Multibeam SIW Leaky-Wave Antenna with Beam Scanning Capability in Two Dimensions

Saeed Kamalzadeh, Mohammad Soleimani
2022 Electronics  
This paper presents a 2D multibeam antenna (2D-MBA) for two-dimensional scanning of space with fully passive elements using the substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) leaky-wave antenna (LWA) and Rotman lens for telecommunication applications. An LWA structure with 19 slot elements based on SIW in the frequency range of 14.5–22.5 GHz was designed to scan theta angles from −60 to +35 degrees, and a wideband Rotman lens was designed with five inputs, five outputs, and eight dummy ports to scan phi
more » ... ngles from −30 to +30 degrees. Finally, for two-dimensional space scanning, a five-element SIW LWA array was combined with a Rotman lens, and the whole structure was simulated and implemented in full-wave CST software. By optimizing the structure, the return losses of the input ports were below −10 dB, and the maximum measured gain was 20.3 dBi.
doi:10.3390/electronics11152315 fatcat:i3eba36s4fad7i6nxa2qvm6moa