A single-aperture duplex antenna with dual circular polarizations

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  • Yun-Long Lu
  • Yi Wang
  • Steven Gao
  • Changzhou Hua
  • Taijun Liu

Colleges, School and Institutes


This article proposes a novel design of a compact single-aperture dual circular polarization (CP) antenna with integrated duplexing functions using a phase controllable coupled resonator structure. To the best of the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of a multifunctional CP antenna with integrated duplexing performance and dual polarizations. The two orthogonal CPs are realized for the two respective filtering channels. Each channel contains a phased filtering power divider forming the dual-feed to a patch to achieve right-hand or left-hand CP (RHCP or LHCP). The required output phases of the dividers are realized by varied configurations of the coupled λ/2-resonator pairs. A duplex-CP-antenna with RHCP/LHCP at the downlink/uplink (2.45/2.7 GHz) is designed, fabricated, and measured. It achieved a 3-dB AR bandwidth of 3.2/7.7% at the downlink/uplink and an isolation better than 20 dB. Meanwhile, the antenna showed expected second-order filtering characteristics at both channels.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3031-3036
Number of pages6
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number12
Early online date22 Sep 2017
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017