A dual-band dual-polarized steerable pattern reconfigurable antenna

Ayah T. Massoud, Jennifer T. Bernhard

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Abstract

A novel low-profile dual-band steerable pattern-reconfigurable antenna (PRA) is presented in this paper. The antenna consists of two parallel fed radiating elements with a pair of varactors acting as a loaded-line phase shifter. A DC bias voltage applied to the varactors controls the phase delay between the currents feeding each element and the imbalance in current flow modulates the pattern. The design and full wave simulation of the antenna are presented. The proposed antenna provides dual polarized 25° beam steering in the elevation plane in both the 3.51-GHz and 3.67-GHz band. Unlike existing PRAs that employ multiple PIN diodes to switch through discrete radiation profiles, this antenna changes its pattern continuously using a single control signal while maintaining a good input response without the need for a sophisticated matching network.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APS 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages2235-2236
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479978151
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 22 2015
EventIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APS 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: Jul 19 2015Jul 24 2015

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
Volume2015-October
ISSN (Print)1522-3965

Other

OtherIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APS 2015
CountryCanada
CityVancouver
Period7/19/157/24/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Massoud, A. T., & Bernhard, J. T. (2015). A dual-band dual-polarized steerable pattern reconfigurable antenna. In 2015 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APS 2015 - Proceedings (pp. 2235-2236). [7305506] (IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest); Vol. 2015-October). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2015.7305506