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Frequency Tunable and Circular Polarization Switchable Antenna using Dual Polarized Active Artificial Ground Structure

Liang, B, Sanz-Izquierdo, Benito, Parker, Edward A., Batchelor, John C., Bai, M, Miao, J (2015) Frequency Tunable and Circular Polarization Switchable Antenna using Dual Polarized Active Artificial Ground Structure. In: Proceedings of the European Conference on Antennas and Propagation. European Conference on Antennas and Propagation. . Piscataway, NJ : IEEE

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Abstract

This paper presents a frequency and polarization reconfigurable circular polarized (CP) antenna using active arti-ficial ground (AG) structure. The active AG structure offers independent and symmetrical tuning capability of the reflection phases for dual polarized incident waves. By combining the AG structure with a wideband coplanar waveguide fed monopole antenna, and tuning the capacitances of the varactor diodes on the AG structure, CP wave is dynamically realized at any desired frequency over a wide band in the 1.15-1.60GHz range. At each frequency, the CP state is switchable between left hand CP and right hand CP, by simply swapping the capacitances of varactors controlling the reflection phases of the two orthogonal polarized waves. The antenna covers the frequencies of all operational and in-preparation satellite navigation systems, including GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Lecture)
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics (see also: telecommunications) > TK7871.6 Antennas and waveguides > TK7871.67.M53 Microwave antennas
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Broadband & Wireless Communications
Depositing User: Benito Sanz-Izquierdo
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2016 16:41 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57602 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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