A Design Methodology for Reconfigurable Reflectarrays with a Deformable Ground

C. Benteyn, R. Gillard, E. Fourn, G. Goussetis, H. Legay, L. Datashvili

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Abstract

This article presents a new reconfigurable reflectarray concept involving mechanical actuators that modify the shape of an RF conductive flexible ground plane. The distance between the ground plane and the cells is used to control their reflected phase. A dedicated design methodology is proposed to optimize the performance while minimizing the number of actuators. As a first illustration, a 1D panel providing three different shaped beams with only four actuators is studied. Full-wave simulations with HFSS are used for validation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9788831299008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2020
Event14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 15 Mar 202020 Mar 2020

Conference

Conference14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2020
Abbreviated titleEuCAP 2020
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period15/03/2020/03/20

Keywords

  • flexible ground plane.
  • mechanical reconfiguration
  • reflectarrays

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing
  • Instrumentation
  • Radiation

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    Benteyn, C., Gillard, R., Fourn, E., Goussetis, G., Legay, H., & Datashvili, L. (2020). A Design Methodology for Reconfigurable Reflectarrays with a Deformable Ground. In 14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) [9135257] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.23919/EuCAP48036.2020.9135257