Design of a transition from WR-15 to microstrip packaged by gap waveguide technology
Paper in proceedings, 2015
The gap waveguide technology is an advantageous way of packaging passive microstrip components. This work presents a wideband transition from a standard microstrip line packaged by using a bed of nails, to a rectangular waveguide operating in V band. The transition is designed by means of a T-shaped patch that couples the fields into a rectangular waveguide extending vertically from the microstrip circuit. The simulated results show more than 28.5% bandwidth with S11 lower than -10 dB. This transition is intended to be used as a WR-15 port of a planar array antenna for 60 GHz applications, where the array elements are fed by microstrip distribution networks packaged by gap waveguide technology. Thereby, radiation is avoided from the distribution network itself.
Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC)