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International Journal of Antennas and Propagation
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 838962, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/838962
Research Article

Design and Optimization of a Millimetre Wave Compact Folded Magic-T

State Key Laboratory of Millimetre Waves, School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China

Received 9 September 2011; Accepted 31 October 2011

Academic Editor: Zhongxiang Q. Shen

Copyright © 2012 Guang Hua et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A millimetre wave-folded magic-T junction compensated with metal cone is designed using a particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm. An off-centred metallic frustum was used to enhance the bandwidth and a metallic post is used to compensate the mismatched E-arm. The geometrical parameters of the frustum and the post are optimized by PSO. The optimized magic-T for W-band application is designed and tested. The design features are simple in structure and easy to fabricate. The 2% bandwidth with centre frequency of 94 GHz and return loss less than −20 dB is achieved.