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An Inexpensive Reconfigurable Planar Array for Wi-Fi Applications

By Massimo Donelli and Pascal Febvre
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 28, 71-81, 2012
doi:10.2528/PIERC12012304

Abstract

This work presents the results of the synthesis of a light-weight inexpensive reconfigurable planar array antenna. The antenna structure is based on four circular patches. The sources points and some discontinuities on the patches can be electronically reconfigured by means of radio-frequency (RF) switches in order to modify the radiation pattern. In particular, the main lobe could be steered towards a desired direction to obtain an optimal management of wireless resources. An experimental prototype has been realized and tested. Numerical and experimental results are reported and compared to assess the reconfigurable capabilities of the proposed antenna prototype.

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Massimo Donelli and Pascal Febvre, "An Inexpensive Reconfigurable Planar Array for Wi-Fi Applications," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 28, 71-81, 2012.
doi:10.2528/PIERC12012304
http://www.jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=12012304

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