Aperture-Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna Fed by Orthogonal SIW Line for Millimetre-Wave Imaging Applications
A new microstrip patch antenna feeding technique for millimetre-wave imaging applications is proposed. The technique utilises a substrate integrated waveguide line that orthogonally feeds the patch antenna through a coupling aperture. A rectangular microstrip patch antenna was designed to operate at 32 GHz. Measurement and simulation results for rectangular patch antenna are presented showing good agreement with 9% bandwidth (|S11| < -10 dB). The aperture-coupled rectangular patch antenna provided 5.5 dBi gain and 72% efficiency at the design frequency. Finally, the rectangular patch antenna is used for near-field and wideband synthetic aperture radar imaging to demonstrate the potential of the proposed antenna for imaging applications at millimetre wave frequencies.
A. Foudazi et al., "Aperture-Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna Fed by Orthogonal SIW Line for Millimetre-Wave Imaging Applications," IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 811-817, Institution of Engineering and Technology, May 2017.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1049/iet-map.2016.0370
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Keywords and Phrases
Antenna Feeders; Microstrip Devices; Microwave Antennas; Radar Antennas; Slot Antennas; Substrate Integrated Waveguides; Synthetic Aperture Radar; Waveguides; Aperture-Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna; Design Frequencies; Imaging Applications; Measurement And Simulation; Micro-Strip Patch Antennas; Millimetre-Wave Imaging; Rectangular Microstrip Patch; Rectangular Patch Antenna
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01 May 2017