An Alternating-Phase Fed Single-Layer Slotted Waveguide Array in 76 GHz Band and Its Sidelobe Suppression

Yuichi KIMURA  Masanari TAKAHASHI  Jiro HIROKAWA  Makoto ANDO  Misao HANEISHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E88-C   No.10   pp.1952-1960
Publication Date: 2005/10/01
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DOI: 10.1093/ietele/e88-c.10.1952
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on Recent Technologies on Devices, Circuits, and Systems for Millimeter-wave ITS Applications)
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Keyword: 
alternating-phase,  slotted waveguide array,  planar antenna,  millimeter wave,  sidelobe suppression,  

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Summary: 
This paper presents designs and performances of 76 GHz band alternating-phase fed single-layer slotted waveguide arrays. Two kinds of design, that is, uniform aperture illumination for maximum gain and Taylor distribution for sidelobe suppression of -25 dB, are conducted. High gain and high efficiency performance of 34.8 dBi with 57% is achieved for the former, while satisfactory sidelobe suppression of -20 dB in the H-plane and -23 dB in the E-plane with high efficiency is confirmed for the latter. The simple structure dispensing with electrical contact between the slotted plate and the groove feed structure is the key advantage of alternating-phase fed arrays and the slotted plate is just tacked on the feed structure with screws at the periphery. High gain and high efficiency performances predicted theoretically as well as design flexibility of the alternating-phase fed array are demonstrated in the millimeter wave frequency.