Reflectarray antennas for dual polarization and broadband telecom satellite applications

Florencio Díaz, Rafael and Encinar Garcinuño, José Antonio and Boix, Rafael R. and Losada, Vicente and Toso, Giovanni (2015). Reflectarray antennas for dual polarization and broadband telecom satellite applications. "IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation", v. 63 (n. 4); pp. 1234-1246. ISSN 0018-926X. https://doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2015.2391279.

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Title: Reflectarray antennas for dual polarization and broadband telecom satellite applications
Author/s:
  • Florencio Díaz, Rafael
  • Encinar Garcinuño, José Antonio
  • Boix, Rafael R.
  • Losada, Vicente
  • Toso, Giovanni
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Date: April 2015
ISSN: 0018-926X
Volume: 63
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Reflectarrays, broadband antennas, dipole arrays, cross polarization, satellite antennas
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Telecomunicación (UPM)
Department: Señales, Sistemas y Radiocomunicaciones
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

A reflectarray antenna with improved performance is proposed to operate in dual-polarization and transmit-receive frequencies in Ku-band for broadcast satellite applications. The reflectarray element contains two orthogonal sets of four coplanar parallel dipoles printed on two surfaces, each set combining lateral and broadside coupling. A 40-cm prototype has been designed, manufactured, and tested. The lengths of the coupled dipoles in the reflectarray cells have been optimized to produce a collimated beam in dual polarization in the transmit and receive bands. The measured radiation patterns confirm the high performance of the antenna in terms of bandwidth (27%), low losses, and low levels of cross polarization. Some preliminary simulations at 11.95 GHz for a 1.2-m antenna with South American coverage are presented to show the potential of the proposed antenna for spaceborne antennas in Ku-band.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Government of SpainTEC2010-17567CICYTUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainTEC2013-43345-PUnspecifiedUnspecifiedUnspecified
Government of SpainCSD2008-00066Consolider Ingenio 2010UnspecifiedUnspecified

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Item ID: 41031
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/41031/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:41031
DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2015.2391279
Official URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7008467
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Jun 2016 09:39
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2019 13:39
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