Patent Number: 9,742,070

Title: Open end antenna, antenna array, and related system and method

Abstract: A system includes an antenna array and a transceiver configured to communicate wirelessly via the antenna array. The antenna array includes a substrate having first and second ground plates. The antenna array also includes multiple substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) antenna elements located along an edge of the substrate. The antenna array further includes feed lines configured to provide signals to the antenna elements and receive signals from the antenna elements. Each antenna element includes a waveguide between the first and second ground plates and enclosed by vias through the substrate, where the waveguide has one open edge along the edge of the substrate. The system could include multiple antenna arrays, where each antenna array includes multiple SIW antenna elements and the antenna arrays are located along different edges of the substrate.

Inventors: Zhou; Hongyu (Richardson, TX), Aryanfar; Farshid (Allen, TX)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd

International Classification: H01Q 13/06 (20060101); H01Q 21/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-08-22 0:00:00