An autonomous self-adapting conformal array for cylindrical surfaces with a changing radius

Benjamin D. Braaten, Sayan Roy, I. Irfanullah, Sanjay Nariyal, Dimitris E. Anagnostou

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Abstract

Conformal antennas are being used more often in modern wireless communication systems. Because of this increased usage, novel self-adapting arrays have been developed for improving the performance of wireless communication systems that use conformal antennas on changing surfaces. Among the changing surfaces of interest is a cylinder with a varying radius and in this work, the properties of an autonomous self-adapting 4 × 4 conformal array for changing cylindrical surfaces is presented. A sensor circuit is used to measure the radius-of-curvature of the cylindrical surface and this information is used to control phased-shifters in the 4 × 4 conformal array for phase-compensation of the radiation pattern. This array has been denoted as the SELF-adapting FLEXible (SELFLEX) array. Finally, the self-adapting characteristics of the array are validated with measurements and simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI)
PublisherIEEE
Pages1784-1785
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781479935406
ISBN (Print)9781479935383
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Sep 2014
Event2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium - Tenesse, Memphis, United States
Duration: 6 Jul 201411 Jul 2014

Conference

Conference2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
Abbreviated titleAPSURSI
CountryUnited States
CityMemphis
Period6/07/1411/07/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    Braaten, B. D., Roy, S., Irfanullah, I., Nariyal, S., & Anagnostou, D. E. (2014). An autonomous self-adapting conformal array for cylindrical surfaces with a changing radius. In 2014 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium (APSURSI) (pp. 1784-1785). IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2014.6905218