Design And FDTD Modeling Of Millimeter Wave Antenna for Wireless Sensor Networks
In this paper, the authors present the design and Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD) modeling of millimeter wave aperture coupled microstrip antenna that can be realized as an on chip antenna in wireless sensor nodes. At millimeter wave frequency, antenna form factor is very low and hence integration of this antenna with the transceiver components as a single system on-chip, minimizes power consumption and system cost. Off-chip antenna increases the size of the sensor node and raises the system cost. The proposed antenna contributes impedance bandwidth of 3GHz (59GHz-62GHz) and maximum gain of 6.8dBi.