Anomalous Leaky-Mode Dispersion of Coupled-Cavity Wideband Leaky-Wave Antennas

Miguel Poveda-Garcia, Raúl Guzmán-Quirós, Samuel Rotenberg, José Luis Gómez-Tornero, Carolina Mateo-Segura, George Goussetis

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We report the anomalous modal dispersion in leaky-wave antennas composed of two coupled resonant cavities tuned for wide band response. The increase in gain bandwidth has been previously associated with the synthesis of a positive-slope phase response which satisfies the resonant condition at the desired scanning angle over a wide frequency band. In this paper, we demonstrate that this type of design also provides an anomalous, quasi-oscillatory response on the resulting leaky-mode dispersion. This type of dispersion shows stabilization of the effective leaky-mode radiation angle around the desired scanning direction over a broad frequency band,which is in accordance with the wide band resonant condition. Numerical results are presented for a two-dimensional Fabry-Pérot antenna radiating at broadside, and for a one dimensional substrate-integrated waveguide antenna scanning at 30º, both of them operating at Ku band and composed of two resonant cavities. A final discussion and interpretation of this anomalous modal dispersion is also given, recalling the excitation and coupling of two leaky modes supported by the double-cavity antennas.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018
Event12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2018 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 9 Apr 201813 Apr 2018


Conference12th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2018
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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