abstract:In this letter, a low-cost 60-GHz switched-beam patch antenna array with Butler matrix network is developed and experimentally demonstrated. In order to improve integration with the patch elements, a 4*4 planar Butler matrix is implemented in a low-dielectric substrate. The four rectangular patches fed by inset microstrip lines are connected to the outputs of the Butler matrix for the 60-GHz operation. Because of the fabrication tolerances, the operating frequency of the fabricated antenna shifts to 62 GHz. The radiation patterns measured at 62 GHz are in good agreement with the theoretical array factors. The antenna developed in this letter provides a cost-effective approach to implement an adaptive antenna for 60-GHz wireless communications.