A 3D printed lens antenna for 5G applications
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PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
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A switchable multi-antenna architecture for lens-assisted beamsteering in the Ka-band region allocated for 5G communications (24-30 GHz) is proposed. The radiating elements are bow-tie antennas mounted with a 3D printed high-permittivity dielectric lens (e r = 10). A 5-element array is simulated showing switchable 30° beam steering over a 120° sector with 19 dB maximum gain. Single antenna measurements of a scaled prototype with a Polylactic Acid (PLA) lens (e r = 2.7) show gains around 11 dB, in agreement with projected performances.
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CitationBallesteros, C. [et al.]. A 3D printed lens antenna for 5G applications. A: IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation. "2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia, USA: 7-12 July 2019". Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2019, p. 1985-1986.
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