Application of a dielectric puck for a high gain-bandwidth resonant cavity antenna

M. A. Al-Tarifi, A. K. Amert, D. E. Anagnostou, K. W. Whites
2012 Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation  
We propose a new type of resonant cavity antenna (RCA) that employs a small dielectric puck instead of the large dielectric superstrate layer used in the traditional RCA. The diameter of the puck is studied to determine its influence on the gain-bandwidth product (G·BW) of the RCA. Simulations of the waveguide-fed RCA demonstrate that the G·BW of the RCA with puck can be four times larger than that of the traditional RCA. Moreover, the antenna with puck is compact and can be easily fabricated,
more » ... easily fabricated, which makes it attractive for future high-frequency and very directive point-to-point communication links. I.
doi:10.1109/aps.2012.6349095 fatcat:klexcoyg5fg5vfvhtpgqiei5gq