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Low-cost wideband low-THz antennas for wireless communications and sensing

Gu, Chao and Gao, Steven and Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito (2017) Low-cost wideband low-THz antennas for wireless communications and sensing. In: 2017 10th UK-Europe-China Workshop on Millimetre Waves and Terahertz Technologies (UCMMT). IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5386-2721-1. E-ISBN 978-1-5386-2720-4. (doi:10.1109/UCMMT.2017.8068470) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:65396)

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Terahertz technology is expected to provide a significant improvement in wireless system performance. A common assumption is that traditional microwave devices can be scaled down to operate at higher frequency bands. However, it can be a challenge to directly transfer the design methodology from microwave to THz band as the size of the devices becomes a few millimeter large. The reduced antenna size at the THz band limits the suitable fabrication processes. This paper reviews a wide range of THz antennas and their fabrication methodology. Then based on the resonant cavity antenna concept, an all-metal 300 GHz wideband high-gain antenna is designed and simulated. The presented metallic antenna is suitable to be fabricated using 3D printing techniques, which can lead to a low-cost, reliable solution for the emerging THz applications.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/UCMMT.2017.8068470
Uncontrolled keywords: fabrication; antenna arrays; broadband antennas; antenna measurements; gain; slot antennas
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK5101 Telecommunications
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Benito Sanz Izquierdo
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2017 13:44 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:51 UTC
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Gao, Steven.

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Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito.

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