Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

A Novel Two-Propagation-Modes Dual-Polarized Slotted-SIW Antenna for 5G and Sub-6GHz Services

Iván Herrero-Sebastián(1*), César Benavente-Peces(2)

(1) Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
(2) Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
(*) Corresponding author



A novel planar antenna for dual-linear-polarized applications, based on Substrate Integrated Waveguide (SIW) technology, and its dual-mode transceiver, acting as Orthomode Transceiver (OMT), are presented. TE10 and TE20 propagation modes are excited on the SIW to feed two orthogonal slots at the same time, operating at the same frequency band. Each slot produces the radiation according to the current distribution corresponding to their own mode without mutual interference. A dual-mode feeder and termination are used to excite a travelling wave in both modes, allowing the excitation and extraction of the propagation modes through the SIW on a single-layer circuit. In addition, a combination of 90°-hybrid circuits is designed in a single layer, to simplify the manufacture and assembly of the antenna, and acts as OMT by accomplishing the proper phase differences to create TE10 and TE20 at the same time and frequency on both sides of the SIW. As a result, a dual-beam and dual-polarized high-performance antenna is developed at sub-6GHz bands for 5G and other systems, such as Global-Coverage Satellites and Wi-Fi, through a combination of passive circuits to separate the orthogonal polarizations.
Copyright © 2021 Praise Worthy Prize - All rights reserved.


SIW; Dual-Polarized; Slot; 5G; TE20

Full Text:



Abbasi, Qammer H.; Jilani, Syeda Fizzah; Alomainy, Akram; Imran, Muhammad Ali (ed.): Antennas and Propagation for 5G and Beyond (Telecommunications, 2020).

Chataut R, Akl R. Massive MIMO Systems for 5G and beyond Networks—Overview, Recent Trends, Challenges, and Future Research Direction. Sensors. 2020; 20(10):2753.

Liu, E., Effiok, E. and Hitchcock, J. (2020), Survey on health care applications in 5G networks. IET Communications, 14: 1073-1080.

Idowu-Bismark, O., Kennedy, O., Idachaba, F., Atayero, A., A Primer on MIMO Detection Algorithms for 5G Communication Network, (2018) International Journal on Communications Antenna and Propagation (IRECAP), 8 (3), pp. 194-205.

A. Gupta and R. K. Jha, A Survey of 5G Network: Architecture and Emerging Technologies, in IEEE Access, vol. 3, pp. 1206-1232, 2015.

L. HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., 5G Antenna White Paper: New 5G, New Antenna, 2019

H. Yang, Y. Fan and X. Liu, A Compact Dual-Band Stacked Patch Antenna With Dual Circular Polarizations for BeiDou Navigation Satellite Systems, in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 18, no. 7, pp. 1472-1476, July 2019.

J. Yu, Y. Sun, H. Zhu, F. Li, and Y. Fang, Stacked-Patch Dual-Band & Dual-Polarized Antenna with Broadband Baluns for WiMAX & WLAN Applications, Progress In Electromagnetics Research M, Vol. 68, 41-52, 2018.

M. Kacar, T. M. Weller and G. Mumcu, 3D Printed Wideband Multilayered Dual-Polarized Stacked Patch Antenna With Integrated MMIC Switch, in IEEE Open Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 2, pp. 38-48, 2021.

D. Sharma et al., Dual Linearly Polarized Broadband Microstrip Patch Antenna for GNSS Reflectometry, 2019 IEEE Indian Conference on Antennas and Propogation (InCAP), 2019, pp. 1-4.

P. J. Mendhe, S. K. Sagi and M. B. Mahajan, Stacked Dual Polarized Patch Array Antenna for Satellite Communication, 2019 IEEE Indian Conference on Antennas and Propogation (InCAP), 2019, pp. 1-4.

X. Lu, X. Wang and W. Lu, A low-profile parallel plate waveguide slot antenna array for dual-polarization application, 2017 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EUCAP), 2017, pp. 970-972.

Y. Chen and R. Vaughan, Low-Cost Dual-Polarized Crossed Slot Array, 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, 2020, pp. 529-530.

J. Huang and X. Gong, Dual-Band Dual-Polarized Slot Antenna Arrays with Wide Bandwidth, 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, 2020, pp. 643-644.

Y. Cheng and H. Li, Dual-Polarized Cavity-Backed Bow-Tie Slot Arrays for 5G Mobile Handsets, 2020 IEEE MTT-S International Conference on Numerical Electromagnetic and Multiphysics Modeling and Optimization (NEMO), 2020, pp. 1-3.

A. A. Sakr, W. M. Dyab and K. Wu, Theory of Polarization-Selective Coupling and Its Application to Design of Planar Orthomode Transducers, in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 749-762, Feb. 2018.

X. Nie, Y. Hu and W. Hong, Dual-Polarized Antenna Fed by a Quasi-Planar Orthomode Transducer With Different Radiation Patterns, in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 66, no. 11, pp. 5716-5726, Nov. 2018.

M. A. Elmansouri, L. B. Boskovic and D. S. Filipovic, Compact Wideband Dual-polarized In-Band Full-Duplex Antenna Subsystem, in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation.

Y. Pan, Y. Cheng and Y. Dong, Dual-Polarized Directive Ultrawideband Antenna Integrated With Horn and Vivaldi Array, in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 48-52, Jan. 2021.

S. Manshari, S. Koziel and L. Leifsson, Compact Dual-Polarized Corrugated Horn Antenna for Satellite Communications, in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 68, no. 7, pp. 5122-5129, July 2020.

S. Churkin, A. Mozharovskiy, O. Soykin, A. Artemenko and R. Maslennikov, SIW-Based Planar Orthomode Transducer for 28 GHz Applications, 2019 49th European Microwave Conference (EuMC), 2019, pp. 682-685.

A. Mozharovskiy, A. Artemenko, S. Tikhonov, S. Churkin and R. Maslennikov, Dual-Polarized Integrated Lens Antenna for Outdoor 60 GHz Point-to-Point Systems, 2020 50th European Microwave Conference (EuMC), 2021, pp. 356-359.

N. J. G. Fonseca, Two-Probe Waveguide Orthomode Transducer With Twofold Rotational Symmetry, in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques.

M. Esquius-Morote, M. Mattes and J. R. Mosig, Orthomode Transducer and Dual-Polarized Horn Antenna in Substrate Integrated Technology, in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 62, no. 10, pp. 4935-4944, Oct. 2014.

H. Jin, Y. M. Huang, H. Jin and K. Wu, E -Band Substrate Integrated Waveguide Orthomode Transducer Integrated With Dual-Polarized Horn Antenna, in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 66, no. 5, pp. 2291-2298, May 2018.

H. Li, Y. Li, L. Chang, W. Sun, X. Qin and H. Wang, A Wideband Dual-Polarized Endfire Antenna Array With Overlapped Apertures and Small Clearance for 5G Millimeter-Wave Applications, in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 815-824, Feb. 2021.

H. -W. Yu, Y. -C. Jiao, C. Zhang and Z. -B. Weng, Dual-Linearly Polarized Leaky-Wave Patch Array With Low Cross-Polarization Levels Using Symmetrical Spoof Surface Plasmon Polariton Lines, in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 69, no. 3, pp. 1781-1786, March 2021.

Sehyun Park, Y. Okajima, J. Hirokawa and M. Ando, A slotted post-wall waveguide array with interdigital structure for 45deg linear and dual polarization, in IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, vol. 53, no. 9, pp. 2865-2871, Sept. 2005.

T. Li, H. Meng and W. Dou, Design and Implementation of Dual-Frequency Dual-Polarization Slotted Waveguide Antenna Array for Ka-Band Application, in IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, vol. 13, pp. 1317-1320, 2014.

W. Hu and J. Zhao, Research on dual polarization ridge waveguide two-dimensional phased array antenna, 2016 CIE International Conference on Radar (RADAR), 2016, pp. 1-4.

Wu S, Sun B, Zhang S. A high-isolation dual-polarized quad-patch antenna fed by stacked substrate integrated waveguides for millimeter-wave application, International Journal of RF and Microwave Computer-Aided Engineering 2019; 30.

P. Sanchez-Olivares, J.-L. Masa-Campos, E. Garcia-Marin, D. Barrio-Tejedor, and P. Kumar, Dual-linearly polarized travelling-wave array antenna based on triple plus slots fed by square waveguide, AEU - International Journal of Electronics and Communications, vol. 119, pp. 1–7, 2020.

M. García-Vigueras, E. Menargues, T. Debogovic, E. de Rijk, and J. R. Mosig, Cost-effective dual polarised leaky-wave antennas enabled by three-dimensional printing, IET Microwaves, Antennas & Propagation, vol. 11, no. 14, pp. 1985–1991, 2017.

X. Tang and K. Mouthaan, Phase-Shifter Design Using Phase-Slope Alignment With Grounded Shunt lambda/4 Stubs, in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 58, no. 6, pp. 1573-1583, June 2010.

Y. J. Cheng, W. Hong and K. Wu, Broadband Self-Compensating Phase Shifter Combining Delay Line and Equal-Length Unequal-Width Phaser, in IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 58, no. 1, pp. 203-210, Jan. 2010.

H. Liu, C. Meng, Y. Zhang, Y. Lin and S. He, A Broadband Power Divider with 90 Degree Phase Shifter, 2019 Photonics & Electromagnetics Research Symposium - Fall (PIERS - Fall), 2019, pp. 2634-2637.

Y. Peng and L. Sun, A Compact Broadband Phase Shifter Based on HMSIW Evanescent Mode, in IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters.

3GPP, Technical Specification: Base Station (BS) Radio Transmission and reception, Release 15, 2018.

ITU, Fixed-Satellite-Service Plan, Appendix 30B, 2010.

E. Huber, M. Mirzaee, J. Bjorgaard, M. Hoyack, S. Noghanian and I. Chang, Dielectric property measurement of PLA, 2016 IEEE International Conference on Electro Information Technology (EIT), 2016, pp. 0788-0792.

C. Tomassoni, M. Bozzi. Microwave Components Realized by Additive Manufacturing Techniques. Radioengineering, 29(1):1–9,Apr. 2020

Y. Zhang, H. Liu, C. Meng, Y. Lin, Y. Zhang, E. Forsberg, and S. He, A novel millimeter-wave backward to forward scanning periodic leaky-wave antenna based on two different radiator types, Progress In Electromagnetics Research, vol. 168, pp. 31–38, 2020.


Please send any question about this web site to
Copyright © 2005-2021 Praise Worthy Prize