International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation


Session Number:4C35



On-Wafer Millimeter Wave Dipole Antenna with a Novel Horizontal Directed Structure

I-Shan Chen,  Hwann-Kaeo Chiou,  


Publication Date:2008/10/27

Online ISSN:2188-5079


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Recently, 60 GHz band is considerably interested in wireless personal area network (WPAN) applications because sufficient bandwidth up to 7 GHz is available for Gigabit wireless link [1]. The wideband applications of integrated millimeter wave circuits have created many challenges in frontend design. The 60 GHz front-end realized as an assembly of microwave monolithic integrated circuits (MMICs) in GaAs semiconductor technology [2]. In this paper, the authors proposed a novel structure for a 61 GHz on-wafer horizontal directed antenna with a higher transmission gain than previous designs. The horizontal directed design usually obtains a narrower 3-dB beamwidth of radiation pattern than that of conventional dipole antennas. The measured and simulated results were demonstrated in the paper. A simplified model for the chip antenna was also described.