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.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering|
|Early online date||18 Aug 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2020|