A Compact Single Layer Reflectarray Antenna Based on Circular Delay-Lines for X-band Applications
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This paper presents a compact single layer reflectarray antenna based on a diagonally notched square patch and a pair of circular delay lines, for X-band applications. The length and width of circular delay-lines are varied and optimized to attain a linear phase range of more than 600º. The effect of incident angle in TE and TM modes at 0º, 15º and 30º is studied, which offers stable angular phase range. The hybrid Finite Element Boundary Integral (FEBI) method is used for simulation of the whole reflectarray system comprising of 27 × 27 elements and being fabricated on a low cost FR-4 laminate. The measured gain of 24.5 dBi with aperture efficiency of 49.5% is achieved at 10 GHz. The proposed design provides the measured 1-dB gain bandwidth of 12.5% and 3-dB gain bandwidth of 34%. The simulated and measured side-lobe-levels and cross polarizations are less than –25 dB and –40 dB respectively.
KeywordsReflectarray antenna, high gain, circular delay-lines, phase range, TE and TM modes, single layer
Document typePeer reviewed
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SourceRadioengineering. 2018 vol. 27, č. 2, s. 440-447. ISSN 1210-2512
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