A four-sector shaped-beam antenna for 60-GHz wireless LANs

Yasushi Murakami, Hisao Iwasaki, Tooru Kijima, Akihito Kato, Takeshi Manabe, Toshio Ihara, Masayuki Fujise

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This paper presents a novel four-sector shapedbeam antenna suitable for base station antennas in 60-GHz wireless local area networks (LANs). The antenna has a plateau configuration, whose four side walls have four linearly arranged microstrip antennas. Each trapezoidal facet excites a shaped beam in the elevation plane in order to meet link-budget requirement between base station and remote terminal, taking account of directional patters of remote terminal antennas. Low-loss curved microstrip-line is applied to connect the three-dimensional antennas with active circuits mounted on a fiat carrier plate. This antenna has been adopted as the base station antenna in 60-GHz wireless LANs. The first-stage transmission experiment confirms the usefulness of shaped-beam antennas in the 60-GHz band.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1293-1299
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Microstrip antennas
  • Microwave and millimeter wave technology
  • Multi-sector antenna
  • Shaped beam
  • Wireless LANs

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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