Smith, Thomas Gunst3; Vesterdal, Niels3; Gothelf, Ulrich3; Kim, Oleksiy S.1; Breinbjerg, Olav1
1 Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Electromagnetic Systems, Department of Electrical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Thrane & Thrane A/S
A dual-frequency circularly polarized offset reflectarray antenna for Ka-band satellite communication is presented. The reflectarray is designed using the concentric dual split-loop element which enables full 360° phase adjustment simultaneously in two separate frequency bands. The elements have been optimized to suppress the cross-polar reflection. Thereafter, the element data is used for synthesis of the reflectarray layout and computation of the associated radiation patterns. The reflectarray is 400mm × 400mm and radiates LHCP at 19.95 GHz and RHCP at 29.75 GHz. Aperture efficiencies of 58% and 60% are obtained at these frequencies, and the cross-polarization is more than 25 dB below peak gain.
7th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation: 2013 Eucap, 2013, p. 2959-2962