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On the accurate full characterization of septum polarizers through simple amplitude measurements in back-to-back configuration

Abstract: This article introduces an easy and accurate technique for the full characterization of septum polarizers (SPs) in back-to-back configuration through standard amplitude/power measurements at the rectangular waveguide ports. The proposed calibration algorithm, based on the use of two simple waveguide sections, along with the developed mathematical formulation, allows the complete extraction of the relevant SP parameters: return loss, isolation, cross-coupling (XP) or axial ratio (AR), and copolarization losses (CP). The methodology has been successfully validated for two different designs at Ku -band.

 Authorship: Cano J.L., Mediavilla A.,

 Fuente: IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 2021, 69(1), 179-188

 Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

 Publication date: 01/01/2021

 No. of pages: 10

 Publication type: Article

 DOI: 10.1109/TMTT.2020.3020639

 ISSN: 0018-9480,1557-9670

 Spanish project: TEC2017-83343-C4-1-R

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