A Ferrite LTCC-Based Monolithic SIW Phased Antenna Array

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621838
Title:
A Ferrite LTCC-Based Monolithic SIW Phased Antenna Array
Authors:
Nafe, Ahmed A.; Ghaffar, Farhan A. ( 0000-0002-4996-6290 ) ; Farooqui, Muhammad Fahad ( 0000-0003-1335-2411 ) ; Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 )
Abstract:
In this work, we present a novel configuration for realizing monolithic SIW-based phased antenna arrays using Ferrite LTCC technology. Unlike the current common schemes for realizing SIW phased arrays that rely on surface-mount component (p-i-n diodes, etc) for controlling the phase of the individual antenna elements, here the phase is tuned by biasing of the ferrite filling of the SIW. This approach eliminates the need for mounting of any additional RF components and enables seamless monolithic integration of phase shifters and antennas in SIW technology. As a proof of concept, a two-element slotted SIW-based phased array is designed, fabricated and measured. The prototype exhibits a gain of 4.9 dBi at 13.2 GHz and a maximum E-plane beam-scanning of 28 degrees using external windings for biasing the phase shifters. Moreover, the array can achieve a maximum beam-scanning of 19 degrees when biased with small windings that are embedded in the package. This demonstration marks the first time a fully monolithic SIW-based phased array is realized in Ferrite LTCC technology and paves the way for future larger-size implementations.
KAUST Department:
Electrical Engineering Program
Citation:
Nafe A, Ghaffar FA, Farooqui MF, Shamim A (2016) A Ferrite LTCC-Based Monolithic SIW Phased Antenna Array. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation: 1–1. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2016.2630502.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue Date:
17-Nov-2016
DOI:
10.1109/TAP.2016.2630502
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0018-926X; 1558-2221
Sponsors:
The authors would like to thank Kari Kautio and his team at VTT-electronics Finland for the efforts in fabricating the prototype and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for funding this project.
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http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7747428/
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dc.contributor.authorNafe, Ahmed A.en
dc.contributor.authorGhaffar, Farhan A.en
dc.contributor.authorFarooqui, Muhammad Fahaden
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atifen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-21T06:21:06Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-21T06:21:06Z-
dc.date.issued2016-11-17en
dc.identifier.citationNafe A, Ghaffar FA, Farooqui MF, Shamim A (2016) A Ferrite LTCC-Based Monolithic SIW Phased Antenna Array. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation: 1–1. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2016.2630502.en
dc.identifier.issn0018-926Xen
dc.identifier.issn1558-2221en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/TAP.2016.2630502en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621838-
dc.description.abstractIn this work, we present a novel configuration for realizing monolithic SIW-based phased antenna arrays using Ferrite LTCC technology. Unlike the current common schemes for realizing SIW phased arrays that rely on surface-mount component (p-i-n diodes, etc) for controlling the phase of the individual antenna elements, here the phase is tuned by biasing of the ferrite filling of the SIW. This approach eliminates the need for mounting of any additional RF components and enables seamless monolithic integration of phase shifters and antennas in SIW technology. As a proof of concept, a two-element slotted SIW-based phased array is designed, fabricated and measured. The prototype exhibits a gain of 4.9 dBi at 13.2 GHz and a maximum E-plane beam-scanning of 28 degrees using external windings for biasing the phase shifters. Moreover, the array can achieve a maximum beam-scanning of 19 degrees when biased with small windings that are embedded in the package. This demonstration marks the first time a fully monolithic SIW-based phased array is realized in Ferrite LTCC technology and paves the way for future larger-size implementations.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank Kari Kautio and his team at VTT-electronics Finland for the efforts in fabricating the prototype and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for funding this project.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.relation.urlhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7747428/en
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dc.subjectsubstrate integrated waveguide (SIW)en
dc.subjectFerrite phase shifteren
dc.subjectlow-temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC)en
dc.subjectphased arrayen
dc.titleA Ferrite LTCC-Based Monolithic SIW Phased Antenna Arrayen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Programen
dc.identifier.journalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagationen
dc.eprint.versionPost-printen
kaust.authorNafe, Ahmed A.en
kaust.authorGhaffar, Farhan A.en
kaust.authorFarooqui, Muhammad Fahaden
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
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