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Partially reflecting surface (PRS) antennas have attracted considerable interest in recent years due to their ability to conceive high-directivity low-profile broadside 2D antennas with simple configurations. On the other hand, ID leaky-wave antennas (LWA) combining a waveguide and printed circuits have shown the ability to flexibly control the phase velocity and the radiation-rate of the leaky- mode, thus allowing to taper the radiation pattern to obtain different pointing angles, radiation efficiencies and sidelobes distribution. In this contribution, we present a novel ID LWA structure, composed by a parallel-plate waveguide (PPW) loaded with a Frequency Selective Surface (FSS) and an Artificial Magnetic Conductor (AMC). This novel type of ID LWA provides an interesting mechanism to control the radiation properties of TE leaky-modes. This structure offers a different mechanism to control the leaky-waves from the one proposed in [4-5], and it is extensible to 2D PRS-LWA. The top FSS acts as a PRS, controlling with its reflection magnitude the level of the leakage-rate associated to the leaky-mode. On the other hand, the reflection phase of the bottom AMC determine the pointing angle of the leaky-mode.
Date of Conference: 1-5 June 2009