A Compact and Broadband Four-Way Dual Polarization Waveguide Power Divider for Antenna Arrays

Charalampos Stoumpos, Jean Philippe Fraysse, Ségolène Tubau, George Goussetis, Ronan Sauleau, Hervé Legay

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Abstract

The design and optimization of a novel compact and highly efficient power divider exhibiting dual-polarization in an in-phase 2 \times 4 scheme (4-way) is presented. The two fundamental orthogonal modes TE -{10} and TE -{01} arrive in-phase on each of the four square waveguides for each polarization by the utilization of four 3-port turnstile junctions accompanied by four E-plane and two H-plane power division structures. The power divider ends up to two commercial waveguide (WR75) ports (each for one polarization). The presented passive component can be used as a dual-polarized feeding network for a 2 \times 2 antenna array or any four-port radiating element with square input waveguides and aperture sizes above 2.4 \lambda that are commonly targeted for focal array or direct radiating elements at GEO applications. The power divider is fully metallic, a fact that makes it an ideal candidate for satellite applications. The design band is Ku-Tx (10.7-12.75 GHz), presenting a Return Loss better than 20 dB and an input-output isolation of the orthogonal modes better than 30 dB. The exciter is also subjected to sensitivity analysis for estimating its manufacturing tolerances, exhibiting a robust behavior to dimensional variations, while its losses are also evaluated around 0.1 dB when aluminum parts are assumed. Finally, a compact topology of a 2.5 \lambda aperture size array in a 2 \times 2 scheme was designed and optimized where the level of aperture efficiency was the principal design goal. The array is after connected to the exciter to obtain the final feed system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9788831299008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2020
Event14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 15 Mar 202020 Mar 2020

Conference

Conference14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2020
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2020
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period15/03/2020/03/20

Keywords

  • dual-polarization
  • horn antenna array
  • orthomode transducer
  • turnstile junction
  • Waveguide power-divider

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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    Stoumpos, C., Fraysse, J. P., Tubau, S., Goussetis, G., Sauleau, R., & Legay, H. (2020). A Compact and Broadband Four-Way Dual Polarization Waveguide Power Divider for Antenna Arrays. In 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) [9135912] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP48036.2020.9135912