Hollow-waveguide tri-band shared-aperture full-corporate-feed continuous transverse stub antenna

Qingchun You, Yunlong Lu, Yi Wang, Jun Xu, Jifu Huang, Wei Hong

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Abstract

This paper presents a tri-band shared-aperture full-corporate-feed continuous transverse stub (CTS) antenna based on hollow-waveguide. The multi-band operation is enabled by a broadband CTS radiator and a novel 6-port parallel-plate waveguide (PPW) multiplexer. The CTS radiation slot is fed by a broadband vertical PPW power divider. The 6-port multiplexer is composed of three diplexers, which defines the three frequency bands – Ku, K, and Ka. The quasi-TEM mode in the PPW structure is generated by single-layer linear source generators (LSGs). Four such LSGs operating at three different bands are used to feed into the multiplexer. The amplitude and phase pre-compensation method is applied in the LSG to overcome the imbalance and spurious reflection caused by the metal walls at the terminal ends of the PPW. This has resulted in improved radiation performance in all three bands. A prototype antenna is designed, fabricated and measured. Good agreement between simulation and measurement has been shown. The peak gains of the antenna over the frequency range of 11.25-15 GHz, 17.7-22 GHz and 27.5-32 GHz are better than 24.7 dBi, 28.2 dBi and 32.1 dBi, respectively. Over 80% antenna efficiency has been achieved in all three frequency bands.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Early online date29 Mar 2022
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Mar 2022

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Publisher Copyright:
IEEE

Keywords

  • Antenna arrays
  • Antennas
  • Continuous transverse stub (CTS) antenna
  • Frequency division multiplexing
  • high-gain
  • line source generator
  • Microstrip antennas
  • Power dividers
  • Reflection coefficient
  • shared-aperture
  • tri-band
  • Wideband

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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