Provided by: Scientific Research
Date Added: Jul 2012
Demands of modern communication and sensor systems for more bandwidth, higher resolution and compactness lead to operating frequency up to the millimeter wave (mmWave, f > 30 GHz) or even sub-mmWave regime. In this paper, the authors present the design of a fully packaged 60 GHz wideband patch antenna incorporating an air cavity and a fused silica superstrate. Circular Polarization (CP) is realized by introducing a diagonal slot at the center of the square patch. By optimizing the patch and the slot dimensions, a high efficiency (>90%) microstrip fed CP antenna with an impedance bandwidth of 24% and a 6 dB axial ratio bandwidth of 21.5% is designed.