Fabrication and Characterization of Large Free-Standing Polarizer Grids for Millimeter Waves
Authors: Lahtinen, J.; Hallikainen, M.
Source: International Journal of Infrared and Millimeter Waves, Volume 20, Number 1, January 1999 , pp. 3-20(18)
Construction of large aperture free-standing metal wire grids is demonstrated for the lower end of the millimeter wave spectral region. For the constructed two grids the co-polarized and cross-polarized components of transmitted power were measured at 45° oblique incidence. The measurements were performed as a function of wire orientation angle and in more detail at selected angles. The results are in good agreement with the theoretical results presented in the literature. In order to save time and costs the construction apparatus was simplified from those reported previously by other authors. It was shown that for this frequency range the grid characteristics are not degraded when such an apparatus is applied. One of the constructed grids will be used in a calibration system of the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) polarimetric radiometer.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Laboratory of Space Technology, Helsinki University of Technology, P. O. Box 3000, 02015 Hut, Finland
Publication date: January 1, 1999