Parallel fed 2×1 antenna array utilizing surface wave cancellation on LTCC substrate

Josef Hagn, Valerio Frascolla, Ronan Sauleau, Jouko Aurinsalo, Markku Lahti, Kari Kautio

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    Abstract

    In this paper a novel design of an UE (User Equipment) antenna for the 60-GHz band is presented. The antenna was realized on LTCC A6M-E substrate to ease a later integration with the RF-chipset on a single module. To satisfy the requirement of a relative bandwidth of 15 % an electrically thick substrate was utilized, which unfortunately leads to an undesired excitation of surface waves. A suppression of these dielectric modes was achieved by employing a cancellation technique of excited surface waves. The proposed antenna consists of two parallel fed aperture coupled microstrip patch antennas. The S-parameter and radiation pattern results (simulation and measurement) are presented and are used to verify the antenna design. The manufactured antenna exhibits a -10 dB impedance bandwidth of more than 9 GHz, a Half Power Beam Width (HPBW) greater than 60 ° and a realized gain of more than 5.5 dBi over the bandwidth.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP)
    PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
    Pages185-189
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-8-8907-0187-0
    ISBN (Print)978-1-5090-3742-1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2017 - Paris, France
    Duration: 19 Mar 201724 Mar 2017

    Conference

    Conference11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2017
    Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2017
    CountryFrance
    CityParis
    Period19/03/1724/03/17

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    Antenna feeders
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    Surface waves
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    Substrates
    Microstrip antennas
    Bandwidth
    Scattering parameters
    Directional patterns (antenna)

    Keywords

    • S-parameters
    • aperture antennas
    • ceramic packaging
    • microstrip antenna arrays
    • millimetre wave antenna arrays
    • LTCC A6M-E substrate
    • RF-chipset
    • S-parameter
    • antenna array
    • antenna design
    • aperture coupled microstrip patch antennas
    • radiation pattern
    • surface wave cancellation
    • surface waves
    • user equipment antenna
    • Antenna measurements
    • Antenna radiation patterns
    • Patch antennas
    • Substrates
    • Surface impedance
    • Surface waves
    • 60-GHz band
    • Surface wave cancellation
    • UE
    • V-band
    • antenna arrays
    • patch antennas

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    Hagn, J., Frascolla, V., Sauleau, R., Aurinsalo, J., Lahti, M., & Kautio, K. (2017). Parallel fed 2×1 antenna array utilizing surface wave cancellation on LTCC substrate. In 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP) (pp. 185-189). [7928258] IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928258
    Hagn, Josef ; Frascolla, Valerio ; Sauleau, Ronan ; Aurinsalo, Jouko ; Lahti, Markku ; Kautio, Kari. / Parallel fed 2×1 antenna array utilizing surface wave cancellation on LTCC substrate. 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2017. pp. 185-189
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    Hagn, J, Frascolla, V, Sauleau, R, Aurinsalo, J, Lahti, M & Kautio, K 2017, Parallel fed 2×1 antenna array utilizing surface wave cancellation on LTCC substrate. in 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP)., 7928258, IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , pp. 185-189, 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2017, Paris, France, 19/03/17. https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928258

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    2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers , 2017. p. 185-189 7928258.

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    Hagn J, Frascolla V, Sauleau R, Aurinsalo J, Lahti M, Kautio K. Parallel fed 2×1 antenna array utilizing surface wave cancellation on LTCC substrate. In 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP). IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers . 2017. p. 185-189. 7928258 https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928258