Broadband high-gain beam-scanning antenna array for millimeter-wave applications

Chun-Xu Mao, Steven Gao, Yi Wang

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A novel method of achieving low profile, broadband microstrip array antennas with high antenna gain is proposed for millimeter-wave applications. The element employs a novel third-order vertically coupled resonant structure that a U-slot resonator in the ground is used to couple with the feeding resonator and the radiating patch, simultaneously. This proposed structure can significantly improve the bandwidth and frequency selectivity without increasing the thickness of the antenna. Then, to achieve the subarray, a new wideband power divider with loaded resonators is employed, which can be used to further improve the bandwidth. To demonstrate the working schemes of broadside radiation and scanned beam, two 4 × 4 array antennas are implemented on the same board. Measured results agree well with the simulations, showing a wide bandwidth from 22 to 32 GHz (FBW = 37%) with the gain of around 19 dBi. The beam-scanning array can realize a scanning angle of 25° over a broadband. In addition, due to the filtering features are integrated in the design, the proposed antenna could also reduce the complexity and potential cost of the frontends.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4864-4868
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number9
Early online date11 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2017


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