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Fresnel Lens at Millimeter-Wave: Enhancement of Efficiency and Radiation Frequency Bandwidth

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In this paper, the performance of Fresnel lens antennas is investigated in detail. The performance is evaluated in terms of aperture efficiency and stable radiation pattern over a wide frequency band. This paper proposes an efficient technique for enhancing aperture efficiency by smoothly compensating for the spherical phase front arriving upon the lens surface. The feeder has been optimized to fit an axially symmetric cosn-like radiation pattern. For this, an accurate technological process has been used to manufacture a lens that allows for smooth compensation of the phase shift. The lens is compared with a classic Fresnel lens having the same physical dimensions and feeding system. The improvement is validated by measurement, which has revealed a maximum measured gain of 38.9 dBi corresponding to a maximum measured aperture efficiency of 59% with a-2 dB radiation frequency bandwidth of 29.25 GHz around 90 GHz. This amounts to an aperture efficiency enhancement of 60% and-2 dB radiation frequency bandwidth enhancement of 72% as compared with those of the classic Fresnel lens. © 1963-2012 IEEE.
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hal-01713364 , version 1 (20-02-2018)

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A. Jouade, Mohamed Himdi, O. Lafond. Fresnel Lens at Millimeter-Wave: Enhancement of Efficiency and Radiation Frequency Bandwidth. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 2017, 65 (11), pp.5776-5786. ⟨10.1109/TAP.2017.2755120⟩. ⟨hal-01713364⟩
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