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

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    antennas
    ceramics
    Antennas
    Antenna feeders
    Millimeter waves
    Wireless networks
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    Switches
    Temperature
    extremely high frequencies
    lobes
    millimeter waves
    switches
    modules
    apertures
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    Keywords

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

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    Foglia Manzillo, F., Smierzchalski, M., Ettorre, M., Aurinsalo, J., Kautio, K., Lahti, M., ... 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
    Foglia Manzillo, Francesco ; Smierzchalski, Maciej ; Ettorre, Mauro ; Aurinsalo, Jouko ; Kautio, Kari ; Lahti, Markku ; Lamminen, Antti ; Säily, Jussi ; Sauleau, Ronan. / An LTCC beam-switching antenna with high beam overlap for 60-GHz mobile access points. 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2017. pp. 1441-1442
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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. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , pp. 1441-1442, 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting , San Diego, United States, 9/07/17. https://doi.org/10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2017.8072763

    An LTCC beam-switching antenna with high beam overlap for 60-GHz mobile access points. / Foglia Manzillo, Francesco; Smierzchalski, Maciej; Ettorre, Mauro; Aurinsalo, Jouko; Kautio, Kari; Lahti, Markku; Lamminen, Antti; Säily, Jussi; Sauleau, Ronan.

    2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2017. p. 1441-1442.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

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    Foglia Manzillo F, Smierzchalski M, Ettorre M, Aurinsalo J, Kautio K, Lahti M et al. 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. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . 2017. p. 1441-1442 https://doi.org/10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2017.8072763