Ka band microstrip fed slot array antenna with PMC packaging Articles uri icon

publication date

  • November 2020

start page

  • 1837

end page

  • 1845

issue

  • 14

volume

  • 14

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1751-8725

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1751-8733

abstract

  • A wideband slot array antenna fed by perfect magnetic conductor (PMC) packaged microstrip lines at 28 GHz frequency range is presented. The slot array is designed with conventional microstrip technology and a PMC layer is used as a packaging solution to stop surface waves, cavity modes or any unwanted field leakage, coupling or radiation from the feeding lines. The PMC is implemented with a periodic metal pin structure. The array is fed by a corporate feed system and a good agreement with experimental results is obtained.

keywords

  • slot antenna arrays; antenna feeds; microstrip antenna arrays; antenna radiation patterns; electronics packaging; frequency 28.0 ghz; corporate feed system; periodic metal pin structure; feeding line radiation; feeding line coupling; unwanted field leakage; cavity modes; surface waves; ka band microstrip fed slot array antenna; packaged microstrip lines; feeding lines; packaging solution; pmc layer; microstrip technology; perfect magnetic conductor; wideband slot array antenna; pmc packaging