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Millimeter-wave beam-steering high gain array antenna by utilizing metamaterial zeroth-order resonance elements and Fabry-Perot technique

  • Asghar Bakhtiari (a1), Ramezan Ali Sadeghzadeh (a2) and Mohammad Naser-Moghaddasi (a1)

Abstract

Millimeter-wave (mm-wave) beam-steering antennas are preferred for reducing the disruptive effects, such as those caused by high atmospheric debilitation in wireless communications systems. In this work, a compact broadband antenna array with a low loss feed network design is introduced. To overcome the short-range effects on mm-wave frequencies, a feed network – with a modified Butler matrix and a compact zeroth-order resonance antenna element – has been designed. Furthermore, the aperture feed technique has been utilized to provide a broadside stable pattern and improve the delivered gain. A Fabry-Perot layer without the height of the air layer is used. Taking advantage of this novel design, a broadband and compact beam-steering array antenna – capable of covering impedance bandwidths (from 33.84 to 36.59 GHz) and scanning a solid angle of about ~94°, with a peak gain of 17.6 dBi – is attained.

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Corresponding author: M. Naser-Moghaddasi Email: mn.moghaddasi@srbiau.ac.ir

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