Polarization-Rotated Waveguide Antennas for Base-Station Applications

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IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, 2017, 16 pp. 1545 - 1548
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© 2017 IEEE. A novel base-station antenna element is proposed. It consists of an artificial surface composed of parallel strips rotating in the polarization direction and a segment of a rectangular waveguide. The surface is designed on a single-sided substrate, which has the same area as the aperture of the waveguide. To achieve the polarization rotation, the parallel strips on the surface are rotated by 45° with respect to the orientation of the waveguide antenna. By adding the surface, the linear polarization direction of the rectangular waveguide antenna rotates by 45° to comply with the requirements of the cellular industry. To verify the simulation results, the proposed antenna was fabricated and measured. Results show that the antenna has an operating bandwidth from 698-960 MHz, where a stable radiation pattern is achieved.
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