A fluidic-enabled polarization reconfigurable antenna on a hexagonal substrate tile

Nicholas Brennan, Gregory Huff, Brad Rupp, Michael A. Bevan, S. Andrew Long, W. Mark Dorsey

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Abstract

A design for a reconfigurable antenna is proposed which has polarization reconfigurability, tunable impedance bandwidth, and a modular hexagonal topology for array tiling. A fluid channel with alternating plugs of Eutectic Gallium-Indium alloy and a low-loss perfluorocarbon heat transfer fluid provide variable control of the coupling between a central driven patch and four tapered parasitic arms. These are used in combination with an orthogonally-offset dual probe feed to obtain polarization diversity. Coaxial Stub Microfluidic Impedance Transformers connected to the arms enable impedance tuning through reactive loading to enable frequency agility. Simulated results are provided to illustrate the basic performance of the antenna.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2013 - Proceedings
Pages1642-1643
Number of pages2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2013 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jul 7 2013Jul 13 2013

Publication series

NameIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
ISSN (Print)1522-3965

Other

Other2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2013
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/7/137/13/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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