In this paper, we show a dual-polarized ultra-wideband aperture-coupled microstrip antennae (ACMA) to be used in space missions such as CubeSat Ka-band applications. We also report the specific developed design procedure, which is distinguished from other design procedures by minimizing the complexity of construction, since it utilizes a simple multilayer structure without interlayer interconnections or inclusions. This design procedure develops an architecture for ACMA with the main objective of minimizing costs in large-scale production. The design starts from assigned specifications in terms of fractional bandwidth constrained to be larger than 40%, return loss better than 10 dB, and polarization purity and polarization isolation better than 25 dB, using materials with adequate ohmic and dielectric losses. A frequency-scaled prototype has been also designed, realized, and measured. Good agreement between the simulation and measurement results has been obtained.

A Numerical Procedure to Design a UWB Aperture-Coupled Microstrip Antenna Suitable for Space Applications

Di Carlofelice, A
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Di Giampaolo, E;Tognolatti, P
2022-01-01

Abstract

In this paper, we show a dual-polarized ultra-wideband aperture-coupled microstrip antennae (ACMA) to be used in space missions such as CubeSat Ka-band applications. We also report the specific developed design procedure, which is distinguished from other design procedures by minimizing the complexity of construction, since it utilizes a simple multilayer structure without interlayer interconnections or inclusions. This design procedure develops an architecture for ACMA with the main objective of minimizing costs in large-scale production. The design starts from assigned specifications in terms of fractional bandwidth constrained to be larger than 40%, return loss better than 10 dB, and polarization purity and polarization isolation better than 25 dB, using materials with adequate ohmic and dielectric losses. A frequency-scaled prototype has been also designed, realized, and measured. Good agreement between the simulation and measurement results has been obtained.
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