Dual‐polarized antenna radiating element is a critical component in the Multi‐function Phased Array Radar (MPAR). This paper studies the dual‐polarized radiating element based on the EM dipole concept. Two different geometries, i.e., loop approximated as magnetic dipole and a printed electric dipole, are used to form a single dual‐polarized radiating element. Radiation patterns based on Ansoft HFSS (High Frequency Structural Simulator) simulation software and measurements carried out in anechoic chambers are presented. Initial array design based on these elements will also be discussed.
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