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Conformal switched beam antenna

Swaisaenyakorn, Srijittra and Cole, Alex J. and Ng, Calvin and Young, Paul R. (2017) Conformal switched beam antenna. In: 2016 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference (LAPC). IEEE. ISBN 978-1-5090-0784-4. E-ISBN 978-1-5090-0783-7. (doi:10.1109/LAPC.2016.7807599) (KAR id:61008)

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Abstract

A cylindrical switched beam antenna making use of Kapton film and aperture-coupling is presented. The use of four elements controlled via a high frequency switching stage is proposed. Using very simple bias circuitry, switching can be achieved to provide four-way coverage at 0°, 90°, 180° and 270°. Elements consist of an aperture-coupled patch making use of thin film technology to provide an air substrate for increased efficiency and therefore gain. Four direction beam switching is performed using only three switches integrated into the structure. Simulated results of a single element are presented, followed by measured results of the fully fabricated structure

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1109/LAPC.2016.7807599
Uncontrolled keywords: switches; antenna measurements; antenna radiation patterns; apertures; substrates; ports; computers
Subjects: T Technology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: A.J. Cole
Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2017 10:58 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:44 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/61008 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Young, Paul R.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3707-2441
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