In this paper, we introduce a novel electronically beam steered leaky-wave antenna. The proposed quasi-uniform leaky-wave antenna is implemented on a substrate integrated waveguide. The introduction of switches over the slots on the broad wall of the antenna leads to beam steering with variations in the side-lobe levels, directivity, and gain of the antenna. A center frequency of 28.5 GHz has been selected. The optimized length, width, and height of the antenna are 68 mm, 24 mm, and 0.3 mm, respectively. Scanning capability, low profile, simplicity, and high gain in the proposed structure makes it a suitable candidate for 5G navigation systems and cellular networks.

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Keywords antenna, beam-steering, slot, switch
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1109/CCECE.2019.8861758
Conference 2019 IEEE Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2019
Citation
Javanbakht, N. (Nima), Syrett, B, Amaya, R, & Shaker, J. (Jafar). (2019). Electronically Steerable Quasi-Uniform Leaky-Wave Antenna Based on Substrate Integrated Waveguide. In 2019 IEEE Canadian Conference of Electrical and Computer Engineering, CCECE 2019. doi:10.1109/CCECE.2019.8861758