Micromachined 95 GHz waveguide-fed plastic horn antennas

Firas Sammoura, Yiin Kuen Fuh, Liwei Lin

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Waveguide-fed plastic horn antennas have been demonstrated for W-band applications using a versatile and cost-effective micro hot embossing process. The three-dimensional (3D) polymer structure with internally coated conductor is composed of a pyramidal horn, an E-plane waveguide bend, two resonant cavities for impedance matching and a connecting rectangular waveguide. Measurement results show broadband characteristics in W-band with a return loss of better than-10 dB; the bandwidth is 25.2 GHz between 76.5 and 101.7 GHz (26.5%), and the 3 dB beam widths of the E- and H-plane gain patterns at 95 GHz are 26° and 23°, respectively. The antenna gain is 17.04 dB at 95 GHz and the cross-polarization discriminations for E- and H-plane are 19.5 dB and 22.2 dB, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055009
JournalJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1 May 2008


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