Design details of a Ku band metasurface (MTS) antenna with dual circularly polarized (CP) broadside radiation is shown in this work. By means of the surface impedance tensor modulation, synchronized propagation of two transversal magnetic (TM) and transverse electric (TE) surface waves (SWs) is ensured in the structure, which contribute to the radiation in broadside direction by the generation of a CP leaky wave. The structure is implemented by elliptical subwavelength metallic elements with a cross-shaped aperture in the center, printed on top of a thin substrate with high permittivity (AD1000 with a thickness of λ0/17). For the experimental validation, the MTS prototype has been excited employing an orthomode transducer composed by a metallic stepped septum inside an air-filled waveguide. Two orthogonal TE11 modes excited with 90 phase shift in the feed couple with the TM and TE SWs supported by the MTS and generate RHCP or LHCP broadside beam. Experimental results are compared with the simulation predictions. Finally, conclusions are drawn.
|Titolo:||Dual circularly polarized broadside beam antenna based on metasurfaces|
MACI, STEFANO (Corresponding)
|Citazione:||Tellechea, A., Caminita, F., Martini, E., Ederra, I., Teniente, J., Iriarte, J.C., et al. (2018). Dual circularly polarized broadside beam antenna based on metasurfaces. In International Workshop on Metamaterial-By-Design (pp.1-3). IOP PUBLISHING LTD.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||4.1 Contributo in Atti di convegno|
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