Stacked reconfigurable antenna elements for space-based radar applications

J. T. Bernhard, R. Wang, R. Clark, P. Mayes

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The development of micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) switch-reconfigurable antenna array element for space based radars was discussed. The basic antenna structure consists of a microstripe bowtie with a mixed dielectric substrate. Each antenna is intended to have a 25% impedance bandwidth. The measured bandwidths for the upper and lower frequency bands are 23% and 25% respectively. Polarization variability at each feed point is supported by orthogonal placement of two bowtie elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-161
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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