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.
|Title of host publication||14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP)|
|Publication status||Published - 8 Jul 2020|
|Event||14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2020 - Copenhagen, Denmark|
Duration: 15 Mar 2020 → 20 Mar 2020
|Conference||14th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation 2020|
|Abbreviated title||EuCAP 2020|
|Period||15/03/20 → 20/03/20|
- flexible ground plane.
- mechanical reconfiguration
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Networks and Communications
- Signal Processing