A transmission line model for co-designed slot-coupled dielectric resonator antennas

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Co-design of monolithically-integrated millimetre-wave front-ends and antennas is alleviated by accurate device models. In this paper, a novel transmission line model for slotcoupled dielectric resonator antennas is proposed and verified. It describes distributed interaction between the coupling-structure and the radiating dielectric body of the antenna. This model thereby provides a simplistic and intuitive description of the main radiation mechanism. It fits with excellently to numerical full-wave simulation results, both in terms of input characteristics and radiation efficiency. Furthermore, the radiated signal fidelity predicted by the model is found in line with experimental results from a co-designed millimetre-wave wavelet transmitter. This antenna model promise further development into a generic scalable model that will reduce the need for iterative simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Microwave Week 2016: "Microwaves Everywhere", EuMW 2016 - Conference Proceedings; 46th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2016
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870439
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 18
Event46th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2016 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 2016 Oct 42016 Oct 6


Conference46th European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

Free keywords

  • Antenna model
  • Circuit co-design
  • Dielectric resonator antennas
  • Integrated circuits
  • Millimetre-wave technology


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