Circularly polarised multiple beam antenna for satellite applications

Wenxing Tang, Daniele Bresciani, Herve Legay, George Goussetis, Nelson J. G. Fonseca

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This paper presents a novel circularly polarised Ku-band multiple beam antenna based on a quasi-optical beamformer and a wideband reflection polarizer conformally deployed along a cylindrical parabolic reflector for satellite applications. By virtue of the wide scanning capability of the beamformer and the wide band and angularly stable response of the curved polarising reflector we demonstrate multibeam capability in circular polarization up to ±18° for a wide Ku band (10-14.5 GHz) with axial ratio below 2 dB. Manufacturing and testing methods are discussed. A breadboard of the multibeam reflector antenna has been fabricated and tested demonstrating very good performance that matches the simulated results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9788890701870
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2017
Event11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2017 - Paris, France
Duration: 19 Mar 201724 Mar 2017


Conference11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2017
Abbreviated titleEUCAP 2017


  • circular polarization selective surfaces
  • frequency selective surfaces
  • linear to circular polarisers
  • multibeam antennas
  • reflector antennas
  • satellite communication antennas

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety Research
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation


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