Reconfigurable Antenna with Elevation and Azimuth Beam Switching

TitleReconfigurable Antenna with Elevation and Azimuth Beam Switching
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsS. V. Shynu, and M. J. Ammann
Journal TitleIEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters
Volume9
Pagination367-370
Journal Date04/2010
Abstract

A reconfigurable microstrip antenna is proposed for low-cost adaptive beam-switching applications. A small patch-slot-ring structure is used as the radiating element where an asymmetrical arrangement of p-i-n diodes is employed to switch the pattern in four directions. The antenna provides pattern switching of 65° and 45° in its fundamental mode for the elevation and azimuth planes, respectively. By maintaining the resonant frequency and beamwidth as relatively constant, beam switching is realized using a single feed point.

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URLhttp://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5456147
DOI10.1109/LAWP.2010.2049332
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Funder

CTVR - The Telecommunications Research Centre,
Science Foundation Ireland