A double layer circular polarization (CP) frequency selective surface (FSS) for use as a dual-band quasi-optical diplexer suitable for deployment in reflector antenna systems is described. The FSS was designed to reflect Ku band signals (11.7–12.75 GHz) while transmitting Ka band signals (17.3–20.2 GHz) and conserving CP in each of these bands. The simulated/measured reflection loss over the Ku band was less than 0.05/0.1 dB for both TE and TM polarizations, while the simulated/measured axial ratio was less than 0.2/0.75 dB. Over the Ka band, the simulated/measured transmission loss for both polarizations was below 0.25/0.4 dB and the simulated/measured axial ratio was less than 0.25/0.75 dB. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a metallo-dielectric FSS that simultaneously operates in CP for an oblique angle of incidence in both Ku and Ka bands.
Orr, R., Fusco, V., Zelenchuk, D., Goussetis, G., Saenz, E., Simeoni, M., & Salghetti Drioli, L. (2015). Circular polarisation frequency selective surface operating in Ku and Ka band. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 63(11), 5194 - 5197. https://doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2015.2477519