Dual frequency leaky-wave antenna analysis and design

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  • J.R. Kelly
  • G. Passalacqua
  • Y.C. Vardaxoglou
  • F. Capolino
  • M. Albani

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  • University of Siena
  • Loughborough University


This paper concerns a 2D leaky-wave resonant cavity antenna, formed from a partially reflecting surface (PRS) positioned half-a-wavelength above a metallic ground plane. The PRS, for this antenna, may consist of an array of metal dipoles or apertures, cut into the metalisation of a single sided dielectric substrate. This paper details an efficient procedure for Leaky-Wave Antenna (LWA) design, together with a series of equations for analysing the antenna's performance. The final section of the paper presents a novel design for a double layer, dual-band LWA.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIET Seminar Digest
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007