Wideband High-Efficiency Single-Layer Ridge Gap Waveguide Based Circular Polarized Magneto-Electric Dipole Antenna Array
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2024

A compact broadband circularly polarized magneto-electric dipole antenna array (ME-DAA) based on a single-layer ridge gap waveguide (GW) is proposed in the Ka-band. The antenna array consists of a dielectric layer of printed ME-DAA and a single-layer metal corporate network using GW. The U-shaped coupling slot parallel to the feeding ridge is used, avoiding the complexity of conventional cavity layers. The matching section in the feeding ridge is adopted to achieve wideband impedance matching. Besides, by chamfering the classic ME-dipole patches, the axial ratio bandwidth of the antenna is improved. Meanwhile, a ring of metal vias is loaded around each unit to enhance the isolation between array elements, further broadening the total array bandwidth. An 8×8 array prototype is manufactured. The measured impedance bandwidth and axial ratio bandwidth are 22.6% (26.7-33.5 GHz) and 20.2% (26.7-32.7 GHz), respectively. The sidelobe levels of the radiation patterns are better than -12.2 dB. The peak radiation efficiency and aperture efficiency are about 93% and 87%, respectively. And the peak realized gain is upto 27.8 dBic at 31.6 GHz.

gap waveguide (GW)


circularly polarized (CP)

magneto-electric(ME) dipole antenna


Liangyu Sun

Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Ashraf Uz Zaman

Chalmers, Elektroteknik, Kommunikation, Antenner och Optiska Nätverk

Binyun Yan

Nanjing University of Science and Technology

Weixing Sheng

Nanjing University of Science and Technology

IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation

0018-926X (ISSN) 1558-2221 (eISSN)

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