Alignment Aspects of OAM Signal Reception Using Rotman Lens Based Circular Array (Best Paper Award)

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Abstract

This paper discusses orbital angular momentum (OAM) signal reception and alignment aspects using a Rotman lens based multimode circular patch antenna array. A 9--element planar circular array is connected to a 5 beam port Rotman lens which is capable of hosting 5 spatially orthogonal OAM modes namely l = 0, 1 and 2. The Rotman lens based circular array is paced at the receiver end when it is illuminated with OAM signals. It is shown that the OAM modes reception is separable at the Rotman lens stage, hence reducing the requirement of the OAM phase correction at the receiver's signal processing block. It is also shown that a slight miss--alignment between transmitter and receiver circular arrays can substantially decrease the signal recovery chances for the transmitted data using the OAM modes l = 1 and 2. This adds a feature of physical layer security to the communication link using the Rotman lens based multi--mode circular array.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2020 IEEE 3rd 5G World Forum (5GWF): Proceedings
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2020

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