An Analysis of Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna (APVA) Using Different Material Substrates at 60 GHz

Authors

  • Mohd Azlishah Othman Microwave Research Group (MRG), Centre for Telecommunication Research and Innovation (CeTRi), Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering (FKEKK), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka Hang Tuah Jaya, Durian Tunggal 76100, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Mohamad Zoinol Abidin Abd. Aziz Microwave Research Group (MRG), Centre for Telecommunication Research and Innovation (CeTRi), Faculty of Electronics and Computer Engineering (FKEKK), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka Hang Tuah Jaya, Durian Tunggal 76100, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Ahmad Naim Che Pee Human Centered Computing - Information Systems Lab (HCC-ISL), Center for Advanced Computing Technology (C-ACT) Faculty of Information Technology and Communication (FTMK), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, Durian Tunggal 76100, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Mohd Fairuz Iskandar Othman Human Centered Computing - Information Systems Lab (HCC-ISL), Center for Advanced Computing Technology (C-ACT) Faculty of Information Technology and Communication (FTMK), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, Durian Tunggal 76100, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Yahaya Abdul Rahim Human Centered Computing - Information Systems Lab (HCC-ISL), Center for Advanced Computing Technology (C-ACT) Faculty of Information Technology and Communication (FTMK), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, Durian Tunggal 76100, Melaka, Malaysia
  • Hamzah Asyrani Sulaiman Human Centered Computing - Information Systems Lab (HCC-ISL), Center for Advanced Computing Technology (C-ACT) Faculty of Information Technology and Communication (FTMK), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka, Hang Tuah Jaya, Durian Tunggal 76100, Melaka, Malaysia

Keywords:

Vivaldi, Antipodal, Silicon, Ferro A6s, Duroid 5880,

Abstract

The 60GHz short-range wireless communication system has gained a lot attention because it is believed to have a high rate data communications with free licensed frequency band. Thus, development of the 60 GHz antenna is a crucial issue in the system. This paper is focused on the design of antipodal vivaldi antenna (APVA) at 60GHZ for wireless communications. The antenna is designed by comparing the performance using three different types of material substrates which are Silicon, Ferro A6s and Duroid 5880. The parameters to be observed in this paper include radiation pattern, bandwidth and gain of the antenna. The performance of the antenna is simulated by using CST Microwave Studio with the ranges frequency between 50GHz to 70GHz. The changes in the performance between three different types of material substrate are discussed further in this paper. From the simulation results, the value of return loss is as the desired results, where it needs to be less than -10dB for the three different types of substrate used. Out of the three substrates, Ferro has a better antenna performance radiation pattern and wider bandwidth, which makes it suitable to be used as a 60GHz antenna for wireless communication.

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Published

2017-09-01

How to Cite

Othman, M. A., Abd. Aziz, M. Z. A., Che Pee, A. N., Othman, M. F. I., Abdul Rahim, Y., & Sulaiman, H. A. (2017). An Analysis of Antipodal Vivaldi Antenna (APVA) Using Different Material Substrates at 60 GHz. Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering (JTEC), 9(2-7), 167–170. Retrieved from https://jtec.utem.edu.my/jtec/article/view/2613

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