Smart skin antenna array for 8-12 GHz


  • Huss Lars-Gunnar
  • Pohl Anna
  • Gunnarsson Ronny
  • Carlegrim Börje
  • Leijon Stig

Publish date: 2003-01-01

Report number: FOI-R--0998--SE

Pages: 37

Written in: Swedish


This report shows the design and evaluation of the smart skin antenna array that has been manufactured using standard printed circuit bord technology. The antenna array, which is less than 7 mm in thickness, is a complete front-end for a X-band radar receiver with digital beamforming. The array contains 36 antenna elements of which 16 elements are active. Aperture coupled stacked microstrip antennas have been used as antenna elements which covers the frequency range of 8-12 GHz.