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: PDF

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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.