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A Novel Design Approach for a 60 GHz Circularly Polarized EBG Antenna

By Taieb Elkarkraoui, Nadir Hakem, Gilles Y. Delisle, and Yacouba Coulibaly
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 69, 37-51, 2016


This article focuses on the development of a high gain, broadband, circularly polarized Electromagnetic Band Gap (EBG) antenna operating at 60 GHz. The designed antenna is configured with a superstrate based on a frequency selective surface (FSS) placed in front of a cross dielectric resonator antenna (XDRA), installed into a ground plane, which acts as an excitation source. A fast Leaky-Wave approach based on transverse equivalent network (TEN) is used to deduce analytical radiation patterns formulas of the proposed antenna. The proposed analytical model was implemented and verified by a comparison with both numerical and experimental results. The reported results showed very satisfactory performances with an achievable impedance bandwidth (S11< -10 dB) of 11.7% from 56 to 63 GHz, an axial-ratio bandwidth (AR<3 dB) of 5.4% from 58.9 to 62.1 GHz and a stable gain of 16.7 dBi within the passband. A good agreement among analytical, numerical and measured results is successfully achieved and falls well within initially set specifications.


Taieb Elkarkraoui, Nadir Hakem, Gilles Y. Delisle, and Yacouba Coulibaly, "A Novel Design Approach for a 60 GHz Circularly Polarized EBG Antenna," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 69, 37-51, 2016.


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