A pattern reconfigurable microstrip parasitic array

S. Zhang, G. H. Huff, J. Feng, J. T. Bernhard

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This communication presents a novel linearly polarized pattern reconfigurable microstrip parasitic array. Specifically, this antenna uses four switches (currently copper strips for proof of concept) to reconfigure the radiation pattern into three variations over a shared 2:1 VSWR bandwidth, and has potential applications in mobile communication devices and large phased antenna arrays. Both measured and simulated results of a microstrip parasitic array are provided. The effects of changes in physical dimensions and directions for future work are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2773-2776
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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