Adaptive flexible antenna array system for deformable wing surfaces

Dimitris Anagnostou, Mina Iskander

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Abstract

A 4×1 coplanar and flexible antenna array for deformable surfaces is studied under different bending angles. It is assumed that the array is bent from one edge on top of an insulating cylinder (single-edge cylindrical bending). Due to flexing, the array radiates a tilted main beam. The beam can be redirected back toward its original direction by applying the correct phase difference between the elements. This compensation phase vector is calculated using a closed-form equation. Simulated results are presented, showing successful recovery of the intended radiation direction. The autonomous array can be used in unmanned aerial vehicles with wings that bend or flex on demand, morphing wings, adaptive wings, as well as on other surfaces where it is required to focus an antenna pattern toward a specific location with respect to the mounting surface.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Electronic)9781479953806
ISBN (Print)9781479953790
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2015
Event2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference - Big Sky, United States
Duration: 7 Mar 201514 Mar 2015

Conference

Conference2015 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Abbreviated titleAERO 2015
CountryUnited States
CityBig Sky
Period7/03/1514/03/15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science

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