Planar Ultrawideband Modular Antenna (PUMA) arrays scalable to mm-waves

A new class of Planar Ultrawideband Modular Antenna (PUMA) arrays, the PUMAv3, is introduced. PUMAv3 is scalable to mm-wave frequencies (≈50 GHz) and improves bandwidth by 50% without the use of a matching network or external baluns. The enabling technical innovations include a new feeding mechanism that relies on capacitively loaded shorting vias and an… (More)