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RECONFIGURABLE YAGI-UDA SUBSTRATE FOR RCS REDUCTION OF PATCH ANTENNA

By S.-C. Zhao, B.-Z. Wang, and W. Shao

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Abstract:
In this paper, a new Yagi-Uda substrate is proposed to obtain radar cross section (RCS) reduction. The Yagi-Uda substrate on which three kinds of metal microstrip lines are etched is put directly on the top of a patch antenna and can reduce RCS sharply by steering the direction of reflecting wave at resonant frequencies. Using a reconfiguration technique, the antenna can radiate without the substrate's effects. When the antenna does not need to work, the Yagi-Uda substrate works to reduce the RCS of the antenna. Besides, the resonant frequencies can be shifted by reconfiguring the Yagi-Uda substrate, so the RCS can be reduced in a broad frequency band.

Citation:
S.-C. Zhao, B.-Z. Wang, and W. Shao, "Reconfigurable Yagi-Uda Substrate for RCS Reduction of Patch Antenna," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 11, 173-187, 2009.
doi:10.2528/PIERB08120101

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