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PIN Diodes Loaded 1-Bit Cylindrical Reconfigurable Reflectarray Antenna

By Yu Zhao, Shixing Yu, and Na Kou
Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 106, 97-102, 2022
doi:10.2528/PIERL22071901

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a phase compensation method for cylindrical reconfigurable reflectarray antennas and design a cylindrical reconfigurable reflectarray antenna (CRRA) for generating steering beams. Using a PIN diode loaded reflectarray element, 1-bit reflection phase-shift with phase difference of 180°, can be realized. The cylindrical reflectarray consists of 16×18 unit cells whose reflection phase shifts are controlled by bias network independently. Using phase quantization, the reflectarray can generate the desired phase distributions for steering beams. Both simulated and measured results show that the proposed CRRA can achieve beam scanning in ±40˚ angle range. In addition, the measured gain reaches 20.5 dBi, and 1 dB gain bandwidth is 6.9%. The proposed cylindrical conformal reconfigurable reflectarray antenna can provide a reference for the application of the conformal scenario of a reconfigurable reflectarray antenna in the future.

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Yu Zhao, Shixing Yu, and Na Kou, "PIN Diodes Loaded 1-Bit Cylindrical Reconfigurable Reflectarray Antenna," Progress In Electromagnetics Research Letters, Vol. 106, 97-102, 2022.
doi:10.2528/PIERL22071901
http://jpier.org/PIERL/pier.php?paper=22071901

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