Investigation of phased array beam steering using reconfigurable antennas

K. Hietpas, Gregory Huff, J. T. Bernhard

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Abstract

In this paper, a novel method to create a large beam scan with a microstrip antenna array is discussed and its usefulness is explored. Using pattern reconfigurable microstrip antennas in place of microstrip patch antennas, a broader beam scan capability is achieved around 6.78 GHz. This antenna design is able to shift from broadside to endfire, enabling a one-dimensional array to achieve greater adaptability than a traditional microstrip patch array. Simulations of the antenna elements and array configuration are discussed with varying beam scans demonstrated. Potential applications of this style of array and directions for future work are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation
EditorsC. Christodoulo
Pages41-44
Number of pages4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004
EventProceedings of the International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation - Banff, Canada
Duration: Jul 8 2004Jul 10 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation

Other

OtherProceedings of the International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation
CountryCanada
CityBanff
Period7/8/047/10/04

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  • Engineering(all)

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Hietpas, K., Huff, G., & Bernhard, J. T. (2004). Investigation of phased array beam steering using reconfigurable antennas. In C. Christodoulo (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation (pp. 41-44). [425-048] (Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation).
Hietpas, K. ; Huff, Gregory ; Bernhard, J. T. / Investigation of phased array beam steering using reconfigurable antennas. Proceedings of the International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation. editor / C. Christodoulo. 2004. pp. 41-44 (Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation).
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Hietpas, K, Huff, G & Bernhard, JT 2004, Investigation of phased array beam steering using reconfigurable antennas. in C Christodoulo (ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation., 425-048, Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation, pp. 41-44, Proceedings of the International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation, Banff, Canada, 7/8/04.

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Hietpas K, Huff G, Bernhard JT. Investigation of phased array beam steering using reconfigurable antennas. In Christodoulo C, editor, Proceedings of the International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation. 2004. p. 41-44. 425-048. (Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference on Antennas, Radar, and Wave Propagation).