A compact multi-beam antenna without beam forming network

Dongfang Guan, Can Ding, Y. Jay Guo

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Abstract

A novel approach to design a multi-beam array antenna without a beam forming network (BFN) is presented. The proposed antenna consists of 3×3 microstrip patches that are tightly coupled through microstrip lines. By exciting any one of these patches, the energy can be coupled to all the patches. Nine beams towards different directions are obtained by selecting different feeding ports. The resultant gain varies from 10 dBi to 11 dBi. The scanning ranges of the beams are ±24° and ±45° in the elevation and horizontal directions, respectively. The proposed antenna has a single-layered structure without complex feeding network, which significantly lowers its cost.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference proceedings of the 2016 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Pages404-405
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9784885523137
ISBN (Print)9781467379601
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event21st International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, ISAP 2016 - Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan
Duration: 24 Oct 201628 Oct 2016

Other

Other21st International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation, ISAP 2016
CountryJapan
CityGinowan, Okinawa
Period24/10/1628/10/16

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    Guan, D., Ding, C., & Guo, Y. J. (2016). A compact multi-beam antenna without beam forming network. In Conference proceedings of the 2016 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (pp. 404-405). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).