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Analysis and experimental studies of compact polarization tracking modules for Ku band phased array antennas

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 July 2013

Wei Shi*
Affiliation:
Institute of Communication Engineering, PLA University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210016, China. Phone: +86 13851548361 Nanjing Telecommunication Technology Institute, Nanjing, 210007, China
Jun Zhou
Affiliation:
State Key Laboratory of Millimeter Waves, Southeast University, Nanjing, 210096, China Nanjing Electronic Device Institute, Nanjing, 210016, China
Zuping Qian
Affiliation:
Institute of Communication Engineering, PLA University of Science and Technology, Nanjing, 210016, China. Phone: +86 13851548361
Ya Shen
Affiliation:
Nanjing Electronic Device Institute, Nanjing, 210016, China
*
Corresponding author: W. Shi Email: sw_ant@sina.com

Abstract

Detailed analysis of the polarization tracking modules for Ku band active phased array antennas is presented. The proposed transmitter (14.0–14.5 GHz) and receiver (12.25–12.75 GHz) modules are based on the low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC) technique, containing orthogonal dual channels with different phases controlled by phase shifters. The effect of amplitude and phase inconsistency between two channels on polarization tracking performance is analyzed. The validity of the analysis is verified by the measurements of the manufactured prototypes. The measured patterns of the active phased array antenna are given to illustrate the effects of the modules on polarization agility, which may be used for Ku band satellite antennas on mobile terminals.

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