High performance 60-GHz dielectric rod antenna with dual circular polarization

M. W. Rousstia, M. H.A.J. Herben

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In this paper, the design of a high performance dielectric rod antenna is described and validated through measurements. The manufactured 60-GHz dielectric rod antenna has the predicted gain of around 15 dBi and supports dual circular polarization. The lateral dimension of the rod antenna is very small in comparison to its counterparts. The measured port-to-port isolation larger than 20 dB is obtained for the bandwidth of 1.1 GHz. The measured axial ratio (AR) in the bandwidth of interest is below 0.5 dB. It will be shown that the very wideband return loss is due to the quadrature hybrid coupler.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2013, EuMW 2013 - Conference Proceedings; EuMC 2013
Subtitle of host publication43rd European Microwave Conference
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013
Event43rd European Microwave Conference (EuMC 2013) - Nuremberg, Germany
Duration: 7 Oct 201310 Oct 2013
Conference number: 43


Conference43rd European Microwave Conference (EuMC 2013)
Abbreviated titleEuMC 2013
OtherHeld as Part of the 16th European Microwave Week, EuMW 2013


  • antenna radiation patterns
  • Antennas
  • couplers
  • directional antennas
  • gain measurement
  • millimeter wave communication
  • millimeter wave measurements


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