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Multifed Printed Reflectarray With Three Simultaneous Shaped Beams for LMDS Central Station Antenna

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3 Author(s)
Arrebola, M. ; Electr. Eng. Dept., Univ. de Oviedo, Gijon ; Encinar, J.A. ; Barba, M.

A two-layer reflectarray is proposed as a central station antenna for a local multipoint distribution system (LMDS) in the 24.5-26.5 GHz band. The antenna produces three independent beams in an alternate linear polarization that are shaped both in azimuth (sectored) and in elevation (squared cosecant). The design process is divided into several stages. First, the positions of the three feeds are established as well as the antenna geometry to produce the three beams in the required directions. Second, the phase distribution on the reflectarray surface, which produces the required beam shaping, is synthesized. Third, the sizes of the printed stacked patches are adjusted so that the phase-shift introduced by them matches the synthesized phase distribution. Finally, the radiation patterns are computed for the central and lateral beams, showing a shaping close to the requirements. A breadboard has been manufactured and measured in an anechoic chamber, showing a good behavior, which validates the designing methodology.

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Antennas and Propagation, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 6 )