A printed leaky-wave antenna (LWA) based on a grating of concentric annular microstrip rings fed by a non-directive TM(0) surface-wave launcher (SWL) is presented for two-sided continuous beam scanning and broadside radiation. By appropriate selection of the grating periodicity TE field distributions can be suppressed over a large bandwidth ensuring efficient TM(0) leakage and radiation into the far field. Measured results demonstrate a pencil beam at broadside with a 3 dB beamwidth less than 6 degrees at 17.9 GHz. The presented LWA may be useful for radar and surveillance systems where continuous beam scanning through broadside is desired.

Baccarelli, P. (2010). Planar antenna for continuous beam scanning and broadside radiation by selective surface wave suppression. ELECTRONICS LETTERS, 46(9), 613-614 [10.1049/el.2010.0074].

Planar antenna for continuous beam scanning and broadside radiation by selective surface wave suppression

BACCARELLI, PAOLO
2010

Abstract

A printed leaky-wave antenna (LWA) based on a grating of concentric annular microstrip rings fed by a non-directive TM(0) surface-wave launcher (SWL) is presented for two-sided continuous beam scanning and broadside radiation. By appropriate selection of the grating periodicity TE field distributions can be suppressed over a large bandwidth ensuring efficient TM(0) leakage and radiation into the far field. Measured results demonstrate a pencil beam at broadside with a 3 dB beamwidth less than 6 degrees at 17.9 GHz. The presented LWA may be useful for radar and surveillance systems where continuous beam scanning through broadside is desired.
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