Lowpass FSS for 50-230 GHz Quasi-Optical Demultiplexing for the MetOp Second Generation Microwave Sounder Instrument
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
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IEEE This paper reports the design, manufacture and characterisation of a new frequency selective surface (FSS) structure which meets the demanding requirements for transmission of 50.2 & #x2212; 57.7 GHz radiation simultaneously for TE and TM polarizations at 45 & #x00B0; incidence, and reflection of signals in four discrete higher frequency bands centered at 89 GHz, 165.5 GHz, 183.3 GHz and 229 GHz. The FSS is required for a quasi-optical network, which was developed during preparatory breadboarding of the Microwave Sounder instrument. The 100 mm diameter ultra-wide band FSS must exhibit & #x2264;0.25 dB loss for all signals in the above bands, and has to satisfy the requirements of the space environment. The FSS is formed by a periodic metal film array sandwiched between two 0.83 mm thick, optically flat, fused quartz substrates. It has 19,000 unit cells composed of two compact resonant slot elements, a meandering elliptical annulus and a folded dipole. Spectral transmission and reflection measurements in the 50 & #x2212; 230 GHz frequency range yielded results that are in excellent agreement with numerical predictions.
AuthorsDickie, R; Christie, S; Cahill, R; Baine, P; Fusco, V; Parow-Souchon, K; Henry, M; Huggard, PG; Donnan, RS; Sushko, O; Candotti, M; Dubrovka, R; Parini, CG; Kangas, V
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