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2016-11-22

AMC-Integrated Reconfigurable Beamforming Folded Dipole Antenna with Parasitic and RF MEMS

By Herwansyah Lago, Mohd Faizal Jamlos, Ping Jack Soh, and Guy Vandenbosch
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 69, 159-167, 2016
doi:10.2528/PIERC16082403

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.

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Herwansyah Lago, Mohd Faizal Jamlos, Ping Jack Soh, and 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://jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=16082403

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