Cavity Backed Circular Half Mode SIW Array for Microwave Communications
M. Ravi Kishore1, K.C.B.Rao2
1M. Ravi Kishore*, Research Scholar, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, AP, India.
2K.C.B.Rao, Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering, University College of Engineering, JNTUK, Vizianagaram, AP, India.
Manuscript received on March 12, 2020. | Revised Manuscript received on March 22, 2020. | Manuscript published on April 10, 2020. | PP: 1741-1745 | Volume-9 Issue-6, April 2020. | Retrieval Number: F4706049620/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.F4706.049620
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Abstract: A two element array of circular shaped cavity backed substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) based antenna is proposed in this work. The elements are backed by a dielectric cavity of FR4 epoxy and fed by SIW slot coupling mechanism. Keeping the advantages of the conventional waveguides, the bandwidth of the radiation can be increased by choosing proper dimensions to the slots and circular patches. The two element array configuration in the design contributed to the comfortable uplift of the gain. The impedance matching is achieved by inserting a two arm power divider with pre-calculated dimensions. The accurate formulation of the electromagnetic problem of analyzing the SIW antenna is achieved by using integral equation based methods which can be solved numerically. The designed top layer of the antenna is analyzed with well known Method of Moments (MoM) and the results are compared. The functioning of the antenna is compared in terms of Return losses, radiation pattern and gain. The antenna exhibits 72% of bandwidth with peak gain of 4.2dB in the range of 4.4GHz to9.9GHz with the resonating frequency of 7.54GHz and well suited for C-band microwave communication applications.
Keywords: Substrate Integrated Waveguide, Circular HMSIW, Cavity backed, Method of Moments, Metallic vias, HFSS Software.