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An application of active frequency selective surface to reconfigurable antenna technology

Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito and Liang, B. and Parker, Edward A. and Batchelor, John C. (2016) An application of active frequency selective surface to reconfigurable antenna technology. In: Active and Passive RF Devices Seminar. IET. E-ISBN 978-1-78561-219-0. (doi:10.1049/ic.2016.0006)

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This paper illustrates the use of active frequency selective surfaces (FSS) in reconfigurable antennas. A patch-form dual-polarized tunable FSS is adapted for use as an active artifi-cial magnetic conductor (AMC). As with the tunable FSS, the ac-tive AMC offers independent tuning capability of the reflection phases for two polarisations of incident EM waves. By combining the AMC with a wideband coplanar waveguide fed monopole an-tenna, circularly polarisation (CP) capability is realized at any fre-quency over the 1.15-1.60GHz band. Furthermore, the CP state can be switched between left hand CP and right hand CP, by simply interchanging the capacitances of varactors controlling the reflection phases of the two orthogonal polarised waves. The an-tenna covers the frequency bands of all operational and in-prepa-ration satellite navigation systems, including GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo. polarization reconfigurable circular polar-ized (CP) antenna using active artificial ground (AG) structure

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1049/ic.2016.0006
Uncontrolled keywords: CP antenna; frequency tunable; polarization switchable; active artificial ground; satellite navigation
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides > TK7871.67.M53 Microwave antennas
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Benito Sanz-Izquierdo
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 16:27 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 08:59 UTC
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