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2021-11-08

A Dual-Beam Switchable Self-Oscillating Ku-Band Active Array Antenna Integrating Positive Feedback Type Push-Push Oscillator and PSK Modulator

By Maodudul Hasan, Eisuke Nishiyama, Takayuki Tanaka, and Ichihiko Toyoda
Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 116, 181-192, 2021
doi:10.2528/PIERC21092801

Abstract

This paper proposes a dual-beam switchable self-oscillating active integrated array antenna for Ku-band wireless power transfer systems. The oscillation is sourced by a positive feedback type Push-Push oscillator, which shows an excellent measured output power of +9.3 dBm obtained at the second harmonic frequency as well as good suppression of the undesired harmonics. The generated RF power from the oscillator excites four patch antenna elements. Moreover, a PSK modulator is adopted for binary phase switching between 0˚ and 180˚. Using in/anti-phase RF signal combination of the antenna elements, it is possible to switch between two beams, sum and difference radiation patterns. The proposed structure is fabricated and tested; the measured results verify the dual-beam switching concept with an effective isotropic radiated power (EIRP) of +17.77 dBm, DC-to-RF efficiency of 0.43%, and an oscillator figure of merit (FOM) of -158.05 dBc/Hz at the second harmonic frequency of 14.7 GHz.

Citation


Maodudul Hasan, Eisuke Nishiyama, Takayuki Tanaka, and Ichihiko Toyoda, "A Dual-Beam Switchable Self-Oscillating Ku-Band Active Array Antenna Integrating Positive Feedback Type Push-Push Oscillator and PSK Modulator," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 116, 181-192, 2021.
doi:10.2528/PIERC21092801
http://jpier.org/PIERC/pier.php?paper=21092801

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