Construction and measurements of a prototype near-zero index reconfigurable metamaterial antenna

Jeremiah P. Turpin, Douglas H. Werner, Douglas E. Wolfe

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Abstract

A design for an arbitrarily reconfigurable metamaterial lens antenna is presented that makes use of a spatially-tunable uniaxial near-zero-permeability metamaterial. By combining the shape-based radiation pattern control of uniaxial ZIM lenses and a metamaterial that switches from near-zero-index to near-free-space properties, a cylindrical (or approximately-cylindrical) metamaterial slab may be used to generate and dynamically steer beams. A static, proof-of-concept lens has been constructed and a fully-reconfigurable dynamic lens is under construction to demonstrate the operation of the metamaterial-enabled antenna. Measured results from the prototypes will be presented at the conference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium(APSURSI)
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1238-1239
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935406
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 18 2014
Event2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014 - Memphis, United States
Duration: Jul 6 2014Jul 11 2014

Publication series

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

Other

Other2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2014
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis
Period7/6/147/11/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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