Controlling switch-reconfigured antennas using FPGAs

Severn Shelley, Joseph Costantine, Christos G. Christodoulou, D. E. Anagnostou, James C. Lyke

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Abstract

Different types of switches such as RF MEMS [1], p-i-n and Schottky diodes [2] have been used to achieve antenna reconfiguration. This paper proposes the reconfiguration of antennas through the use of p-i-n diodes to connect subsections to a main antenna section. The activation and deactivation of these p-i-n diodes is controlled through a field programmable gate array (FPGA), which manages the overall antenna configuration under software control. The antenna design, structure, tuning and the FPGA programming is investigated in the present paper. This antenna was fabricated, and the FPGA-controlled p-i-n diodes antenna was tested. The measured results show good agreement with the simulated data.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2010 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)9781424449675
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sep 2010
Event2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010 - Toronto, ON, Canada
Duration: 11 Jul 201017 Jul 2010

Conference

Conference2010 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and CNC-USNC/URSI Radio Science Meeting - Leading the Wave, AP-S/URSI 2010
CountryCanada
CityToronto, ON
Period11/07/1017/07/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Shelley, S., Costantine, J., Christodoulou, C. G., Anagnostou, D. E., & Lyke, J. C. (2010). Controlling switch-reconfigured antennas using FPGAs. In 2010 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium [5560946] IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2010.5560946