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A Novel Radiation Enhanced Active Antenna with Switched Dual Circular Polarization

Abeygunasekera, A, Henry, M and Free, C (2008) A Novel Radiation Enhanced Active Antenna with Switched Dual Circular Polarization In: 2008 38th European Microwave Conference.

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Abstract

In this paper we have extended the concept of a travelling wave fed circularly polarized antenna [1,2], to provide an active antenna with the capability to switch between right and left hand polarization. The antenna was fabricated in a multilayer format using a newly available polymer material, with PIN diodes to perform the switching function. Measured data at 15GHz showed a good return loss in both states, with well behaved radiation characteristics. The design technique offers potential for further development to provide an integrated antenna with high functionality.

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Additional Information: Abeygunasekera, A., Henry, M., and Free, C. (2008). A Novel Radiation Enhanced Active Antenna with Switched Dual Circular Polarization. Proceedings of the 38th European Microwave Conference. ©2008 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE.
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:38
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:31
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1222

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