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
Antenna arrays
Surface waves
Antennas
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