Investigation of ultra‐wideband Bowtie antennas for phased array feed application

Jin Fan*, Jian Yang, Yihua Yan, Wan-Chun Liao, Wai Yan Yong, Dezhi Zhan

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In this article, two new ultra‐wideband (UWB) dual‐polarized Bowtie antennas are investigated as the elements for a phased array feed for reflectors. In addition to its UWB impedance matching characteristic, the Bowtie antennas have stable large beam‐width and a low cross‐polar level over a wide frequency band with a compact size, which is an essence for phased array applications. The simulated and measured results state a low ohmic loss, good impedance matching (S11 below −15 dB) and good radiation performance, with a simple structure for easy manufacturing. The proposed antennas can be good candidates for phased array feed (PAF) in FAST and the SKA (square kilometer array) pathfinder PHAROS2 projects, and massive MIMO antennas in wireless communication systems.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere22397
Number of pages10
JournalInternational Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering
Issue number11
Early online date18 Aug 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020


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