On the Use of Fly’s Eye Lenses with Leaky-Wave Feeds for Wideband Communications

Marta Arias Campo, Darwin Blanco, Andrea Neto, Nuria Llombart, Simona Bruni

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Abstract

In order to fulfill the exponential increase in the demand of high-speed wireless links, future XG wireless networks will be developed at higher carrier signal frequencies, reaching the hundreds of gigahertz. In this contribution, a leaky-wave-fed HDPE lens antenna working at ${G}$ -band which can be useful for future XG communications is presented. The proposed lens design enables the generation of up to 40 beams, with gains higher than 30 dB. Analytical tools have been applied to optimize the lens aperture efficiency, validating the results via full-wave simulations. The reached aperture efficiency for the broadside beam is higher than 80% over a 44% relative bandwidth. The measurement results for a fabricated prototype show excellent agreement with the simulated performance.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8961188
Pages (from-to)2480-2493
Number of pages14
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume68
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Leaky-wave antennas
  • lens antennas
  • multibeam antennas
  • wideband communications

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