In this paper, a novel SMA fed substrate integrated E-plane horn antenna and antenna array are proposed. The substrate integrated E-plane waveguide (SIEW) is not only able to integrate conventional waveguide circuits on printed circuit boards (PCB), but also especially falls into all E-plane circuits which substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) technique fails to. Essential copper strips are sandwiched in the middle by two PCBs to support longitudinal current in the E-plane fed through an SIEW-to-SMA transition. Copper plated holes aligned along the wave propagation direction are drilled through the substrate and copper strips, so that vertical current in the H-plane can also be supported. In order to minimize the reflections due to discontinuity between substrate and the free space, a dielectric load is placed in front of the aperture for lower return loss and better gain performance. Moreover, a two-element antenna array fed through a Y-junction power divider is also designed and prototyped for further performance enhancement. Good agreement between results from simulation and measurement is achieved.
Date of Degree
Master of Science (MS)
Electrical and Computer Engineering and Technology
Science, Engineering and Technology
Gu, Z. (2017). Substrate Integrated E-plane Horn Antenna and Antenna Array [Master’s thesis, Minnesota State University, Mankato]. Cornerstone: A Collection of Scholarly and Creative Works for Minnesota State University, Mankato. https://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/etds/694/
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