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2016-11-22
AMC-Integrated Reconfigurable Beamforming Folded Dipole Antenna with Parasitic and RF MEMS
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Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 69, 159-167, 2016
Abstract
A beam-reconfigurable printed antenna on an Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC) is proposed for navigation and radiolocation applications at a frequency of 9.41 GHz. The AMC is formed based on a periodic Jerusalem cross shaped slot structure and is located in between two substrate layers, close to the radiator. The AMC plane has a bandwidth of 1.95 GHz around the targeted frequency of 9.41 GHz. By integrating micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) switches on the folded patches in combination with parasitic elements, a beam steering capability of up to ±58° is achieved with a rear full ground plane. This eliminates the need for a mechanical steering system, which is traditional in the applications targeted. The antenna achieves a high gain of 8.08 dB and 90% efficiency. A good agreement between simulated and measured results is obtained.
Citation
Herwansyah Lago Mohd Faizal Bin Jamlos Ping Jack Soh Guy Vandenbosch , "AMC-Integrated Reconfigurable Beamforming Folded Dipole Antenna with Parasitic and RF MEMS," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 69, 159-167, 2016.
doi:10.2528/PIERC16082403
http://www.jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=16082403
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