A novel slotted antenna design for future Terahertz applications

Amraoui Youssef, Imane Halkhams, Rachid El Alami, Mohammed Ouazzani Jamil, Hassan Qjidaa


A slotted patch antenna operating at 118 GHz is proposed to address challenges in the terahertz (THz) frequency band for wireless communication systems. The antenna design, utilizing a Rogers RO3003 substrate, which has a dielectric constant of 𝜀𝑟 = 3 and tan 𝛿 = 0.001, strategically incorporates slots to enhance key performance parameters. Copper is employed for the ground and radiating patch, and a microstrip feeding method powers the antenna. High frequency structure simulator (HFSS) software is used for design and simulation, revealing resonance at 0.118 THz with a reflection coefficient of -42.41 dB and an impedance bandwidth of 4.42 GHz (115.84–120.26 GHz). At the operating frequency, the antenna exhibits a gain of 7.36 dB, maximum directivity of 7.38 dB, the voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) of 1.01, and 99.75% radiation efficiency, all within a compact size of 1.5×1.3×0.1 mm³. The suggested antenna outperforms recent counterparts, making it suitable for applications like security screening and wireless communication systems (5G). Future efforts will target bandwidth expansion, gain enhancement, and further size reduction to enhance overall performance.


Computer simulation technology; High frequency structure simulator; Microstrip antenna; Slots; Terahertz

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v14i3.pp2708-2716

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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