Planar beam-forming array for broadband communication in the 60 GHz band

J.A.G. Akkermans, M.H.A.J. Herben

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    Abstract

    A planar beam-forming antenna array is proposed that operates in the 60 GHz frequency band. The array consists of 6 balanced-fed aperture-coupled patch antenna elements [2] that are placed in a circular configuration. The resulting array has a maximum gain of 14 dBi and a 3 dB scan range of plusmn50 degrees. To demonstrate the performance, test arrays have been implemented with accompanying feed networks that apply the appropriate phase distribution over the array for beam-forming at several specific scan angles. Measurements validate the proposed array configuration.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Second European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP 2007), 11-16 November 2007, Edinburgh, UK
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
    Pages1-6
    ISBN (Print)978-0-86341-842-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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