Publication detail

Millimetre-wave beam-switching Rotman lens antenna designs on multi-layered LCP substrates

SÄILY, J. POKORNÝ, M. KAUNISTO, M. LAMMINEN, A. AURINSALO, J. RAIDA, Z.

Original Title

Millimetre-wave beam-switching Rotman lens antenna designs on multi-layered LCP substrates

English Title

Millimetre-wave beam-switching Rotman lens antenna designs on multi-layered LCP substrates

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

Compact and low-cost antenna arrays with beam-steering or beam-switching are needed for emerging millimeter-wave communication systems such as 5G and WLAN at the 60 GHz frequency band. The Rotman lens is a planar lens which can be used in conjunction with an antenna array to provide several switchable beam directions. The Rotman lens is a true-time delay device which makes it ideal for wideband systems. The proposed concept can be integrated on a printed circuit board construction based on liquid crystal polymer (LCP) base materials. The design, manufacturing and measurement results are presented for a 60 GHz Rotman lens implementation. The presented design can electrically switch between five different beam directions -30°, -15°, 0°, 15° and 30°.

English abstract

Compact and low-cost antenna arrays with beam-steering or beam-switching are needed for emerging millimeter-wave communication systems such as 5G and WLAN at the 60 GHz frequency band. The Rotman lens is a planar lens which can be used in conjunction with an antenna array to provide several switchable beam directions. The Rotman lens is a true-time delay device which makes it ideal for wideband systems. The proposed concept can be integrated on a printed circuit board construction based on liquid crystal polymer (LCP) base materials. The design, manufacturing and measurement results are presented for a 60 GHz Rotman lens implementation. The presented design can electrically switch between five different beam directions -30°, -15°, 0°, 15° and 30°.

Keywords

Millimetre-waves, Rotman lens, 5G, antennas, beam-switching.

Released

10.04.2016

Publisher

European Association on Antennas and Propagation

Location

Davos

ISBN

978-88-907018-6-3

Book

Proceedings of 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation

Pages from

11

Pages to

15

Pages count

5

URL

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT124965,
  author="Jussi {Säily} and Michal {Pokorný} and Mikko {Kaunisto} and Antti {Lamminen} and Jouko {Aurinsalo} and Zbyněk {Raida}",
  title="Millimetre-wave beam-switching Rotman lens antenna designs on multi-layered LCP substrates",
  annote="Compact and low-cost antenna arrays with beam-steering or beam-switching are needed for emerging millimeter-wave communication systems such as 5G and WLAN at the 60 GHz frequency band. The Rotman lens is a planar lens which can be used in conjunction with an antenna array to provide several switchable beam directions. The Rotman lens is a true-time delay device which makes it ideal for wideband systems. The proposed concept can be integrated on a printed circuit board construction based on liquid crystal polymer (LCP) base materials. The design, manufacturing and measurement results are presented for a 60 GHz Rotman lens implementation. The presented design can electrically switch between five different beam directions -30°, -15°, 0°, 15° and 30°.",
  address="European Association on Antennas and Propagation",
  booktitle="Proceedings of 10th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation",
  chapter="124965",
  doi="10.1109/EuCAP.2016.7481212",
  howpublished="electronic, physical medium",
  institution="European Association on Antennas and Propagation",
  year="2016",
  month="april",
  pages="11--15",
  publisher="European Association on Antennas and Propagation",
  type="conference paper"
}