Measurement of a 60 GHz Antenna Array fed by a Planar Waveguide-to-Microstrip Transition Integrated in Low-Temperature Co-fired Ceramics

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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Wollenschläger, F.; Alhouri, L.; Xia, L.; Rentsch, S.; Müller, J.; Stephan, R.; Hein, M. A. (Institute for Micro- and Nanotechnologies, Ilmenau University of Technology, P.O.Box 10 05 65, 98684 Ilmenau, Germany)

The unlicensed frequency range around 60 GHz is optimally suited for wireless high-data rate transmission systems. To exploit this potential, the interactive design and characterisation of antennas, transceivers, and signal processing algorithms tailored to the specific demands of the intended application is required. In terms of the air interface, the high carrier frequencies impose additional challenges for the experimental determination of the radiation patterns of the antennas. We have designed, fabricated, and applied a low-loss planar waveguide-to-microstrip transition for measurements of the radiation pattern of a 60 GHz 2×2 patch antenna array. The results are promising for wireless bidirectional multimedia distribution systems.