3-D-Printed 96 GHz Bull's-Eye Antenna With Off-Axis Beaming

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Title: 3-D-Printed 96 GHz Bull's-Eye Antenna With Off-Axis Beaming
Author(s): Beaskoetxea, U
Maci, S
Navarro-Cia, M
Beruete, M
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Reducing the profile, footprint and weight of antennas embarked on aircrafts, drones or satellites has been a long pursued objective. Here we tackle this issue by developing a millimeter-wave 96 GHz elliptical Bull's-Eye antenna with off-axis radiation at 16.5° that has been fabricated by low cost 3-D printing stereolithography, followed by metal coating. The theoretical basis for optimum off-axis operations is explained. Measurement results show an overall good agreement with simulations, displaying a gain of 17 dB and a 3.5° beamwidth (E-plane) at the operational frequency. The off-axis beaming enlarges the potential applicability of this technology with respect to the broadside beam solution.
Publication Date: 1-Jan-2017
Date of Acceptance: 11-Nov-2016
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/51983
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2016.2628322
ISSN: 0018-926X
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Start Page: 17
End Page: 25
Journal / Book Title: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume: 65
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © 2016 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Keywords: Science & Technology
Technology
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Telecommunications
Engineering
Bull's-Eye (BE) antenna
corrugated surface
leaky wave horn antenna
millimeter-waves
off-axis beaming
stereolitography
LEAKY-WAVE ANTENNAS
CORRUGATED FEEDER ANTENNA
LOW-PROFILE
BROADSIDE RADIATION
TRANSMISSION
SURFACE
OPTIMIZATION
COLLIMATION
APERTURE
DESIGN
Science & Technology
Technology
Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
Telecommunications
Engineering
Bull's-Eye (BE) antenna
corrugated surface
leaky wave horn antenna
millimeter-waves
off-axis beaming
stereolitography
LEAKY-WAVE ANTENNAS
CORRUGATED FEEDER ANTENNA
LOW-PROFILE
BROADSIDE RADIATION
TRANSMISSION
SURFACE
OPTIMIZATION
COLLIMATION
APERTURE
DESIGN
0906 Electrical And Electronic Engineering
1005 Communications Technologies
Networking & Telecommunications
Publication Status: Published
Appears in Collections:Physics
Experimental Solid State
Faculty of Natural Sciences



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