Advanced Dielectric Resonator Antenna Technology for 5G and 6G Applications

Yingqi Zhang (Corresponding author), Stanislav Ogurtsov, Vasilii Vasilev, Ahmed A. Kishk, Diego Caratelli

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We review dielectric resonator antenna (DRA) designs. This review examines recent advancements across several categories, specifically focusing on their applicability in array configurations for millimeter-wave (mmW) bands, particularly in the context of 5G and beyond 5G applications. Notably, the off-chip DRA designs, including in-substrate and compact DRAs, have gained prominence in recent years. This surge in popularity can be attributed to the rapid development of cost-effective multilayer laminate manufacturing techniques, such as printed circuit boards (PCBs) and low-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC). Furthermore, there is a growing demand for DRAs with beam-steering, dual-band functions, and on-chip alignment availability, as they offer versatile alternatives to traditional lossy printed antennas. DRAs exhibit distinct advantages of lower conductive losses and greater flexibility in shapes and materials. We discuss and compare the performances of different DRA designs, considering their material usage, manufacturing feasibility, overall performance, and applications. By exploring the pros and cons of these diverse DRA designs, this review provides valuable insights for researchers in the field.

Originele taal-2Engels
Artikelnummer1413
Aantal pagina's22
TijdschriftSensors
Volume24
Nummer van het tijdschrift5
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 1 mrt. 2024

Financiering

This research was funded by the EU Horizon 2020 research, innovation programme under Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) grant agreement no. 860023.

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EU Horizon 2020 research
H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions860023

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