Microstrip-fed 3D-printed H-sectorial horn phased array
PublisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)
Rights accessOpen Access
ProjectSISTEMAS RADIANTES X-WAVE INTEGRADAS DE COMUNICACIONES Y SENSORIZACION (AEI-PID2019-107885GB-C31)
A 3D-printed phased array consisting of four H-Sectorial horn antennas of 200 g weight with an ultra-wideband rectangular-waveguide-to-microstrip-line transition operating over the whole LMDS and K bands (24.25–29.5 GHz) is presented. The transition is based on exciting three overlapped transversal patches that radiate into the waveguide. The transition provides very low insertion losses, ranging from 0.30 dB to 0.67 dB over the whole band of operation (23.5–30.4 GHz). The measured fractional bandwidth of the phased array including the transition was 20.8% (24.75–30.3 GHz). The antenna was measured for six different scanning angles corresponding to six different progressive phases α, ranging from 0° to 140° at the central frequency band of operation of 26.5 GHz. The maximum gain was found in the broadside direction α = 0°, with 15.2 dB and efficiency η = 78.5%, while the minimum was found for α = 140°, with 13.7 dB and η = 91.2%.
CitationZhou, I. [et al.]. Microstrip-fed 3D-printed H-sectorial horn phased array. "Sensors (Switzerland)", 16 Juliol 2022, vol. 22, núm. 14, article 5329, p. 1-10.
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