Half truncated icosahedral passive electromagnetic deflector for the 60 GHz band

TitleHalf truncated icosahedral passive electromagnetic deflector for the 60 GHz band
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsKazim MI, Herben MHAJ, Huang MD
Conference NameAntennas and Propagation (EuCAP), 2010 Proceedings of the Fourth European Conference on
Date Publishedapril
Abstract

A possible low-cost alternative to a multifaceted active antenna array configuration for wide angular coverage is proposed. It consists of a single planar antenna array and a passive electromagnetic half truncated icosahedral deflector, comprising multiple facets with different deflecting behavior. A generalized formulation for the simple set-up of the proposed configuration is simulated in MATLAB and a comparison is made with CST MWS simulation. An important aspect of this configuration is the determination of the deflector's transmission coefficient; the measurement shows an acceptable performance with a transmission loss of (0.63 #x2013;1.5 dB) and (2.72 #x2013;3.12 dB) for the 0 #x00B0; and 34 #x00B0; deflectors, respectively, in the 57 #x2013;63 GHz frequency band.