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SYMMETRICAL PYRAMIDAL HORN ANTENNAS BASED ON EBG STRUCTURES

By I. Khromova, I. Ederra, R. Gonzalo, and B. P. de Hon

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Abstract:
This paper presents a novel pyramidal (EH) horn antenna based on Electromagnetic Band Gap structures (EBGs). The reported pyramidal woodpile-based horn antenna possesses a symmetrical radiation pattern and a wide operating frequency range. Such antennas can substitute metallic horns in certain circumstances, which is especially valuable for millimetre and THz devices. The principle of creating EH-horn antennas in the woodpile structure is explained in detail. In particular, this paper presents the design of a symmetrical woodpile EH-horn antenna operating at frequencies around 110 GHz. The reported antenna exhibits a wide operating bandwidth (more than 10%), while possessing high directivity and radiation efficiency equal to 16.35dBi and -0.55dB (88%) respectively.

Citation:
I. Khromova, I. Ederra, R. Gonzalo, and B. P. de Hon, "Symmetrical pyramidal horn antennas based on ebg structures," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 29, 1-22, 2011.
doi:10.2528/PIERB11020403

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