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Investigations on Beam-Scanning Improvement of Reflectarrays Using Single-Layered Sub-Wavelength Elements

By Lu Guo, Peng Tan, and Tan-Huat Chio
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 51, 139-147, 2014
doi:10.2528/PIERC14051806

Abstract

This paper investigates the use of double concentric circular ring elements arranged in a sub-wavelength grid on a single layer of substrate, in an effort to enhance the beam-scanning capability of reflectarrays. The work is done at 10 GHz on a 405 mm×405 mm aperture. In addition to a broad gain bandwidth, the reflectarray with a sub-wavelength grid exhibits a superior beam-scanning performance compared to the one with λ/2 grid. The measured results show that the reflectarray with 0.3λ grid spacing achieves a 1-dB gain bandwidth of 22% with an aperture efficiency of 56.6%. With the reflectarray fixed, this paper studies the possibility of beam scanning by displacing the feed horn laterally. The results show that beam scanning of ±15º is possible while preserving the broadband characteristics. It is also observed that a 1-dB gain bandwidth of 28% is achieved for the 0.3λ array when the feed is displaced laterally with an angle of 30º.

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Lu Guo, Peng Tan, and Tan-Huat Chio, "Investigations on Beam-Scanning Improvement of Reflectarrays Using Single-Layered Sub-Wavelength Elements," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 51, 139-147, 2014.
doi:10.2528/PIERC14051806
http://www.jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=14051806

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