5G mmWave Beam Steering Antenna Development and Testing
Paper in proceedings, 2019

mmWave frequencies offer unprecedented capacity but also new technical challenges. Current solutions typically adopt integrated PCB antennas, however they still face issues when it comes to coverage, power consumption and cost. Instead, we present a SG mmWave antenna platform demonstrating a different approach based on Gapwaves technology. The proposed design is an integrated all-metal multi-layer assembly, offering low-loss feeding, high-gain subarray, high-Q filters and exceptional thermal handling. To support these claims, active measurement of beam steering, EIRP and temperature are presented. Results from this small demonstration unit are very encouraging and show performance challenging that of much larger systems.

5G

active antenna

Gapwaves

mmWave

Author

Carlo Bencivenni

Gapwaves AB

Magnus Gustafsson

Gapwaves AB

Abolfazl Haddadi

Gapwaves AB

Ashraf Uz Zaman

Chalmers, Electrical Engineering, Communication and Antenna Systems, Antennas

Thomas Emanuelsson

Gapwaves AB

2019 13TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON ANTENNAS AND PROPAGATION (EUCAP)

2164-3342 (ISSN)

2019 13th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
Krakow, Poland,

Subject Categories

Telecommunications

Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

ISBN

9788890701887

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3/30/2020