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Design, Analysis and Implementation of Fully-Integrated Millimeter-Wave Coupled-Oscillator Antenna Array
Liu, Chuan-Chang

2016, Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Over the past few years, the rapid advances in silicon technology have made multi-Gbps wireless digital communication become attractive due to the low-cost and high integration levels. The 57 to 66 GHz ISM band with 9-GHz available bandwidth is believed to be a great candidate for high-speed short-range wireless communications. 60-GHz wireless link systems in silicon integrated circuits have recently attracted widespread research interest and commercial development.

This research focuses on developing a fully-integrated 60-GHz coupled oscillator antenna array system using IBM 0.13-µm SiGe BiCMOS technology for short-range wireless communications. This work is different from previous related works because all the 60 GHz components, including the antenna, are fully integrated. The smaller size, lower cost, lower power, and higher compatibility make VLSI implementation more attractive in high-speed communication systems. The content includes three main topics, which are on-chip electrically small antenna design, self-oscillating active-integrated antenna (AIA) design, and coupled-oscillator antenna array (COAA) design.

A novel on-chip antenna design technique is presented to isolate the antenna from the lossy silicon substrate thus increasing the antenna gain and radiation efficiency at mm-wave frequencies. The active-integrated antenna, which includes an on-chip dipole antenna, a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO), and injection-locking networks, is designed as a basic element of the coupled-oscillator array system. Finally, a two-element COAA with non-reciprocal coupling is presented for beam scanning applications. The COAA consists of two AIAs and a non-reciprocal coupling network (NRCN). The NRCN provides adjustable coupling gain and coupling phase between adjacent AIAs. This new topology overcomes several of the problems with this class of beam scanning arrays discussed in the literature.
Roberto Rojas (Advisor)
Fernando Teixeira (Committee Member)
Steven Bibyk (Committee Member)
120 p.

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Liu, Chuan-Chang. "Design, Analysis and Implementation of Fully-Integrated Millimeter-Wave Coupled-Oscillator Antenna Array." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio State University, 2016. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 23 Nov 2017.

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