Millimetre-Wave Beam-Switching Rotman Lens Antenna Designs on Multi-Layered LCP Substrates

Jussi Säily, Michael Pokorný, Mikko Kaunisto, Antti Lamminen, Jouko Aurinsalo, Zbyněk Raida

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Abstract

Compact and low-cost antenna arrays with beamsteering or beam-switching are needed for emerging millimeter-wave communication systems such as 5G and WLAN at the 60 GHz frequency band. The Rotman lens is a planar lens which can be used in conjunction with an antenna array to provide several switchable beam directions. The Rotman lens is a truetime delay device which makes it ideal for wideband systems. The proposed concept can be integrated on a printed circuit board construction based on liquid crystal polymer (LCP) base materials. The design, manufacturing and measurement results are presented for a 60 GHz Rotman lens implementation. The presented design can electrically switch between five different beam directions -30°, -15°, 0°, 15° and 30°.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAntennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2016 10th European Conference on
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
Pages1-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-8-8907-0186-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2016
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016 - Davos, Switzerland
Duration: 10 Apr 201616 Apr 2016
Conference number: 10

Conference

Conference10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2016
CountrySwitzerland
CityDavos
Period10/04/1616/04/16
OtherThe conference will provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art in Antennas, Propagation and Measurements topics, highlighting the latest developments and innovations required for future applications.

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Lens antennas
Liquid crystal polymers
Millimeter waves
Lenses
Substrates
Antenna arrays
Wireless local area networks (WLAN)
Printed circuit boards
Frequency bands
Communication systems
Switches
Costs

Keywords

  • millimetre-waves
  • Rotman lens
  • 5G
  • antennas
  • beam-switching

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Säily, J., Pokorný, M., Kaunisto, M., Lamminen, A., Aurinsalo, J., & Raida, Z. (2016). Millimetre-Wave Beam-Switching Rotman Lens Antenna Designs on Multi-Layered LCP Substrates. In Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2016 10th European Conference on (pp. 1-5). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.1109/EuCAP.2016.7481212
Säily, Jussi ; Pokorný, Michael ; Kaunisto, Mikko ; Lamminen, Antti ; Aurinsalo, Jouko ; Raida, Zbyněk. / Millimetre-Wave Beam-Switching Rotman Lens Antenna Designs on Multi-Layered LCP Substrates. Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2016 10th European Conference on. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2016. pp. 1-5
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Millimetre-Wave Beam-Switching Rotman Lens Antenna Designs on Multi-Layered LCP Substrates. / Säily, Jussi; Pokorný, Michael; Kaunisto, Mikko; Lamminen, Antti; Aurinsalo, Jouko; Raida, Zbyněk.

Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2016 10th European Conference on. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2016. p. 1-5.

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Säily J, Pokorný M, Kaunisto M, Lamminen A, Aurinsalo J, Raida Z. Millimetre-Wave Beam-Switching Rotman Lens Antenna Designs on Multi-Layered LCP Substrates. In Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2016 10th European Conference on. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . 2016. p. 1-5 https://doi.org/10.1109/EuCAP.2016.7481212