Design of Cylindrical Conformal Millimeter-Wave Microstrip Antennas with Broad Beamwidth
Authors: Wang, Shaoyong; Zhu, Qi; Yun, Xiaohua; Xu, Shanjia
Source: International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Volume 28, Number 6, June 2007 , pp. 465-471(7)
Abstract:This paper describes the design of a novel cylindrical millimeter-wave microstrip antenna (MA) with broad beamwidth by means of isotropic transformation (IT). A planar millimeter-wave antenna with broad beamwidth is designed first, and then IT is used to design a conformal one based on the planar structure. In addition, phased array with eight present elements has been designed as an example. Finally, numerical results are given to show that the present antenna possesses broad beamwidth and its array is of large scanning angle, which also verify the validity of the method of IT.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-06-01