A Low Cost and Highly Efficient Metamaterial Reflector Antenna

Micah D. Gregory, Jeremy A. Bossard, Zachary C.P.O. Morgan, Cooper S. Cicero, John A. Easum, John D. Binion, Danny Z. Zhu, Clinton P. Scarborough, Pingjuan L. Werner, Douglas H. Werner, Scott Griffiths, Matthew Ketner, Joshua Pompeii

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Abstract

The design of an efficient, metamaterial-based reflector antenna capable of operation at high power is presented. Metamaterial unit cells are comprised of end-loaded dipoles (ELDs) with capacitive lumped elements at their center. Enhanced power handling is realized by mitigating field enhancement through rounded edges and using appropriate high voltage capacitors as loads. The metamaterial is designed to have discrete, configurable reflection phase through choice of capacitor on the ELDs. Unit cells are fabricated and patterned to a square, flat reflector surface and configured for broadside reflection with an offset-fed horn antenna. Simulated and measured radiation patterns of the complete antenna system are presented with excellent agreement. High-power testing verifies the ability of the metasurface to withstand extreme incident electric field strengths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1545-1548
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

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Antenna reflectors
Metamaterials
Capacitors
Horn antennas
Costs
Antenna feeders
Directional patterns (antenna)
Electric fields
Antennas
Testing
Electric potential

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Gregory, M. D., Bossard, J. A., Morgan, Z. C. P. O., Cicero, C. S., Easum, J. A., Binion, J. D., ... Pompeii, J. (2018). A Low Cost and Highly Efficient Metamaterial Reflector Antenna. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 66(3), 1545-1548. https://doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2017.2781151
Gregory, Micah D. ; Bossard, Jeremy A. ; Morgan, Zachary C.P.O. ; Cicero, Cooper S. ; Easum, John A. ; Binion, John D. ; Zhu, Danny Z. ; Scarborough, Clinton P. ; Werner, Pingjuan L. ; Werner, Douglas H. ; Griffiths, Scott ; Ketner, Matthew ; Pompeii, Joshua. / A Low Cost and Highly Efficient Metamaterial Reflector Antenna. In: IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 2018 ; Vol. 66, No. 3. pp. 1545-1548.
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Gregory MD, Bossard JA, Morgan ZCPO, Cicero CS, Easum JA, Binion JD et al. A Low Cost and Highly Efficient Metamaterial Reflector Antenna. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation. 2018 Mar;66(3):1545-1548. https://doi.org/10.1109/TAP.2017.2781151