Electro-Mechanical Beam Scanning Antenna Using Rotating Ridge Inside Waveguide Slot Array
Conference: INICA 2007 - International ITG-Conference on Antennas
03/28/2007 - 03/30/2007 at Munich, Germany
Proceedings: INICA 2007
Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Solbach, Klaus; Demirel, Davut (University of Duisburg-Essen, Fachgebiet Hochfrequenztechnik, Bismarckstrasse 81)
This paper describes a novel concept of electro-mechanical beam scanning which is applicable to automotive sensor systems. The scanning mechanism employs a rotating ridge in a metal waveguide slot array. The simulation of scan properties is presented and a proof-of-concept experimental antenna supports the results. A scan range of 9deg is demonstrated and simulations of an alternative design show 23deg to be feasible.