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Broad-band linear polarization sensor using a travelling-wave antenna

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1 Author(s)
Fusco, V.F. ; Sch. of Electr. & Electron. Eng., High Frequency Labs., Belfast, UK

This paper shows how the tilt angle associated with a linearly polarized signal can be obtained by direct homodyne detection using a broad-band dual-port travelling-wave circularly polarized antenna. The resulting sensor would find applications in systems where polarization shift due to multipath reflections occurs and requires quantification and/or compensation. The operation of the sensor is demonstrated at 1.6-2.4 GHz and a simple analytical model given that establishes the principle of operation.

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:51 ,  Issue: 4 )