dB) and low side lobe level are simultaneously attained. A switch network excites one of the two apertures at a time and selects the desired beam. The system is fully integrated in a low-profile multilayer low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) module. The proposed architecture and technology are suitable for millimeter-wave access points in next generation mobile networks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages1441-1442
    Number of pages2
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-3284-0 , 978-1-5386-3283-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-0898-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting - San Diego, United States
    Duration: 9 Jul 201714 Jul 2017

    Conference

    Conference2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
    Abbreviated titleAP-S
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Diego
    Period9/07/1714/07/17

    Keywords

    • feeds
    • optical switches
    • apertures
    • gain
    • broadband antennas
    • OtaNano

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    Foglia Manzillo, F., Smierzchalski, M., Ettorre, M., Aurinsalo, J., Kautio, K., Lahti, M., Lamminen, A., Säily, J., & Sauleau, R. (2017). An LTCC beam-switching antenna with high beam overlap for 60-GHz mobile access points. In 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting (pp. 1441-1442). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2017.8072763