Development of Characterization Methods for Antennas and Quasi-Optics

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Ala-Laurinaho, Juha, Dr., Aalto University, Department of Radio Science and Engineering, Finland
dc.contributor.advisor Viikari, Ville, Asst. Prof., Aalto University, Department of Radio Science and Engineering, Finland
dc.contributor.author Du, Zhou
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-26T10:00:11Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-26T10:00:11Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-6050-7 (electronic)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-952-60-6049-1 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4942 (electronic)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4934 (ISSN-L)
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/15027
dc.description.abstract This dissertation focuses on the development of characterization methods for antennas and quasi-optical components. The dissertation presents three new methods to deal with certain limitations occurred during the antenna measurement processes. First, a new technique using the Chebyshev polynomials has been proposed to process the antenna measurements obtained in non-anechoic sites to obtain equivalent free space radiation patterns. This new technique combines the principle of a FFT-based method with the special relationship between coefficients of the Bessel-Chebyshev polynomials. Experimental results are presented to demonstrate the potential of this approach over conventional time gating techniques for a certain class of problems. Second, a new antenna pattern retrieval method is proposed. In this method, the antenna reflection coefficient is measured many times when a unique reflective load with known spatial reflection properties is placed near the antenna in each measurement. The antenna pattern is obtained from the measurements with an inversion algorithm. Simulations have been used to verify the theoretical basis and the method has been experimentally demonstrated at 30 GHz. The results show that the method could enable sufficient accuracy with low gain antennas or in the vicinity of main lobe with directive antennas. Third, a new technique is presented to realize a wideband hologram compact antenna test range (CATR) by linearly adjusting the feed location. The wideband formulas for linearly adjusting the feed have been discussed and verified. The performance of the wideband operation has been demonstrated by the measured results at W (95 GHz) and D (170 GHz) bands for the hologram aperture diameter of 350 mm. The dissertation also discusses characterization of quasi-optics, namely, MEMS-based high-impedance surface (HIS) and reflectarray elements. First, the reflection properties of the single unit cell structure of MEMS-based HIS is studied, tunability of the MEMS varactors and beam steering of a large structure at 80 GHz has been demonstrated with a simplified model. The structure allows steering of the beam within the range from -45º to +45°. A quasi-optical measurement setup has been built for the experimental characterization. Second, the design and optimization process of reconfigurable reflectarray element integrated with MEMS-based phase shifter at 120 GHz is studied. Also, the dielectric properties of SU-8 substrate have been characterized with on-wafer measurements. Several design parameters which could affect the modulation efficiency have been studied. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Aalto University en
dc.publisher Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Aalto University publication series DOCTORAL DISSERTATIONS en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 8/2015
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 1]: Z. Du, D. Chicherin, and A. V. Räisänen, “Millimeter wave beam steering with a MEMS-based high impedance surface,” in Proc. 41st European Microwave Conference, Manchester, UK, Oct. 10-14, 2011, pp. 1043-1046.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 2]: Z. Du, J. Ala-Laurinaho, D. Chicherin, A. V. Räisänen, M. Sterner, and J. Oberhammer, “Reflection phase characterization of the MEMS-based high impedance surface,” in Proc. 42nd European Microwave Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1, 2012, pp. 617-620.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 3]: Z. Du, A. Tamminen, J. Ala-Laurinaho, J. Säily, P. Rantakari, A. Luukanen, and A. V. Räisänen, “Design and optimization of reconfigurable reflectarray element with MEMS phase shifter,” in Proc. 7th European Conference on Antenna and Propagation, Gothenburg, Sweden, Apr. 8-12, 2013, pp. 2422-2426.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 4]: Z. Du, J. Moon, S. Oh, J. Koh, and T. K. Sarkar, “Generation of free space radiation patterns from non-anechoic measurements using Chebyshev polynomials,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 58, no. 8, pp. 2785-2790, Aug. 2010. DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2010.2051130
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 5]: Z. Du, V. Viikari, J. Ala-Laurinaho, A. Tamminen, and A. V. Räisänen, “Antenna pattern retrieval from reflection coefficient measurements with reflective loads,” Progress in Electromagnetics Research, vol. 148, pp. 15-22, 2014. DOI: 10.2528/PIER14050902
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 6]: Z. Du, V. Viikari, J. Ala-Laurinaho, and A. V. Räisänen, “2D antenna radiation pattern retrieval using reflection coefficient measurements,” in Proc. 2014 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference (APMC2014), Sendai, Japan, Nov. 4-7, 2014, pp. 846-848.
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 7]: Z. Li, J. Ala-Laurinaho, Z. Du, and A. V. Räisänen, “Realization of wideband hologram compact antenna test range by linearly adjusting the feed location,” IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 62, no.11, pp. 5628-5633, Nov. 2014. DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2014.2351072
dc.subject.other Electrical engineering en
dc.title Development of Characterization Methods for Antennas and Quasi-Optics en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Electrical Engineering en
dc.contributor.department Radiotieteen ja -tekniikan laitos fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Radio Science and Engineering en
dc.subject.keyword antenna measurement en
dc.subject.keyword pattern retrieval en
dc.subject.keyword reflection coefficient en
dc.subject.keyword compact range en
dc.subject.keyword high-impedance surface en
dc.subject.keyword MEMS en
dc.subject.keyword reflectarray element en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-952-60-6050-7
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Räisänen, Antti, Prof., Aalto University, Department of Radio Science and Engineering, Finland
dc.opn Pivnenko, Sergey, Assoc. Prof., Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
dc.date.dateaccepted 2014-11-26
dc.rev Migliaccio, Claire, Prof., University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France
dc.rev Sierra Castañer, Manuel, Prof., Technical University of Madrid, Spain
dc.date.defence 2015-01-30


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