LTCC Microstrip parasitic patch antenna for 77 GHz automotive applications

Alina-Cristina Bunea, Dan Neculoiu, Markku Lahti, Tauno Vähä-Heikkilä

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    Abstract

    A microstrip parasitic patch antenna consisting of four parasitic patches, fed by one active patch, with a stripline input, is presented in this paper. The antenna was designed for the Low Temperature Co-fired Ceramics (LTCC) technology and shows very good matching and radiation behavior in the 77 GHz band, with measured reflection losses lower than - 10 dB between 75.175-80.6 GHz and below - 40 dB at 77 GHz. Simulation results show a gain higher than 8 dBi in the 76-81 GHz frequency range, with a radiation efficiency higher than 80%. A separate structure, based on direct conversion (video) receiver was designed and fabricated for radiation pattern measurements. The E and H planes at 77 GHz were measured and show good agreement with simulation results, with a computed gain of 8.2 dBi for the direction normal to the patches
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2013 IEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems (COMCAS 2013)
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4673-5756-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    EventIEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems, COMCAS 2013 - Tel Aviv, Israel
    Duration: 21 Oct 201323 Oct 2013

    Conference

    ConferenceIEEE International Conference on Microwaves, Communications, Antennas and Electronic Systems, COMCAS 2013
    Abbreviated titleCOMCAS 2013
    CountryIsrael
    CityTel Aviv
    Period21/10/1323/10/13

    Keywords

    • 77 GHz
    • antenna
    • automotive applications
    • LTCC technology

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