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A design procedure for micromachined antennas on semiconductor substrates

Sathanur, AV and Vinoy, KJ (2005) A design procedure for micromachined antennas on semiconductor substrates. In: IEEE INDCON 2005 International Conference, DEC 11-13, 2005, Indian Inst Technol Madras, Chennai.

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Abstract

Micromachined antennas are recieving great interest as carrier frequencies move higher into the frequency spectrum due to their superior performance and amenability for integration with active devices. However their design is cumbersome owing to the complexity of the structure. To overcome this, in this paper, an iterative procedure is suggested to facilitate fast design of micromachined patch antennas based on a simulation study. A microstrip line on a micromachined Silicon substrate is simulated in a full wave simulator by solving for the ports only. From the obtained propagation constant, the effective dilectric constant for the micromachined substrate is estimated. The process is repeated for a number of values of the width of the microstrip and a plot is made for the variation of the effective dielectric constant with the microstrip width. Then an iterative method in combination with the extrapolated permittivity which includes the effect of cavity extensions in all the directions, is used to obtain the width and the corresponding effective dielectric constant. This method has been verified to be quite accurate by comparison with full wave simulations and hence it can function as a good starting point for designers to design micromachined antennas.

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Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Communication Engineering
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2010 06:43
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2011 05:25
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/27179

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