Design of a Dielectric Rod Waveguide Antenna Array for Millimeter Waves Articles uri icon

publication date

  • January 2017

start page

  • 33

end page

  • 46


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  • 38

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1866-6892

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1866-6906


  • In this manuscript, the use of dielectric rod waveguide (DRW) antennas in the millimeter and sub-millimeter wave range is presented as a solution for covering two issues: getting more radiated power and filling a technological gap problem in the terahertz band, namely a fully electronic beam steering. A 4x4 element array working at 100 GHz fed by a rectangular waveguide is manufactured and measured for showing its capabilities. This topology can be used as a cost-affordable alternative to dielectric lenses in photomixer-based terahertz sources.


  • dielectric rod waveguide (drw); drw antenna; drw antenna array; millimeter wave; terahertz; thz antenna; photomixer