The Millimeter Wave Radiation of a Dielectric Leaky-Wave Antenna Coupled with a Diffraction Grating for the Broadside Radiation: Narrow-Face Interaction

Salman A. O.

JOURNAL OF INFRARED MILLIMETER AND TERAHERTZ WAVES, vol.31, no.9, pp.1032-1047, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier


A dielectric leaky-wave antenna (DLWA) coupled with a metallic diffraction grating is experimentally investigated in millimeter-waves. The interaction between dielectric line and grating is from the narrow-face of dielectric and it is contactless. Measured patterns are compared with simulated ones. The antenna parameters (HPBW, side lobe levels, etc.) are also obtained. The most significant achievement of this antenna is to obtain broadside radiation without any suppression, which occurs due to the periodicity of grating. This situation is not available for the most of the periodic leaky-wave antennas. This antenna type can be used as a broadside radiator by this property as well as a frequency scanning purposes.