Properties of Cavity-Backed Slot-Ring Antennas at 95 GHZ
Shalva Nolen, Todd E. Harvey, Carl D. Reintsema, Erich N. Grossman
Slot-ring antennas with planar backshorts, designed for operation at 95 GHz, have been fabricated and their properties measured. Using optical lithography, we fabricated the slot-ring antennas, along with integrated niobium thin-film biolometers, on dielectrically thin (50 5m) silicon substrates. We have performed a theoretical analysis of the slot-ring antennas with planar backshorts and compared the theoretical results with our measured beam patterns. The measured antenna patterns have highly circular main beams with full -3 dB beamwidths of 210. The patterns have low sidelobe levels of about -15 dB in the H-plane and below -25 dB in the E-plane and a directiveity of 17 dB. We are investigating a focal-plane array of slot-ring antenna-coupled bolometers for use in a concealed weapons imaging system.
Proc. Intl. Soc. for Optical Engineering (SPIE)
April 16-20, 2001
Orlando, FL, USA
Passive Millimeter-Wave Imaging Technology V
annular slot, millimeter wave, slot-ring
, Harvey, T.
, Reintsema, C.
and Grossman, E.
Properties of Cavity-Backed Slot-Ring Antennas at 95 GHZ, Proc. Intl. Soc. for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Orlando, FL, USA
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