High power metasurface reflectarray antennas using switched shorted circular elements

M. D. Gregory, J. D. Binion, D. Z. Zhu, J. A. Easum, P. L. Werner, D. H. Werner, C. P. Scarborough, S. Griffiths, J. Pompeii

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Abstract

A metamaterial design that can rapidly reconfigure its reflection phase angle and safely operate under high incident field strengths is presented for use in a high power microwave (HPM) reflectarray system. The design offers switching between reflection phase angles to allow for beam control with a stationary reflector and feed horn. Two variations of the design are presented which offer (a) fixed (but selectable) reflection phases with high-power operation and (b) on-the-fly reconfigurable reflection phases with low-power operation. For design (b), reconfiguration is easily and quickly accomplished though simple relay-style switching operation. The designs are developmental steps towards a fully on-the-fly reconfigurable reflectarray which can operate with several megawatts of peak input power. Fabrication and testing of the prototype antennas and metasurfaces were carried out and presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1037-1038
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781538632840
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 18 2017
Event2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2017 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 9 2017Jul 14 2017

Publication series

Name2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings
Volume2017-January

Other

Other2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting, APSURSI 2017
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/9/177/14/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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    Gregory, M. D., Binion, J. D., Zhu, D. Z., Easum, J. A., Werner, P. L., Werner, D. H., Scarborough, C. P., Griffiths, S., & Pompeii, J. (2017). High power metasurface reflectarray antennas using switched shorted circular elements. In 2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings (pp. 1037-1038). (2017 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, Proceedings; Vol. 2017-January). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/APUSNCURSINRSM.2017.8072561