Evaluation of a Planar Reconfigurable Phased Array Antenna Driven by a Multi-Channel Beamforming Module at Ka Band
EntityUAM. Departamento de Tecnología Electrónica y de las Comunicaciones
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (IEEE)
10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3075060A. T. Muriel-Barrado, J. Calatayud-Maeso, A. Rodríguez-Gallego, P. Sánchez-Olivares, J. M. Fernández-González and M. Sierra-Pérez, "Evaluation of a Planar Reconfigurable Phased Array Antenna Driven by a Multi-Channel Beamforming Module at Ka Band," in IEEE Access, vol. 9, pp. 63752-63766, 2021.
Funded byThis work was supported in part by the Spanish Government, Ministry of Economy, National Program of Research, Development and Innovation through the Project FUTURE RADIO ’’Radio systems and technologies for high capacity terrestrial and satellite communications in an hyperconnected world’’ under Grant TEC2017-85529-C3-1-R, and in part by the Project JETSTREAM ’’Desarrollo de una antena banda KA embarcada para la prestación de servicios de acceso a Internet por satélite en aviación comercial’’ in collaboration with TELNET Redes Inteligentes S.A. under Grant RTC-2015-3495-7
ProjectGobierno de España. TEC2017-85529-C3-1-R; Gobierno de España. RTC-2015-3495-7
SubjectsActive phased array; antenna integrated circuit; beam steering; Ka band antenna; Telecomunicaciones
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In this paper, a planar active phased array antenna demonstration with linear polarization (LP) at Ka Band (28-30 GHz) is presented. The proof of concept is carried out to evaluate the possible problems that may arise, to analyze possible calibration stages and to assess the viability of the integration of an active system with a Multi-Channel Beamforming Module (MCBM). To fulfill this task an 8times 8-element planar array arranged in column subarrays of 1times 8 elements for 1D beam steering is proposed. The single element consists of a printed circular patch connected to a microstrip feeding line through metallic vias in a multilayered structure. Both the amplitude and phase distributions are performed by a commercial integrated circuit (IC) designed for transmission purposes, from the common port to each of the 8 output ports. Thus, an evaluation of the IC performance is also included within this work. Despite the inherent amplitude and phase feeding errors of the IC, the beam-steering accuracy of the system is reasonable. A nice correspondence between the simulated and measured 8times 8-element array beam steering directions is obtained, with errors below 1° in the steering of the beam
Google Scholar:Muriel Barrado, Alfonso Tomás - Calatayud-Maeso, Jorge - Rodriguez-Gallego, Antonio - Sánchez Olivares, Pablo - Fernandez-Gonzalez, Jose Manuel - Sierra-Perez, Manuel
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