A K/Ka-Band Reconfigurable Substrate Integrated Coaxial Line to Waveguide Transition Technology

Yifang Wei, Christian Arnold, Jiasheng Hong

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Abstract

In this article, the designs of the K/Ka-Band reconfigurable Substrate Integrated Coaxial Line (SICL)-to-waveguide transitions are presented. Two types of reconfigurable SICL-to-waveguide transitions, with stepped impedance transformers waveguide transitions and ridge waveguide transitions, are designed for two operation frequency modes (K/Ka-band). Both simulated and experimental results are presented for the demonstration. Results indicate that the reconfigurable waveguide structure has the advantages of broad bandwidth and low return loss for both K/Ka-band compared with the conventional dual-band waveguide transitions. The presented waveguide transition designs with high function flexibility will be significant to satellite communication applications and massive MIMO beamforming networks with an active phased antenna array.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65037-65043
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Access
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Array signal processing
  • Dual band
  • K-band
  • Loss measurement
  • SICL-to-waveguide transition
  • Transformers
  • Waveguide transitions
  • Wideband
  • dual-band
  • multilayer MIMO beamforming
  • satellite communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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