Tunability of an area-efficient microstrip patch antenna at 60GHz

Benjamin D. Horwath*, Talal Al-Attar

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

A method for shrinking a tunable microstrip patch antenna footprint is investigated. A reduced-area antenna at 60GHz is designed by taking advantage of the capacitive range of an IMPATT diode, being careful to maintain Q over a 2GHz bandwidth. To determine the capability of this tunable antenna system, the inductive extreme of the impedance tuning range is also evaluated for impact to resonance frequency. Further, results from the transmission line model used for analysis and design are confirmed using Sonnet Software's professional EM solver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRWW 2012 - Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS 2012
Pages379-382
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 6th IEEE Radio and Wireless Week, RWW 2012 - 2012 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS 2012 - Santa Clara, CA, United States
Duration: Jan 15 2012Jan 18 2012

Other

Other2012 6th IEEE Radio and Wireless Week, RWW 2012 - 2012 IEEE Radio and Wireless Symposium, RWS 2012
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Clara, CA
Period01/15/1201/18/12

Keywords

  • IMPATT diodes
  • impedance matching
  • microstrip patch antennas
  • Tunable antennas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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