Substrate Edge Antennas

Lei Wang, Xiaoxing Yin

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Electromagnetic (EM) radiation from dielectric substrate edges of a printed circuit board (PCB) is very poor, which is usually treated as an ideal open circuit at low frequencies. However, when the operating frequency moves to higher ones, the radiation from substrate edges cannot be ignored and even can be intentionally used to design antennas. This chapter first reviews the state-of-the-art substrate edge antennas (SEAs) and then introduces the impedance matching techniques for the SEAs to enable the EM waves efficiently radiating out over wide frequency bands. This chapter then presents several techniques to enhance the aperture efficiency by integrating the SEA with a lens. Last, this chapter introduces a dispersion reduction method to produce a fixed radiation beam direction over a broad frequency band, enriching the applications of leaky-wave antennas, such as for wideband point-to-point wireless communications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSubstrate‐Integrated Millimeter‐Wave Antennas for Next‐Generation Communication and Radar Systems
EditorsZhi Ning Chen, Xianming Qing
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9781119611165
ISBN (Print)9781119611110
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2021


  • edge radiation
  • end-fire antennas
  • horn antennas
  • leaky-wave antennas
  • lens
  • substrate integrated waveguide (SIW)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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