A Dual-Polarized Planar Antenna Array Differentially-Fed by Orthomode Transducer

Q. Yang, S. Gao, Q. Luo, L. Wen, X. Ren, J. Wu, Y. -L. Ban, X. Yang

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Abstract

This paper presents a new design of a differentially-fed substrate integrated planar antenna array with dual-polarization. Compared with the traditional dual-polarized antenna arrays, the proposed array antenna has the advantages of simple configuration, high cross-polarization discrimination (XPD) and high gain. 2×2-element subarray design with a via-loaded crossover structure is used, which reduces the complexity of the array antenna. The operation bandwidth is improved by generating three resonances in the subarray. An 8×8 antenna array is designed, prototyped and tested to exemplify its potential applications in large dual-polarized antenna arrays. A planar orthomode transducer is used to achieve differential excitation for the antenna array. The measured results show that the proposed antenna array has an impedance bandwidth of 19.2–20.7 GHz for |S11|<-10 dB and port isolation higher than 20 dB. The array antenna exhibits a high XPD of 43 dB and a flat gain about 22.2 dBi within the bandwidth.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Early online date7 Oct 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2021

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