Link characteristics of directional surface wave antenna arrays

Prabhat Baniya, Kathleen L. Melde

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


This paper characterizes the link performance of small antenna arrays at 60 GHz that are intentionally designed to enhance surface wave coupling. The antennas designed are low profile and can be used in cases when it is desired to have transmit and receive antennas in the same plane. The total link power between the surface wave antenna arrays contains both space and surface waves. The goal of this work is to quantify the percentage of the overall link power in each type of wave and determine the model coefficients for extrapolation at larger distances. Knowing the relative contribution of the two types of waves serves as a useful tool for optimizing overall link and network performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIET Conference Publications
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology
ISBN (Electronic)9781785618161, 9781785618437, 9781785618468, 9781785618871, 9781785619427, 9781785619694, 9781839530036
ISBN (Print)9781785617911
StatePublished - 2018
Event12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Apr 9 2018Apr 13 2018

Publication series

NameIET Conference Publications


Other12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation, EuCAP 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Artificial magnetic conductor
  • Space wave
  • Surface wave antenna

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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