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International Journal of Microwave Science and Technology
Volume 2011, Article ID 278070, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/278070
Research Article

Design of a Two-Element Antenna Array Using Substrate Integrated Waveguide Technique

1Faculty of Engineering Phase 2, University of Moncton, Moncton Campus, 18 Antonine-Maillet Avenue Moncton, NB, Canada E1A 3E9
2Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Quebec in Outaouais (UQO), 101 Saint-Jean-Bosco, P.O. Box 1205, Hull Station, Gatineau, QC, Canada J8Y 3G5

Received 1 May 2011; Revised 1 July 2011; Accepted 1 July 2011

Academic Editor: Chien-Jen Wang

Copyright © 2011 Kheireddine Sellal and Larbi Talbi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The design of a two-element antenna array using the substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) technique and operating at 10 GHz is presented. The proposed antenna array consists of two SIW phase shifter sections with two SIW slot antennas. The phase shifting is achieved by changing the position of two inductive posts inserted inside each element of the array. Numerical simulations and experimental measurements have been carried out for three differential phases between the two antenna array elements, namely, 0°, 22.5°, and 67.5°. A prototype for each differential phase has been fabricated and measured. Results have shown a fairly good agreement between theory and experiments. In fact, a reflection coefficient of better than 20 dB has been achieved around 10 GHZ. The E-plane radiation pattern has shown a beam scan between 5° and 18° and demonstrated the feasibility of designing an SIW antenna phased array.