CST – Computer Simulation Technology

Smart antenna based on RF MEMS switches and printed Yagi-Uda antennas for 60 GHz ad hoc WPAN
A. Boé, M. Fryziel, N. Deparis, C. Loyez, N. Rolland, P.A. Rolland
36th European Microwave Conference, 2006
Sept. 2006
Antennas, Millimeter wave antenna arrays, quasi-Yagi, RF MEMS
A compact printed Yagi-Uda (or quasi-Yagi) antenna has been designed on a standard high permittivity substrate (GaAs). The antenna results in a directivity of 6 dBi and a 12% bandwidth. We will use this antenna to design a smart antenna fed through a SP6T (Single Pole Six Throws). The SP6T is based on MEMS switches designed and realized in the IEMN. In this paper, we present the designing, the manufacturing process for both antenna and switch and their first results.

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