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The reflectarray antenna

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3 Author(s)
Berry, D. ; Dorne and Margolin, Inc., Chatsworth, CA, USA ; Malech, R. ; Kennedy, W.

A class of antennas that utilizes arrays of elementary antennas as reflecting surfaces has been investigated. An antenna of this type is here called a Reflectarray. It has been found that the Reflectarray combines much of the simplicity of the reflector-type antenna with the performance versatility of the array type. The reflecting surfaces employed in these antennas are characterized by a surface impedance that can be synthesized to produce a variety of radiation patterns. The equations of the surface impedance as a function of the desired reflected phase front is derived for the lossless case and methods of realizing this surface impedance are presented. Experimental results of a waveguide array type Reflectarray are given including pencil beam, broad beam and scanning modes. Data on the effects of specific phase errors are presented.

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 6 )