Uniaxially Symmetrical T-Junction OMT with 45-Degree Tilted Branch Waveguide Ports

Hidenori Yukawa, Yu Ushijima, Toru Takahashi, Toru Fukasawa, Yoshio Inasawa, Naofumi Yoneda, Moriyasu Miyazaki

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Abstract

A T-junction Ortho-Mode-Transducer (OMT) is known as one of waveguide components that separate two orthogonal linear polarizations in the same frequency band. One of the advantages of the T-junction OMT is short axial length. However, the two rectangular ports need to be orthogonal, and it is difficult to realize the wideband performances for its asymmetry. We propose a uniaxially symmetrical T-junction OMT to realize the wideband performances. The proposed configuration has two branch waveguides which are 45-degree tilted to the short circuit. The uniaxially symmetrical configuration enables to realize the same performances for the two ports, and the impedance matching is easier compared to the conventional one. The polarization separation principle can be explained using principles of Ortho-Mode-Junction (OMJ) and turn-style OMT. The design results demonstrated a return loss of 25dB, a polarization isolation of 30dB, an interterminal isolation of 21dB and a loss of 0.25dB, with a bandwidth of 15% in the K-band for satellite communication systems. The OMT was then fabricated as a single piece via 3D printing and evaluated against the calculated performance indices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2022 52nd European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2022
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages250-253
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9782874870699
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
Event52nd European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2022 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 2022 Sep 272022 Sep 29

Publication series

Name2022 52nd European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2022

Conference

Conference52nd European Microwave Conference, EuMC 2022
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityMilan
Period22/9/2722/9/29

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • OMT
  • T-junction
  • satellite communications
  • waveguide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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