White Paper

Millimeter-Wave Beamforming: Antenna Array Design Choices And Characterization

Source: Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

By M. Reil and G. Lloyd, Rohde & Schwarz

Millimeter-wave bands have become extremely important in the discussion of potential for satellites and the 5G spectrum. The antennas to be used for 5G applications are essential for beamforming operations that play an important part in next generation networks. This white paper provides an overview of the fundamentals of beamforming technology, including signals, antennas, and current transceiver architectures. The paper also discusses calculation methods for radiation patterns and a number of simulations results, as well as some real world measurement results for small linear arrays are shown. Download the full paper for more information.