Design and experiments of 77 GHz antennas in LTCC technology

D. Neculoiu, Markku Lahti, A. Stefanescu, A. A. Muller, Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä

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    Abstract

    The design of a slot coupled microstrip patch antenna with four parasitic elements for the 77 GHz frequency range is presented. Full wave electromagnetic simulations were used for antenna modeling and optimization. The antenna was fabricated using Ferro A6-M Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic technology. The "on wafer" measurements showed a central operating frequency of 78 GHz with reflection losses of -19 dB. The frequency bandwidth (defined for reflection losses lower than -10 dB) was from 76.4 GHz to 79.3 GHz. Using electromagnetic simulations based parametric study it is demonstrated that the central frequency shift is mainly due to the fabrication tolerances that affect the active patch dimensions. (11 refs.)
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2011
    Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ, USA
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages253-257
    ISBN (Electronic)978-88-8202-074-3
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0250-1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2011 - Rome, Italy
    Duration: 11 Apr 201115 Apr 2011

    Conference

    Conference5th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2011
    Abbreviated titleEUCAP 2011
    CountryItaly
    CityRome
    Period11/04/1115/04/11

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