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A NOVEL DESIGN APPROACH FOR A 60 GHZ CIRCULARLY POLARIZED EBG ANTENNA

By T. Elkarkraoui, N. Hakem, G. Y. Delisle, and Y. Coulibaly

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Abstract:
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.

Citation:
T. Elkarkraoui, N. Hakem, G. Y. Delisle, and Y. Coulibaly, "A Novel Design Approach for a 60 GHz Circularly Polarized EBG Antenna," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 69, 37-51, 2016.
doi:10.2528/PIERC16072802

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