Milimeter wave microstrip launchers and antenna arrays

Akgün, Erdem
Coaxial-to-microstrip launcher and microstrip patch array antenna are designed to work at center frequency of 36.85 GHz with a bandwidth higher than 300 MHz. The antenna array design also includes the feeding network distributing the power to each antenna element. The design parameters are defined on this report and optimized by using an Electromagnetic Simulation software program. In order to verify the theoretical results, microstrip patch array antenna is produced as a prototype. Measurements of antenna parameters, electromagnetic field and circuit properties are interpreted to show compliance with theoretical results. The values of deviation between theoretical and experimental results are discussed as a conclusion.


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Citation Formats
E. Akgün, “Milimeter wave microstrip launchers and antenna arrays,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2006.