Publication detail

Design of Circularly Polarized Terahertz Antenna with Superstrate (Cover) Layer

PÍTRA, K. KOVÁCS, P. RAIDA, Z. HARTNAGEL, H.

Original Title

Design of Circularly Polarized Terahertz Antenna with Superstrate (Cover) Layer

English Title

Design of Circularly Polarized Terahertz Antenna with Superstrate (Cover) Layer

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

We present the design of a circularly polarized antenna operating at 996 GHz. The antenna meets the requirements demanded by security applications where the orientation of the hidden object might not be optimal from the detection viewpoint. In order to radiate high power, we integrated an LT GaAs photomixer into the antenna structure considering a matrix realization with an interdigital electrode, choke filters and a superstrate layer. Since a good impedance matching between the antenna and the photomixer is essential for radiating the high output power, we developed an equivalent model of the interdigital electrode (IDE) and computed its capacitance in order to precisely design the matching. The addition of a superstrate layer with a specific size will induce a significant effect on antenna performances. Particularly, the realized gain of the proposed antenna structure can be significantly increased.

English abstract

We present the design of a circularly polarized antenna operating at 996 GHz. The antenna meets the requirements demanded by security applications where the orientation of the hidden object might not be optimal from the detection viewpoint. In order to radiate high power, we integrated an LT GaAs photomixer into the antenna structure considering a matrix realization with an interdigital electrode, choke filters and a superstrate layer. Since a good impedance matching between the antenna and the photomixer is essential for radiating the high output power, we developed an equivalent model of the interdigital electrode (IDE) and computed its capacitance in order to precisely design the matching. The addition of a superstrate layer with a specific size will induce a significant effect on antenna performances. Particularly, the realized gain of the proposed antenna structure can be significantly increased.

Keywords

THz antenna, THz metamaterial

RIV year

2013

Released

09.09.2013

Location

Torino, Italy

ISBN

978-1-4673-5705-0

Book

Proceedings of the International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications(ICEAA)

Edition

15

Edition number

1

Pages from

363

Pages to

363

Pages count

3

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT101991,
  author="Kamil {Pítra} and Peter {Kovács} and Zbyněk {Raida} and Hans Ludwig {Hartnagel}",
  title="Design of Circularly Polarized Terahertz Antenna with Superstrate (Cover) Layer",
  annote="We present the design of a circularly polarized antenna operating at 996 GHz. The antenna meets the requirements demanded by security applications where the orientation of the hidden object might not be optimal from the detection viewpoint. In order to radiate high power, we integrated an LT GaAs photomixer into the antenna structure considering a matrix realization with an interdigital electrode, choke filters and a superstrate layer. Since a good impedance matching between the antenna and the photomixer is essential for radiating the high output power, we developed an equivalent model of the interdigital electrode (IDE) and computed its capacitance in order to precisely design the matching. The addition of a superstrate layer with a specific size will induce a significant effect on antenna performances. Particularly, the realized gain of the proposed antenna structure can be significantly increased.",
  booktitle="Proceedings of the International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications(ICEAA)",
  chapter="101991",
  edition="15",
  howpublished="electronic, physical medium",
  year="2013",
  month="september",
  pages="363--363",
  type="conference paper"
}