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DESIGN OF MULTIPLE BEAM FORMING ANTENNA SYSTEM USING SUBSTRATE INTEGRATED FOLDED WAVEGUIDE (SIFW) TECHNOLOGY

By W. Bhowmik, S. Srivastava, and L. Prasad

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Abstract:
This paper introduces a novel structure of 4×4 multiple beam forming antenna system using substrate integrated folded waveguide technology. For high speed wireless communication it is necessary to minimize the interferences and multipath fading. Multiple beam forming antenna system is a good solution to these problems. The substrate integrated folded waveguide (SIFW) technology reduces the width of substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) by half. All the basic building blocks required for the antenna array system are designed and simulated individually. They are then combined to form the butler matrix fed antenna array system. The SIFW technology reduces the total width of butler matrix. The radiation performance of the multiple beam forming antenna system is realized by integrating the H-plane SIFW horn antennas with the output ports of the butler matrix. The system is practically realized and good directive multiple beams with symmetric gain (5.8 dB, 5.63 dB, 5.31 dB and 5.9 dB for the beams 1R, 2L, 2R and 1L) have been achieved.

Citation:
W. Bhowmik, S. Srivastava, and L. Prasad, "Design of Multiple Beam Forming Antenna System Using Substrate Integrated Folded Waveguide (Sifw) Technology," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 60, 15-34, 2014.
doi:10.2528/PIERB14022603

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