Dipole holographic antennas are investigated as an alternative technology to reflectors and microstrip phased arrays for use in Ka-band applications. These antennas combine the advantages of low-profile printed technology with an unconstrained feed to avoid the excessive losses associated with conventional phased array feeds. Various single-layer and two-layer designs are described. Measurements show that the efficiency of the holographic antennas is comparable with that of Ka-band passive phased arrays with conventional microstrip feeds. However, holographic antennas are less complex than conventional microstrip phased arrays, making them a good candidate for low-cost LMCS and SATCOM terminals.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1049/ip-map:20010303
Journal IEE Proceedings: Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
Lévis, K., Ittipiboon, A., Petosa, A., Roy, L, & Berini, P. (2001). Ka-band dipole holographic antennas. IEE Proceedings: Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 148(2), 129–132. doi:10.1049/ip-map:20010303