Diplexer integration into a Ka-band high-gain gap waveguide corporate-fed slot array antenna

Abbas Vosoogh, Milad Sharifi Sorkherizi, Ashraf Uz Zaman, Jian Yang, Ahmed A. Kishk
2017 2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting  
A multilayer integrated diplexer-antenna array module for Ka-band high capacity point-to-point backhaul links is presented. The proposed module is composed of three unconnected metal layers with a simple mechanical assembly and no electrical contact requirements between the distinct layers based on gap waveguide technology. A 7 th order hybrid diplexersplitter with a novel architecture is successfully integrated into a ridge gap waveguide corporate distribution network of a 16 × 16 slot array
more » ... 6 × 16 slot array antenna. The measured input reflection coefficients for both Tx/Rx channels are below -13 dB with measured total efficiency better than 60% in the designed passband. The measured isolation of gain between the two channels is more than 55 dB.
doi:10.1109/apusncursinrsm.2017.8073376 fatcat:2my3p4ivtbatjlxb2uefwd6cty