Broadband Planar Antenna for 60 GHz Radio on Characterized PCB Substrate
Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany
Proceedings: EuCAP 2009
Pages: 5Language: englishTyp: PDFPersonal VDE Members are entitled to a 10% discount on this title
Vasylchenko, Alexander; Vandenbosch, Guy A. E. (ESAT-TELEMIC, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Kasteelpark Arenberg 10, 3001 Leuven, Belgium)
Brebels, Steven; Raedt, Walter De (IPSI-HRFP, IMEC, Kapeldreef 75, 3001 Leuven, Belgium)
In this paper measurement and simulation results are presented for a millimeter wave (mm-wave) antenna, optimized for low-cost mass production in PCB technology. Therefore, a significant effort has gone into material characterization and assessment of the manufacturing resolution with the subsequent adaptation of the antenna topology. Different antenna topologies were realized on a single laminate with fixed feeding networks. Consequently, additional line measurements were performed to extract the S-parameters of the CPW to microstrip feeding structure. Return loss measurements of the antenna are demonstrated with and without de-embedding of the feeding structure.