Fabrication of Alternating-Phase Fed Single-Layer Slotted Waveguide Arrays Using Plastic Materials with Metal-Plating

Miao ZHANG  Jiro HIROKAWA  Makoto ANDO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.8   pp.2761-2763
Publication Date: 2008/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.8.2761
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: LETTER
Category: Antennas and Propagation
Keyword: 
fixed wireless access (FWA),  slotted waveguide array,  plastic material,  metal-plating,  

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Summary: 
Lightweight single-layer slotted waveguide array antennas are fabricated using plastic materials with metal-plating. A plastic material that has good heat-radiation properties is investigated. Three types of antennas are fabricated by milling, using ABS resin, heat-radiating plastic, and aluminum alloy. In measurements, all three types of antennas are confirmed to have almost the same VSWR and gain in the 25 GHz frequency band.