Millimeter-wave metasurface lens aided phaseless characterization for quiet zone of compact antenna test range

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Author(s)

  • Yuqing Chen
  • Yuan Yao
  • Lei Zhu
  • Junsheng Yu
  • Xiaodong Chen

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1197-1203
Number of pages7
Journal / PublicationMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Volume64
Issue number7
Online published21 Apr 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

Abstract

The quiet zone of compact antenna test range (CATR) is typically required as uniform as possible with a low phase deviation error. Here, we propose a novel phaseless CATR characterization method by combining a single millimeter-wave metasurface lens-based technique and an alternating projection algorithm. The metasurface lens provides two sets of weakly correlated amplitude-only data to the algorithm by changing the propagation path of the pseudo-plane wave, hence realizing the phase retrieval of the quiet zone with low complexity of measures. In addition, initial phase preprocessing is adopted to further improve the precision of phase retrieval. Furthermore, different alternating projection algorithms are compared to validate the effectiveness of the proposed method, showing the maximum phase error in the effective quiet zone reaches 0.75° at 220 GHz. In the end, the simulation results show that the proposed method can be applied in the ultra-broadband frequency range of 120 GHz. In a nutshell, this paper provides new insights for the applications of metasurface lens in the phaseless characterization of CATR.

Research Area(s)

  • alternating projection, compact antenna test range, metasurface lens, phaseless measurements

Citation Format(s)

Millimeter-wave metasurface lens aided phaseless characterization for quiet zone of compact antenna test range. / Chen, Yuqing; Yao, Yuan; Zhu, Lei et al.

In: Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 64, No. 7, 07.2022, p. 1197-1203.

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