Design Investigation of Microstrip Patch and Half-Mode Substrate Integrated Waveguide Cavity Hybrid Antenna Arrays


Electrical engineering, Ferdowsi univ. of Mashhad


In this paper two linear arrays including a linear 1×4 and a planar 2×2 of microstrip patch and half-mode substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) cavity hybrid antenna are introduced and investigated. These are simply implemented using low cost single layer printed circuit board (PCB) process. The array element consists of a rectangular microstrip patch with appropriate dimensions in the vicinity of a semi-cicular SIW resonator which are formed a wideband hybrid antenna. In both antenna arrays a microstrip feeding network including a quartur wave transformer matching circuit has been used to fed the array elements. The size of 1×4 linear array is 1.58λ0×2.87λ0 and planar 2×2 array size is 1.57λ0×1.37λ0. Array structure are numerically and experimentally investigated. The measured and simulated results including reflection coefficient, radiation patterns and gain of the both antenna arrays are reported.