E-Band 3-D Printed Antenna Fabrication and Measurement Using VNA and One-Side Frequency-Extender

S. Zhou, George Pan, K. Zhang, C. Pan, C. Davis

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Abstract

Millimeter wave radar has appeared in the scene as automotive safety devices for cruise control, automatic braking and collision warning. These radars use the 75-to 81-GHz band, and their fine resolution permits to detect small objects in movement with high precision. In this paper, we introduce the low-cost 3D printed ABS based plastic antennas, outlining the electro plating process. We focus on high precision E-band measurements, employing popular vector network analyzer (VNA) along with a single frequency-extender to reduce the equipment budget. The setup extends its frequency range of VNA from the K-band into E-band. Connections, setup and block diagram are discussed in detail, and prevention of equipment mismatch is revealed. Finally, laboratory measurements are compared to the HFSS simulation data and good agreement is seen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEPEPS 2018 - IEEE 27th Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages127-129
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9781538693032
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 13 2018
Event27th IEEE Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems, EPEPS 2018 - San Jose, United States
Duration: Oct 14 2018Oct 17 2018

Publication series

NameEPEPS 2018 - IEEE 27th Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems

Other

Other27th IEEE Conference on Electrical Performance of Electronic Packaging and Systems, EPEPS 2018
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period10/14/1810/17/18

Keywords

  • Calibration
  • E-band
  • Extender
  • VNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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