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DOI

In this contribution, we propose a hybrid electromechanical scanning antenna array architecture suitable for highly directive phased arrays at submillimeter wavelengths with field-of-views (FoV) of+/-30 degrees. The concept relies on combining electrical phase shifting of a sparse array with a mechanical translation of an array of lenses. The use of a sparse phased array significantly simplifies the RF front-end, while the translation of a lens array steers the element patterns to angles off-broadside, reducing the impact of grating lobes over a wide FoV. The mechanical movement of the lens array can be done using a low-weight, low-power piezo-actuator. In order to achieve wide bandwidth and steering angles, a novel leaky wave feed concept is also introduced. A 540 GHz prototype is currently under fabrication.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIRMMW-THz 2019 - 44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages2
Volume2019-September
ISBN (Electronic)9781538682852
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019
Event44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2019 - Paris, France
Duration: 1 Sep 20196 Sep 2019

Conference

Conference44th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves, IRMMW-THz 2019
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period1/09/196/09/19

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