A 3D Printed TE 10 Rectangular to TE 01 Circular Waveguide Transition for Polymer Waveguide Characterization

M. Del Mastro, M. Alonso Del Pino, M. Spirito

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Abstract

In this paper we present a copper plated 3D printed implementation of the Marié rectangular to circular waveguide transition. The copper plated 3D printed structure allows to overcome machining limitation when dealing with curved surfaces, confining the signal propagation in air, thus avoiding losses from the printing polymers. Waveguide flanges are employed at both the rectangular (WR-12) and circular port to perform a full TRL calibration when the transitions are used in a VNA environment. A step diameter taper is used on the circular port of the transition to facilitate testing of circular polymer waveguides of different diameters. Experimental characterization is carried out for multiple samples of polymer (i.e., Teflon) waveguides in the 65-90 GHz range.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2019 92nd ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference (ARFTG)
Subtitle of host publicationNext Generation Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Measurement Techniques and Systems, ARFTG 2019
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages1-3
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5386-6599-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-5386-6600-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event92nd ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference, ARFTG 2019 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 21 Jan 201922 Jan 2019

Conference

Conference92nd ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference, ARFTG 2019
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period21/01/1922/01/19

Keywords

  • mm-wave
  • mode transducer
  • polymer waveguide
  • rectangular to circular transition

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    Del Mastro, M., Del Pino, M. A., & Spirito, M. (2019). A 3D Printed TE 10 Rectangular to TE 01 Circular Waveguide Transition for Polymer Waveguide Characterization. In 2019 92nd ARFTG Microwave Measurement Conference (ARFTG): Next Generation Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Measurement Techniques and Systems, ARFTG 2019 (pp. 1-3). [8637235] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/ARFTG.2019.8637235