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Slot elements for tunable reflectarray antenna design

Abbasi, Muhammad Inam and Ismail, Muhammad Yusof (2011) Slot elements for tunable reflectarray antenna design. In: Malaysian Technical Universities International Conference on Engineering and Technology (MUiCET 2011), 13-15 November 2011, Batu Pahat, Johor.


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This paper presents a thorough analysis of different configurations of reflectarray resonant elements that can be used for the design of passive and tunable reconfigurable reflectarrays in the X-band frequency range. Reflection loss and bandwidth performance of these reflectarray elements have been highlighted based on Finite Element Method (FEM) and Finite Integral Method (FIM) techniques and the results have been verified by the waveguide scattering parameter measurements. The results demonstrate a reduction of 11% in the phase errors offering an increased static linear phase range of 353" which shows a feasibility of improving bandwidth performance of reflectarray antenna. Moreover a maximum dynamic phase range of 320" and a volume reduction of up to 22.15% have also been demonstrated for reflectarray elements with circular slots at 10GHz.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: bandwidth; phase errors; reconfigurable reflectarrays; reflection loss
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering > TK7800-8360 Electronics
Divisions: Faculty of Electrical and Electronic Engineering > Department of Communication Engineering
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 01 Apr 2015 05:48
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2015 05:48
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6050
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