Broadband high-gain slot grid array antenna for millimeter wave applications

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Journal Article
International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering, 2021, 31, (1)
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A broadband high-gain slot grid array antenna (SGAA) is proposed in this paper. Based on the electromagnetic complementarity principle, the metal elements in the traditional microstrip grid array antenna (GAA) are replaced by a wide slot element. Compared with the GAA, the proposed SGAA achieves broadband and high-gain performance. In order to demonstrate this concept, a prototype with 9-element SGAA is designed using wide slot radiation elements and fabricated on Rogers 5880 printed circuit board (PCB) substrates, which is fed by a 50 Ω coaxial probe. The measured and simulated results show a good agreement. The proposed SGAA achieves a measured peak gain of 14.8 dBi at 26.0 GHz, a 10-dB impedance bandwidth from 22.2 to 28.5 GHz with a fractional bandwidth of 24.9%. These results indicate that the SGAA is with high performance and it is suitable for the fifth-generation (5G) millimeter wave (mmW) wireless communication system.
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