The effects of cylindrically bending of a linear planar antenna array is investigated in order to improve the scan range for 60 GHz indoor applications. The scan range of the bent antenna array can be significantly increased by a proper choice of the array bending angle, antenna element number, and element beamwidth. A bent array based on the BFACP antenna is presented as an example. With the use of an appropriate rectangular array configuration instead of a linear array, the array form factor can be reduced and the array beamwidth can be controlled according to the design requirements while keeping the scan range enhancement provided by bending the array.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2010), 12-16 April 2010, Barcelona, Spain|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|