Novel micromachined on-chip 10-elements wire-grid array operating at 60 GHz

Abstract
This paper presents a new topology for a wire-grid antenna array which operates at 60 GHz. The array consists of ten λ/2 dipole radiators connected via non-radiating connectors. Both radiators and connectors are placed on top of narrow silicon walls. The antenna is fed with a coplanar microstrip lines placed at the other side of the wafer and is connected with its feeding transmission lines using through-silicon-vias. The antenna is optimized for two cases: using high- and low-resistivity silicon substrates. The former has better radiation characteristics while the later is more compatible with the driving electronic circuits. The antenna has high directivity, reasonable bandwidth and high polarization purity.

Citation
Sallam MO, Serry M, Shamim A, Sedky S, Soliman EA (2017) Novel micromachined on-chip 10-elements wire-grid array operating at 60 GHz. 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928531.

Publisher
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Journal
2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP)

Conference/Event Name
11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EUCAP 2017

DOI
10.23919/EuCAP.2017.7928531

Additional Links
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7928531/

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