The Ridged Cross-Junction Multiple-Way Power Divider for Small Blockage and Symmetrical Slot Arrangement in the Center Feed Single-Layer Slotted Waveguide Array

Yasuhiro TSUNEMITSU  Goro YOSHIDA  Naohisa GOTO  Jiro HIROKAWA  Makoto ANDO  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E91-B   No.6   pp.1767-1772
Publication Date: 2008/06/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e91-b.6.1767
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Section on 2007 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation)
Category: Antennas
Keyword: 
alternating phase fed array,  center-feed,  single-layer waveguide,  cross-junction power divider,  PDD,  

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Summary: 
The center-feed in a single-layer slotted waveguide array[1]-[3] is one of the key components in polarization division duplex (PDD) wireless systems. Two center-feed arrays with orthogonal polarization and boresight beams are orthogonally arranged side-by-side for transmission and reception, simultaneously. Each antenna has extremely high XPD (almost 50 dB in measurement) and a very high isolation (over 80 dB in measurement) between two arrays is observed provided the symmetry of slot arrangement is preserved [4]. Unfortunately, the area blocked by the center feed causes high sidelobe levels. This paper proposes the ridged cross-junction multiple-way power divider for realizing blockage reduction and symmetrical slot arrangement at the same time.