On the Design of a Dual Polarized Leaky Lens Antenna for Wideband FPA Applications

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Abstract

This contribution presents the design and measurements of a wideband dual polarized leaky lens antenna. The antenna is composed of two crossed slots fed by two orthogonal microstrips. The crossed microstrips are fed differentially in order to couple the radiation into the slots. Then the slot antenna feeds a dielectric lens to achieve directive patterns. In this work, the proposed leaky lens antenna is optimized to achieve high aperture efficiency with clean symmetric patterns in both polarizations exceeding an octave bandwidth to be used for tightly spaced wideband Focal Plane Arrays (FPAs). The concept is validated by the primary field measurements inside the lens and by the GRASP simulations of the FPA.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 46th European Microwave Conference
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherIEEE
Pages325-328
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-87487-043-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventEuMC 2016: 46th European Microwave Conference - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Oct 20166 Oct 2016

Conference

ConferenceEuMC 2016
Abbreviated titleEuMC 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period4/10/166/10/16

Keywords

  • focal plane arrays`
  • Leaky-lens antennas
  • dual polarization
  • broadband antennas

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