Design and Processing of 60 GHz Antennas on Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) Substrates

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    Abstract

    Recent developments in the low temperature cofired ceramic (LTCC) technology have enabled the integration of passive components including antennas in a cost-effective package up to the millimetre-wave frequencies. Suitable antenna types for the LTCC integration are, for example, microstrip dipoles, slot antennas, and various types of microstrip patch antennas [1,2]. In this paper, the design and manufacturing of an aperture-coupled microstrip line-fed microstrip antenna (ACMPA) and a slot-coupled coplanar waveguide-fed microstrip antenna (SCMPA) on LTCC substrate are presented. Also, the material characterisation of Ferro A6S LTCC system with method based on ring resonators is shown. The return loss of -10 dB or better is achieved for the antennas within 3.4. 6.6% impedance bandwidth. Our studies show that functional antennas can be fabricated with standard LTCC process and materials even for the 60 GHz frequency band.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of 4th ESA Workshop on Millimetre Wave Technology and Applications, The 8th Topical Symposium on Millimeter Waves - TSMMW2006, The 7th MINT Millimeter-Wave International Symposium - MINT-MIS2006
    PublisherEuropean Space Agency ESA
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event4th ESA Workshop on Millimetre-Wave Technology and Applications; 8th Topical Symposium on Millimeter Waves, TSMMW2006; 7th MINT Millimeter-Wave International Symposium, MINT-MIS2006 - Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 15 Feb 200617 Feb 2006

    Conference

    Conference4th ESA Workshop on Millimetre-Wave Technology and Applications; 8th Topical Symposium on Millimeter Waves, TSMMW2006; 7th MINT Millimeter-Wave International Symposium, MINT-MIS2006
    CountryFinland
    CityEspoo
    Period15/02/0617/02/06

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    Keywords

    • Millimetre-wave antennas
    • LTCC

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    Lamminen, A., Säily, J., & Vimpari, A. (2006). Design and Processing of 60 GHz Antennas on Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramic (LTCC) Substrates. In Proceedings of 4th ESA Workshop on Millimetre Wave Technology and Applications, The 8th Topical Symposium on Millimeter Waves - TSMMW2006, The 7th MINT Millimeter-Wave International Symposium - MINT-MIS2006 European Space Agency ESA. http://www.vtt.fi/inf/julkaisut/muut/2006/lamminen_saily_vimpari_ESA_Workshop_2006.pdf