An Origami Inspired Circularly-Polarized Folding Patch Antenna Array

Steven R. Seiler, Giorgio Bazzan, Kazudo Fuchi, Edward J. Alanyak, Andrew S. Gilman, Gregory W. Alexander, Alexander Cook, Philip R. Buskohl, Sumana Pallampati, Francisco A. Espinal, Deanna Sessions, Gregory H. Huff

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Abstract

This work investigates and develops the physical reconfiguration and deployment of a previously designed 2×2 corporate-fed microstrip patch antenna array. The physical reconfiguration of the antenna is achieved using a Miura-ori fold pattern due to its utilization for deployment. Increasing the fold angle impacts the input impedance and beamforming capabilities by changing the element spacing and orientation. The previous design experienced a graceful degradation in electromagnetic performance as the fold angle increased. Further optimization led to a more robust and functional antenna array system. The antenna is enhanced by designing the array with circularly polarized patch elements. The use of circular polarization eliminates the need to study the polarization changes during intermediate folding states and enables pattern reconfigurability. The performance of the circularly polarized array is evaluated over a comprehensive range of angles to evaluate the impact of physical reconfiguration. Results from a simulated circularly polarized array are provided for a 3GHz design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages181-182
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538671023
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Event2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Boston, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2018Jul 13 2018

Publication series

Name2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period7/8/187/13/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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    Seiler, S. R., Bazzan, G., Fuchi, K., Alanyak, E. J., Gilman, A. S., Alexander, G. W., Cook, A., Buskohl, P. R., Pallampati, S., Espinal, F. A., Sessions, D., & Huff, G. H. (2018). An Origami Inspired Circularly-Polarized Folding Patch Antenna Array. In 2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings (pp. 181-182). [8608608] (2018 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium and USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2018 - Proceedings). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2018.8608608