Fluidic-enabled reconfigurable patch with integrated dielectric spectrometer

S.A. Long, W.M. Dorsey, G.H. Huff, N. Brennan, B. Rupp, M.A. Bevan

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Abstract

A frequency-agile antenna design is proposed that uses a fluidic-enabled reconfigurable reactive loading mechanism. The tuning mechanism offers the ability to change the capacitance of an electrically short, hollow coaxial line that is filled with a low-loss dielectric fluid. The frequency response of the antenna can be tuned by altering the material properties of the fluid contained within the coaxial line-and subsequently changing the loading capacitance. This letter presents design details and measured results. \ 2002-2011 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1116-1119
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume13
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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