Light Weight MIMO Phased Arrays with Beam Steering Capabilities using RF MEMS

D. J. Chung, Dimitrios Anagnostou, G. Ponchak, Manos M. Tentzeris, John Papapolymerou

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Abstract

A conceptual design of a MIMO Phased antenna array on Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) is introduced. Because of the properties of the substrate, the overall design is comparably light weight and semi-flexible to previous MIMO designs. Each input output unit array is capable of steering the beam ±6° in a 1-D space. This beam steer is enabled with the use of a 2-bit reconfigurable phase shifter using RF MEMS. The building blocks of a single input and output has been simulated to prove the concept. In addition, the array can be expanded to beam steer in a 2-D space for each individual unit. Overall, the entire system will be capable of having the beam steering function in multiple directions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2007 IEEE 18th International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)9781424411436
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2007
Event18th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications 2007 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 3 Sep 20077 Sep 2007

Conference

Conference18th Annual IEEE International Symposium on Personal, Indoor and Mobile Radio Communications 2007
Abbreviated titlePIMRC'07
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period3/09/077/09/07

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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