A Coaxial Line to Post-Wall Waveguide Transition for a Cost-Effective Transformer between a RF-Device and a Planar Slot-Array Antenna in 60-GHz Band

Takafumi KAI  Yusuke KATOU  Jiro HIROKAWA  Makoto ANDO  Hiroshi NAKANO  Yasutake HIRACHI  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E89-B   No.5   pp.1646-1653
Publication Date: 2006/05/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e89-b.5.1646
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Antennas and Propagation
Keyword: 
home-link system,  coaxial,  post-wall waveguide,  millimeter-wave band,  PTFE,  

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Summary: 
Interfaces between a coaxial structure and a post-wall waveguide are proposed as the essential components for cost-effective millimeter-wave modules. PTFE substrate is selected in terms of loss and manufacturability. The reflection and the transmission characteristics are investigated. The short-stepped and the short-taper-stepped feeding structures provide 14.7% and 13.2% bandwidths for the reflection smaller than -15 dB, respectively. The 4640 mm2 size antenna fed by the short-stepped structure in PTFE substrate gives 27.3 dBi with 58.2% efficiency at 60.0 GHz. Feeding structures in PTFE substrate fulfill electrical and manufacturing demands in millimeter-wave bands.