Compact High-Gain Metasurface Antenna Arrays Based on Higher-Mode SIW Cavities

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Author(s)

  • Wanchen Yang
  • Si Chen
  • Wenquan Che
  • Quan Xue
  • Qian Meng

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4918-4923
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume66
Issue number9
Early online date29 Jun 2018
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2018
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This work presents novel compact linearly-/ circularly-polarized metasurface antenna arrays based on highermode substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) cavities. The linearlypolarized antenna is realized by an array of patch cells with similar TM resonant modes as traditional patch antennas, while the circularly-polarized one is newly designed based on the proposed polarization-rotation metasurface (PRMS) structure. Moreover, the periodic metasurface antennas are modified with complemental boundaries to further enlarge effective radiation apertures for about 1.5-dB gain enhancement. In addition, a simple TE220 higher-mode cavity is employed as a compact and symmetrical feeding network to provide perfectly uniform 4-way excitations, resulting in relatively uniform radiation aperture for high gain. The simulated and measured results both indicate that the proposed linearly-/circularly- polarized metasurface arrays can respectively achieve very high directional gains of about 10.75/10.66 dBi with aperture efficiencies of about 90% and low cross-polarization suppressions. In addition, 3-dB axial ratio (AR) beamwidths of the circularly-polarized array can be up to 68° and 57° at two pitch planes of φ = 0° and 90°.

Research Area(s)

  • Antenna arrays, Aperture antennas, Cavity resonators, Current density, Higher-mode cavity, metasurface antenna, polarization-rotation metasurface (PRMS), radiation aperture, Slot antennas, substrate integrated waveguide (SIW), Substrates

Citation Format(s)

Compact High-Gain Metasurface Antenna Arrays Based on Higher-Mode SIW Cavities. / Yang, Wanchen; Chen, Si; Che, Wenquan; Xue, Quan; Meng, Qian.

In: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, Vol. 66, No. 9, 09.2018, p. 4918-4923.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review