A Wideband 16×16-Element Corporate-Feed Hollow-Waveguide Slot Array Antenna in the 60-GHz Band

Takashi TOMURA  Jiro HIROKAWA  Takuichi HIRANO  Makoto ANDO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E97-B   No.4   pp.798-806
Publication Date: 2014/04/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1587/transcom.E97.B.798
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Antennas and Propagation
Keyword: 
corporate feed,  millimeter-wave band,  waveguide slot array,  wideband,  

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Summary: 
A 16×16-element corporate-feed waveguide slot array antenna in the 60-GHz band is designed to achieve broadband reflection and high antenna efficiency. The sub-arrays consisting of 2×2-elements are designed to improve the reflection bandwidth by implementing lower Q and triple resonance. The designed antenna is fabricated by diffusion bonding of thin copper plates. A wide reflection bandwidth with VSWR less than 2.0 is obtained over 21.5%, 13.2GHz (54.7-67.8GHz). The measured gain is 32.6dBi and the corresponding antenna efficiency is 76.5%. The broad bandwidth of more than 31.5-dBi gain is realized over 19.2%, 11.9GHz (56.1-68.0GHz). The gain in bandwidth covers the whole of the license-free 60-GHz band (57-66GHz).