High gain V-band planar array antenna using half-height pin gap waveguide
Paper in proceedings, 2017

With growing demand for mm-Wave applications, gap waveguide technology introduced many advantageous features compared to hollow waveguides or SIW. Till now several wideband, high-efficiency and highly directive planar gap waveguide antennas have been proposed. Recently, a new form of pins, the so called half-height pin, is proposed for realizing gap waveguide technology. In this paper, a wide-band, high gain, and high efficiency 8×8-element slot array antenna for 60 GHz band based on the new form of pins is introduced. The simulation shows a very good performance of the antenna, with 14% bandwidth of the 10 dB return loss, 26 dBi realized gain and close to 80% aperture efficiency. The antenna has less difficulty in manufacturing because of new pin form and therefore is suitable for the low cost mass production of mm-Wave antennas.

planar slot array

gap waveguide

half-height pin


Parastoo Taghikhani

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Microwave Electronics

Abbas Vosoogh

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Jian Yang

Chalmers, Signals and Systems, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP)
Paris, France,

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