360° beam-steering reconfigurable wideband substrate integrated waveguide horn antenna

Ge, Lei and Luk, Kwai Man and Chen, Shichang (2016) 360° beam-steering reconfigurable wideband substrate integrated waveguide horn antenna. IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, 64 (12). pp. 5005-5011. ISSN 0018-926X


A novel beam-steering reconfigurable substrate integrated waveguide (SIW) horn antenna is presented. By employing p-i-n diodes as tuning mechanisms, the states of copper posts of the SIW horn can be electronically controlled. Accordingly, the aperture direction of the horn can be switched, and a 360° beam-scanning ability is realized. A pair of bowl-shaped reflectors is introduced for achieving a wide impedance bandwidth and good directional radiation patterns. A fully functional prototype with a 26.2% impedance bandwidth is developed and tested, demonstrating the antenna with a measured gain varying between 8 and 10 dBi and a radiation efficiency of approximately 75% over the impedance band. Moreover, owning to its symmetrical structure, the proposed antenna is capable of steering the radiation beam every 22.5° with identical radiation patterns in the H-plane.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty / Department / School: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2017 00:03
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 23:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: Beam steering; p-i-n diode; reconfigurable antenna; substrate integrated waveguide (SIW); Beam-steering; Directional radiation; Functional Prototypes; PiN diode; Radiation efficiency; Reconfigurable antenna; Symmetrical structure; Wide impedance bandwidths; Electricity, Basic Concepts and Phenomena; Waveguides; Information and Communication Theory
Fields of Research : 09 Engineering > 0904 Chemical Engineering > 090499 Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1109/TAP.2016.2617820
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31298

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